What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold Laser Therapy is a colloquial term for photobiomodulation or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).

It is a light therapy using lasers or LEDs to improve tissue repair, reduce pain and inflammation wherever the beam is applied. Usually applied by a doctor, therapist or technician, treatments take about 10 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week.

Cold Laser has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. Over 700 randomised clinical trials have been published on Cold Laser, half of which are on pain.


4 Responses to What is Cold Laser Therapy?

  1. Wayne R Hudson says:

    Can lasers be used to cure visually induced motion balance nausea?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Wayne
      not seen any research on this. I’d be surprised – it hasn’t fixed my motion sickness yet and I’ve been using it on myself for years!
      Possible using the single probe over known acu-points might be of benefit
      Sorry to not be any more helpful

  2. Wendy Barker says:

    Can laser treatment be effective against fungal infections?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Wendy
      there is not a lot of research evidence other than anecdotal that it is useful for onchyomycosis, plantar warts and other fungal infections.
      However, it has seen to be useful in the treatment of HSV infections and we have had a few anecdotal reports from people using it for various fungal infections who suggest it is of benefit.
      PBMT / LLLT may help improve the host response.
      regards Karen

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