My pet parent has been having Laser Therapy done on my knees and back recently to promote healing. The hard snow and icy conditions this winter have caused some stress to my joints.
I have a habit of moving around at night as I change my posts to guard. One night, I just couldn't make it up the stairs so I woke up Amelia. For the next couple of days, she assisted me as I appeared to only have difficulty with the stairs. I am not one to complain but a visit to a holistic vet hundreds of miles away was in order.
At the vet's, I experienced a Raindrop treatment, Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique or NAET, acupuncture, chiropractic and then laser therapy for two days. Now, I am continuing the laser treatment in my hometown until my knees become stronger again or the snow goes away...whichever comes first...just kidding. I just love my laser therapist and could really make a habit of seeing her. My sessions with her have been lasting an hour. I make sure I give my pet parent kisses while she comforts me on the table or the floor. I'll hold off on kissing my therapist until I'm really feeling like myself again.
So what is laser therapy all about? According to the K-Laser manufacturer, there are ten top biological effects of laser therapy. I will list them here:
- Anti-inflammation - This reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation.
- Anti-Pain - Blocks pain to the brain and produces high levels of endorphins, enkephalins and opiods from the brain and adrenal gland.
- Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth - The cells are repaired faster by accelerating cellular reproduction and growth.
- Improved Vascular Activity - Increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue, closes wounds quickly and reduces scar tissue.
- Increased Metabolic Activity - Creates greater outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.
- Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points - Stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points on a non-invasive basis to provide pain relief.
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
- Improved Nerve Function
- Immunoregulation - Aids with the chemical reactions in the cells.
- Faster Wound Healing - Collagen is the essential protein required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries.
I don't want to get too technical here so your pet parents can find out more about Laser treatment at K-Laser USA.
I have heard of many pets benefiting from laser treatment, but not all do. I think it really depends on how quickly the injury is treated and how severe the injury is.
As much as I love the snow, I really want what's left on the ground to turn fluffy or else go away and let the Spring flowers appear so that I can go back to the dog park and play with my friends.
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Living in the moment,
Pet Companion to Animal Lover Amelia