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AL500 Wellness Laser Testimonials

December 2, 2008 by Kalon 0 comments

The AL500 Acupuncture Laser or Wellness Laser is extremely versatile and people are getting great results.

See below what some of our customers are saying:

“Dear Kalon,
I have great results with the AL 500 Acupuncture Laser. It is very effective in the treatment to stop smoking, weight management and addictions.

I need protocols for gambling addiction. Where can I get it?

Thank you very much.
Kind Regards,
Jorge Sanagua

Argentina

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“Dear Mr. Prensky,

We practice Korean Hand Acupuncture (KHT) with great results. Then we started using a cold laser, 850 nm with 200mw and treating each point for 39 seconds, delivering about 7 joules of energy per point. Now we use the AL500 laser for just 15 seconds each point (also 7 joules) and we get fantastic results! In fact most every patient here gets treated on the hand with laser, and only difficult cases get needles. The AL500 is perfect for the hand points.

The hand has more motor neurons than any other area of the body combined, that is why the hand points are so powerful.  In fact my style of acupuncture uses only feet and hand points. I have been trained in all forms of acupuncture and the hand  system is definitely the best. Some treatments are only 10 minutes duration. Usually 3-4 treatments is all they need.  The patients love this treatment.”

Many Thanks,

Stan Guillory

5 Days Later Stan emails me the following:

“Kalon, I just treated a stroke patient with little use of the arm, stroke 2 days ago. I worked the ring finger on same side for about 5 minutes with the AL500, and treated the scalp area for about 3 minutes. He regained 90% of his movement in that short time. This little AL500 device on the microsystems is totally awesome!!!”

Stan Guillory

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The AL500 Acupuncture Laser is by far the best value in a 500mW infrared laser. Thanks for these two great products.

Sincerely,

Dr. Wayne Cichowicz

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Principles of Scalar Wave Laser Healing and Diabetes

October 5, 2008 by Kalon 4 Comments

HOW DOES COLD LASER HEALING REALLY WORK?

A customer recently inquired about the Scalar Wave Laser and seriously questioned weather it would work to treat his specific health concerns. The main concern being Diabetes. The following information is posted to address those questions and concerns regarding weather the Scalar Wave Laser (SWL) will help and how. This is pertinent information for anyone wishing to understand how they can use high quality cold lasers, soft lasers or low level lasers to support the healing of countless conditions.

While the SWL is presented with a lot of fancy talk and words that may not make much sense to the average reader, the Scalar Wave Laser is a serious healing tool, utilizing a combination of advanced technologies that have proven themselves for over 40 years. Not serious in a bad way, but serious in a good way, because cold laser therapy is very safe to use. Not everyone understands or believes in the  Scalar Wave Technology and that is okay. If it does works the way it is described to work we can expect even better results, and even if it doesn’t there is nothing lost because the combination of laser and LED diodes with advanced frequency generator and digital interface is still head and shoulders above 99% of all other cold lasers on the market.

Cold laser technology, until just 6 years ago was considered veterinary only in the US. Don’t you think that is kind of strange considering it has decades of proven track record effectiveness in over 30 countries and thousands of hospitals and clinics and private practices? America is very behind when it comes to alternative and complimentary therapies, but thanks to some recent changes in the FDA, we are starting to benefit from light therapy technologies.

In order for cold lasers to be approved by the FDA they must go through a rigorous process that is time consuming and expensive and usually yields minimal results as far as the types of claims that can be made. Take for example the Omega XP laser. It has been used for almost 2 decades around the world for pain relief and smoking cessation. It has received FDA clearance for pain management, but not for smoking cessation, even though tons of proven clinical study documentation have shown that it works approximately 85% of the time for smoking cessation.

Point is, here in the US we can not make any medical claims or provide precise recommended protocols for treating anything that the laser is not FDA cleared for treating. This is not a pretty situation for the masses of people who can benefit from this fantastic technology that is still at ground floor level of acceptance in our medical and pharmaceutical company controlled society.

The key is in understanding how lasers work and learning to apply them to the body in such a way that the cells that are sick or injured can be supported to rebuild and repair. Thanks to all of the active ways in which laser light can support the cells, immune system and physiology of the body, healing responses invariably result. We will not claim that the laser heals you, but we can suggest that the laser supports your cells and other body functions, so that your body heals itself.

