Energy Medicine Modalities – The Wave of The Future in Regenerative Medicine

Energy modalities such as red light therapy, low level laser therapy (cold laser), pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) and microcurrent electrical stimulation are great ways to increase you body’s ability to heal.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT, aka Cold Laser)

Low level laser therapy (aka Photobiomodulation or cold laser) uses light energy (photons) at specific wavelengths to stimulate tissue healing. It promotes regeneration of tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerves. It can stimulate lymphatic drainage, resolve inflammation and reduce pain. Low Level Laser Therapy uses class 3B lasers at power outputs of 500mW or less, this does not heat up or damage the tissue (thus called Cold Laser). Instead, cold lasertherapy causes a cascade of molecular events that lead to cellular and tissue changes, known as photobiomodulation. About 90% of the research on laser therapy for pain and tissue regeneration has been done on class 3B lasers. On the other hand, high power class 4 lasers can burn or cut tissues and therefore can be used as surgical lasers.

applying a low level laser therapy on the back portion of the body

Living organisms receptors for light energy known as chromophores. Chlorophyll in green plants is a perfect example as it absorbs light and converts it into energy for the plant. Our cells also have chromophores (light receptors), such as Cytochrome C Oxidase that. It is found in the mitochondria (the cellular powerhouse) and when it is activated it increases cellular energy and oxygen utilization. Studies have shown that this reaction stimulates production of growth factors for nerves, blood vessels, tendons, skin and bones. Light comes in different colors or wavelengths, research shows that wavelengths at ~ 600nm (red) and 800-900nm (infrared) penetrate the tissue best and provide best cellular response. At Integrative Rehab Medicine, we utilize a class 3B laser with wavelength of 600nm and 810nm.

applying a pulsed electromagnetic field therapy

The following is a list of Scientific proven effects of Cold Laser Therapy when applied at the right dose/wavelength:

  • Increases wound healing and wound tensile strength by accelerating collagen production, collagen cross-linkage, wound contraction
  • Accelerates bone healing by increasing collagen production, calcium deposition and by stimulating bone forming cells (osteoblasts)
  • Increase oxygen availability to the tissue
  • Stimulate growth of blood vessels that deliver nutrients to the healing tissue

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)

Low intensity electromagnetic waves that are pulsed at the earth’s natural frequencies have been shown to increase cellular energy, stimulate bone growth, improve tissue healing and stimulate nerve regeneration. Low intensity electromagnetic waves that are pulsed at the earth’s natural frequencies have been shown to increase cellular energy, stimulate bone growth, improve tissue healing and stimulate nerve regeneration. Low intensity electromagnetic waves that are pulsed at the earth’s natural frequencies have been shown to increase cellular energy, stimulate bone growth, improve tissue healing and stimulate nerve regeneration.

Microcurrent

Small pulsed currents can act as cellular signals that promote a cascade of chemical reactions that quickly can reduces pain and stimulates healing, when applied to the central nervous system, they also decreases symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD. Small pulsed currents can act as cellular signals that promote a cascade of chemical reactions that quickly can reduces pain and stimulates healing, when applied to the central nervous system, they also decreases symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD. Small pulsed currents can act as cellular signals that promote a cascade of chemical reactions that quickly can reduces pain and stimulates healing, when applied to the central nervous system, they also decreases symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD.