HThe interaction of low level energy laser emission with a biological tissue influences in a wide range of effects all levels of the living matter.
Thus the therapeutic effectiveness of laser irradiation is both complex and thorough.
excitation of molecules and stereochemical restructuring,
increase of the protein
increase of synthesis rate of ATP ( adenosine triphosphate), RNA,DNA
elastic vibrations of protein structures
acceleration of the collagen and its precursors synthesis,
inhibition of lipid peroxide oxidation and free radicals formation
laser emission changes in the cell membrane permeability, restructuring in the composition of lysosomal, neuronal, microsomal, mitochondrial membranes, human cell membranes
low energy laser emission reduces calcium-bound membrane ability, exerting a stabilizing effect on the membranes.
Growth factor response within cells and tissue as a result of increased ATP and protein synthesis
Improved cell proliferation
Change in cell membrane permeability to calcium up-take
Laser emission influences the electric charge and the membrane potential. Stimulation of the nuclear functions raises the mitotic activity of the cell, activates reproduction processes as well as intra- and extra-cellular physiological and reparative regeneration.
In this case laser therapy acts as an antimutagen factor a really distinctive feature when compared to the other kinds of medical treatment.
Pain relief as a result of increased endorphin release
Suppression of nociceptor action
increase of tissue oxygenation, pH changes of intercellular fluid, morphofunctional activity, substantial expansion of microcirculatory bed,
antiedemic , antiinflammatory analgetic , antipruritic effects.
stimulation of phagocytosis and leukocyte migrational activity, stabilization of erythrocytes
stimulation of the erythropoietic function of the bone marrow
increase of the oxygen blood capacity
development of the desensitizing effect
reduction of the blood viscosity and coagulation
reduction of glucose, cholesterol, low density and very low density lipoproteins concentrations.
Strengthening the immune system response via increasing levels of lymphocyte activity and through a newly researched mechanism termed photomodulation of blood.
Restoration and stimulation of functions
stabilization of the neurophychic status, occurence of the immunomodulating effect, stabilization of the hormonal status, normalization of arterial blood pressure take place at the whole-body level.
sults are available in the areas of rheumatic therapy, lumbago, degenerative conditions of the joints, invasive procedures in bone marrow operations, dentistry and orthodontics, in orthopaedics, immunology, with low sperm counts, prostate conditions, sports injuries, infected wounds, corneal ulcers and lesions, pain relief in herpid neuralgia.
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Indications for local laser therapy
The following listing of indications for local laser therapy is derived from long years of personal experience involving real applications tested and successful on countless patients.
Healing of wounds
The most simple but nevertheless very effective indication for local laser therapy is the encouragement of wound healing after trauma or operations, in particular when a rapid resilience of the wound closure should be achieved or the wound is located in an area which is difficult to
MEDICATIVE FACTORS OF ILBI:
· correction of cell and
· humoral immunity;
· elevation of non-specific
· resistance of an organism;
· improvement of blood rheology and microcirculation;
· regulation of hemostatic potential of blood;
· vasodilating effect;
· normalization of acid-base condition of blood;
· improvement of oxygen transport;
· normalization of proteolytic activity of blood;
· intensification of antioxidant activity of blood;
· stabiliziation of lipid peroxidation in cell membranes;
· stimulation of erythropoiesis;
· stimulation of DNA repair under radiation damages;
· normalization of metabolic processes (protein, lipid, carbohydrate);
· stimulation of regenerative processes.
ILBI is also applied in sanitary purposes:
· during periods of recovery, posttraumatic and postoperational periods;
· in cases of hyperlipidemia (when diet and medicamental correcion are uneffective);
· to improve resistance to catarrhal diseases;
· to increase efficiency, nonspecific resistance and immunity of workers with unhealthy conditions of work, etc.
Effects of Laser Light on Tissue
There are five actions of laser light on tissue that will be helpful to better understand this type of therapy.
1. Accelerated Tissue Repair
The most common example of the conversion of light energy into chemical energy is photosynthesis, where plants manufacture food from carbon dioxide and water. Light energy from the sun is the essential item in that process. No reasonable person disputes photosynthesis, it is a well known process that converts photons of light energy into chemical energy. The action of laser light is quite similar to photosynthesis in plants. Photons of light from a laser penetrate deeply into tissue and power the synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is a molecule that is a major carrier of energy from one reaction site to another in all living cells. Increases in ATP as a result of laser light increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take in nutrients faster and get rid of waste products. In straight forward terms, the cells of tendons, ligaments and muscles are repaired faster as a result of exposure to laser light. How much faster? A good rule of thumb is that the time for healing is reduced by 2/3rd of the time that would normally take with all other factors remaining the same. i.e. rest, feed, training, etc.
2. Rapid Formation of Collagen
Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. It is estimated that 80% of a horses body is made up of this important fibrous protein. Various types of tissue make up the body. Connective tissue is the most widely distributed. In connective tissue, fibroblast cells produce the ground substance and tissue fibre. The extra energy from laser light is used by fibroblasts to increase collagen production. Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. Perhaps the most common example of collagen is the clear sticky substance found around open wounds. Wounds are healed or closed over very rapidly by the application of laser light. There is also less scar tissue formed when laser light is applied to the area.
