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Low Level Laser Therapy - A New Way to Increase Fertility

Updated: Dec 19, 2023





For those facing the daunting challenges of age-related fertility issues, whether starting the journey of natural conception or navigating the complexities of IVF, low level light therapy (LLLT) a.k.a photomodulation, is a groundbreaking development that you should consider.


This therapy merges traditional medicine with modern technology, providing a gentle treatment for fertility issues.



Confronting Age-Related Fertility Decline:


Until recently, Western reproductive medicine has traditionally maintained that ageing and declining egg quality is an irreversible fertility process, leaving many people feeling hopeless. Studies show that approximately 75% of women trying to conceive at age 30 will give birth within one year, compared with only 66% at age 35 and 44% at age 40.


However, recent medical research, particularly from Denmark and Japan, is dramatically shifting this perspective. These studies show the potential for not just halting but reversing the impacts of ageing on fertility using LLLT.





The Science of Low Level Laser Therapy


Laser acupuncture, using Low-Level Light Therapy, is at the heart of this new approach. The therapy involves applying a spectrum of light to acupuncture points on the neck and abdomen.


The mechanism is fascinating – LLLT is believed to stimulate mitochondrial activity in these cells. Mitochondria, often described as the batteries of the cell, play a pivotal role in cellular energy production. In the context of fertility, enhancing mitochondrial function in eggs can help improve the chances of conception.


The increased ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production, a direct outcome of the LLLT stimulation, is essential for the energy-intensive processes of egg maturation, fertilisation, and early embryonic development.



Mitochondria: Crucial Energy Providers:


The significance of mitochondria in reproductive health cannot be overstated. Human eggs have about 200 times more mitochondria than any other cell. As women age, particularly beyond 35, mitochondrial efficiency in eggs begins to decline.


This decline is a key factor in reducing egg quality and, consequently, decreasing fertility. What LLLT offers is a way to rejuvenate mitochondria, effectively turning back the clock on the egg's cellular health.


This enhanced mitochondrial activity translates into better-quality eggs, increasing the chances of successful conception and healthy embryo development.





The Comprehensive Benefits of LLLT:


The benefits of LLLT extend well beyond enhancing mitochondrial function:


  • Improved blood circulation, as a result of this therapy, ensures better nutrient and oxygen supply to the reproductive organs, creating a better environment for conception.

  • LLLT has also been shown to reduce oxidative stress in the body, a known factor in fertility issues. This reduction in oxidative damage can lead to healthier eggs and sperm, thereby increasing the odds of successful conception.

  • The potential to also soften scar tissue and reduce inflammation helps to enhance the receptivity of the uterine lining, crucial for embryo implantation.



Evidence of Success:


The real-world impact of LLLT in fertility treatment is evidenced by impressive success rates from international studies.


The Danish study, for instance, reported a 66% pregnancy success rate among women who had previously faced continuous failures with other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART).


In Japan, under the meticulous guidance of Dr. Toshio Ohshiro, a substantial trial with 701 infertile patients revealed notable improvements in female fertility, with a remarkable 22.3% achieving pregnancy. This success extended to male fertility as well, with notable improvements observed in semen quality, particularly in its motility (its ability to 'swim').





Conclusion


Our clinic in Brighton and Hove has already seen some incredible results using LLLT for fertility. By integrating these laser acupuncture treatments, we are offering a novel and promising path to parenthood.


If you're exploring fertility options and are interested in low level laser therapy, we'd love to help you. Contact our Brighton and Hove clinic today to learn more and take your first step towards a brighter, hopeful future in starting your family.



DISCLAIMER: All content is provided for general information only and should not taken for medical advice. White Tara Clinic is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content of this site.



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