Acupuncture

Sports medicine is the field of medicine that specializes in athletic performance, and the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.

 

Unfortunately, sports injuries are not at all rare. Injuries that can often take weeks, or even months, to heal up – sometimes leaving the player off the field for the rest of the season, or longer.

odontologi 300Soft lasers can also be used in dentistry and are increasingly being used by dentists all over the world for various purposes.

With its healing effects and ability to stimulate the body's natural immune system, the laser can be a natural part of a dental treatment, with great benefits. 

Dental patients can benefit from laser therapy in multiple ways, and several studies have shown positive results.

A focus on the patient with laser therapy 

Quick and painfree treatment, quicker and more complete healing are things most dental patients appreciate greatly. 

A soft laser, for instance the PowerLaser PRO 500 with a lightguide (dental lens), can be used for things like:

  • Pain Relief
  • Less bleeding and faster healing associated with tooth extraction and surgery
  • Effective relief of sore tooth necks
  • Effective treatment of periodontal disease - pockets significantly reduced
  • Faster ingrowth of implants
  • Root canal treatment can often be avoided in minor root infections
  • Blisters in the mouth heal with 1-2 treatments
  • Muscle tension from temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJ disorder) is dissolved
  • Gag reflex is reduced / neutralized (beneficial when taking dental impressions and X-rays)


The laser treatment is very simple and can easily be administered by a dental assistant or dental hygienist. A PowerLaser PRO 500 with attached light guide is suitable for the purpose.

odontologi 300Soft lasers can also be used in dentistry and are increasingly being used by dentists all over the world for various purposes.

With its healing effects and ability to stimulate the body's natural immune system, the laser can be a natural part of a dental treatment, with great benefits. 

Dental patients can benefit from laser therapy in multiple ways, and several studies have shown positive results.

A focus on the patient with laser therapy 

Quick and painfree treatment, quicker and more complete healing are things most dental patients appreciate greatly. 

A soft laser, for instance the PowerLaser PRO 500 with a lightguide (dental lens), can be used for things like:

  • Pain Relief
  • Less bleeding and faster healing associated with tooth extraction and surgery
  • Effective relief of sore tooth necks
  • Effective treatment of periodontal disease - pockets significantly reduced
  • Faster ingrowth of implants
  • Root canal treatment can often be avoided in minor root infections
  • Blisters in the mouth heal with 1-2 treatments
  • Muscle tension from temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder (TMJ disorder) is dissolved
  • Gag reflex is reduced / neutralized (beneficial when taking dental impressions and X-rays)


The laser treatment is very simple and can easily be administered by a dental assistant or dental hygienist. A PowerLaser PRO 500 with attached light guide is suitable for the purpose.

laser til hest annedorthe 300Like humans, animals have a natural repair mechanism, which means that injuries heal up by themselves sooner or later. The problem is that it often takes a long time and can result in great discomfort during the healing process.

Fortunately, there is a remedy, in the form of a therapeutic laser at a reasonable price.

The PowerLaser accelerates all of the phases of the body’s natural healing process – commonly said, the course of injury is reduced from weeks to days.

hund laserbehandling 300The effects of laser therapy in dogs, cats, and other smaller animals are quicker healing, pain relief, increased blood circulation, and reduced swelling. With the PowerLaser, you can treat a wound, for instance, in a dog or cat in less than 5 minutes, and consequently accelerate the healing without the use of surgery or medication.

Treatment in less than 5 minutes

With a PowerLaser, you are able to treat smaller animals often in less than 5 minutes, for typical diseases or injuries such as:

Tendon injuries
Joint injuries
Muscle injuries
Wounds and inflammatory conditions
Skin problems
Ear problems
Arthritis
Gingivitis and paradontosis
The laser energy from the PowerLaser affects the cells and releases a number of substances in the body that, among other things, make the tissue heal faster following wounds or injuries. The PowerLaser can also be used post-surgery to accelerate the healing process and lower the risk of complications.

Pain free course of treatment

The treatment is completely pain free, and the animal is treated without anesthesia. The majority of dogs, cats, and horses quickly get used to the treatment, often it is obvious that the animals relax during the laser treatment.

The effect of laser therapy accumulates, and the patient will often require more than one treatment, even though the condition can improve immediately after the first visit. An optimal treatment plan typically consists of 2-3 treatments per week and a total of 6-8 treatments.

If, for instance, a horse has been saddled incorrectly, the subsequent pain may lie deep in the horse's muscles and can be treated with laser therapy instead of, or in addition to, traditional massage.

All lasers in Powermedic Lasers' PowerLaser series are suitable for the treatment of animals, however, the 1500 models in particular are often used by professionals. If you're traveling with the laser, we recommend protecting it by storing it in a case with molded foam.

AcupunctureAcupuncturists also have the option of using laser in their practice. Bio-stimulating lasers are suitable for acupuncture and are used by several acupuncturists who want to offer their patients treatment without needles.

