Intravenous Laser Therapy

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.

Benefits

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:

• Goiter
• Cardiac Arrhythmia
• Cardiovascular Diseases
• Diabetes Mellitus
• Cancers
• 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 treatments.

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.