LASER & LIGHT THERAPY

There are over 75 terms used to describe the use of low dose light devices for therapeutics, the most popular being low. Besides lasers, both LEDs and broad-band light have been used for therapy.

Benefits

Because Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy works on the individual cells in your body, we see a broad array of benefits, thereby helping people with a wide variety of diagnoses. PBM Therapy is effective and non-invasive, so it’s an excellent option for people looking for a natural solution for injury repair and pain management.

PHOTOBIOMODULATION THERAPY

The North American Association of Laser / Light Therapy encourages the use of Photobiomodulation Therapy, previously known as low level light/laser therapy (LLLT) cold laser and photostimulation. Photobiomodulation Therapy is the use of red and infrared light energy produced by non-thermal lasers or medical grade LEDs to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain.

The effects of PBM Therapy are photochemical (like photosynthesis in plants). When the correct dose and treatment times are used, red and near infrared light increases ATP (cell energy) and increases local blood flow. This improves cell metabolism and reduce inflammation.

Benefits of PBM

The Healing nature of light

First developed over 50 years ago. According to Dr. Michael Hamblin, a world authority on PBM Therapy is the use of light to stimulate, heal, regenerate, and protect cells in the body that have either been injured, are degenerating, or at the risk of dying. It has been consistently found that non-coherent light-emitting diodes (LEDs) with comparable parameters to coherent low power lasers performed equally well.

PBM has been used successfully to treat athletic injuries, acute & chronic conditions, repetitive strain disorders, tissue healing and much more. By providing the extra energy required for healing, the tissue is able to heal itself naturally. This innovative therapeutic alternative may also eliminate the need for painful, debilitating surgeries and drug therapies so often accompanied by harmful side effects.

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PBM Therapy Effects

Photobiomodulation provide the cells light to produce photo-chemical reactions, stimulating injured or stressed cells to produce more energy. This energy increase allows the cells to work more effectively so that the cells can function optimally.

Research supports the following resulting from PBM Therapy:

Benefits of PBM

Conditions Treated

There is a long list of conditions that can benefit from PBM Treatment. Research demonstrates that photobiomodulation can effectively treat many conditions. The healing nature of light can enhance the body’s natural repair processes so PBM Therapy can effectively treat the following conditions:

  • Chronic Pain and Acute Pain
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Arthritis – Rheumatoid and Osteo Arthritis and Bursitis
  • Swelling / Edema
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Bruising
  • Sprain and Strains
  • Bone fractures
  • Tendinopathies / Tendonitis
  • Headache

research

PEER REVIEWED LITERATURE

With over 5,000 research studies, PBM Therapy has demonstrated that it can effectively treat a long list of conditions.

  1. Hamblin MR (2016)  Photobiomodulation or low-level laser therapy. J Biophotonics. Dec; 9(11-12): 1122–1124. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201670113

More research studies to be added to support a list of conditions.

frequently asked questions

FAQs

Photobiomodulation (“PBM”) Therapy is also known as Low Level Light/Laser Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, or Photostimulation. The North American Association of Laser Therapy’s (“NAALT”) definition of PBM Therapy, “is the use of light therapy that utilizes non-ionizing forms of light sources, including Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (“LASERS”), Light Emitting Diodes (“LEDs”), and broad-band light, in the visible and infrared spectrum.”

It is a non-thermal process involving the absorption of light energy to elicit photophysical and photochemical events within the body.

The effectiveness of PBM Therapy has been verified in thousands of clinical trials and lab studies, and published in many leading peer-reviewed medical journals. Based on the literature, PBM Therapy is a proven, safe, drug-free solution that can improve patient outcomes in a variety of rehabilitation applications. To access white papers on the subject go to: white-papers

There is strong evidence that PBM Therapy provides effective pain relief, both in therapeutic rehab and dental applications, dramatically reducing if not eliminating the need for prescription drugs or opioids. During teeth extractions and other dental procedures, for example, PBM Therapy has proven to be a highly effective pain manager. It has also been seen to help dramatically reduce related pain in dry socket, dental infection, soft tissue lesions, anesthetics, nausea and gagging, orthodontics, dental emergencies, and root sensitivity.

PBM Therapy has also shown to be effective for chiropractic, physiotherapy and athletic therapy uses, such as treatment for tendonitis, arthritis, inflammation, muscle fatigue, injuries and chronic pain.