Through biostimulation, laser increases the cell production in connective tissue, tendons and cartilage. The result is an increase in collagen production.

Research has shown that laser light affects the mitochondria and increases the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), as well as optimizes oxygenation and phagocytes.

This process helps increase muscle tone, reduce swelling, increase blood flow and activity in the lymphatic system, reduce inflammation, increase cellular metabolism and accelerate the body's own repair processes.

By using laser combined with acupuncture treatment, you provide your patients with:

  • More energy and activity in cells and tissues.
  • Pain relief due to the release of serotonin and endorphins.
  • Increased activity in the lymphatic system and strengthening of the immune system.
  • Stimulation of acupuncture points, increased collagen and ATP production, increased blood circulation.

The treatment is safe and painless. The more you use it, the more efficient and thus better results.

Using a PowerLaser PRO 500 with an acupuncture lens from PowerMedic Lasers is a great way for acupuncturists to stimulate the acupuncture points.

ReflexologyReflexology is a very common type of treatment. According to reflexology, the human body is a holistic whole where certain parts of the foot correspond to certain zones and organs throughout the body.

In reflexology, it is assumed that there is a vital energy that circulates throughout the body. When this energy is blocked somewhere in the body, the area where the obstacle appeared will be affected. The reflexologist works to bring out a positive effect in a particular spot in the body by pressing clearly defined points on the foot.

Reflexology is used today to treat pain in joints and muscles, stress, circulatory problems, digestive problems, allergies, respiratory problems, headaches, and sports injuries. In addition, reflexology is being used to relieve pain, stimulate contractions during childbirth, and treat colic in children.

Many reflexologists are now using laser therapy as the primary stimulation for individual patients or in addition to reflexology.

A PowerLaser PRO 500 from PowerMedic Lasers is a great tool for reflexologists for stimulating zones on the foot.

massageProfessional massage therapists often use laser therapy as a supplement to other treatments such as physical massage / deep tissue massage.

The muscles in the human body make up approx. 40 percent of the total body weight. When the muscles are working, they release waste products in the form of lactic acid, carbon dioxide and urea. These waste products are naturally led away from the muscles by the blood and the lymphatic system.

If too much waste accumulates, for instance from sitting in front of the computer or exercising too hard, the muscles get tired, stiff and sore. Massage can help loosen and soften the muscles, stimulate the lymphatic system and get rid of the accumulated waste products.

Massage also improves blood circulation and thus the blood supply to the skin cells. Therefore, massage also has a good effect on the skin - it makes the skin look younger, healthier and fresher, and the skin has more color and glow.

Massage has a soothing, relaxing and stimulating effect because it also affects the body's nervous system.

The energy supply from laser therapy increases the blood flow in the area surrounding the muscles that you are treating. The removal of waste products is also stimulated  by the laser, which makes it especially useful for the treatment of tight muscles. There are different types of massage, and with most of them, it can be very beneficial to use them in combination with the PowerLasers from PowerMedic Lasers, which are used by massage therapists in various countries. Massage therapists also use our lasers for treating themselves, for sore muscles and joints after a hard day at work. 

In this video, Jamie Smith, Massage and Shiatsu Therapist at Zen Experience Massage & Wellness, explains how she uses the PowerLaser in her treatments.

 

ChiropracticChiropractors are licensed health professionals who deal with the examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of pain and disability in the musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors treat pain in the spine (especially the neck and lower back), sometimes with pain radiating to the legs or arms, which is often the reason for seeing a chiropractor. Back pain can occur in different ways and at several levels of difficulty ranging from sore muscles to more serious injuries such as a herniated disc. Chiropractors treat these types of injuries, as well.

Muscles and joints can also cause symptoms in areas other than the back, for instance in the form of headaches, which is also a common reason for consulting a chiropractor.

Furthermore, local pain in arms and legs can be treated by a chiropractor.

Bio-stimulating lasers are used by chiropractors for:

 

  • Pain Relief
  • Enhancing mobility in joints and muscles
  • Strengthening / shortening the healing process of injuries

Treatment with bio-stimulating laser is often used in combination with other therapies, such as adjustments.

The Power Laser PRO from PowerMedic is designed for professional use in various treatment situations. It is battery powered, mobile and very handy. Selecting one of the nine programs is fast and easy so each individual patient can be treated the best way possible, with the proper output power and without the hassle or unnecessary use of time.

 

As Dr. Kris Erlandson, DC (owner of Vernon Clinic of Chiropractic, Viroqua, WI – and owner of a PowerLaser Pro Combo) puts it:


“You’re expanding your ability to help people get better so it’s a tool that I would highly recommend for any chiropractor”.

 

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Physical therapy

Laser therapy is used extensively in physical therapy. Physical therapists deal with many different types of injuries, primarily those that affect your mobility.

A physical therapist’s job is primarily to help patients prevent and cure injuries and disorders in muscles, joints, the nervous system, and the circulatory system.

In these areas, soft laser can help accelerate the body’s own natural healing process. In physical therapy, physical therapists deal with many injuries, acute as well as repetitive strain.

