Table of Contents2013 Month : September Volume : 2 Issue : 39 Page : 7414-7417
LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT) - AN INTRODUCTION TO COLD LASER
Dr. Samith Ahmed,
Gulistan, K.E. Compound,
Mulihitlu Road, Bolar, Mangalore – 575001.
KEYWORDS: Laser, ATP, Mitochondria, Wound.
WHAT IS LASER
The word "laser" is an acronym for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The theory was first described in 1916 by Albert Einstein who paved the way for the development of the therapeutic laser that we use today for pain.
HISTORY: In 1967 a Hungarian physicist named Dr. Endre Mester accidentally discovered that a monochromatic laser could help speed up the healing of soft tissue injuries. He took some mice, shaved the hair off their backs, divided them into two groups and gave a laser treatment with a low powered ruby laser to one group. They did not get cancer and to his surprise the hair on the treated group grew back more quickly than the untreated group. That was how "laser bio stimulation" was discovered.