3. Beneficial Effect on Nerve Cells and the Production of B-Endorphins
Laser light has a highly beneficial effect on nerve cells which block pain transmitted by these cells to the brain. Studies have shown that laser light increases the activity of the ATP dependent NA-K pump. In this case, laser light increases the potential difference across the cell membrane moving the resting potential further from the firing threshold, thus, decreasing nerve ending sensitivity. A less understood pain blocking mechanism involves the production of high levels of painkilling chemicals such as endorphins and enkephelins from the brain, adrenal gland and other areas as a result of exposure to laser light.
4. Accelerated Lymphatic System Activity and Reduction in Edema
Everyone wants to reduce the swelling in a horses leg. The problem is that the veins in the leg are only capable of removing one component of the swelling. Blood vessels can remove the water but not the dirty protein solution that is present. So, if a treatment modality accelerates blood flow, this part of the problem is not solved. The lymphatic system is required to take away dirty proteins from edema. Conclusions drawn from research, indicate that laser light is capable of doubling the size of the lymphatic ducts in the area of exposure and rapidly removing the protein waste. Another important aspect of the study showed that laser light was capable of perfect regeneration of the lymphatic system in the immediate area with no leakage and no confused network of ducts. In the normal regeneration of lymphatic systems, the ducts are leaky and the duct network is complex and confusing, leading to a tendency to have the same problem occur in the same area.
5. Formation of New Capillaries and Increased Blood Flow
Many types of treatments will increase blood flow. It has been shown that laser light does this extremely well, there is no question about that point. But, what is not commonly recognized is that laser light will significantly increase the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue. It is the formation of new capillaries that speeds up the healing process, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
Diseases and Conditions treated at our Clinic
acute and chronic bronchitis; acute and chronic pneumonia; bronchial asthma; pleurisy; bronchoectatic disease.
arthritis, arthrosis (rheumatoid, infectious non-specific, podagric),
gastric duodenal ulcer; chronic gastritis and duodenitis; chronic colocystitis and colongitis; chronic enteritis; colitis; proctitis (rectitis); subacute and chronic pancreatitis; chronic hepatitis; Botkin's disease; hepatocirrhosis; biliary duct dyskinesia.
custitis, urethritis; prostatitis; prostatic adenoma; nonspecific orchitis, orchoepididymitis; genital herpes; impotency.
ischemic heart disease (stenocardia, condition after myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmia); myocarditis and cardiopathy; hypertensive disease, arterial hypertonia; acquired heart defects.
neuritis; radiculitis; neuralgia; lumbago; asthero-neurotic syndrome; collapse of the brain; osteochondrosis of vertebral column with radix syndrome; traumatic nervous injuries; cerebral blood circulation injuries; nervous vegetativa dystonia.
Traumatology and Orthopedics :
arthrosis, arthritis; spondiloarthritis; spondylosis; bursitis, fibrositis, fasciitis, achillitis; periarthritis; epicondylitis; bone fractures; dislocation and tendom injuries; arthralgia and myalgia; hemarthrosis; tendovaginitis.
glomerulonephritis; pyelonephritis; pyelitis.
abscess, phlegmon, infiltrations; post-operative wounds (suture sites); trophic varicose ulcers; bedsores; long time non-healing wounds; osteomyelitis; burns and frost bites; obliterative endartheriitis and arteriosclerosis of limbs; diabetic angiopathy of the lower limbs; phlebitis; postthrombophlebitis disease; varicosities of the lower limbs; hepatic-renal insufficiency.
Obstetrics and Gynecology :
chronic adnexitis; salpingitis; salpingooophoritis; vaginitis; cervical erosion; papilla fissures; lastic mastitis.
Otorhinolaryngology (E.N.T.) :
sinuitis, sinusitis, ethmoiditis; katarrhalis and suppurative medium otitis; tubootitis; mesotympanitis, epitympanitis; acute and chronic rhinitis; tonsillitis; laryngitis and pharyngitis.
progressive myopia; squint; cornea and lachrymal duct diseases; retina dystrophical affection.
dermatitis (neurodermitis, eczemas); dermatosis; psoriasis; herpes simplex; lichen planus; prurigo, allergic dermatosis
Dentistry (stomatology) :
stomatitis; gingivitis; alveolitis; paradontosis; periodontitis; pulpitis, periodontitis, odontogenic inflammation of maxillo-facial area, post-extraction pain, post-restorative pain, root canal, facial and trigeminal neuritis, tunnel syndrome, arthritis and arthrosis of temporo-mandibular joint, ticking, pulp exposure, cysts.
hemorrhoids; proctitis and paraproctitis; anal fissures.
general immunity weakness, inclination for catarrhal diseases, AIDS infection (clinical stabilization of immune parameters).
neurosis, asteno-neurotic syndrome, general fatigue, visual fatigue
scars, keloids, calluses, simple warts, moles, acne vulgaris, confluent comedones, alopecia, post-operative sutures, wounds, transplants, strictures, cellulitis, subcutaneous drainages.