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Nine News story on Laser Therapy 2/2/2016

Posted by Adam Canning on February 3, 2016 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (1)

9 News Story on Low Level Laser Therapy aired on the 2/2/2016 

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http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/02/02/18/49/laser-therapy-touted-a-success-by-aussies-suffering-from-chronic-pain




Nick Maxwell's " Laser Ray Of Light "

Posted by Adam Canning on August 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Collingwood skipper Nick Maxwell turns to laser therapy in bid to overcome thumb injury and play finals

By Jay Clark

Herald Sun August 22, 2011 9:03AM

Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell has turned to some cutting-edge medical treatments to help fast-track his recovery from a fractured thumb.

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Maxwell on Sunday revealed he was spending time in the hyperbaric chamber and had adopted laser therapy techniques to try to quicken the healing.

Studies have shown low-level laser therapy can increase blood flow to injured parts of the body and increase cell growth.

While the odds appear stacked against Maxwell playing again this season, the skipper said he was exploring every possible option to help speed his recovery.

"I'm trying everything. I've done a lot this week. I've done all the hyperbaric," Maxwell said on Channel Seven.

"This (cast) can be removed at any stage.

"I'm getting some laser therapy and doing all sorts of stuff to do whatever I can to try and help."

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The Pies' growing injury list is a concern, with seven first-choice players absent from the 18-point win against Brisbane Lions on Saturday night.

Leon Davis (soreness) and Andrew Krakouer (quad) were late withdrawals against the Lions, while Ben Reid was substituted after falling heavily on his back.

With the club's depth being tested, Maxwell said he was trying to avoid getting caught up in the discussion about whether his race against time would be successful.

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Maxwell, who suffered the injury 10 days ago, was initially expected to miss three to four weeks, but the Pies say there are no guarantees.

If he can return, he will almost certainly have to play with intense pain and restricted movement in his thumb.

Opponents making the thumb a target could also add to the risk.

"To be honest, I'm not looking too far ahead," Maxwell said. "I know people are saying, 'Can you be back for this final or this final or this final?'

"I'm just worried about trying to get each day right.

"If I start looking ahead, then I will start worrying about what I am doing right now.

"If I worry about what I'm doing right now, then I will stuff up what I am doing right now. I'll tick these boxes today, then I'll tick them tomorrow and do it that way."

Mick Malthouse is nearing the end of his reign as Magpies coach but stand-in captain Scott Pendlebury said the team was trying to win the flag not only for him, but for all at the club.

"It's bigger than one person -- a premiership," the midfielder said.

TIPS TO HELP WITH QUITTING SMOKING :

Posted by Adam Canning on May 15, 2011 at 8:14 PM Comments comments (0)

You will need to work out ways to break your regular habits that involve smoking ;

 

 * Plan changes in your daily routine to help you adjust to being a non-smoker.For example,driving or walking a different route to work,or planning a new way to unwind after work,can help stop you thinking about your old smoking habits .

 

* Take all your normal breaks but with a cup of herbal tea or other drink ,nicotine breaks down caffeine so each coffee or tea you have is going to stimulate you more , even try holding your cup in your other hand :)

 

 * It takes about 15 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that it's full after a meal.Instead of using a cigarette to distract yourself from hunger,try sipping on a drink or brush your teeth immediately after meals - this also re-inforces the desire for a clean fresh mouth.

 

* Try sitting in a different chair to watch TV and try having a shower as soon as you get up, if these are times you usually smoke .

 

* Avoid challenging occasions where there will be plenty of cigarettes available , particularly if there will also be alcohol around.Try drinking a different type of alcohol of if you know it is a trigger for your cravings.

 

Neck Pain No More

Posted by Adam Canning on May 9, 2011 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

  Link to Video from A Curent Affair : http://aca.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=1066264

 

One in every four adults suffers from severe neck pain at some time in their lives.

Australians spend $34 billion dollars a year on pain management. Neck pain treatment amounts to about a quarter of that.

But Dr Roberta Chow from the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Research Institute says low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is the "beginning of a new branch of medicine" that could be the answer for sufferers.

Results from 16 controlled trials with a total of 820 patients indicated that most patients reported both short-term and medium-term pain relief with the treatment.

Overall, the researchers said the trials indicated "moderate statistical evidence for efficacy of low-level laser therapy" for neck pain.

