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Angela Zaragoza, D.C.
Janis Feichtmeir, L.Ac.

402 8th Ave.
Suite 206C
San Francisco, CA 94118

Tel. 415.661.0608

Cold Laser Therapy

What is Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)?

Low Level Laser Therapy is a drug-free, safe, and effective treatment modality where laser light is used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote soft tissue repair. A low level laser beam is collimated, meaning that it travels as a single, focused light into the body, allowing it to be very specific in targeting the desired tissue.

Laser Therapy is scientifically very well documented. More than 3000 scientific studies have been published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, out of which more than 100 are double-blind trials. It has been used throughout Europe and Asia for nearly 40 years, and received FDA approval for use in the USA about 10 years ago.

What can be treated?

  • Neck and Back pain
  • Overuse syndromes
  • Shoulder pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fascitis

How does Laser Therapy work?

Energy in our bodies is produced by mitochondria, known as the powerhouse of human cells. That energy is called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. Laser light stimulates the release of ATP at the targeted tissue (nerve, muscle, tendon, or bone), creating biochemical changes to those tissues. The effect of LLLT is to:

  • Reduce nerve excitability
  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce inflammation and edema
  • Speed healing of tissues
  • Increase circulation
  • Stimulate endorphins

How can I receive Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold Laser Therapy is available through our chiropractor, Dr. Angela Zaragoza.