The Amazing Healing Power of Cold Laser Therapy

Even though you can’t see it, infrared light can do a lot of amazing things. It toasts your bread, makes your remote control your TV, allows you to see people in the dark, and can even detect invisible stars and planets. Now, the FDA has approved this powerful light to treat pain.

Dr. Alan James and Dr. Chris Cummins at JNT Natural Medicine specialize in getting to the source of your pain and helping you manage or overcome it. They use the power of infrared light in the form of cold laser therapy to relieve your symptoms and prompt your body to heal itself. Here’s how it works. 

How cold laser therapy heals

Our cold laser therapy device uses low-intensity light that is so gentle, it doesn’t generate any heat. That’s how it got the name “cold” laser therapy. If you have damaged cells or inflammation, the wavelengths emitted from the cold laser therapy penetrate your skin and target the tissues in need. 

The procedure is 100% noninvasive and pain-free. Although you won’t feel any heat or pressure, you may notice a slight tingling sensation as your circulation in the area increases. Depending on the area you need us to treat, we alter the settings to penetrate up to two inches deep into your tissue. 

The infrared light stimulates your cells to regenerate, or heal. 

How long does cold laser therapy take?

Your cold laser therapy session is extremely quick — only about five to ten minutes. But most people require several sessions over a period of a few weeks or months to get optimal benefits. Our team can let you know what to expect once we evaluate your condition. 

Although you may notice some immediate pain relief, cold laser therapy is generally not considered an instant fix. The good news about cold laser therapy is that it actually promotes healing in your tissues, rather than simply masking pain. However, healing takes time, so you’ll need to be patient. 

Types of pain we treat with cold laser therapy

Cold laser therapy is safe, noninvasive, and has no side effects, so it’s a good fit for all kinds of aches and pains. Here are a few of the conditions we treat.


Whether you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or inflammation from some other ailment, cold laser therapy can reduce the swelling to reduce your pain so your body can heal.

Strains and sprains

Strained muscles and sprained ligaments are painful injuries that can take months, even years to fully heal. No one is immune to accidents that cause these injuries. You could be an athlete in a contact sport, a driver or passenger in a car crash, or you may have simply twisted your ankle stepping off a curb. Whatever caused your sprain or strain, cold laser therapy speeds up the healing process.


If you have fibromyalgia, you may have chronic, ongoing pain or bouts of acute, intense pain. While there’s no cure for this autoimmune disease, we can make you more comfortable and help improve the quality of everyday life with this treatment.

Back pain

Back pain can be caused by multiple injuries and conditions, including: muscle spasms, herniated discs, degenerated discs, and sciatica to name a few. Inherent in each of these is pain and swelling. Cold laser therapy eases your discomfort and triggers your cells to reproduce and heal the area.

Other uses for cold laser therapy

Cold laser therapy technology is so effective, it can even be used in other facets of medicine and aesthetics, including: speeding up wound care, stimulating hair growth, rejuvenating wrinkled skin, and replacing needles in acupuncture treatments. 

At JNT Natural Medicine, we trust this proven technology with a 20-year track record and the approval of the FDA to treat our patients’ mild to moderate pain. If you have an injury or condition that causes you pain, call us today to set up a consultation or book an appointment online to find out if cold laser therapy can bring you relief. 

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