Your body heals itself when it is in the parasympathetic dominant state or the “rest and digest state” and the Scalar Wave Laser works very well for helping people to get into that healing state. The manufacturers teach an unwinding protocol that guides you to use the laser for this purpose, based on principles and an understanding of the human body and how the glands and nervous system work. You don’t have to believe it, you just have to experience it and once you experience it, you will begin to understand.

We don’t fix our bodies with drugs. Most of the time, we just mask symptoms, or slow down degenerative processes because most of the time we don’t have a deficiency of those medications. What our body’s need when parts of it start to break down or fail is support in a way that works naturally, and harmoniously with the human organism as a whole. We need a safe way to deliver energy to the cells and a way to activate the immune system. Western Alopathic medicine treats the sympoms, like we are just so many parts. Alternative and complimentary healing technologies such as cold laser light therapy work with the body as a whole and complex being.

Cold laser therapy supports the body at the elemental level by working with our cells, enhancing the way that they communicate with each other, activating the pharmacopia of the brain and glands, supporting the release of potent endorphins and hormones. At the same time it also delivers photonic energy packets directly to sick or injured cells. The cells and Mitochondria utilize the photonic energy by immediately converting it into chemical energy (similar to the process of photosynthesis in plants), which the cells need to rebuild, repair, regenerate and replicate more cells. This is how our body’s heal and regenerate. We now have the technology and ability to directly influence the process of healing. Once we undersand how it works and acquire the tools and technology to do so, we are liberated from the state of victim consciousness and empowered to help ourselves and others.

Paul and Lillie are the creators of the Scalar Wave Laser (SWL). They are not doctors and neither am I and consequently we can not and do not make any medical claims. On the other hand we have witnessed hundreds if not thousands of people benefit from utilizing cold lasers and we share a common commitment to bring this technology to the millions of suffering people who will benefit from this technology. The SWL is registered as a Class I laser (considered non-significant risk device by the FDA), so you can rest assured that it is the safest classification of healing laser on the market. In a way our hands are tied because we are very limited in the things we can say and the way we can say them, so we can’t answer every question or provide a protocol for every condition. The best thing that we can urge you to do it to try it on yourself and prove it to yourself what the Scalar Wave Laser can do for you. We are so certain that once you get the Scalar Wave Laser and start to use it every day (or at least a few times per week), you will find that it becomes your new “best friend”. I sure wouldn’t want to live with out mine. The SWL is now FDA Cleared for a wide range of practical applications and it has won the coveted OTC clearance, which means it can be purchased and used equally by home use laypersons and practitioners alike.

For over 5 years we sold a popular veterinary laser called the Q1000 laser. Most people purchased it for human use, but the manufacturer didn’t want to bother getting it FDA cleared for human use because as a veterinary product there was no restriction as to who could purchase it. Having had extensive experience with the Q1000 laser we got to see how amazingly well it worked and we also got to see what it’s shortcoming are. Mr. Weisbart specifically designed the SWL to be everything that the Q1000 is and much more. My experiences and comparison of the two lasers side by side have revealed to me that the SWL is at least twice as powerful and useful as the Q1000. This conclusion comes from over 18 years experience in the therapy equipment business and 8 years of daily experience and study with cold lasers. This technology may sound reminiscent of some far out Star Trek movie, but rest assured it is the real McCoy.

I recently came across this interview with Dr. Lytle which revealed a satisfied customers experience of using the Q1000 laser in treating Diabetes and I have included it here for your information:

“Type II Diabetes – an anecdotal report from the Dr. Lytle reports on how Type I and Type II Diabetes were temporarily helped with laser… Robert a 76 year old rancher had been treating his Type II diabetes for twenty five years with various oral drugs and diet, and still his blood sugar levels were over 250, and he was facing the unpleasant (to him) option of being required to start an insulin program. Instead of following the traditional medical insulin model (which he believes had caused the death of two of his friends), he bought a Q1000 low level laser and began treating himself. The following is an interview between Dr Lytle and Robert:

“We came home and I started using the laser on my back, and my blood sugar started dropping about 20 points every day! It went from 245 to 220, down to 210, down to 180. On January 1 it was 184, then dropped to 161 and then again to 153, then to 136, then to 133. Today it was 96 on one machine and 121 on the other. That’s down from 254 in a week’s time! I test my blood with two different instruments – a One Touch and a Dex machine. The One Touch is supposed to be accurate, but you have to handle the glucose strip with your fingers, which can possibly contaminate the strip.

