The Complete Guide to Cold Laser Therapy

An imbalance of endorphins could be leading to stress in many of our lives alongside fueling our destructive habits. Cold lasers help balance people’s endorphins. But how exactly do they work? This article explains exactly how cold lasers work, how and when they should be used.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Cold Lasers

Businesses have been using cold lasers and low-level lasers for decades to help people in many different ways:

  1. Stressful people can find relaxation through laser therapy.
  2. Those suffering from pain can find relief from suffering through laser therapy.
  3. Smokers can stop by properly breaking the continual cycle of addiction properly.
  4. People looking to lose weight can fight cravings in a similar way smokers can kick their habit.

All of this is done in a painless and non-intrusive manner.

You may be wondering now:

“What is the Difference between Low-Level Laser Therapy and Cold Laser Therapy?”

There is no difference. The two are the same.

How do Cold Lasers Work?


Cold lasers work by stimulating the cells in specific energy points.

A laser probe shoots out intense laser lights in a specific frequency and wavelength. The cells in our body are very sensitive to light, just like a plant. Cold laser light stimulates cells, causing them to release energy. This release of energy speeds up the rate of the cell of metabolism. Cells with increased rates of metabolism can process inflammatory reactions usually cause by pain much quicker.

To summarise: Cold lasers stimulate cells in a way that relieves pain.

When is Cold Laser Therapy Actually Used?


Professional practitioners have been using cold lasers to stimulate pressure points. This is done to produce pain and stress relieving endorphins.

But wait, isn’t this similar to acupuncture?

Cold laser therapy targets energy points whereas acupuncture targets pressure points.

Laser Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular and is used in the NHS, pain clinics and hospices in the UK.

Laser therapy is becoming more and more popular with more and more scientific studies are supporting the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy alongside the pain-reducing properties of cold laser therapy. Laser therapy has been around since the 1980s and we are only now understanding the true benefits of it.

Think about it for a second. Our method has been used for over 30 years!

Apart from targeting energy points instead of pressure points, the real difference between laser therapy and acupuncture is that cold laser therapy is pain-free and non-obtrusive. In-fact cold laser therapy is often referred to as ‘laser acupuncture’.

But, we know what you are thinking:

“Are Cold Lasers Truly Pain-Free?”

Cold lasers are completely pain-free.

Although called cold, the person may feel some gentle heat, but it is cold compared to surgical lasers. Cold lasers will not burn skin.

It is important to note that cold laser therapy can make you feel slightly sorer than before the treatment for a short period of time. This is a good sign that the therapy is working. Pain relief will begin after the inflammatory processing is finished,

Remember that on top of relieving pain, low-level laser therapy can also help you quit smoking, lose weight and reduce stress!

Cold Laser Therapy for Stopping Smoking

Using laser therapy as a way to stop smoking sounds very science fiction. However, there are millions of people using this method every year. Why is this? Because it works.

When combatting a smoking addiction it is important to remember that mental addiction is the problem. Nicotine medicine only satisfies the nicotine addiction and not the mental addiction.

This is where cold laser therapy is so effective at helping people stop smoking.

It helps beat the mental addition whilst smoking is only relieving withdrawal symptoms from the last cigarette. This process is unnatural. It can be described as putting on a tight shoe for the relief that comes after taking the shoe off. Laser therapy gives the release of a cigarette gives naturally whilst breaking the connection to nicotine.

Think about what this means. People become chemically dis-connected from the cigarette.

Now cold lasers stimulate cells and nerve endings in a way that relieves pain.

Remember, cold laser therapy stiumulates cells in a way that relieves pain.

Pressure points are targeted to relieve tension and release endorphins. Endorphins are vital to quitting smoking as they fight the feelings of cravings.

This is similar to acupuncturists putting a needle in lower earlobe to curb cravings. This also, Increases flow of endorphins – the sensation of wellbeing associated with smoking.

Cold Laser Pressure Points for Stopping Smoking


When targeting pressure points with the cold laser, the laser targets points on the ears, nose, hands and wrists. Stimulating these areas releases endorphins.

A smoker’s endorphins are constantly going up and down. Cold lasers help to balance the flow of endorphins.

Why not book in for one of our stop smoking laser therapy sessions today?

This makes smokers feel calm and relaxed whilst the body detoxes.

Cold laser therapy is more than 10 times more effective than patches, gum or hypnotherapy according to two independent studies conducted by NHS Scotland.

Think for a moment about what that means. Scotland’s public health service uses this method.

Cold Laser Therapy for Reducing Stress

The methods used for quitting smoking are also used in combatting stress.

As cold lasers help the body to produce endorphins, someone undergoing laser therapy will feel ‘rebalanced’. This is because the stimulation produced by laser therapy helps to reset the body’s levels which can balance hormones.

But wait – there’s more…

The light produced by laser therapy stimulates your body into making dopamine and serotonin.

Decreased levels of dopamine and serotonin can cause stress, anxiety and depression meaning laser therapy can help beat stress, anxiety and depression.

Why not book in for one of our stress reduction laser therapy sessions?

Cold Laser Therapy Weight Loss


Now remember: we see the exact same thing happening in smokers.

As laser therapy reduce cravings – back in control, suppress appetite, deal with craving, stop obsessing with food. This is how laser therapy for weight loss works!

See if you can use laser therapy to lose weight. Book in for one of our sessions today!

How to use a Cold Laser


Different cold lasers have different usage instructions. We use Thor Lasers, simply because they are the best! Have a look at their guide on how to use Thor Lasers.

We would, however, recommend training in person with a qualified instructior.

Where to get Cold Laser Therapy Training

A cold laser is an advanced piece of equipment. Whilst cold lasers are safe, some laser therapy training is required to use a cold laser properly. Without training the treatments can be useless.

At Anne Penman Laser Therapy we give all of our trainees a full course in how to use a cold laser. Our training courses also teach you how to run a successful laser therapy business. Whether this is the business’ sole source of income or a small section of your wider business, our training is appropriate for all businesses.

Click here for worldwide enrollment and to view our up and coming dates.


Laser Therapy Training – What is Included?

– Extensive information and hands-on training on using cold lasers and carbon monoxide monitors.

– Official status as a “Certified Laser Therapist” from a well recognised, worldwide institution.

– On-going support via the Anne Penman Virtual Intranet site with all of the course materials and more accessible at any time.

– Continual contact with Anne Penman and the rest of the team to help grow your business.

– Extensive marketing support for those who need it.

Laser Therapy Trainee Testimonials Below:

“My experience with Anne Penman Laser Therapy exceeded my expectations. I’m confident I received the best complete and thorough training available for Low-Level Laser Therapy use…thanks, Anne, Ron and your staff” – Dr. Tina McCutcheon MD.

Overall I feel the training was a success. They under promised and over- delivered and Mike and I feel equipped to embark on our new business with a great business model and laser training” – Dr Lisa Elias Brunswisk Ohio.

More student testimonials can be found here.

To learn more about laser therapy or to book one of our training courses please contact Anne at [email protected] or get in touch here.

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