I. Chronic Pain and Arthritis

CORTISONE IMPROVED WITH LLLT Laser plus cortisone more effective than cortisone by itself Photomed Laser Surg.2010 Oct; 28(5):639-46 FROZEN SHOULDER BENEFITS A significant improvement in laser therapy compared to the control group.  The treatment group experienced...

II. Injury

TENDINITIS AND MYOFASCIAL PAIN BENEFITS Acute tendinitis had the best response Logdberg-Anersson et al, Laser Therapy 1997 (9) pp.79-86 FRACTURES Laser creates an increase in Osteoblasts & Calcium Pinheiro L., Photomed Laser Surg. 2006 Jun;24(2):169-171 LLLT USING...

III. Skin Conditions and Wounds

ULTRASOUND vs. LASER Animal Study; Laser treatment provided a much greater increase in the wound strength than ultrasound. J Rehab Res & Dev, Volume 41 Number 5, September/October 2004 PHOTOTHERAPY IMPROVES HEALING OF CHRONIC VENOUS ULCERS Abstract Objective: We...

IV. Physiological and Cellular Benefits

PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS Increases:  Cell proliferation, cell division, cell maturation, secretion of growth factors, wound healing, collagen production, wound strength, wound closer, fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, chondrocytes, epithelialization, skin circulation, oxygen...

V. Neuropathies and Main Disorders

NERVE GROWTH STIMULATION Controlled trial showed regeneration of sciatic nerve and myelination in rats. Rochkind. Photomed & Laser Surg. 2007, 25 (3): 137-143 AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM BENEFITS Irradiation of the Stellate Ganglion reduced VAS scores and increased...

VI. Other

THYROID FUNCTION IMPROVES Laser improves the function of the thyroid based on lab values with chronic autoimmune thyroiditis Lasers Surg Med. 2010 Aug; 42 (6): 589-96 BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERED WITH LASER Laser applied to acupoints lowered blood pressure J of Chiro Med,...

The Use of Ear Acupuncture in Trauma & Disaster

By Donna Rasplica, Dr. TCM Ear acupuncture can be used for anyone involved in a traumatic incident: survivors mental health staff police and emergency personnel This community-style of acupuncture is well suited to conditions faced in a disaster. We can set up almost...

Blues for New Orleans

by Donna Rasplica M.Sc., Dr. TCMHurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast on August 28, 2005, horrifically damaging the area – but that was only the first disaster. The next day in New Orleans the levees were overtopped and then broken by twelve-foot storm...

Self Help for the Common Cold

The common cold starts as Wind Cold in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), then changes to Wind Heat. If one can get rid of wind cold on the first day, then it will not progress to heat and the symptoms will be greatly reduced. If one catches a cold in the summer, it...

Foods that can help Edema

Edema is caused by retention of fluids that infiltrate the muscles and skin. It is marked by swelling of the face, head, eyelids, limbs, back or entire body. Factors that Contribute to Dampness (edema) Too much raw, cold, sweet mucus forming food such as raw fruits,...

Acupuncture and Arthritis

Acupuncture is a therapeutic method that involves the insertion of fine needles through the skin. Its purpose is to encourage natural healing, reduce pain and improve function. There is no injection of any substance. Acupuncture originated in China about 4,000 years...

Acupuncture and TMJ Syndrome

What is TMJ? TMJ (temporomandibular syndrome) refers to pain in the jaw region with possible swelling, limited range of motion, muscle spasms, caraches, grinding of teeth, facial asymmetry, clicking or popping noises, and occasionally, ringing in the ears. Common...