Therapy & Rehab
Low-Level Laser Light Therapy (LLLLT), also called Photobiomodulation, is a great tool for acute and chronic pain. The concept is biostimulation of injured tissue with laser light. LLLLT accelerated tissue repair and cell growth. Photons of light penetrate deeply into the tissue and increases the energy level (ATP) available for cell synthesis and repair. LLLLT reduces scar formation after cuts, burns or surgery; wounds heal faster; inflammation is reduced. We have even used laser on inflammed, painful and infected ears due to the anti-edema and vasodilation effect. LLLLT has a high beneficial effect of the small pain fibers blocking transmission of pain signals. LLLT increases endogenous secretion of endorphans and enkephalins. Additionaly LLLLT significantly increases the formation of new capillaries in damaged tissue which in turns speeds healing and creates a higher output of specific enzymes leading to greater oxygen and nutrient supply to damaged tissue. Also, by raising the pain threshold in the small pain fibers a cumulative anti-pain affect is achieved. Interestingly to me, LLLLT stimulates accupuncture points. Of interest to some of you - stop by the clinic sometime and we can show you a list of a hundred professional and college athletic programs that laser their beat up players.
The allergy "wheel" on the right shows some of the therapy options we can use to minimize arthritis in dogs. Not shown on the chart is CBD oil. We are starting to gain more knowledge of CBD as an effective tool for arthritis relief.
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) has four main components: acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, and Tui-na (medical manipulation). Acupuncture usually involves the insertion of thin, sterile needles into discrete and specific points on the body in order to cause a therapeutic effect, but may include other methods such as electrical stimulation and moxibustion.