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Cold laser has been around for more than 40 years – but it has been a challenge to establish it due to the problems of replicability. Each person responds to the laser light differently, and because the laser calls the body’s repair mechanisms into action, the results are all good but different.


The UKITL believes one way to improve the reliability of the healing response is to ensure that the immune system is geared for action – in other words you can prime the body for repair with laser before you apply the dosage for the injury/condition.


This approach highlights four principles:

i) the body is one integrated system

ii) less is more when using laser light to engage the system – subtle energy dosages please!

iii) repair activity is at the cellular level, a good understanding of this is recommended

iv) light can be applied to “map” points on the body to engage the system, again a knowledge of the maps is recommended


There are two stages to priming the body for repair:


The first area for priming is the lymphatic system; our less active lifestyles mean that our lymph circulates more slowly than we were designed for, and we do not excrete dead cells as fast as we should. Subtle laser light applied to the key chains of lymph nodes (cervical, auxiliary and inguinal) will cause lymphatic activity to increase, and begin a “clean-up” campaign. This is a system wide activity, the whole body has a higher lymphatic response.


The second area for priming is the nervous system; continuous pain signals cause nerve pathways to become overloaded or incoherent. Applying laser light to some key areas of the nervous system seems to help the body understand and organise it’s communication and healing actions. These key areas include points on the spine, and also the better known acupuncture points. This approach also engages the brain, and increased endorphin response is initiated.


Once this priming has been carried out, the patients’ system is ready for a repair instruction; the system is “cleaner” as dead cells are already being eliminated, and the nervous system is calmed, coherent and in some cases pain relief is felt immediately.


We can now begin to address the injury or condition presented with the appropriate laser light protocol, knowing that the response will be faster and more effective.


Priming the Body for Repair