Total Integrated Wellness
Dr. Andrew Jenison, Chiropractor
Total Integrated Technique
Photobioactivation is a term applied to light stimulus that initiates and/or accelerates a physiological response. Similar to ultrasound, laser uses light rather than sound to stimulate tissue response.
The use of low level cold lasers has been shown to have three different physiological effects. The first is regenerative; laser accelerates the speed of tissue growth and healing of surface wounds. It also increases the rate of muscle and nerve growth in more serious wounds.
The second effect is analgesic. It helps relieve pain. The laser also reduces swelling, stimulates the release of beta-endorphins, and relaxes muscle tissue.
The third effect is on the immune system. Low-level laser activates the growth of immune cells, increasing the speed of healing.
LASER = Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
Lasers have been used extensively in both human and veterinary medicine to treat a variety of issues including inflammation, edema, burns, dermatitis, nerve regeneration, pain relief, improving joint mobility, wounds, and injuries to joints, muscles, tendons and bone. More than 3,000 studies have been published over the past 40 years on the medical use of laser light.
The laser is set for the wavelength and strength of light that will elicit the best healing response. The unit is programmed to provide the correct intensities and is then placed on the area of the body to be stimulated. This is low-level light and is completely different from surgical or cutting lasers. Both laser and LED light is used to target and activate healing.
Utilizing the healing and regenerative powers of low-level laser light fits the philosophy of Total Integrated Technique, which is to provide you with the best available care for your overall health with the most up-to-date techniques available.