K-Laser-Certified ProviderHawthorn Healing Arts Center is excited to now offer laser therapy for a variety of conditions and for the stimulation of the body’s innate cellular healing mechanisms.  This safe and effective treatment approach is offered as a stand alone therapy, and also can be used in conjunction with therapies/treatments you are already receiving.  Give our office a call if you are interested in learning more, or make an appointment with our certified provider, Dr. Lori Carroll.

THE SECRET IS LIGHT ENERGY

K-Laser, also known as High Power Laser Therapy, targets damaged tissue with specific wavelengths of light that have been found to interact with tissue and accelerate the healing process.  Much like photosynthesis in plants, light energy passes through the skin, into the cell membrane, initiating a process called photobiostimulation. This process enhances the body’s natural regenerative functions, as well as stimulating the release of endorphins and collagen. It may eventually even normalize damaged or injured tissue.
The result? Accelerated wound healing, as well as reduced pain, stiffness, swelling, and spasms. As the injured area returns to normal, function is restored, so patients may take their life back and resume their favorite hobbies and activities.
CONDITIONS TREATED WITH K-LASER
High power laser therapy can stimulate all cell types, including soft tissue, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves. Some conditions that have been shown to respond well to K-Laser include:
• Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia
• Back and Neck Pain
• Sciatic Pain
• Arthritis pain, Degenerative Discs/Joints
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Knee Problems
• Tendinitis, Trigger Fingers
• Bunion Pains, Plantar Fasciitis
• Sprains and/or Strains
• Bruises, Contusions, Burns
• Headaches, TMJ, Sinus Trouble
• Athletic Injuries
• Work-Related and Auto Injuries
RESULTS MAY EVEN BE SEEN AFTER ONE TREATMENT
Many patients report pain relief in as little as one treatment, and most are able to resume normal daily activities with no pain and restricted movement after their therapy is completed. Treatments are administered by a technician,
using a hand-held device the size of a flashlight. The laser is placed directly over the injured area for anywhere from 30 seconds to 9 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated and the treatment plan. Most patients report a warm, relaxing sensation. They generally experience no side effects or period.
THE GOAL IS HEALING, NOT MERELY SYMPTOM RELIEF
For too long, medicine has focused on symptom relief rather than true healing. K-Laser offers an alternative, and it’s a welcome change for athletes as well as patients interested in natural remedies.  Steve Donohue, Asst. Athletic Trainer of the N.Y. Yankees, reports, “We use the K-Laser both on acute and chronic conditions, such as bruises, contusions and tendinitis. We ice and then use the laser, and players seem to respond quicker. It’s a hot item in the training room. The guys line up for it!”  More than 1200 studies conducted over 40 years worldwide have shown the powerful therapeutic benefits of high power laser therapy.
Findings include:
• Acute Pain: diminished more than 70%, chronic pain more than 60%
• Chronic Low Back Pain: treatment effective in 71% of cases; pain eliminated completely 45%
• Wounds: 55% greater healing on day 8, as compared to the placebo group
• Knee Injury: improved knee flexion and pressure sensitivity after every treatment

Chronic pain is one of the most prevalent, debilitating conditions in the world, affecting 100
million adults in the US, according to the Institute of Medicine, costing the nation up to $635
billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity. Unfortunately, the primary
treatment options for chronic pain are surgery or heavy (and addictive) medications.
Fortunately, there is now another option—natural pain relief that also promotes healing.
What is this miracle treatment? It’s K-Laser, Class IV laser therapy that uses red and
near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect at a cellular level. The
results?
• Increased circulation
• Decreased swelling and inflammation
• Reduced pain
• Enhanced tissue repair
In 1916, Einstein suggested that lasers could provide benets to the human body. He was
right. In 1967, lasers were first used in medicine, with good success. Laser treatment was
approved in Europe in the 1970s and in the US in 2002.
Now, K-Laser is the preferred choice for thousands of practitioners worldwide.
High power laser therapy can stimulate all cell types including muscle, ligament, cartilage,
nerves, etc., so a number of conditions can be treated by high power laser therapy.

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