"I do say this is my magic wand sometimes; but I try and be realistic with people too, Dr Chow says.

"I'm just blocking the nerves. It's acting like a nerve block, and if we do it again and again we will make your nervous system less sensitive. Then you can move more and you'll gradually get better."

The treatment is low-intensity laser beams — allegedly too weak to generate biologically significant heat — at the back or side of the neck, targeting muscles, and vertebral joints and penetrating several centimetres of tissue.

But strong skepticism has come from some experts in traditional pain management.

No one is sure how it works, but Dr Chow is now trying to find the reason for its effectiveness. One of the potential explanations is anti-inflammatory effects from radiation.

Here are some pros and cons of the LLLT treatment:

Pros

Requires no surgery, no needles, and no medicines.

No side effects from surgery or strong drugs.

It's fast, sometimes taking just 15 minutes to relieve pain.

Cons

Not yet fully known how the treatment works.

Several patients in the trials reported increased tiredness.

10 to 20 percent of patients in the trials did not report any change.

Healed by the light - LASER

Posted by Adam Canning on April 15, 2010 at 4:32 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Healed by the Light

 

By Jeffrey M. Nelson, MD and Karen P. Nelson, MA

 

The cell is a machine driven by energy…In every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.

Albert von Szent-Györgyi (1967)

 

Light energy has been used for healing since the earliest recorded medical history, but has gone out of favor in Western medicine with the advent of the existing paradigm of a more surgical and pharmacological basis. Recently, a shift in thinking has been emerging with an explosion of research, exploration and utilization of energy medicine modalities such as micro-current stimulators, bone growth stimulators, broad-spectrum multiple frequency Tesla coil devices, and low-level or cold lasers.

 

Despite years of research demonstrating the benefits of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as a modality for wound healing, Western medicine, and its adjunct professions, have been slow to adopt this technology. LLLT has been an essential part of therapy for practitioners around the world for almost 20 years, but it is only recently catching on in the United States. Still, the vast majority of students of medicine and allied health practices in this country are not being taught its efficacy and use. It’s time we opened our eyes to the light.

 

One of my first eye-opening experiences with LLLT in wound recovery was with a burn patient. As a plastic surgeon and medical director of a burn and wound center, I see large numbers of acute and chronic burn injuries as well as wounds of various etiologies. One particular gentleman had a home fire that melted his carpet and he was forced to walk across it in bare feet to get out of his home. He presented with very deep foot burns and severe pain. He was on chronic narcotics due to an old back injury, so I knew his pain would be difficult to manage. At presentation his pain was exceptionally severe and the bottoms of his feet were purple, swollen and sloughing skin. Within two minutes of treatment with the 635nm Erchonia® cold-diode laser his pain decreased by a self-reported 75%, and his skin went from blue and purple to pink right before our eyes! As you can imagine, our jaws dropped and this particular laser therapy has been a part of my practice ever since.

 

How it Works

The exact mechanism of action of LLLT is not completely understood; however, there are several theories based on cellular research conducted over the last two decades or more. The basic premise is that LLLT stimulates cell activation processes which, in turn, intensify physiologic activity. Healing is essentially a cellular process and light energy initiates a cascade of reactions, from the cell membrane to the cytoplasm, to the nucleus and DNA. This is called cellular amplification; a phenomenon whose demonstration earned the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1994.

 

There are many biological processes that take place in tissues that have been shown to respond to LLLT in the 630-640 nanometer wavelength range. One of these processes is the enhancement of ATP production in the mitochondria, which provides more energy substrate for cellular healing and tissue recovery post injury. This wavelength has also been shown to decrease inflammatory mediators in wounds and increase endogenous endorphin release.

 

When one considers that wounds have varying degrees of cellular and vascular damage, the wound site can be in a potentially anaerobic state. Cells deprived of oxygen or blood supply have a potential to increase lactic acidosis and therefore amplify local cellular damage. Normal physiologic healing requires growth factors and cytokines to be released at the wound site. These cell mediators call inflammatory cells to the wound which clean up damaged tissues, fight bacteria, and stimulate fibroblasts and vascular cells to grow to try to heal the zone of injury. The physiologic concept is that LLLT improves cellular metabolism and accelerates the process of debris cleaning, improves neutrophil bacterial clearing and hastens cellular division. Therefore, all stages of wound healing; hemostasis, inflammation, cell proliferation and migration, collagen synthesis, wound contraction, and wound remodeling proceed more rapidly and more efficiently.

