The Arndt-Schultz curve states that for a weak stimuli physiologic activity increases, a moderate stimuli inhibits activity, whilst a very strong stimuli abolishes activity.
Put another way, a small stimulus might not have a biological effect, a moderate stimulus may have a biostimulatory effect, whereas a large stimulus may have an bioinhibitory effect.
In the context of Low Level Laser Therapy the increasing stimulus may be in the form of Pain is reirradiation time or it may be increase in irradiance (beam intensity) .
Research studies have shown that dosages between 8.0 to 16.0 Joules/cm are necessary for pain reduction (a moderate stimuli inhibit) however tissue repair requires a dosage per treatment within the optimal therapeutic window between 0.5 and 5 Joules/cm2 (small stimuli stimulate)
14 Dosage Memory
This highlights the importance of applying the correct dosage (in Joules) when treating injured animals in order to obtain the desired outcome with the VetLaser 3000. The VetLaser 3000 comes with a 14 dosage memory allowing for easy and convenient use of the unit when it comes to treating injured animals.
Please visit the following link to read more about a study into the Biphasic Dose Response in Low Level Light Therapy.
Flow Chart, Books and DVD
The VetLaser 3000 comes with a Flow Chart and Horse and Dog charts showing the correct muscle groups to treat with the VetLaser 3000. Laserex also has books and a DVD to assist those interested in obtaining greater knowledge in treating their injured, horse, dog or cat.
The VetLaser 3000 comes pre-programmed with 6 dosages in the unit’s memory. It is simply a case of selecting the correct dosage in accordance with the chart provided and then applying the laser head to the injured muscle group.
Contact Laserex for further details.