Does addition of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in conservative care of knee arthritis successfully postpone the need for joint replacement?

The study evaluates whether the addition of low-level laser therapy into standard conventional physical therapy in elderly with bilateral symptomatic tri-compartmental knee arthritis can successfully postpone the need for joint replacement surgery. A prospective randomized cohort study of 100 consecutive unselected elderly patients with bilateral symptomatic knee arthritis with each knee randomized to receive either…

Parkinson’s: let there be light…..

A new treatment is restoring smell, sleep and other things we take for granted. Margaret Jarrett in the garden of her home in Adelaide Margaret Jarrett was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease eight years ago.   And although she was bothered by many of the symptoms that commonly afflict Parkinson’s sufferers – resting tremor, uncertain gait and…

FIBROMYALGIA Part two

Following on from a very nonspecific description and treatment regime for Fibromyalgia, I thought I would open with the final paragraph in the web page for the Mayo Clinic’s discussion of FM. The Causes of FM are described thus: “Doctors don’t know what causes fibromyalgia, but it most likely involves a variety of factors working…

FIBROMYALGIA. Part One

If ever there was a prize for the worst word in medicine, ‘Fibromyalgia’ would beat anything else hands down. Patients tell their doctors they’ve had muscle pain for ten years and hurt all over.    When the doctors press onto them, it causes them to wince in pain or startle for apparently no reason.   The assumption…

How Infrared Saunas Help Detox Your Lymphatic System

In a world filled with detoxifying diets, exercise regimes and green smoothies, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to know exactly what detoxes your lymphatic system and maintains the health of the body’s immune system.    The problem has been compounded by the fact that we come into contact with millions of potentially damaging chemicals in our everyday…

THE CLINICAL BENEFITS OF VITAMIN D

Cold Laser Pain Relief gives each new patient a pack containing handy information and miscellaneous tips.   I thought that this particular page from the pack cannot be emphasised too much, as Vitamin D affects so many different aspects of health. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE If Vitamin D3 levels are low, the risk of Myocardial Infarction is twice…

3 REASONS TO QUIT SMOKING

WHAT IS IN A CIGARETTE? Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals.    The 3 most harmful of these are: Tar A mixture of chemicals (Formaldehyde, Arsenic and Cyanide to name a few) which are drawn into a smoker’s lung when they inhale cigarette smoke.  Once inhaled, the smoke condenses and 70% of the tar is…

WHAT IS COLD LASER THERAPY.

WHAT IS COLD LASER THERAPY. Therapeutic Lasers were accidentally discovered in 1967 in Budapest, when, as a result of laser treatment in the laboratory, hair regrowth was witnessed as a side effect. Soon after there was reproducible proof that Cold Laser treatment could relieve pain, and this swiftly led to the advancement and refinement of…