 

A key issue to understand is that LLLT, as a category, covers a broad range of wavelengths. Individual wavelengths have individual physiologic results. The 635 nm wavelength is the monochromatic output that has been shown to be the best wavelength for improving cellular metabolism and therefore, improving wound healing.

 

Another important property of an effective laser is that it be a true laser, which, by definition, produces the emission of coherent light, generated at a precise, stable frequency, in a focused direction. Products that use Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are not true lasers. They produce non-coherent or random light, generating random frequencies. Coherent light energy is critical when treating the human body.

One more consideration is the optimum power necessary for bio-stimulation. The Arndt-Schulz Law of photo-biological activity, essentially states that “less is more” when it comes to energy for improved cellular physiology.

Healing Research

 

Our research with burn patients demonstrates several advantages with LLLT in burn/wound management. The most immediate advantage is an average of 70% decrease in pain at the wound site within 5 minutes of a two-minute treatment per 4% total body surface area (TBSA). Other research has shown that LLLT increases natural endorphins in patients. This increase in endorphin release would explain why we often see decreased pain for days at a time. I believe we are also seeing an immediate decrease in sensory nerve stimulation and a decrease in sympathetic stimulation. This decrease in sympathetic tone and sensory nerve stimulation provides the decrease in pain within minutes. During our studies with burn patients we noticed that they had less swelling in their wounds, visibly improved perfusion (blood supply) to the tissues and faster healing. When patients have continued LLLT and we follow them post-healing, they have less scar formation and less purritus (itching) in their scars. Currently, we are undertaking a multi-center, double-blinded trial that will explore the potential of LLLT in healing burn injuries and decreasing their late complications.

Our success with the burn-injured patient led us to apply LLLT to the management of other complex wounds. Some of the wounds we have treated include diabetic wounds, decubitus ulcers, post-orthopedic surgery wounds and skin and myocutaneous flaps. We use the laser to decrease inflammation, improve tissue perfusion and decrease pain at the wound site; each a tremendous advantage to the patient and the treating practitioner.

 

Complementary Advantages

 

The advantages in improving musculoskeletal pain carry over to the physical therapy and occupational therapy arenas. We have found in our clinical work that patient’s stiffness and sense of tissue tightness greatly decreases after LLLT treatments. Typically, an improvement of 30-50% occurs with just one treatment. Many extremity wounds have long periods of immobilization associated with them; from splinting, surgery, or just a protective mechanism of pain control. LLLT treatments increase the patient’s recovery of range of motion (ROM). This mechanism of improved ROM is separate from pain control and protective issues. Later, after a burn or wound injury, many patients will report no pain, but have problems with tightness and stiffness. Within minutes or hours of LLLT treatments they report significant (>30%) improvement in the tightness. We have also found that many patients may have a functionally normal ROM by goniometer measurements, yet feel very tight or stiff. The LLLT greatly improves their subjective assessment of tightness, however their ROM may remain the same.

Basic Mechanics

 

 LLLT can be used near and over hardware such as artificial joints. Pregnancy is not a contraindication, but it is suggested that a pregnant patient not be treated due to medical/legal issues. Though there are no known problems with the use of LLLT on a patient with a pacemaker, it is not suggested that it be used directly over the pacemaker or pacemaker wires.

 

LLLT can be applied through dressings and clothing, though, in my practice, I like to observe the areas when treated. In the physical therapy setting this is important because dressings or garments don’t always have to be removed. The number of treatments depends on the problem being addressed and may be as little as one and as many as 20 spread over several months.

 

There can often be increased exudate in an open wound for LLLT increases tissue perfusion which can increase wound fluid. Pain at the treatment site is rare, but can occur on occasion with a mild increase in pain that then significantly resolves in 1-2 hours.

 

As a plastic surgeon in charge of a burn and wound center for many years, I have had the opportunity to assist multiple patients with pain management, wound healing and physical recovery with the use of 635 nm LLLT. This modality has been the best new technology I have had to offer my patients in the last decade. It is my hope that others will latch onto this technology and bring it forward, for it is a completely non-invasive option that provides so many physiologic advantages with no apparent side effects.