Physical therapists use laser therapy for things like:

The treatment with biostimulating laser is often combined with other forms of treatment, such as manipulation, shockwave, ultrasound, and guidance.

The PowerLaser PRO from PowerMedic is designed for the professional practitioner in different treatment situations. It is battery driven, mobile and very handy. Selecting one of the 9 programs for the treatment of the individual patient is quick and easy and the treatment can take place effortlessly and in little time.

If you are not familiar with laser therapy, here is a short introduction to the technology and the treatment, as well as the benefits of using laser therapy.

 

How does laser therapy work?

Laser therapy is based on the following principle from the world of physics: Energy cannot be created or destroyed. Instead, energy can transform and can be transferred from one object to another.

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With laser treatment, the energy from the laser light is transferred to the cells in the body where it can be used as fuel. With its unique characteristics and energy, the laser light penetrates deep into the tissue, into each individual cell and every little mitochondrion, where the energy is absorbed and thereby transferred.

 

This way, the cell gets the energy to perform the tasks that it is already programmed to do, including the body’s natural healing process.

 

If, for instance, you apply laser energy following an injury, the result is an acceleration of the body’s natural healing process. An example of this, a sprain, is illustrated in the diagram “Accelerated Natural Healing”.

 

The mitochondrion’s function

Most of the cells in our body contain one or more small units called the mitochondria. The mitochondria’s function is to produce fuel for the cell, ATP, with the help of the glucose in our bloodstream. ATP stands for Adenosine Triphosphate that the cell uses when it performs its tasks.

 

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Every injury to the body, acute or chronic, leads to an energy deficit, which is characterized by a reduced production of ATP.

This situation has been re-created in the lab where living cells were put under “nutritional stress”, i.e. they did not receive nutrition during a certain period of time.

This leads to an imbalance in the Na+/K+ (Sodium/Potassium) pump and the electric membrane potential, as well as a reduction in the mitochondrial production of ATP.

By adding laser light – and nothing else – it has been demonstrated that all parameters have normalized, including an increase in the production of ATP to 100%.

 

The principle of Accelerated Natural Healing

Laser therapy is based on the principle of Accelerated Natural Healing, which is reflected in the following features and benefits:

 

  • Biostimulating laser therapy accelerates all phases of the body’s natural healing process.
  • Laser therapy provides energy to the cells by increasing the production of ATP, which leads to a significant increase in cell activity.
  • This leads to, among other things, a quicker coagulation after acute injuries, which reduces edema.
  • Laser therapy has a strong diminishing effect on inflammation, both in chronic and acute instances.
  • Laser therapy increases the production of collagen tissue and thereby contributes to quicker wound healing.
  • Laser therapy mobilizes the body’s natural immune system and increases its ability to fight bacteria, viruses and fungus.
  • The blood flow is increased, even in areas with reduced circulation and/or chronic muscle tensions.
  • Laser therapy has a pain relieving effect, partly by reducing the problem that caused the pain in the first place, and partly by stimulating the body’s production of endorphins and encephalin.
  • Biostimulating laser therapy has no known side effects. It simply helps the body do what it is already programmed to do – only much faster.

 

All these factors, which have been documented in thousands of scientific studies over the past 35 years, lead to what we call:

Accelerated Natural Healing™

*) When talking about biostimulating laser therapy, several words describe the same thing: soft laser, cold laser, low intensity laser. The internationally recognized name for it is Low Level Laser Therapy, LLLT.

 

What is laser?

The word “LASER” is short for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. In their book “The New Laser Therapy Handbook”, Tuner and Hode mention the interesting fact that the original thought was to use the word “Oscillation” instead of “Amplification”. However, this, unfortunately, would have resulted in the word “LOSER”.

 

monochromatic light 300Laser is, then, amplified light. The laser beam can be within or just outside the spectrum visible to the human eye, but only at one wavelength at a time. The European standard IEC 601 describes laser this way: “Any device which can be made to produce electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength range from 180 nm to 1 mm primarily by the process of controlled stimulated emission".

 

Laser light is monochromatic, which means that it is emitted at only one wavelength, as opposed to sun light, for instance, that spans several wavelengths/colors – this is easily seen when a rainbow appears while rain and sunshine are present at the same time

 

Laser is also coherent, which means that the wavelengths are emitted in phase, in other words, they occur at the same time and put out more power.

 

kohaerens 300A way to illustrate this is by looking at the difference between the power of ripples in water and the power of large, synchronized waves.

This makes them suitable for penetrating underlying tissue with a greater effect than sunlight or the light from a flashlight, which are non-coherent light sources.

The following chart illustrates the difference between coherent and non-coherent light combined with the output power, i.e. the size of the laser, by comparing one of our PowerLasers for therapeutic use to an industrial laser and other light sources:

 

Output   power Non-coherent Coherent
500mW Flashlight PowerLaser
100 W Light bulb Industrial laser

 

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