Scalar Laser Therapy uses infra-red, red, and/or violet lasers to reduce muscular, joint, cartilage, and bone pain and accelerate healing. These cold lasers penetrate deep into the body and generate warmth in the tissues, increase circulation, and promote healing. They have been used by naturopaths for decades.
It sounds fantastical, but even a National Institute of Health (NIH) trial found it to be effective and warrant further study. Follow the hyperlink below to read the controlled trial.
The Effects of Infrared Laser and Medical Treatments on Pain and Serotonin Degradation Products in Patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome. A Controlled Trial. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14628149)