Natural Pain Relief With Cold Laser Therapy 

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Whether your suffering from a stubborn rotator cuff injury, arthritis or a non-healing skin affliction, Cold Laser Therapy is a painless natural way to stimulate healing in the body. 

A cold laser, otherwise known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is a completely safe, noninvasive, non-toxic and non-thermal therapy. It works by using a special type of light that penetrates the surface of the skin, as well as underlying tissues, to stimulate natural healing in the body.  The cold laser uses focused red and infrared light to stimulate tissue at and below the surface of the skin, to enhance the body’s natural healing processes.

What does cold laser therapy do?

The biochemical effect of cold laser therapy increases the overall production of cellular energy as it:

  1. Enhances cellular regeneration
  2. Stimulates collagen production for tissue repair
  3. Increases blood flow for improved circulation
  4. Reduces pain & inflammation
  5. Releases tight muscles (both smooth and striated)
  6. Encourages production of the body’s natural pain-relievers.

How does cold laser therapy work? 

At Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic we use a Level 4 professional cold laser therapy system approved by the FDA. When the body sustains an injury or develops arthritis, cells in that area begin to function poorly. Cold laser therapy assists these injured cells by providing “photon energy” to stimulate normal cell function. Inside each of our cells is a power plant, called mitochondria, 
that produces energy to fuel cell function. One such function is tissue repair, which requires a significant amount of energy.

At the site of injury, most cells are busy fighting inflammation and infection, leaving little energy for repair if the mitochondria are working at their usual rate. This is why certain tissues take a long time to repair on their own. Low intensity light stimulates the mitochondria into hyperactivity so that they generate more energy than usual for cells to repair themselves.

With the extra boost of energy, cells perform better, faster and more effectively. The result is enhanced and quicker wound recovery and injury healing. The ability to combat infection and to restore blood circulation at the site injury is also increased.

Cold Laser Therapy can be used to treat a myriad of conditions, from wounds to sports injuries (especially musculoskeletal injuries), soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains) and arthritis. It also helps to release tight muscles, stimulate nerve regeneration, reduce inflammation and aid in pain management.

Cold Laser Therapy is the treatment of choice for the following ailments:

a patients hand and wrist with the Cold Laser Therapy handheld laser pointed at the wrist and the machine in the background turned on to the treatment screen.

Common Conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Repetitive Stress Syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) or “clicking jaw”
  • Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow


  • Contusions (bruising)
  • Ligament and tendon tears
  • Fractures with associated soft tissue injuries
  • Bulging and herniated discs


  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Degenerative Disorders

  • Bone spurs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis


  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Dermal scars (Keloid scars)
  • Gout/arthritis
  • Lymphedema
  • Peripheral Nerve Damage


  • Burns
  • Dermal ulcers caused by trauma, diabetes, infection or poor circulation
  • Dermatological cases of: Eczemas, Acne, Psoriasis, Herpes
  • Wound Healing (acute & chronic)

If you’re interested in research supporting Cold Laser Therapy, you can find more information at BioPhotonica Light & Laser Therapy.

Come see for yourself

All new patients will receive their first Cold Laser Treatment free with an initial consultation. 
The average number of treatments required by patients is 6, but it varies from 3 to 20 treatments depending on the severity and age of injury.

Depending on your condition, treatments may be recommended more frequently in the first 1-2 weeks and weekly thereafter. 
Treatments are typically 10-15 minutes for low-level cold laser therapy alone and 30-45 minutes when combined with trigger point/neural or peri-neural injection therapy or acupuncture.

There are no adverse effects from Cold Laser Therapy.

Book online or contact us today to get started!

See the Cold Laser Therapy machine in action at Mind Body Soul Integrative Clinic in Kelowna, BC.
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