ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Are your mitochondria working?
Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr.
| April 19, 2023 1:00 AM
Patients are constantly asking me what does the laser actually do and how can I explain it to friends. Low Level Laser’s work at the cellular level. They have a direct effect on the mitochondria. The mitochondria is often referred to as the “power house of the cell.” It takes food we eat and converts to energy. So what exactly is the mitochondria in a nut shell?
Mitochondria are present in nearly all types of human cell and are crucial to our health and survival. They generate the majority of our energy or adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
The number of mitochondria per cell differ from cell type to cell type. It goes without saying that cells with a high demand for energy tend to have more mitochondria. For example, according to some estimates, each neuron in the brain can have up to 2 million mitochondria whereas red cells have no mitochondria.
But, if the mitochondria does not function properly, it can lead to a whole host of medical issue’s. The DNA within mitochondria is more susceptible to damage than the rest of the genome. Free radicals are a byproduct of energy production which can damage the DNA of a mitochondria.
When mitochondria stop functioning, that cell, muscle or organ is starved of energy. So, depending on the cell type, it can lead to a large range of symptoms. As a general rule, cells that need the largest amounts of energy, such as heart muscle cells, brain and nerves, are affected the most by faulty mitochondria.
Although symptoms of a mitochondrial disease vary greatly, they might include: Loss of muscle coordination and weakness, problems with vision or hearing, learning disabilities, heart, liver or kidney disease, gastrointestinal problems and even neurological problems, including dementia.
Other conditions that are thought to involve some level of mitochondrial dysfunction include: Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Huntington’s disease, diabetes and autism, to name a few.
We all have cells in our body and each cell has a specific job to perform. The mitochondria is to produce energy so we can perform daily functions. But through traumas, toxins, inflammation or other reasons they stop performing properly. That’s were Low Level Light Therapy or Cold Laser comes in. The Laser excites the mitochondria to produce more ATP, thus the cell heals and is able to perform the job it was meant to do. Having extra energy in the form of ATP can be used by cells, tissues, and organs, to detoxify, repair themselves, regenerate/rebuild themselves and perform a multitude of other things beyond staying alive.
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Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr. is a chiropractor at Natural Spine Solutions. The business is located at 3913 Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene. For more information, please contact us at 208-966-4425.