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New light on pain
March 14, 2007
THE ancient Chinese therapy of acupuncture has gone hi-tech.
Laser beams have replaced needles to tackle acute and chronic neck, back, hip and knee pain. Laser acupuncture is also being used to relieve migraines, morning sickness, period pain, muscle sprains and strains, symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, urinary tract infection, eczema and bed wetting in children.
Lasers Aim at Pain and Swelling
by The Wall Street Journal
March 5, 2007
It may sound like something out of "Star Trek" but makers of low-intensity "cold" lasers say the devices treat a broad range of pain and swelling, and may even heal a fracture.
Physicians say there is some credible scientific evidence for cold lasers, but beware of exaggerated claims. Be skeptical of very low-powered lasers, such as Erchonia's, which is five milliwatts.
NASA Space Technology Shines Light on Healing
December 18, 2006
Doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have discovered the healing power of light with the help of technology developed for NASA's Space Shuttle.
Using powerful light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, originally designed for commercial plant growth research in space, scientists have found a way to help patients here on Earth. Doctors are examining how this special lighting technology helps hard-to-heal wounds, such as diabetic skin ulcers, serious burns, and severe oral sores caused by chemotherapy and radiation.
Chiropractic evaluation useful tool for athletes
The Citizen (NY)
by Scott Kilmer
December 5, 2006
For whatever reason, young athletes today are more focused and driven than ever before. As a result, some of our youth are involved in competition or training 365 days a year.
A young athlete's body can wrack up quite a bit of banging around and trauma. What might be written off as "growing pains" may well be accumulated trauma to the joints and spine.
Successful New Pain Treatment for Arthritis, Joint, Muscle, Nerve Damage
Business Wire (CA)
November 28, 2006
Using Revolutionary Class IV Laser Therapy
Treating pain reduction is a specialty of Orange County, Southern California-based Dr. Melissa Ritter, D.C., who is using a revolutionary infrared laser beam for conditions such as arthritis, joint/muscle/nerve pain, and fibromyalgia. In many cases up to 90% success rate.
Therapeutic Results Achieved with the Class IV Laser
by Robert L. Wertz, PhD
October 27, 2006
The trend in laser therapy for the past 10 years has been to increase power density and dose, since this has been shown to improve therapeutic outcomes considerably.
Controlled clinical studies have demonstrated that while laser therapy is effective for some specific applications, the most common reason for poor clinical outcomes is related to low power or dosage.
Controversial Therapy Keeps Gregory On Ice
by Tommy Hine
October 20, 2006
When doctors told Melissa Gregory she would be in a cast for three weeks, she slipped into denial for the second time that day. Hours earlier, when a 45-pound weight fell off its rack and landed on her left foot. Gregory refused to admit she was hurt.
"After four days, I put my foot in my skate and got back on the ice," Gregory said. "Four days." "Things can happen," he said. "Cold laser therapy, based on the people who use it, has treated soft tissue pain and tendons, tendinitis, tendon injuries.
Chiropractors Expanding Practices with Cold Laser Therapy
PR Web (TX)
September 4, 2006
Austin -- Cold lasers, also known as low level lasers, have been utilized throughout Europe for decades. While new to the United States, decades of worldwide cold laser use have produced few, if any, widely reported of side effects to date.
Laser light has been thought to stimulate tissue and aid tissue to heal more rapidly. Common uses include pain control, wound care, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and many other painful and debilitating conditions. Many doctors use the comparison of taking a sick plant and putting it out in the sun in describing how they believe laser light helps to heal tissue in the human body. Laser light penetrates the body and is thought to stimulate metabolic process in the body.
How important is it that we tell people about Chiropractic?
by Sharon Gorman, DC
August 15, 2006
How important is it that we tell people about Chiropractic? How much urgency do you have about sharing it with others? Most of us have seen the benefit to us in more than just the removal of symptoms.
To most of us Chiropractic has become a way of life. The principles have become a set of principles that we have grown to live with and we allow to guide our lives. When we have a symptom we don't look outside of ourselves for an answer, we look for the cause. We have a certain respect for our bodies and for the intelligence that resides in it. We are pro-active in assuring our good health by including regular adjustments as a way to make sure that our nervous symptom is working the best that it can.
Laser Therapy Comes to Tuolumne County
Reliable Answers (CA)
by Annette M. Hall
May 3, 2006
Laser Therapy is a revolutionary treatment option that is providing lasting pain relief from long-term ailments often responsible for years of suffering.
It wasn't that long ago that people with knee injuries were forced to endure surgery and long months of recovery time. Surgery was a dreaded experience and the outcome was never all that optimistic until laparoscopic surgery came along. With smaller incisions came faster recovery times and faster healing. Wouldn't it be terrific if you could get that same healing power without the surgery' Many Chiropractic patients are doing just that.
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