Intravenous low-level laser therapy (IV LLLT) is a minimally invasive procedure that exposes the body to low-intensity laser light. It is designed to stimulate and regenerate cells and tissues, promoting faster healing processes. Dr Ahmed Haffejie reports…
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is also known as cold laser therapy, or soft laser. It is a minimally invasive treatment method that exposes the body to low-intensity laser light up to 500mW. It’s designed to stimulate and regenerate cells and tissues, promoting faster healing processes. Unlike surgical lasers, LLLT operates through bio-stimulation and is painless. It is a great alternative to drugs or surgery, as it allows physicians to address the root cause of disease rather than merely treating the symptoms.
LLLT operates similarly to photosynthesis in plants, where sunlight is absorbed and converted to usable energy for plant growth. In humans and animals, the light energy is absorbed by light-sensitive elements in our cells. This light energy transforms into biochemical energy, increasing cellular regeneration while stimulating the production of beneficial chemicals.
At the beginning of the 21st century, topical low-level laser therapy became a common method to treat pain, sports injuries, inflammatory conditions, skin conditions, and wounds. This involves the application of lasers on the skin with wavelengths out of the red and infrared light spectrum. These penetrate up to 2-3cm deep or around 5cm deep for infrared lasers.
The Weber Medical Endolaser©, allows physicians to deliver light energy to virtually all parts of the body. The therapy is fully CE-approved and can be utilized by medical doctors, dentists, naturopathic doctors, physical therapists, and other medical professionals in various ways.
Intravenous LLLT has numerous benefits:
- boosts cellular energy by increasing ATP synthesis
- strengthens the immune system response
- improves microcirculation
- reduces blood viscosity
- improves oxygen delivery
- activates reparative and stabilizing pathways
- brings down blood pressure
- reduces inflammation
- deactivates pathogens
- has positive effects on the general mood, including anti-depressive effects.
The therapy is useful for conditions such as diabetes mellitus, chronic liver and kidney diseases, heart disease, fibromyalgia, pain, hypertension, tinnitus, and multiple sclerosis, among others.
How it’s done:
During intravenous laser therapy, a butterfly needle is inserted into a peripheral vein in the forearm and a fibre optic intravenous catheter is passed through the cavity of the butterfly. The catheter is connected to the laser conductor through a fibre optical cable which delivers the laser light into the bloodstream. The procedure is painless. The effects become noticeable several hours or days after treatment.
The Weber Medical Endolaser offers the only multi-modality device on the world market that facilitates all applications of low-level laser therapy in one device. It can be used for all kinds of photodynamic therapies, including infectious diseases and cancer. The device is made in Germany and meets the highest safety and regulatory standards.
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