Is Laser Therapy Safe?

What Is Laser Therapy?

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates certain areas of the body with low-powered lasers. Research has shown laser therapy to be efficient in treating various issues such as pain, injuries and addictions. But is it safe?

Is Laser Therapy Safe?

To put it simply, yes, laser therapy is considered to be generally very safe. It has been used for many years and has demonstrated its efficacy with only a few reported side-effects via rigorous scientific studies and clinical application. The only precaution for every treatment is that patients must wear specialized glasses to protect against laser entering their eyes — these glasses will be provided by a therapist.

Potential Contra-indications

In regards to contra-indications, there are relatively few absolute contra-indications for laser therapy. The two main ones are that laser therapy is not applied over the fetus area when someone is pregnant (elsewhere is safe) and laser is not applied over any known malignancy or cancerous area. In addition, certain glands should be avoided such as the thalamus. Almost all medications are safe with laser therapy. In some cases when someone is taking a medication that makes them photosensitive, adjustments are made in terms of dosage to minimize minor adverse reactions. With this being said, it is important during a health history intake with a laser professional to disclose all information related to medications and health issues.

No Risk Of Burning With Low-Level Laser Therapy

The main reason this therapy is considered so safe is because it utilizes low-level lasers that do not create heat or cause any harm to the skin or tissues underneath. Low-level laser therapy can even be applied over metal and ceramic implants in the joints or similar. Laser therapy is a gentle modality that works by supplying energy to the targeted areas of body in the form of billions of photons of light that on a cellular level is transformed into chemical energy. This chemical energy is then utilized by the body to commence accelerated tissue repair and other strong healing effects.

In conclusion, laser therapy is considered to be a very safe treatment that promotes strong healing responses in the body.

Laser For Withdrawal From Nicotine, Alcohol, Marijuana, Sugar & More

What Is Laser Therapy For Withdrawal?

Laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that stimulates energy points (a.k.a. acupuncture points) with gentle laser light instead of acupuncture needles. It is increasingly being recognized as an effective method or adjunct therapy for helping people with withdrawal symptoms to quit smoking, nicotine, alcohol, marijuana and more.

The purpose of laser therapy is to decrease withdrawal symptoms and cravings, making it much easier for people to quit various substances. It does this in one way by promoting a strong release of neurotransmitters like endorphins, dopamine and serotonin — which are the body’s natural feel good endorphins. There is another mechanism though that is increasingly becoming scientifically recognized by science and that is laser therapy can have very positive effects on the nervous system, including the brain.

Laser Therapy & The Nervous System

Scientific studies are showing that laser therapy has positive effects on the nervous system, cognitive function and neuroplasticity. Laser does this by promoting neurogenesis — the formation of new neurological tissue. The theory is that this also helps make it easier for people to adapt to the stress of change, learn new things and also adopt new habits more readily which is very helpful when people want to quit a bad habit.


Laser Therapy Is Safe

Laser therapy is generally non-invasive, harmless and well-tolerated. It is normally completed in a health clinic facility by a trained professional and sessions normally last between 30 and 45 minutes. Minor potential side effects include minor tiredness post treatment but this is often viewed as a positive side effect since laser therapy helps people to relax and sleep better. In general, laser therapy is viewed as a very low-risk and safe treatment option.

How Many Laser Therapy Treatments Will I Need?

The amount of laser therapy treatments required to help people with withdrawal. Quitting smoking usually has quick turn around and most are completely quit in 1-2 sessions. Alcohol and marijuana withdrawal symptoms can take 2-4 treatments or more to be resolved. Please note laser therapy results are not guaranteed but Lazer Dave does have a high success rate and 15+ years clinical experience using laser therapy.

Is Their Scientific Evidence For Laser Therapy For Withdrawal?

Despite what some doctors and critics might say — there is scientific evidence for the use of laser therapy and related modalities for quitting smoking, other substances and weight-loss. Here are 2 compelling ones on pubmed:

What Is The Success Rates Of Laser Therapy For Withdrawal?

In regards to success rates — Lazer Dave’s success rates for helping people with withdrawal symptoms using laser therapy are very high when in addition to laser treatment(s):

  • Clients are motivated to want to quit. Laser is not magical — however clients sometimes describe the results as such when combined with a strong will to quit a bad habit.
  • Follow key habit change suggestions as presented in Lazer Dave’s Prep Guide. The most important change being choosing a replacement habit. This could be a new exercise program, hobby, meditation or similar. This is very important.
  • Specific supplement(s) that can add to the effects of laser therapy.

In conclusion, laser therapy for withdrawal from quitting smoking, alcohol, and marijuana is becoming increasingly recognized for helping people with withdrawal symptoms and making healthy lifestyle changes.

DISCLAIMER: Laser therapy is not a replacement for the advice of a doctor. It is important that you always consult with a doctor regarding any health concerns, medication changes or similar.

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