IV. Physiological and Cellular Benefits

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PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS

Increases:  Cell proliferation, cell division, cell maturation, secretion of growth factors, wound healing, collagen production, wound strength, wound closer, fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, chondrocytes, epithelialization, skin circulation, oxygen supply, activity satellite cell cultures (stem cells)

Decreases:  Prostaglandin E2, substance P, cyclooxygenase 2 (Cox 2), muscle tension

J Clin Las Med Surg 2004; 22 (2) 141-150

CELLULAR BENEFITS

Increases:  Mitochondria and ATP production, Cytochrome oxidase and singlet oxygen, tissue regeneration genes and motor proteins, RNA DNA synthesis, growth factors, cell metabolism, angiogenesis, and mitosis

Desmet K, et al. Photomed Laser Surg. 2006 June; 24(2): 121-128

CELL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS

Increases: Cell proliferation, cell division, cell maturation, secretion of growth factors, wound healing, collagen production, wound strength, wound closer, fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, chondrocytes, epithelialization, skin circulation, oxygen supply, activity satellite cell cultures (stem cells)

Decreases:  Prostaglandin E2, substance P, cyclooxygenase 2 (Cox 2), muscle tension

J Clin Las Med Surg 2004; 22 (2) 141-150

INFLAMMATORY MEDIATOR INHIBITION

Decreases:  Inflammatory mediators, Cytokine receptors, inflammatory proteins, Genes that code for inflammation, proapoptotic proteins

Desmet K, et al. Photomed Laser Surg. 2006 June; 24 (2): 121-128

MITOCHONDRAL FUNCTION IMPROVED

Improves oxygen production, promotiong cellular survival, increased Cytochrome c osidase – terminal enzyme of the electron transport chain and a strong photoacceptor and other mitochondral enzymes

J Photocem Photobiol B. 2006 Nov 17

ENDORPHIN AND ACTH BENEFITS

Plasma ACTH and B-Endorphin Levels in response to LLLT for Myofascial Trigger Points

Laakso, E.L., et al 1994, laser Therapy, vol.6, p. 133-142
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