Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy

Overview of Laser Therapy

Conventional Laser therapy has been in use for more than 25 years. More than 3,000 scientific publications test its effectiveness and the validity of this approach. It has been demonstrated that it is not toxic and it has no side effects. Today, it is used as a monotherapy or as a complementary therapy. Until now, the challenge with Laser Therapy has been its inability to treat deep-seated pathologies, since it is used with low to medium power.  We are pleased to provide our clients with the most advanced technology available today to leverage the benefits associated with laser therapy: MLS Harmony Therapy.

How does laser therapy work

Plants have the ability to transform solar light to energy by a process called photosynthesis. Similarly it has been proven that some forms of light can transfer energy to mammalian cells as well.  Low Level Lasers (LLL) emit coherent light, light in a very specific wavelength. These wavelengths pass into the tissues and stimulate photoreceptors on the cell membrane and in the cell mitochondria. They transfer the energy provided by the laser light to the cells, which increases the amount of energy available to the cells. When cells are inflamed or “sick” they spend all their energy on trying to heal themselves, the worse the disease the more energy they spend. Due to the inflammatory processes going on in the sick tissue, there is poor blood flow, thus the supply of nutrients is also decreased. For oxygen and nutrients to flow into cells the cell wall bioelectric charge must be maintained. It takes energy to maintain that charge and if blood flow decreases due to inflammation and edema, that energy is not available. Sick cells are in a state of “hypoxia” they lack oxygen. LLL makes energy available to these cells, so that they can repair themselves and do everything they are supposed to in a more efficient manner. Lasers do so not just by reducing inflammation and improving blood flow but also by directly acting on the cell membranes and increasing production of ATP in the mitochondria.

MLS Harmony Therapy

MLS Therapy is a new therapy for treating pain, inflammation, and edema and for repairing superficial lesions.  It was developed to overcome the limits of traditional Laser therapy, based on the use of diode lasers.  Currently, no diode laser is able to induce strong anti-inflammatory, anti-edema and analgesic effects simultaneously and within a short period of time.  Continuous Laser emissions act fast on inflammation, stimulating blood and lymphatic circulation and inducing fast re-absorption of fluids; however, they only have a secondary effect on pain, which is diminished after reducing the inflammatory process.  Pulsed Laser emissions, on the other hand, have an immediate effect on pain, since they are able to produce analgesia, interfering with the very transmission of the pain impulse to the higher brain centers, but they are less effective at treating inflammation and edema, only achieving results after a long period of application.  MLS Therapy is able to overcome the limits imposed by selecting one of the two emission types, since it is based on the characteristic therapeutic properties of a new Laser pulse.  It uses an MLS pulse, which combines and synchronizes emission of continuous and pulsed Laser emissions with different infrared wavelengths.  The patented control system that generates the MLS pulse synchronizes the two emissions.

Thanks to this characteristic synchronization, the various therapeutic effects – anti-inflammatory and anti-edema of the continuous emission and analgesic of the pulsed emission –not only take place at the same time but reciprocally reinforce each other.  Because of this, MLS therapy is able to guarantee effectiveness and short treatment times. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions from arthritis, to muscular pain to any inflammatory condition like very painful bladder inflammation in a cat. It’s uses are very wide, if the tissue is swollen, inflamed or painful an MLS laser will make a big difference!