Dr Larry. How long did you use it?

I just used it one 3-minute cycle per day on Mode 3 on the lower left side of my back beneath the 1st and 2nd rib. My daughters have been buying me everything they can think of to help with my diabetes – none of that garbage worked! I’m going to stop using this other garbage and will continue to use the laser.

Dr. Larry. I might suggest that you to stop using the laser for a week or 10 days and see if your blood sugar goes back up.

Oh, I know it would.

Dr. Larry. You could really be a big help to a lot of people with diabetes if you could set some type of standard for how many times per week you have to use the laser to keep your blood sugar under control.

Is 2x’s per week all I’m going to need to use it?

Dr. Larry. I don’t think you’re going to need to use it everyday to keep your sugar level down. I would ask you to help us out by stop using it for a week and document the results. If it goes back up, then use the laser twice a week and record the results.

I want to run it down a little lower.

Dr. Larry. Anything under 120 is pretty normal. Have you changed anything on your diet?

No, I haven’t really changed anything, but have pretty much the same diet as always.

In follow-up communication with Robert, it was learned he was able to maintain normal blood sugar levels by using the Q1000 just a couple of times per week for over a year. The Robert admitted he “kind of forgot to use it” as often as he did when he first got his Q1000 laser.

Chinese Medicine teaches that there is a certain life force that wanes with age, and is affected not only by the way you think, but is affected by the thinking of those around you including doctors and family. It is a fact that negative thinking suppresses the quality and quantity of your own biophotons. And thus reduces intercellular communication.”

“Type I Diabetes is even harder to treat but following is a testimonial showing good results using Mode 3 of the Q1000 along with the 660 Probe Enhancer on acupoints.

A 16-year-old girl with Type I Diabetes was on 22 units of insulin per day. In just two treatments using Mode 3 of the Q1000 laser on the pancreas plus the 660 Enhancer Probe on acupoints on her hand, she only required 2 units of insulin per day. She reports that she continues to use the laser once a week because it makes her feel so good.

Clinical research from Africa has demonstrated rehabilitation of Type I diabetes using a combination of low level laser frequencies on the pancreas. These frequencies can be programmed into one of the empty modes on the Q1000. This feature makes the Q1000 the most advanced laser system available in the market place today.

In summary, the best approach for controlling diabetes is to alter life style and prevent it. More research is needed on the effect of laser light on diabetes, but the Q1000 and 660 Enhancer Probe appears to offer a safe alternative method of using light to treat your own diabetes.

The beauty of the Scalar Wave Laser and how it was built as a harmonizing laser is that it is extremely gentle and it’s extremely difficult to do any wrong. You can’t hurt yourself because the laser light has absolutely no effect on healthy cells and tissues. It only works on sick, injured or ailing cells. You can click this link to see a comparison of the Scalar Wave Laser with Q1000 laser. The SWL has an optional 650 nm, 100 mW probe which is ideal for using to treat acupoints related to specific conditions such as Diabetes. These points can be located using books on traditional Chinese medicine. The beauty of using the laser probe to treat these points is that it is pain free, non-invasive, fast acting and it donates energy to the cells in the form of photons, helping to break up energy blockages with light.

Soft Laser Therapy Photomedicine

September 4, 2008 by Kalon 0 comments

Can using a soft laser or cold laser boost your practice?

Dr. George Gonzalez, DC September 9, 2003 issue of Chiropractic Economics (Quote):

Soft laser therapy is exciting for doctors (Practitioners) not only for the results it delivers to patients, but also for the benefits it gives to doctors. These benefits include:

  • More Referrals. Because it is fast and effective, patients talk about it.
  • Easy to use. Simply turn on the laser and hold it on the area of complaint. Research has shown that this protocol alone increases healing time up to 30 percent!
  • Time Saving. Patients often feel better within 30 seconds.
  • Effective. Low level laser therapy improves healing time, increases range of motion and decreases pain.
  • Body Saver. The laser prepares the patient for treatment. It quickly softens tissue and increases range of motion so you won’t have to work as hard.”

