What are the benefits of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is used worldwide to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, substance addictions and skin conditions. The therapy works by increasing adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and protein synthesis within cells, improving cell proliferation. The change in cell membrane permeability promotes calcium up-take and pain relief as a result of increased endorphin and serotonin levels. The therapy also strengthens the immune system response by increasing levels of lymphocyte activity and through a newly researched mechanism called photomodulation of blood. The LLLT also provide acupuncture point stimulation without the use of traditional acupuncture needles.
What is the Omega XP Laser System?
The Omega XP Laser System is a non-invasive, portable therapeutic low-level laser designed to deliver pulsing laser light energy to the target tissue. The laser recently was awarded U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use in treating certain forms of musculoskeletal tissue pain, including tendonitis. The state-of-the-art device is used widely around the world to treat pain and other conditions. Low-level laser therapy stimulates the cells so that the healing effect is biochemical and not thermal. The laser delivers light energy into the cell, which then converts to cellular energy. The laser produces wavelengths between 600nm and 950nm.
What medical conditions can the Omega XP Laser treat?
This technology works by stimulating the bodies own healing processes and as a result it has become an invaluable aid in the treatment of a wide range of health problems; some of which are not easily resolved by traditional medical techniques. Conditions which have responded positively include:
Pain management, arthritis, tendonitis, neuralgia, bursitis, inflammations, bone fractures, burns, acne, cold sores, dermatitis, eczema, herpes simplex, scar tissue, psoriasis, swellings, ulcers, pressure sores.
The Omega Laser is also used to treat nicotine and other addictions. In smoking cessation, the laser is used to treat certain acupuncture points in the hands and ears that stimulate the release of endorphins. This, in turn, inhibits a craving for tobacco and reduces or eliminates the physical nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
How long does it take for the laser to heal or improve various conditions?
The improvement of a condition depends on its severity. The Omega XP Laser promotes blood supply to damaged cells, which aids healing. With an acute injury, patients often see results within six to twelve hours. Chronic conditions, which are more severe, take longer to heal.
What clinical studies have been conducted on the Omega Laser?
A large body of research on the clinical effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy exists. The Omega Laser Systems and all manufacturing partners maintain extensive libraries of research papers relating to all areas of clinical research and the implication of the therapy for practicing clinicians. A large volume of controlled research has been conducted in United Kingdom centers, including Guy’s Hospital Tissue Repair Unit, Oxford University, Ulster University, Cambridge Military Hospital, and Center for Rehabilitation Science in Manchester and Northampton School of Podiatry. Countries that have contributed to the research include Russia, Israel, Italy, Spain, Japan, Denmark and Australia.
How safe is the Omega XP Laser System?
The Omega XP Laser System is extremely safe. In fact, the FDA classifies low-level lasers such as the Omega XP Laser System as "non-significant risk" devices. Low-level lasers are biochemical and not thermal, which means they do not focus heat and therefore do not damage living tissue. The treatment causes patients no pain or discomfort.