Dr. Jeffrey Nelson is a plastic surgeon who has been involved in wound healing for more than 20 years and is currently the Medical Director of the burn and wound center at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Arizona.

Karen Nelson has an advanced degree in physiology and is working as a medical writer in Tucson, Arizona.

Auricular Acupuncture

Posted by Adam Canning on January 30, 2010 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

What is Ear Acupuncture?

 

 

Auricular acupuncture is a diagnostic and treatment system based on normalizing the body's dysfunction through stimulation of points on the ear. Resulting amelioration of pain and illness is believed to be through the reticular formation and the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems (1).

Ear acupuncture, is an acupuncture technique similar to reflexology, and is speculated that the technique works because groups of pluripotent cells contain information from the whole organism and create regional organization centers representing different parts of the body, through recruitment of more cortex cells dedicated to specific areas of the body. Thus stimulation of a reflex point in the ear can relieve symptoms of distant pathology with a reliable duration.

 

Ancient History of Ear Acupuncture

 

 

 

Rudimentary forms of acupuncture which probably arose during the Stone Age have survived in many parts of the world right down to present day. Primitive sharp stones and bamboo were replaced by fish bones, bamboo clips and later various shapes of needles made of metal. When stones and arrows were the only tools of war, warriors wounded in war found that some diseases that affected them for many years were gone, as probably testify scars on the skin of the mummified body of Similaun, Italy. The Eskimos, are still using sharpened stones for treating their illness. The Bantus of South Africa scratch certain areas of their skin to allay the symptoms of many illnesses, while in Brazil there is a tribe whose method of treating illness is to shoot tiny arrows from a blowpipe to specific areas of the skin. The practice of cauterizing a part of the ear with a hot metal probe has also been reported among certain tribes in Arabia. This is probably a vestige of the acupuncture practiced in ancient Egypt and Saudi Arab.

 

The Ebers papyrus of 1550 B.C. (now in the British Museum) describes a system of channels and vessels in the body which approximates more closely to the Chinese system of channels than to any known system of blood vessels, lymph vessels or nerves. The Egyptologist Alexandre Varille (1909–1951) has documented that women in ancient Egypt who did not want any more children, had their external ear pricked with a needle or cauterized with heat. Gold earrings worn by Mediterranean sailors were not just used as decorations, but were said to improve vision. Hippocrates, the father of of Greek medicine, reported that doctors made small openings in the veins situated behind the ear to facilitate ejaculation and reduce impotency problems. Cutting of veins situated behind the ear was also used to treat leg pain. The Greek physician Galen introduced Hippocratic medicine to the Roman empire in the second century CE, and commented on the healing value of scarification at the outer ear.

 

After the fall of Roman empire, the medical records of Egyptian, Greek and Roman medicine were best preserved in ancient Persia and Arabian world. Included in these Persian records were specific references to medical treatments for sciatic pains and sexual related disease produced by cauterization of the external ear. During Renaissance sporadic clinical reports in Europe describe the use of ear cauterizations to relieve leg pain. The Dutch East India Company actively engaged in trade with China from 1600s to 1800s, and its merchants brought Chinese acupuncture practices back to Europe. Doctors working with the company had become impressed by the effectiveness of needles and moxa, and cauterization of the external ear, or by cutting the veins behind the ears for relieving conditions such as sciatic pains and arthritis of the hip.

In 1637 probably for the first time in Europe was described by the Portugese physician Zacatus Lusitanus the treatment of sciatic pain by cauterization of the ear after that bloodletting had failed. The Italian anatomist and surgeon Antonio Maria Valsalva (1666–1723), who made the first modern anatomical description of the ear; in 1717 published the Aura Humanus Tractatus, where he describes the treatment of toothache by scarification of antitragus. In 1810 Prof. Ignazio Colla of Parma, Italy, reported the observation of a man stung by a bee in the antehelix which resulted in dramatic relief of pain in the legs, and in the same year Dr Cecconi, another Italian physician, performed cauterization to help treatment of sciatic pain. In 1850 the French Journal des connaissainces medico-chirurgicales reported 13 different cases of sciatic pain that had been treated by cauterization with a hot iron applied to the ear. Only one of the patients did not improve completely. But it was not until a century later that Paul Nogier rediscovered this type of treatment.

