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How does low level laser therapy work?

Low Level Laser Therapy alleviates pain by numbing nerve fibers, reduces inflammation, and enhances both the lymphatic and circulatory systems, thus facilitating the process of recovery.


How LLLT Works

Pain Relief

Clinical studies demonstrate that laser therapy can slow down nerve conduction for periods ranging from 10 minutes to a full day.

With cumulative effects as cells regain normal function, while also increasing levels of pain-relieving neurotransmitters such as serotonin and β-endorphins in trigger points—hyper-sensitive spots in muscles that can cause pain in distant areas—endorsing laser therapy as an evidence-supported treatment for pain relief, as affirmed by the International Association for the Study of Pain's 2017 Myofascial Pain fact sheet.
Pain Fact Sheet
How LLLT Works

Reduced Inflammation

The pain-relieving effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also known as photobiomodulation, stem largely from its anti-inflammatory properties,

as evidenced by both animal and human studies showing reductions in inflammatory markers such as PGE₂ and substance P, which contribute to heightened sensitivity in peripheral nerves. Moreover, LLLT facilitates the healing process by augmenting the presence of neutrophils and macrophages, crucial agents for tissue repair, thereby playing a pivotal role in ensuring sustained pain relief.
How LLLT Works

Optimising the Lymphatic System

Working in conjunction with our circulatory systems, the lymphatic system is integral to healing and mitigating inflammation,

which can cause pain and hinder movement. Blockages within this system, whether due to muscle contractions or damage to delicate lymphatic vessels, can contribute to widespread bodily discomfort. Studies underscore the efficacy of the 905nm laser in alleviating arm lymphedema in breast cancer patients, demonstrating sustained reduction in swelling for weeks following treatment.