SOURCE: Craig Amrine

August 23, 2010 01:34 ET

Craig Amrine Reveals Benefits of Cold-Laser Therapy; Non Invasive Alternative to Medical Treatment

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  New treatments for pain and healing are emerging in alternative medicine. One is the use of low-level lasers to support and encourage patients.

According to Alexandra K. Schnee, D.C., "Cold-Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and is thought to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used on patients who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions in order to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality."

Craig Amrine, a Phoenix area acupuncturist, is a leading authority on cold-laser therapy. "Cold-laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure. Many patients want to try this before resorting to more severe traditional treatments, such as surgery," states Amrine.

A laser is a device that produces non-ionizing coherent in visible or near visible wavelengths. At certain wavelengths, the light energy passes through the layers of skin and reaches the target area, where it is absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements in the cell. This process can be compared to photosynthesis in plants in which sunlight is absorbed by plants, which is then converted to usable energy so that the plant can grow.

The light energy initiates a series of events in the cell that is theorized to normalize damaged or injured tissue. In addition, a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and an overall reduction in healing time by increasing intracellular metabolism results.

Craig Amrine is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Arizona (L.Ac.) and is a nationally board certified Diplomat in Acupuncture. He has embraced cold-laser therapy as a part of his acupuncture practice. "I have found cold-laser therapy to be effective for my patients in a variety of areas," claims Amrine. He continues, "This treatment has worked very well in reducing or eliminating neck, back and joint pain. By stimulating and encouraging the body to heal itself, I consider cold-laser therapy as an important technique to help my patients."

While still a relatively new treatment option, information is incomplete about its optimal use. However, cold-laser therapy is considered a viable treatment option for those seeking an alternative to invasive treatment. Cold laser therapy is yet another method in the set of tools to help assist in pain relief and accelerate the repair of damaged tissue.

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