History of Cold Laser Therapy

Robbie Adams November 17 2017

“All it took to invent the laser was some understanding of Einstein’s ideas on stimulated emission of radiation.”

Soon after the discovery of lasers in the 1960s, it was realized that laser therapy had the potential to improve wound healing and the reduction of pain, inflammation and swelling. In recent years the scientific field sometimes known as photobiomodulation or Cold Laser Therapy has broadened to include light-emitting diodes and other light sources. The term “low level laser therapy” or LLLT has become widely recognized in this industry of Light Therapy.

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Low level laser therapy (LLLT), came into being in its modern form soon after the invention of the ruby laser in 1960, and the helium neon  laser in 1961.

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In 1967, Endre Mester, working at Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, noticed that applying laser light to the backs of shaven mice could induce the shaved hair to grow back more quickly than in unshaved mice. Endre Mester  also demonstrated that the helium neon laser could stimulate wound healing in mice. Mester soon applied his findings to human patients, using lasers to treat patients with no healing skin ulcers. LLLT (Low level laser therapy) has now developed into a therapeutic procedure that is used in three main ways:

  1. Reduce inflammation, edema, and chronic joint disorders.
  2. To promote healing of wounds, deeper tissues, and nerves.
  3. To treat neurological disorders and pain.

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In case of injury, or other Musculoskeletal conditions, consider BioFlex Laser Therapy; it is effective, safe, drug-free, and non-invasive.

Laser Therapy for pain is effective, and BioFlex Laser Therapy (a form of Low Level Laser Therapy [LLLT], also known as ‘Cold Laser Therapy’ or ‘Phototherapy’) is approved by Health Canada, UL, CE and the FDA to treat many conditions, from sports and soft tissue injuries, to contusions and wound-healing. (*Please contact us for a list of approved indications for use, as applicable in your region.) BioFlex Laser Therapy promotes healing at the cellular level. It reduces inflammation and relieves pain.
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