Background

Vulvodynia can be so painful that sometimes just even sitting for a long time can feel unbearable. Pain can be constant or occasional and can last for months or even years.

Treatment often includes avoiding tight fitting clothes, perfumes or dyes, and also avoiding certain activities such as cycling. Other treatments include oral or topical medication.

How can Low Level Laser Help?

Low Level Laser Therapy or Photobiomodulation Therapy will decrease any inflammation that is in the area, and will also increase blood flow to local tissue, which will result in increased mitochondrial activity. The end result is that as inflammation decreases, the pain will decrease.

Inflammation reduction  – a brief explanation.

One of the major effects of light when absorbed by our bodies, is on the mitochondria, the power source inside our cells. When cells are stressed through injury or damage, the mitochondria produce nitric oxide (a toxic chemical), which in turn reduces oxygen production, significantly lowering cell energy and leading to a state of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress then creates a state of inflammation and cell death. LLLT or PMB Therapy dissociates the nitric oxide allowing oxygen back into the cell, so the energy level of the cell is restored and oxidative stress is reduced. Once normal mitochondrial function is re-established through LLLT, cell function improves, pain reduces and the patient begins to feel better.

WRITTEN ABOUT IN HER LATEST BOOK “VAGINA A NEW BIOGRAPHY”
BY DR NAOMI WOLF

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