Low-Level Laser Therapy Specialist

Holgistic

Addiction Treatment Centers & Integrated Wellness Center located in Royal Oak, MI

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is an innovative and exciting application of light to enhance healing and treat numerous health issues. This cutting-edge technology is among the many advanced treatments available from Eric Greenberg, MD, and the team at Holgistic addiction treatment center in Royal Oak, Michigan. If you’re curious about how LLLT can improve your healing, call the office or book a visit online today.

Low-Level Laser Therapy Q & A

What is LLLT?

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that leverages the power of light to effect change at the cellular level. It’s also known as cold laser therapy, low-intensity light therapy, photobiomodulation, and soft laser therapy. 

While LLLT currently receives a great deal of interest in holistic and integrative medicine, the concept of using light to improve healing is nothing new. The process was initially developed in 1967 and has been refined ever since. 

LLLT is only effective when the proper wavelength is used for the right period of time. Red and near-infrared light is what powers LLLT. When delivered properly, this light can stimulate cells at the mitochondrial level, enhancing function and reducing inflammation. 

What kinds of issues can LLLT improve?

LLLT has outstanding anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties and can be used to treat a wide range of health issues. Some examples include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Joint disorders
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Skin conditions
  • Fractures
  • Ruptured tendons
  • Stroke
  • Poor circulation
  • Spinal cord injuries  

Hologistic provides an assessment to determine if low-level laser therapy would help in your case.

What role can LLLT play in fertility care?

Women suffering with infertility may want to explore LLLT as a treatment option. This form of light therapy can help stimulate the ovaries to promote a predictable cycle of egg release.

LLLT can also rejuvenate ovarian cells to function more effectively. There’s evidence that LLLT can slow down ovarian aging and improve fertility among older women. As you age, your mitochondria slows, which leaves them with less energy. 

Researchers find that part of the reason older women have trouble conceiving is a lack of energy in their egg cells. LLLT works to revitalize those cells, enabling successful conception and healthy embryos. 

Is LLLT painful?

Most people associate laser therapy with heat, but LLLT delivers results without excessive levels of heat. The wavelengths of light used in LLLT treatments don’t create heat or damage tissues. That’s why LLLT is sometimes referred to as cold laser therapy. 

If you’re curious about what LLLT can do for you, schedule a visit at Holgistic by phone or online today to learn more.