By Bad Seed
With the new technology that exists today, many new medical advances are being produced to heal many different ailments. Technology has helped scientists to relinquish the limits that have hindered them for so long for finding treatments for some of the common ailments we have today. For many years it seems, the lack of technology has kept doctors from finding treatments for those ailments that we cannot see besides treating them with the use of extensive surgery. Now, a new piece of discovery has lead doctors to areas of healing far and beyond. So, what's new today you ask? Many people are wondering about the latest advancement in time commonly known as low level laser therapy. What is this you ask? Allow this article to update you on it.
Low level laser therapy also known as LLLT is a new way to give radiation. The word laser in the name stands for light amplification by stimulated erosion of radiation. Doctors use an instrument that sends a thin beam of light. This light uses high amounts of energy and concentration. When doctors use a low level of energy, they send this beam to the infected spot. This then over time works wonders.
What sort of wonders you ask? Doctors have been using it lately in surgeries. More surgeries are doing surgeries, thus reducing the amounts of cuts that have to cut into the patient's body. If laser treatment for surgery isn't recommended, it can then be used for the repairing of the tissue. Some other medical advances that is has been used for is the shrinking of cancerous tumors, unclogging arteries, and more.
The use of these beams are allowing doctors to operate on areas where the risks used to be higher in doing operation due to the amount of healing that had to take place. Using this technique now allows doctors to do procedures without hurting the tissue. Whereas before, doctors couldn't remove birthmark due to the nearness of the nerves, now, birthmarks can be removed because risks have been reduced.
As with every type of medical machines and instruments, there are different types, such is the case with the laser lights. These different types are: argon laser, diode laser, excimer laser, and the YAG laser all these are then used. While some of these have more than one common, lasers like the YAG is used for the eye primarily. It has been used recently for surgeries in the cornea. It has also assisted with two other optimal surgeries to name. These are surgeries to the lens capsule as well as to the retina. Others are being used for more observational purposes such as monitoring the blood flow but monitoring it through the skin.
Above all, scientists have seen what this new technique can do in terms of healing carpal tunnel syndrome. This syndrome affects the wrists and hands preventing some people from efficiently working. Acupuncture had been said to alleviate some of the discomfort associated with carpal tunnel syndrome. Now though, therapists are using Low level laser therapy to do acupuncture which reaches the tender areas more heads on than using the other form of acupuncture.