Back Pain: Do’s and Don’ts

Back Pain: Do’s and Don’ts

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released guidelines in November 2022 recommending that doctors should not prescribe opioids as the first line of treatment for pain, and instead consider non-opioid treatments such as acupuncture and low level laser therapy (LLLT). Here’s some back pain: do’s and don’ts. Actually, taking NSAIDS (over-the-counter…

3 Key Essentials Needed for a good Laser Treatment.
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3 Key Essentials Needed for a good Laser Treatment.

Low level laser therapy (also known as cold laser, LLLT, or photobiomodulation) is slowly becoming more and more of a common treatment option. But like many popularized treatment modalities, with the proliferation of ideas and technology comes a saturated market. However there are three things that make laser therapy effective that are absolutely non negotiable…

Low-Level Laser Therapy Heals Your Body At The Cellular Level

Low-Level Laser Therapy Heals Your Body At The Cellular Level

Like plants absorb sunlight in order to perform photosynthesis, the human body also possesses certain enzymes in our cells, called cytochromes, that absorb light. Cytochromes (specifically Cytochrome C Oxidase) is the people’s version of chlorophyll and are the molecules targeted during low-level laser therapy. Cytochrome C Oxidase is found in the mitochondria of cells, the…

Cold Laser “Significantly Superior” To Anti-Inflammatory Medications for Achilles Tendonitis

Cold Laser “Significantly Superior” To Anti-Inflammatory Medications for Achilles Tendonitis

In most cases, the term inflammation goes hand in hand with pain. Achilles tendonitis is no different. Achilles tendonitis, in short, is inflammation of the achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. The cause of achilles tendonitis is typically due to repetitive stress rather than a specific injury, meaning pushing your…

Laser-Acupuncture for Knee Pain Can Help You Get More Spring Into Your Step!

Laser-Acupuncture for Knee Pain Can Help You Get More Spring Into Your Step!

The freezing cold temperatures and snowy, icy weather are (hopefully) beginning to thaw and give way to a beautiful West Coast Spring. Runners and family walks are beginning to dot neighborhood sidewalks, and local forest preserve trails are getting slightly more populated. It’s that time to stretch those creaky winter joints, breathe some fresh air…

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Shoulder Pain – A Success Story

Low-Level Laser Therapy for Shoulder Pain – A Success Story

We have been using the Bioflex Low-Level Laser Therapy system here at Acubalance for quite some time now, however, I am always still amazed every time I witness its incredible healing results. Low-Level Laser Therapy is a system designed to reduce pain and inflammation and enhance tissue healing, both in hard and soft tissues, including muscles, ligaments, and bones….

Treating Arthritis with Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Treating Arthritis with Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Arthritis Arthritis is one of those diseases many think are inevitable. If one has a history of repeated sports injuries, or perhaps a strong family history of either rheumatoid or osteoarthritis, it can seem unavoidable. Fortunately, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been shown to provide natural pain relief,…

Struggling With Inflammation? Try Photobiomodulation.

Struggling With Inflammation? Try Photobiomodulation.

Would you believe me if I said inflammation is a natural, beneficial, and crucial part of the healing process? It’s the body’s natural defense mechanism against molecular invaders, wounds, damage to tissue, and other physical stresses to the body. The problem is when it becomes chronic. During chronic inflammation, the body’s immune system is consistently…

Laser Therapy Effects on Joint Pain And Inflammation

Laser Therapy Effects on Joint Pain And Inflammation

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive, pain-free, light-based therapy that uses red and infrared light to target inflamed, injured, and diseased tissues. It is especially great for reducing inflammation, pain, and edema in damaged joints. LLLT does this by inducing an analgesic effect by disrupting axonal transport in small diameter fibers. Repeated treatments have…