Clinical Case Studies Prove Cold Laser Therapy aka Soft Laser and Photomedicine is Effective

  • Blood Pressure - Umeda tested the effects of a low level laser on the control of blood pressure via energy administered via the medulla oblongata. The results from a group of 30 patients suffering from hypertension were positive in 80% of the patients. Laser Therapy. 1990; 2(2): 59
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - low level laser therapy has been approved by the FDA as an adjunct treatment method for this condition.
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) - Simunovic treated 324 patients . . . complete pain relief and restored functional ability were achieved in 82% of the acute patients and 66% of the chronic cases. wJ Clin Laser Med & Surg. 1998; 16 (3): 145-151
  • Fibromyalgia - Longo treated 846 patients with fibromyositic rheumatism during a 15 year period. About 2/3 benefited from the treatment with regard to local pain, hypomobility and phlogosis. J Clin Laser Med Surg. 1997; 15 (5): 217-220
  • Headache/Migraine - Wong treated 20 patients with migraine or symptoms resembling migraine. The pain disappeared after 1-5 minutes. Proc 9th Congress Soc Laser Surgery and Medicine, Anaheim, CA: 2-6 Nov. 1991
  • Low Back Pain - Soriano performed a double-blind trail with elderly people suffering from chronic low back pain. Treatment was effective in 71% of the laser group and 36% of the sham group. The pain disappeared completely in 45% of the laser group and 15% of the sham group. Lasers Surg Med. 1998 Suppl 10, p. 6
  • Pain - low level laser therapy has been approved by the FDA as an adjunct treatment method for pain related to shoulder injuries.
  • Rheumatism/Osteoarthritis - Palmgren conducted a controlled double-blind study on 35 patients with rheumatoid arthritis of the hand. In the experimental group, grip strength and movement were improved while swelling, pain and morning stiffness were reduced. Lasers in Medical Science, 1989; 4: 193.
  • Wound Healing - Palmgren investigated the effect of low level laser therapy on infected abdominal wounds after surgery. Healing time to half wound size was 6.8 days in the laser group compared to 14 days in the placebo group. Lasers Surg Med 1991; Suppl 3:11
  • Acupuncture - … In addition, laser light can be used to stimulate acupuncture points in a non-invasive, pain-free manner. Low Level Laser Therapy Provides New Treatment Possiblities, Dr. Melyni Worth, Ph.D., World Equine Veterinary Review, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1998
  • Allergic Rhinitis - Neuman & Finkelstein studied 50 patients in a double-blind randomized study. Following treatment with a 660 nm red laser 72% of the treatment group reported improvement of symptoms as compared to 24% of the placebo group. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 1997;78:399-406
  • Bacterial Infection - in research led by Michael Hamblin of Mass. Gen. Hospital and Harvard Medical School, mice with surgically induced wounds were dosed with bioluminescent bacteria to create potentially lethal infections. Utilizing a 665 nm laser diode photodynamic therapy (low level laser therapy) the researchers found that “infected wounds healed significantly faster with the PDT method. PDT shows promise as a topical antimicrobial alternative that may work even faster than antibiotics. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, June 1, 2003, PP 1717-1725.

For more information on Soft Laser Products visit online.

You can also learn about hundreds of additional clinical study results here: www.laser.nu/lllt/science.htm

Low Level Laser Put to Test

August 20, 2008 by Kalon 0 comments

In a recent study:
Doctors put low level laser therapy treatment to the test during endovascular surgeries. Doctors have found that use of low level laser treatment helps when it comes to treating peripheral vascular disease when operating on the interior of the blood vessel. For this study they chose eighty nine cases in a one year period in which endovascular surgeries had been performed. There were fifty balloon angioplasties, thirty two balloon angioplasties that were assisted by the use of a laser, and seven removals of the atheromatous lining of the vessel. While in the past, not much could be done to support the healing of this condition, now with low level lasers there is far greater positive results.

With balloon angioplasties, a balloon tipped catheter is threaded through the occluded vessel. Then it is lead to the area of obstruction. The balloon inflates and deflates three times to then opens the vessel. With this in mind, the surgery for this to be done is quite extensive and leaves the leg feeling cramped and weak. Worse yet, patients have been known to lose blood supply or there is a failure of a vascular bypass graft. Use of the low level laser produced an 89% success of eliminating undesirable side effects from the operation.