 

Dr Paul Nogier: The Father of Ear Acupuncture

  

  

In 1957, Dr Paul Nogier a physician resident in Lyons, France, first presented his observations of the somatotopic correspondences of the ear. He is actually considered the Father of modern auricolotherapy. Dr Nogier (2) originated the concept of an inverted fetus map on the external ear (Fig. 1). He developed this theory after noticing that some patients attending his clinic had a small scar from a burn on part of their ear. On inquiring into this, he was told that a very small area of their ear had been cauterized by a certain Madame Barrin for treatment of sciatic pain—a treatment that they proved very rapid and effective. Later his first great insight was the recognition of the homunculus, ‘the man in the ear’, the representation and anatomical correlation of the inverted fetus in the ear. Points on the body, for example the knee, corresponded precisely with the fetal representation of the knee in the auricle. Auriculotherapy following Nogier's theory uses the ear to help determine whether the right and left hemispheres of the brain are functioning as a dynamic whole, whether there are specific neurological, musculo-skeletal or organ systems that are in imbalance, and whether there are any blockages to treatment, such as scar tissue or emotional disorders and it should be a new diagnostic system too (2,3).

 

 

 

Then Dr Nogier noticed that there was a distinct change in the amplitude and dimension of the pulse when certain points on the auricle were stimulated. This occurs consistently and is both repeatable and measurable by modern equipment. Dr Nogier called it the Vascular Autonomic Sign (VAS) (3). Being able to detect the VAS on the radial pulse of the patients’ left hand enables the practitioner to precisely determine the location of a point, whether there is a pathology in the region of the body that relates to specific points, and whether certain substances are indicated. Accurate employment of the VAS would be essential in diagnosis and treatment following the principles of Nogier's auricolomedicine.

 

Nogier collaborated with a group of medical colleagues who, in a spirit of cooperation and discovery, shared their experiences. One of those colleagues, Dr Jacques Niboyet, convinced Nogier to introduce his discoveries to the Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Acupuncture in February of 1956. Attending that Congress was Dr Gérard Bachmann who published Nogier's research, translated into German, in a Acupuncture journal in 1957. This journal had an international circulation and it was not long before Japanese acupuncturists became familiar with Nogier‘s reflex system.

 

The discovery of the system spread to China and led to intensive research by the Chinese medical authorities at a time of renewed interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine. After learning about the Nogier ear charts in 1958, a massive study was initiated by the Nanjing Army Ear Acupuncture research Team. This Chinese medical group verified the clinical effectiveness of the Nogier approach and assessed the conditions of over 2000 clinical patients, recording which ear points corresponded to specific diseases. The outcome of that research was very positive and resulted in the utilization of this therapy by the ‘Barefoot Doctors’ of the Cultural Revolution. In China was published an Ear Chart remarkably similar to that of Dr Nogier in 1958 (4).

Nogier acknowledged that Chinese traditional medicine had been using ear points for acupuncture prior to his discovery, but these had been considered empirical points for particular treatments and were not associated with a somatotopic representation of the homunculus in the ear. This oversight appears to have inhibited awareness of options laid open to recognize and treat other points in the ear following an anatomical relationship to the points already known at the time.

 

Ear Acupuncture and Evidence Based Medicine

 

 

 

Later the American physician TD Oleson has published a very important paper that is a real milestone in ear acupuncture (5). To experimentally evaluate the claims by French and Chinese ear acupuncture that a somatotopic mapping of the body was represented in the external ear, 40 patients were examined to determine areas of their body where there was musculoskeletal pain. Each patient was draped with a sheet and a physician conducting the auricular diagnosis had no prior knowledge of the patient's medical condition, but simply examined the patient's ear for areas of elevated skin conductivity or tenderness. The concordance between the established medical diagnosis and the auricular diagnoses was 75.2% (5). These results thus supported the hypothesis that there is a somatotopoic organization of the body represented upon the human auricle, but represented following definite areas not meridian lines or other energetic concepts.

