Low level laser therapy or cold laser therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both acute and chronic pain. Low-level therapy uses cold (sub-thermal) laser light energy to direct bio-stimulative light energy to the body's cells without injuring or damaging them in any way. The cold laser therapy is precise and accurate and offers safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions. The energy range of low level laser light lies between 1 and 500 mW (milliwatts),It is also known as low level laser, soft laser or low intensity laser.
Cold Laser therapy (LLLT) is a medical breakthrough therapeutic device with unparalleled applications and treatment outcomes. It works fast, is drug-free, all-natural, and promotes proper healing AND pain reduction. It is virtually no side effects or risks, and it is quick and convenient. Pain relief is often immediate. And while treatment, you will most likely feel a soothing warmth. There is no pain associated during laser application. Laser treatment is relaxing and some people even fall asleep.
*NOTE: It is recommended that you wear Safety Glasses while using any laser. No matter what class laser (even pointer pen lasers)- NEVER look directly into any laser.
HOW TO USE THE LLLT COLD LASER
TROY'S TIP: When it comes to use if either the Pulse or Continues mood it’s different for each horse or person. It’s recommended the Pulse is best for arthritic or old injuries and continues is for fresh, but I like to watch the horses reactions to get the best response. I tend you start at the outside of a wound or at the top or bottom of a tendon and work my way around the area. I like to hold the cold laser in one area for 90 seconds, then move it to the next area and continue until I have done this three times in each spot. Repeat this process until your have reached your desired treatment time. Most treatments range from 5-30 minutes.PURCHASE THE LLLT COLD LASER
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Dr. Bruno was a member of the group of acupuncturists who founded the first two schools of Acupuncture in the United States. He is the past president of the American Association of Oriental Medicine. In addition to the extensive research on developing animal acupuncture, Dr. Bruno has done research at Harvard Medical School and at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, looking into the practical applications of acupuncture for the treatment of pain.
Dr. Bruno is the founder and a director of the American Board of Animal Acupuncture and currently teaches animal acupuncture at the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in Arizona. Dr. Bruno uses the Brandenburg Laser on horses and small animals, and has found it superior to other lasers on the market.