Lower Level Laser Therapy

The word LASER is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

Laser light has a very narrow bandwidth, a high level of coherence, parallel beams and high intensity. Electricity is supplied to a specific sandwich of elements in the laser head, which then is stimulated to produce laser light of a specific wavelength. These properties mean that very specific amounts of laser light invisible to the human eye can be used to stimulate cells in the body to increase wound healing, accelerate the inflammatory process and reduce pain.

The lasers that we use at Balanced Being are called Low Level Lasers which are non heating or cold lasers  (unlike the cutting type used in surgery).   Our laser machines have pre-programmed settings for different tissue types and disease stages so that we can optimise pulse frequency and dose according to the individual needs of the patient.

At Balanced Being one of the main uses of our lasers is for acupuncture treatment in place of traditional needles.  This gives a pain free treatment for our patients without the risk of infection.  We find it to be as effective in most cases as traditional needle acupuncture.

The laser is also an extremely useful tool in the treatment of wounds, tendon injuries and granulomas.

When should Low Level Laser Therapy not be used?

Low Level Lasers should not be used for direct treatment of the eye, the foetus, in cases of active cancer or infection or on the gonads.  Direct stimulation of the nerves, heart or bone growth plates in young animals should also be avoided.