What is it about?
Intravenous laser therapy (IVLT), also known as the blood irradiation therapy, is a
cutting-edge medical breakthrough used to treat a variety of conditions through the
use of low-level red light via the optic fiber needle as inserted into the veins and
whose therapeutic benefits are said to scatter throughout the body as the light goes
into the bloodstream.
Originally developed in the former Soviet Union as a means of treatment of various
cardiovascular abnormalities, the Intravenous Laser Therapy is known to improve
blood circulation in the body, improve on the blood’s rheology, helps blood vessels
get dilated through the increased production of nitric oxide, and a reduced C-
reactive protein which promotes inflammation (thereby, an inflammatory effect).
Furthermore, it also features an analgesic effect that minimizes, if not removes,
pains, proper regulation of hemostatic potential of blood (blood’s inherent ability to
stop bleeding), enhancement of bactericidal activity (in case of bacterial infection),
increased phagocytic activity of macrophages, increased immune-globulins, and
increased level of circulating immune complexes, increased number of lymphocytes,
and changes of their functional activities, normalization of the lipid metabolism,
increased anti-oxidant activity of blood and increased blood-oxygen function.
Medical Conditions that IVLT Treats
Although ideally employed as a means of prevention of many known health
abnormalities in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the Intravenous Laser
Therapy can also be used as is or as a complement to existing conventional
methods of treatment to enhanced positive result. Common medical conditions that
IVLT could treat would include:
• Cardiac Arrhythmia
• Cardiovascular Diseases
• Diabetes Mellitus
• Joint Pains
• Withdrawal Syndrome
• Dental Problems
• Heart Attacks
• Urological Issues
• Physical Trauma
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are there side effects or related risks?
Very few side effects were reported after several decades of application. Healing
responses are more active following treatment sessions. This is in contrast with
prescription medications and surgery.
How long does one treatment session take?
Laser sessions usually last for 30 minutes or according to recommendations made
by the attending doctor. Patients are advised to have at least 10 sessions.
How long does it take before positive results are felt?
You may feel improvement in your condition after the first session or several
Can it be used with other treatment modalities?
Laser Therapy can be used as a complement to traditional treatment procedures,
physical therapy, and massage.
What is the history of LASER technology?
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) has been investigated and used clinically for at least
25 years, mostly in Eastern Europe (originally in the former Soviet Union) and Asia.
The ability of lasers to cut, cauterize, and destroy tissue is well known throughout
the medical world. Its ability to non-thermally and non-destructively change cell
function is known as laser bio-stimulation. It is the basis for the current use of
lasers in a number of medical fields. The worldwide interest in Low-level Light
Therapy (LLLT) is illustrated by its use by more than 85 institutions in over 37
countries. Since the first study was reported in 1967, some 2500 papers have been
published in a range of journals worldwide. The value of LLLT (such is the IVLT) is
much better reported than many believe. Its scientific background is sound enough
to say that it is both safe and effective.