The skin absorbs photons via a photo-chemical effect, not photo-thermal; therefore; it does not cause heat damage to the tissues. Once photons reach the cells of the body, they promote a cascade of cellular activities. It can ignite the production of enzymes, stimulate mitochondria, increase vasodilation and lymphatic drainage, synthesize ATP, and elevate collagen formation substances to prevent the formation of scar tissues. This is a critical step in reducing long-term disabling chronic myofascial pain syndromes and joint hypermobility.
Some children need additional medication to give greater control of their asthma. Combination medication is an inhaled corticosteroid + symptom controller (long acting reliever medication) in the one device, making it a more convenient way to take both medications. The addition of a symptom controller eg. Serevent or Oxis is recommended when the use of an inhaled corticosteroid alone is not achieving asthma control and is prescribed usually for children with persistent asthma (asthma attacks occurring more than 3 times per week).