Photobiomodulation (PBMT) – aka Therapeutic Laser

Laser Therapy on a horse

Photobiomodulation (PBMT), aka therapeutic laser, is the newest modality in my collection of healing techniques.

The Class IV, FDA cleared MLS laser I have uses two different wavelengths of infrared light in a coordinated manner to influence the cells of the body at the mitochondrial level. This results in pain relief, decreased inflammation, more rapid healing, nerve regeneration, improved immune function, and elimination of edema fluid.

PBMT is a useful adjunct to the work I already do, using another pathway to enhance healing and quality of life for may patients.

Laser Therapy on a dogSome of the conditions it is useful for include:

  • Arthritis
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Muscle tightness
  • Ear and foot irritation due to allergies
  • Healing after surgery or injury

The only down sides are possible increase in tumor growth and damage to the eyes if the beam is directed at the eyes. Goggles are worn by both the people present and the animals to protect their eyes from accidental exposure. The dogs and cats look really cute with their doggles on.

So it has been about 6 days since  Photobiomodulation the anti-inflammatory, analgesic and that promotes cell growth, and other magical powers that were performed to make his right foreleg whole again. I was doing hand walking up until today. Today, I cut him loose in the flat pasture with Titus.  He ran, bucked, reared, rolled and did lots of bendy running moves.  I brought him back in just now without a limp! Cross our fingers and see how he is tomorrow!

  And today’s report- Regal is good after yesterday’s bronc show. Now he is running up and down the hillside in the deep snow.”  Betty


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