LED & Laser Treatment
Laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) and LED (Light Emitting Diode) also known as Photobiomodulation essentially works at the cellular level.
Benefits of light
Increased blood circulation
Stimulation of collagen production and ATP
Stimulation of the body’s anti-inflammatory response
Reduce the excitability of nerve tissue. The photons of light energy enter the body as negative ions. This requires the body to send positive ions, calcium among others, to flow to the area being treated. These ions assist in regulating the nerves, thereby relieving pain.
Stimulate fibroblastic activity which aids in the repair process. Fibroblasts are present in connective tissue and are capable of forming collagen fibers.
Increase phagocytosis. This is the process of scavenging for and ingesting dead or degenerated cells by the phagocyte cells. This is an important part of the infection control process.
Increase RNA and DNA synthesis. This helps the body to replace damaged cells more promptly.
Increase lymphatic system activity
Stimulate tissue granulation and connective tissue projections. These are part of the healing process of wounds, ulcers or inflamed tissue.
Laser and LED treatment is effective for:
Anti-inflammatory effects after trauma, strains or fractures; accelerated healing of fractures; wound healing.
Treatment for stroke, Parkinson’s,
TBI, CTE, dementia, Alzheimer’s, migraine, vertigo, tinnitus.
Dental conditions and and pre-post procedures.
Research Tinnitus Treatment
Diomedics LED Device, Model 500
Diomedics LED cluster head device. Contains 5 diodes:
1 Red, 660 nm, 6.7 mW
1 Green, 574 nm, 3.2 mW
3 Near-Infrared, 950 nm, 26.7mW each. Total NIR = 80.1 mW
Total optical output power: 90 mW CW (3 AAA Batteries, 1.5 V each)
Beam Spot Size: 2.56 cm2
Power density: 35.1 mW/cm2
1 J/cm2 = 28.4 sec
Treat while patient is lying down, supine. Requires 2 LED devices.
Treat Tragus area and Mastoid area same side, simultaneously, 3 Min.
3 Min. = 6.3 J/cm2 Treat L and R sides.
Personal Observation, D. Iuliano, LAc, Cambridge, MA; M. Naeser
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