How Laser Therapy Works

Horse treated with VetLaser 3000

Cold Laser Therapy

People often want to know How Laser Therapy Works and in what way it can assist them in treating their injured animals considering how many treatment options are available on the market.

Cold Laser Therapy, often referred to Low Level Laser Therapy uses wavelengths of laser light to stimulate cells in damaged muscle tissue, thereby reducing pain and providing rapid, drug free pain relief.

Lasers have proven to be one of the safest, most effective forms or therapy available on the market that has no side effects and is easy to use as well as being cost effective.

Similar to Photosynthesis with cells in plants receiving nutrients from sunlight, damaged cells heal and repair when in contact with laser light.  Unlike LEDs, GaAlAs diode lasers (as used in the VetLaser 3000) penetrate deep into muscle tissue encouraging blood flow and providing rapid pain relief.  

Laser therapy has the effect of adding energy thus stimulating tissue and cells in the body.  This is where the VetLaser 3000 has a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace over other treatments.

Class 3B Cold Laser

Scientific Proof

It has been scientifically proven that laser therapy has the following effects:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Analgesic
  • Regenerates tissue
  • Increases immune capability

The combined effect of using laser therapy is that damaged muscles, tendons and ligaments can heal.  The quality of healed tissue is also enhanced through low level laser therapy.

Importance of Wavelengths in Laser Therapy

Infrared wavelengths such as those available with the VetLaser 3000 (785m, 808nm, 830nm, 904nm) are ideal for treating deep seated muscle injuries and conditions in animals.

Penetrating depths of up to 5cm    into muscle tissue are achieved through using infrared laser wavelengths.

Continuous Wave and Pulsed Nogier Frequencies

The VetLaser 3000 comes with Continues Wave (CW) as well as 7 Pulsed Nogier frequencies (73Hz-4672Hz).

It is also possible to manually enter Frequencies into the VetLaser 3000 therapy unit.  This is covered in the User Manual.

CW laser therapy involves using a constant output power, that is commonly used to treat many common pain conditions and juries.  Using the VetLaser 3000 in Pulsed mode involves using pulsed doses of laser energy into the muscle tissue.

Dr Paul Nogier pioneered research into auricular therapy and was the winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine for study in this field.

This is another advantage of the VetLaser 3000 over competing models.

Class 3 B Cold Laser Therapy

The VetLaser 3000 is a Class 3B cold laser that produces <500mW output power (808nm Cluster head).  Class 3B lasers cannot burn and hence are safer to use than high powered Class 4 lasers.

There is a great deal of scientific research available proving the benefits of using Class 3B laser therapy units over those that are Class 4.

Laser therapy energizes living systems.

One important way in which laser therapy adds energy is through photon absorption by mitochondria. Mitochondria, tiny organelles which have been called the “powerhouses” of the cell, are found in most lifeforms, including all plants, animals and even most bacteria. Mitochondria are able to absorb laser light which then activates a series of reactions to increase and store more cellular energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

By increasing energy available in this readily accessible form, laser light is able to greatly stimulate the biological function of cells, tissue, and systems and even raise overall vital energy throughout the individual.

  “Bio” stimulation = Life stimulation!

Laser therapy effect on cells

Class 3B Cold Laser