MedX OraLase TM

MedX OraLaseTM is an ergonomically designed, portable, 200 mW near infrared (808 nm) laser. The Class IIIb low-level laser device has pre-set dose selection in continuous mode for ease of use. Two autoclavable fiber optic light guides are included; one longer, curved for intraoral applications, and a shorter, straight light guide for extraoral use. The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery lasts all day. Two pairs of laser safety goggles are provided. The unit comes in a practical carrying case for ease of transport.

The MedX Treatment Manual and laminated Quick Reference are also included.

MedXHOME Home

The MedXHOME has a small console and can be easily programmed up to five different treatment protocols. The 1000 mW super luminous diode (SLD) cluster, combines visible red (633nm) and infrared (870 nm) diodes to deliver an even distribution of energy. This allows for larger area treatment to alleviate pain and inflammation, decrease muscle spasms and accelerate healing. The unit comes in a practical carrying case for ease of travel.

MedX Dental PBM Console System

MedX Dental Console has three ports and includes a tethered version of the OralaseTM, a 200mW near infrared laser, and two SLD clusters which combine visible red and infrared energy. The larger console has pre-set protocols, or can easily be programmed to select the desired dose in either continuous or pulsed mode. Two pairs of laser safety goggles are provided.

The MedX Treatment Manual and laminated Quick Reference are also included.

MedX Rehab Console

The compact MedX Console has three accessory ports to provide the flexibility to use either laser or SLD combinations in continuous or pulsed mode. The console also offers the flexibility of using 3 SLD clusters. Built-in guidelines prompt you through the selection of protocols, then automatically calculate and display dosage and treatment times. Alternatively, treatment protocols can also be quickly programmed in manual mode, allowing for easy set-up.

Once activated, the console displays the time and energy delivered for each port separately, and automatically turns itself off once treatment is completed. For each patient you can treat up to three sites at the same time.

MedX console powers and controls a 450 mW Rehab Handheld Infrared Laser and 2 hands-free 1000mW visible red and infrared SLD clusters. Alternatively, three SLD clusters can be used in the console when the laser has been removed. One benefit of the laser is a more directed, deeper penetration of energy, while the SLD clusters provide more even distribution of photon energy and positive systemic effects.

MedX Console Accessories

Rehab Handheld Laser

The MedX handheld laser is an ergonomically designed accessory that is powered by the MedX Console. The Class IIIb laser provides 450 mW of power with 3 GaAlAs laser diodes and a visible guide light.

The hand-held laser is programmed through the console. This allows the faster, deeper penetrating laser to be activated and reactivated to treat multiple locations, while the SLD clusters are delivering the programmed dose for a more effective treatment protocol.

SLD Cluster

The larger area SLD cluster provides a combination of predominantly infrared (870 nm) with visible red (633nm) energy. The SLD cluster covers a large surface area of 2.56 cm², or approximately 2 square inches. The broader area and even distribution of photon energy increases local circulation and lymphatics as well as promotes greater systemic effects.

The two SLD clusters can be attached with Velcro straps for hands-free application, allowing unattended treatment. Alternatively, the clinician can utilize the laser simultaneously. Once treatment has been completed the clusters emit an audible sound and automatically turn off.

MedX Rehab Portable Laser

The MedX Rehab Portable Laser provides a total power of 450 mW of infrared energy that utilizes three 150 mW, 808nm GaAlAs laser diodes, plus a visible blue guide LED. Automatic, timed cycles with audible feedback of energy delivered, make treatments simple and effective. The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery lasts all day, making it ideal for in-clinic or off-site treatments.

MedX’s rugged, light-weight, convenient yet powerful device allows you the freedom to administer treatment quickly and easily anywhere. Scientific evidence supports early treatment that can significantly improve treatment outcomes.

Two pairs of laser safety goggles are provided, and includes a carrying case and the MedX Rehab Treatment Manual.

MedX Rehab Treatment Manual

The MedX Treatment Manual illustrates comprehensive protocols for a wide range of medical and rehabilitation conditions. This enables the healthcare professional to seamlessly incorporate the MedX Rehabilitation devices into their practice to more effectively treat patients.

MedX HOME unit

The light-weight and user-friendly MedX HOME console has pre-programmed protocols, and can have up to five different treatment protocols programmed manually. The console powers and controls the same 1000 mW SLD Cluster as the professional rehab console unit. The SLD clusters combine near infrared (870nm) and red visible (633nm) superluminous diodes. The MedXHOME unit can offer additional treatment flexibility in the clinic, or can be rented or sold to patients for an at-home treatment choice. The unit comes in a practical carrying case with supporting educational documentation.