 

In the last years modern clinical and basic research is confirming the efficacy of ear acupuncture mostly in the treatment of pain both acute and chronic (6–9), and of anxiety related disorders (10–12). While the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, obesity, smoke cessation, alcohol withdrawal and other types of substance abuse disease is still waiting definitive confirmation (13–17). Basic research is trying to explain the effect of therapeutic reflexes induced by ear acupuncutre so behavioral analgesia produced by auricular acupuncture can be blocked by the opiate antagonist naloxone, indicating the role of endorphinergic systems in understanding the underlying mechanisms of auriculotherapy analgesia (18); and ear stimulation in healthy persons is associated with changed activity in the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system depending on the site of stimulation and period of observation (19).

 

Auricolotherapy is a treatment diffusing in all over the world, and its patterns follow the principles of Chinese acupuncture, revised and updated, with Chinese maps of the ear; the principles of Paul Nogier and also the principles of reflexology basing on somatotopic maps that do not recognize energetic-based stimulation, while just the evocation of a reflex stimulating precise areas of the ear; moreover are used for stimulation of ear skin many different tools: finger acupressure, laser, electricity, different types of needles, magnetic balls, seeds.

Actually one of the many methodological problems with auricular acupuncture is that there are so many maps of the ear and little agreement exists regarding point location, lacking definitive anatomic study on ear skin and its somatotopic correspondences. Another problem is that all correspondence or reflex systems do not correlate to the knowledge of anatomy and physiology based on the patterns of mainstream medicine (20).

 

Footnotes

 

 

For reprints and all correspondence: Luigi Gori, Service of Auricolotherapy, Center of Natural Medicine, S. Giuseppe Hospital, via Paladini, 40 – 50053 Empoli, Italy. Tel: +39-0571-702601; Fax: +39-0571-702639; E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

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O’Connor J, Benksy D (transl, ed.) Acupuncture: a comprehensive text—Shanghai College of Traditional Medicine. Chicago: Eastland, 1981, 472–91.

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Karst M, Wintherhalter M, Munte S, Francki B, Honronikos A, Eckardt A, Hoy L, Buhck H, Bernateck M, Fink M. Auricular acupuncture for dental anxiety: a randomized controlled trial. Anesth Analg ( 2007;) 104:: 295–300.[Abstract/Free Full Text]

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Laser Acupuncture

Posted by Adam Canning on January 30, 2010 at 7:27 PM Comments comments (6)

 

 

 

 

Laser acupuncture or laserpuncture therapy is the accepted name employed by those who practice the principle of acupuncture by using the stimulation of a laser beam instead of a penetrating needle.

The laser energy seems to be more suitable to the meridian system which is an “oscillating energy field” than the needle. With " LLLT " - Low Level Laser Therapy ,you have a holistic approach which will transfer modulated energy to the meridian system.

 

There are 2 main advantages with laser acupuncture over needles : 1) There is NO risk of infection through penetration with needles over the very sensitive ear when performing Auricular Acupuncture and as the ear represents the whole organism and connects to the whole body , needles can present a problem .2) The laser is able to transmit very specific information via the super-imposing of frequencies onto the laser light ,which can then be targeted to specific energy points or locations .These Hz ( frequencies ) relate to various functions within the body and energy bodies as well having specific resonance to the meridians themselves .This ability to communicate to the body ,gives laser a distinct advatage over needling .

 

Proven Photoresponses / responses to laser light

 

increased mast cell and degranulation Dyson et al 1989. Lasers in Surgery & Medicine 9: p. 497-505

increased angiogenesis Mester, A. (1977) A Exp Clur 10(5) p. 301-306 1985 Lasers in Surgery & 2nd Medicine 5: R 31-39

increased wound potentials, healing & cellularity Dyson, M., Young, S., 1986 Lasers in Medical Science 7: p.125-130

collateral axon sprouting and prevention of post traumatic nerve degeneration Rochkind, S., (1978) Morphogen Regen 73 : p.48-50 (1986) Acta Neuro Chin 83 : p.125-130 (1988) New Methods of Treating Severely Injured Sciatica Nerve & Spinal Cord Rochkind, S., Nissanetal (1989) Lasers in Surgery & Medicine 9 : p. 174-182

 

Connective Tissue is a Continuously Connected System

 

A) LIVING MATRIX

B) NUCLEA MATRIX > Collectively the

C) CYTOSKELETON LIVING MATRIX

* TENSILE STRENGTH & INTER-CONNECTEDNESS

* A LIQUID CRYSTAL STRUCTURE

PROPERTIES * COMPONENTS ARE SEMICONDUCTORS (PIEZOELECTRIC)

* QUANTUM COHERENCE CAPABILITIES Ho 1993

 

Every molecule that needs to be transferred to a cell must pass through the matrix and all cells must interrelate with the extracellular environment and microcirculatory system

 

The Whole is Greater than it’s Parts

 

STRUCTURAL ORDER results in highly ordered coherent electromagnetic fields enable laser like Fröhlich oscillations to rapidly move throughout the living matrix as well as radiating outwards into the external environment (Fröhlich, H. 1986).

