Spooky brings convenient and affordable Cold Laser Therapy into the home using modern, solid-state laser technology.
Spooky Cold Laser is available in 2 models, each with adapter cables that plug directly into your Spooky2 XM generator.
1. Spooky Cold Laser Wrist with 5 x 5mW 650nm lasers providing healing frequencies directly to your blood and carpal tunnel.
2. Spooky Cold Laser Twin with 2 x 7mW 650nm lasers for ear, nasal, navel or acupuncture use. This model comes with 2 spare silicon covers.
Cold Laser Background
Cold Laser Therapy, or Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that uses a precise specific wavelength of light to interact with tissue. This helps to accelerate the body’s natural healing process. People who suffer from a variety of acute and chronic conditions can use Cold Laser Therapy to help eliminate pain, swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality.
Cold lasers are low power lasers which provide non-thermal photons of light. These photons pass through the dermis, epidermis, and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin. They are often used for up to 30 minutes at a time, though longer treatment durations cause no adverse effects.
The light energy is absorbed and interacts with the light sensitive elements within the cell. This process is very similar to photosynthesis in plants. Sunlight is absorbed by plants, which is then converted to energy for the plant to grow.
The light energy absorbed by cells allows each cell to “normalize”. This increasing intracellular metabolism results in a reduction in pain, inflammation, edema and reduced healing time. Photons absorbed by the cells through laser therapy stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP. This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state.
Cold laser therapy can stimulate most cell types, including muscle, ligament, cartilage, nerves, and many more. Cold laser therapy is useful for:
- Bone regeneration
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Colorectal cancer
- Dental pain
- Dentin hypersensitivity
- Elbow disorders
- Herpes labialis
- Knee osteoarthritis
- Musculoskeletal dysfunction
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Neurological dysfunctions,
- Pain relief (e.g. acute and chronic low back pain/neck pain, orthodontic pain, shoulder pain)
- Patella-femoral pain syndrome
- Physical therapy (including rehabilitation following carpal tunnel release)
- Recurrent aphthous stomatitis/ulcers
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Shoulder impingement syndrome
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
- Wound healing (including diabetic ulcers and gingival healing)
Cold Laser Effectiveness
Physicians have been using cold laser therapy for over 40 years on patients who are seeking effective, alternative methods for pain relief. Over 2,500 clinical studies published worldwide since 1967. Most of these studies were double-blinded and placebo-controlled. They clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of cold laser therapy for pain relief.
The Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain reviewed the effectiveness of cold laser therapy for neck pain. The review concluded that low-level laser therapy is a valuable treatment for many conditions.
Cold Laser Therapy Advantages
- Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive procedure that does not require a surgical incision.
- No prolonged recovery time.
- No additional medications are required.
- No serious side effects when used correctly.
- Backed by multiple medical studies.
Cold Laser Therapy Disadvantages
Several treatments may be required before any improvement is observed.
Old injuries may initially become irritated during the initial stages of treatment.
The Spooky Advantage
- Frequency Control.
Cold Lasers can be pulsed by frequencies to accelerate healing. The following studies prove the increased effectiveness using frequencies:
[J Rehabil Res Dev. 2009;46(4):543-54.]
Low-level laser therapy with pulsed infrared laser accelerates third-degree burn healing process.
This study investigated the influence of pulsed low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on the healing of a third-degree burn in a rat model. Two third-degree burns (distal and proximal) were made in the skin of 74 rats. Rats were divided into four groups. In group 1, the distal burn received LLLT with laser switched off; in groups 2 and 3, distal burns were treated with a 3,000 Hz-pulsed infrared diode laser with 2.3 and 11.7 J/cm(2) energy densities, respectively. In group 4, the distal burns were treated topically with 0.2% nitrofurazone. The proximal burn of all groups was considered a control burn. We assessed the response to treatment both microbiologically and macroscopically. The chi-square test showed that the incidence of Staphylococcus epidermidis, Lactobacillus, and diphtheria decreased significantly in laser-treated groups compared with other groups. Independent sample t-test showed that LLLT with 11.7 J/cm(2) energy density significantly increased wound-closure rate at 3 and 4 weeks after burning compared with their relevant control burns (p = 0.018 and p = 0.01, respectively). Pulsed LLLT with 11.7 J/cm(2)/890 nm of a third-degree burn in a rat model significantly increased wound-closure rate compared with control burns.
[Lasers Med Sci. 2013 May;28(3):941-5. doi: 10.1007/s10103-012-1182-4. Epub 2012 Aug 16.]
Low level diode laser accelerates wound healing.
The effect of wound illumination time by pulsed diode laser on the wound healing process was studied in this paper. For this purpose, the original electronic drive circuit of a 650-nm wavelength CW diode laser was reconstructed to give pulsed output laser of 50 % duty cycle and 1 MHz pulse repetition frequency. Twenty male mice, 3 months old were used to follow up the laser photobiostimulation effect on the wound healing progress. They were subdivided into two groups and then the wounds were made on the bilateral back sides of each mouse. Two sessions of pulsed laser therapy were carried along 15 days. Each mice group wounds were illuminated by this pulsed laser for 12 or 18 min per session during these 12 days. The results of this study were compared with the results of our previous wound healing therapy study by using the same type of laser. The mice wounds in that study received only 5 min of illumination time therapy in the first and second days of healing process. In this study, we found that the wounds, which were illuminated for 12 min/session healed in about 3 days earlier than those which were illuminated for 18 min/session. Both of them were healed earlier in about 10-11 days than the control group did.
[Photomed Laser Surg. 2009 Dec;27(6):959-64. doi: 10.1089/pho.2008.2366]
Low-level laser therapy using 80-Hz pulsed infrared diode laser accelerates third-degree burn healing in rat(s).
Review of the literature indicates that LLLT has a biostimulatory effect on wound healing, although no clear recommendation can be made yet.
Forty-eight male rats were divided into groups 1 and 2. On day 0, three third-degree burns were made on the dorsum of each rat using steam. In group 1, the first burn was exposed to an 80-Hz pulsed 890-nm infrared diode laser at 0.396 J/cm2 three times a week. In group 2, the first burn was exposed to the inactivated laser. In both groups, the second burns were treated with topical application of nitrofurazone 0.2%, and third burns did not receive any treatment and were considered as control burns. Burns were clinically examined. The rats were treated for 8, 12, and 20 days in both groups. On days 8, 2, and 20, microbiological samples of burns were collected and analyzed. Data were analyzed using the chi-square method.
The paired Student t-test showed that the wound closure rate of laser-treated burns (17.6+/-1.86 days) was significantly longer than that of the control burns (19.6+/-0.81 days) (p=0.007).The number of laser-treated burns that closed was significantly higher than controls. Chi-square tests showed that there was not significant difference between each microorganism (Staphylococcus epidermis, S. aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa).
LLLT using an 80-Hz pulsed infrared diode laser accelerated third-degree burn healing in rat.
(The) most important aspect of the treatment of severe burns is to close the wound as quickly as possible.
- Spooky Cold Laser uses real lasers.
- Cold laser therapy should not be used if pregnant.
- Do not use over any suspicious cancerous spots or the thyroid.
- Do not shine any laser directly into the eyes as this may cause permanent damage.