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THOR Laser Therapy

Thor Laser Therapy

Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is laser therapy that helps support tissue repair, inflammation and pain wherever the beam is applied. Applied by a therapist or technician, treatments typically take 1 - 10 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week for best results.

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How does PBM work?

PBM works predominately on a protein in mitochondria (cytochrome c oxidase) to increase ATP and reduce oxidative stress. Research has shown that a cascade of mitochondrial and intracellular downstream effects lead to improved tissue repair and reduced inflammation.

Lasers produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. When the right wavelength at the right intensity is used at the correct anatomical location for the right amount of time, it can help stimulate repair, may reduce inflammation and pain.

PBM is safe and won’t damage the DNA of skin cells and does not cause tanning or burning. The effects happen deep inside at the cellular level.

Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) may assist in

  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Joint Pain and Stiffness
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Muscle Recovery
  • Wound Healing

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

What is Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (mHBOT)?

Mild hyperbaric pressure systems (mHBOT) are used for chronic systemic illnesses and neurological conditions. At Living Source our hard shell mHBOT chamber is pressurised up to 1.5ATA, or 150% of the atmospheric pressure at sea level, and delivers oxygen levels of up to 95% purity.

Evidence has shown that increased pressure decreases inflammation and any concentration of oxygen delivered in an increased pressure situation (above 1.0 ATA) will result in a higher level of oxygen being dissolved into the extracellular fluids in the body such as lymphatic, plasma, cerebrospinal and interstitial fluids.

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How does mHBOT work?

Normally oxygen is transferred to red blood cells for distribution throughout the body. Under higher pressure and increased oxygen levels, the red blood cells become saturated and the oxygen then dissolves directly into other bodily fluids. This means that oxygen can be delivered deeper into the body’s tissues.

Oxygen dissolved into plasma can flow easily to peripheral cells especially to the brain, heart and eyes even in situations where the capillaries are narrow.

What are the benefits of mHBOT?

  • Preventative therapy: Provides long term health benefits as a preventive therapy. When oxygen delivery is impaired, damage occurs which can result in stroke, heart attack, Alzheimer’s, cancer and dementia.
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or head injury: Wounds that occur in the white matter of the brain benefit from increased oxygen which can provide support for head injuries, including stroke, accident or dementia.
  • Recovery for athletes: Helps reduce lactic acid levels, fatigue, inflammation, swelling, and recovery time. Athletes have reported increased stamina when used regularly as part of a training programme. Increased oxygen saturation can improve blood flow, and mental focus.
  • Enhanced immune system function: Hyperbaric therapy can help increase stem cells, endothelial growth factors, and enhance white blood cells’ ability to fight infection.
  • Collagen growth: Regular sessions can be beneficial for skin health and longevity.
  • Wound healing: Increased blood flow and continuous oxygen delivered through microcirculation is essential to encourage healing and an increased resistance to infection.
  • Infections: Oxygen has been shown to be preventative against wound infections, and higher rates of oxygen can result in lower infection rates.

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