 

SOLID STATE PROPERTIES OF CRYSTALS enable whole system communication to occur whereby the behaviour of each individual component is modified as a result of being part of a collective group (Fröhlich H. 1973).

 

FRÖHLICH OSCILLATIONS relate to two large molecules being capable of giant dipole vibrations at certain frequencies, separated by a medium with appropriate dielectric properties, will result in a resonant-like interaction even if they are far apart (Fröhlich, H 1973).

 

To Touch the Surface is to Stir the Depths

Non linear open biological systems enable the whole open system to react to repeated feedback leading to major changes in ordered structures necessary for adaptation to changing conditions, which is required for spontaneous self organisation (Barnsley 1993).

 

The brain is a single functional unit, from cortex to finger tips. However the two are in different locations in one continuous medium… (Juan 1987)

 

New Macroscopic structural and behavioural patterns emerge from minute changes in: - Temperature - Touch

- Electromagnetic Fields - Light

… even the spoken word

 

The Meridian System may not be able to be distinguished as a separate anatomical system as a consequence of being; an invisible - sub molecular, solid state quantum wave phenomenon of the connective tissue.

Any therapeutic treatment approach that focuses on just one area of the body - will have limited success with addressing the organism as a whole.

 

Apart from pathophysiological disturbances there may be disturbances at a higher level

** THE ENERGY LEVEL **

 

Laser Acupuncture and stimulation of the Matrix

Meridians share a common pattern of oscillating energy (resonance) and have measurable electrical properties indicating they are electrical transmission lines .

 

Low - frequency electrical oscillations are produced in the perineural connective tissues surrounding the nervous system, creating a dynamic communication system which plays a key role in repair of injuries and in regulating consciousness. (Becker 1990,1991).

 

MRI has measured current flows set up by neural activities within the brain that produce magnetic fields that can pass through various tissues and be measured by a magnetometer some distance away from the head.

 

Super Imposing of Frequencies onto Laser Light

 

IN 1983 DR BAHR ( Germany ) discovered another series of frequencies assigned to the 3 tissue layers, nervous and meridian systems and developed diagnosis of foci and systematic use of ear acupuncture diagnosis:

 

1/599,5 LOWER TISSUE LAYERS - source of illness/affinity to sympathetic nervous system

2/199 CENTRAL TISSUE LAYER - hormonal & nerve related /affinity to parasympathetic system

3/2388 SURFACE TISSUE STRUCTURES - Biotic points between man & environment/Omega - Ren Channels

4/4776 OMEGA - DU CHANNEL POINTS

5/9552 OSCILLATION FREQUENCY; SUPER OMEGA

6/149,875 LEFT AXIS; RIGHT POINTS

7/299,75 RIGHT AXIS; LEFT POINTS

Provides information on position of pathology

and treatment of hidden foci.

 

These are the latest frequencies recently discovered by Dr. Reininger. Relating to the 12 main meridians to assist faster re-balance of the resonance chain

Li — 442hz

St — 471hz

He — 497hz

Ci — 530hz

Li — 553hz

Gb — 583hz

Ki — 611hz

Bi — 667hz

Sp — 702hz

3H — 732hz

Si — 791hz

Lu — 824hz

 

Quantum Coherence = Organic Wholeness

Quantum coherence is far more dynamic than the biochemical models of energy flow (Ho, M.W.1997,1999)

Because the crystalline structure for the matrix is geometrically coherent large coherent excitations will develop in the form of photons and phonons (Ho 1996b)

 

A large scale Fröhlich Wave is produced when coherence builds up to a certain level (Oschman, J.L.1993) beam diameter 15nm = diameter of microtubles.

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