The MedX HOME can provide an alternative treatment option for patients who have difficulty coming in for consistent treatment, or travel great distances. Protocols can be programmed by the healthcare professional and self-administered by the patient in the convenience of their own home. There is an additional feature that allows the health care professional to set the number of treatment days the device will function, thereby ensuring the patient and device return to the clinic for follow-up.

MedX Rehab Console

The compact MedX Console has three accessory ports to provide the flexibility to use either laser or SLD combinations in continuous or pulsed mode. The console also offers the flexibility of using 3 SLD clusters. Built-in guidelines prompt you through the selection of protocols, then automatically calculate and display dosage and treatment times. Alternatively, treatment protocols can also be quickly programmed in manual mode, allowing for easy set-up.

Once activated, the console displays the time and energy delivered for each port separately, and automatically turns itself off once treatment is completed. For each patient you can treat up to three sites at the same time.

MedX console powers and controls a 450 mW Rehab Handheld Infrared Laser and 2 hands-free 1000mW visible red and infrared SLD clusters. Alternatively, three SLD clusters can be used in the console when the laser has been removed. One benefit of the laser is a more directed, deeper penetration of energy, while the SLD clusters provide more even distribution of photon energy and positive systemic effects.

MedX Console Accessories

Rehab Handheld Laser

The MedX handheld laser is an ergonomically designed accessory that is powered by the MedX Console. The Class IIIb laser provides 450 mW of power with 3 GaAlAs laser diodes and a visible guide light.

The hand-held laser is programmed through the console. This allows the faster, deeper penetrating laser to be activated and reactivated to treat multiple locations, while the SLD clusters are delivering the programmed dose for a more effective treatment protocol.

SLD Cluster

The larger area SLD cluster provides a combination of predominantly infrared (870 nm) with visible red (633nm) energy. The SLD cluster covers a large surface area of 2.56 cm², or approximately 2 square inches. The broader area and even distribution of photon energy increases local circulation and lymphatics as well as promotes greater systemic effects.

The two SLD clusters can be attached with Velcro straps for hands-free application, allowing unattended treatment. Alternatively, the clinician can utilize the laser simultaneously. Once treatment has been completed the clusters emit an audible sound and automatically turn off.

MedX Rehab Portable Laser

The MedX Rehab Portable Laser provides a total power of 450 mW of infrared energy that utilizes three 150 mW, 808nm GaAlAs laser diodes, plus a visible blue guide LED. Automatic, timed cycles with audible feedback of energy delivered, make treatments simple and effective. The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery lasts all day, making it ideal for in-clinic or off-site treatments.

MedX’s rugged, light-weight, convenient yet powerful device allows you the freedom to administer treatment quickly and easily anywhere. Scientific evidence supports early treatment that can significantly improve treatment outcomes.

Two pairs of laser safety goggles are provided, and includes a carrying case and the MedX Rehab Treatment Manual.

MedX Rehab Treatment Manual

The MedX Treatment Manual illustrates comprehensive protocols for a wide range of medical and rehabilitation conditions. This enables the healthcare professional to seamlessly incorporate the MedX Rehabilitation devices into their practice to more effectively treat patients.

MedX HOME unit

The light-weight and user-friendly MedX HOME console has pre-programmed protocols, and can have up to five different treatment protocols programmed manually. The console powers and controls the same 1000 mW SLD Cluster as the professional rehab console unit. The SLD clusters combine near infrared (870nm) and red visible (633nm) superluminous diodes. The MedXHOME unit can offer additional treatment flexibility in the clinic, or can be rented or sold to patients for an at-home treatment choice. The unit comes in a practical carrying case with supporting educational documentation.

The MedX HOME can provide an alternative treatment option for patients who have difficulty coming in for consistent treatment, or travel great distances. Protocols can be programmed by the healthcare professional and self-administered by the patient in the convenience of their own home. There is an additional feature that allows the health care professional to set the number of treatment days the device will function, thereby ensuring the patient and device return to the clinic for follow-up.

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Indications For Use

“The energy emitted provides topical heating or the temporary increase in local blood circulation, temporary relief of minor muscle and joint aches, pains and stiffness, and the relaxation of muscles; for muscle spasms, and minor pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.”