Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) produces a photochemical effect. Infrared energy is absorbed in the cell membrane, where it induces a photophysical reaction which directly mediates the membrane potential, resulting in the intra and extracellular transport of photoproducts.
The ultimate photoresponse is cellular proliferation.
The cellular mechanisms are immediate, and are followed by secondary local reactions as the photoproducts interact with surrounding cells and tissue, producing such documented effects as enhanced blood and lymphatic flow, and photo mediated neural responses. The local reactions are followed by systemic effects as the photoproducts are carried by the blood and lymphatic systems around the body, and the photo mediated neuro responses take effect.
“As a practicing lymphedema therapist I strive for star quality in my work. I strive for excellence and love a good challenge. When I was first introduced to the RianCorp LTU-904 laser therapy unit, I was somewhat skeptical that the intractable pain I personally experienced would cease. Well I was wrong……after my chronic pain acquiesced, I could not be happier. I believe the effectiveness of LLLT for treating a variety of articular, soft tissue, neural and lymphedema conditions is the latest healthcare technology to give the patients I treat the best care possible.”