In Another Study:
Sixty patients who suffered from osteoarthritis of the cervix were treated with a mix of low level laser and a placebo. The patients ranged in ages from twenty one to sixty five years old. These patients were placed into two randomized groups. One group was given a low level laser treatment and the other a placebo. The group given the low level laser treatment were evaluated by doctors and found to be be doing much better than the placebo group.

Learn more about Low Level Laser Therapy Equipment

Scalar Wave Laser Testimonial

July 24, 2008 by Kalon 0 comments

The positive feedback on the Scalar Wave Laser is terrific. Most people enjoy sharing about all their great experiences when I talk to them on the phone, but sometimes a customer is so happy that they even write. Thank you Toni for your following letter. I’m very happy to hear about what a great asset the laser is in your life while you go through this trying time.

TESTIMONIAL:

Hi Kalon,

As a recent widow, I have found using the various stress-reduction settings on the Scalar Wave Laser to be very beneficial in many ways. Using the Unwinding Protocol each night has helped restore my sleep and I have stopped using sleeping aids. I use the Chakra Protocol each week to help keep my inner balance through it all. My friends and family are happy to see me adjusting to my life changes – I know that the SWL has been a big help. I have also used the red Pulsar Probe on acupressure points to relieve migraine headaches and to help stop a panic attack. I keep finding more ways to use the SWL to improve my overall health and well-being. I’m impressed and delighted by the positive results that I have been experiencing with the Scalar Wave Laser and Pulsar Probe. It has been a blessing for me in this time of transition and healing. Thank you for such a great product.

Toni N.

Michigan

Choosing a Home Use Laser

June 16, 2008 by Kalon 0 comments

A customer just asked me, “For treating a combination of conditions such as joint pain, arthritis and skin rejuvenation, is there a home use laser that can do all that?” She also wanted to know if she should consider buying a used MedX laser because it’s a good price and her therapist is using that one on her joints and it’s providing her with good results.

Here is what I told her:

I believe that the TerraQuant Solo laser would support your needs better, because it is a more versatile laser system than the MedX. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the MedX laser and I’d love to sell you a used MedX, that I have in stock, but to be honest with you, I think you’ll get more use out of a new TQ Solo and the price is virtually the same as the used MedX, which is not so good for the skin. The TQ Solo is perfect for all those pain and joint complaints you mentioned, plus it has a variable frequency setting for skin rejuvenation. The TQ Solo is very easy to use, ultra portable, extremely versatile, FDA Cleared for home pain mgmt. and also comes with a 2 year warranty, free shipping and the lowest factory authorized sale price ever. Just $1795. See the TQ Solo online now.

Skin Therapy Time Reversal

June 15, 2008 by Kalon 0 comments

Imagine a light therapy skin care system that reverses time. And then discover the amazing Quasar Maestro Photofacial Rejuvenation System.

Imagine lines and blemishes shrinking away as your skin plumps up with newly formed collagen and firms to perfection with newly produced Elastin. Well, imagine no more because the Quasar Maestro is here and it’s packed with fabulous features that ensure successful treatments every time.

NOW AVAILABLE: This powerful cold laser (this means it is extremely safe) light therapy unit uses a combination of red and infrared wavelengths and diodes at optimum power densities to stimulate circulation in the cells, tissues, bones and scalp. Within weeks, most clients report exciting results such as firm, tight, healthy looking skin, pain relief, increased flexibility, new hair growth and hair that appears fuller and stronger.

NEW! The Quasar Maestro has recently added the optional Quasar Hair Restoration Unit (HRU) to it’s line of Maestro options. Please call for pricing.

Add the tools you need as you need them. Allow for you business to grow and expand along with your clients needs. The Maestro works with light wands, light pads, light panels, and the new hair and scalp phototherapy unit.

Imagine a full facial completed in less than 15 minutes.

I’ts now possible using the dual red and infrared Quasar light therapy wands. Designed for the busy Day Spa or skin care practice, the Maestro allows for a range of treatment modalities.

Included with your standard Maestro package are 4 phototherapy wands featuring:

  • Red LEDs
  • Infrared LEDs
  • Violet LEDs (420 nm) narrow band LED technology for anti-aging skin care as well as acne treatment
  • 38 and 40 LED light wands are sized appropriately for busy aestheticians
  • Full instruction manuals so that you know exactly how to use your equipment without having to pay for expensive training seminars.

Another Super Option: For stand alone treatment, simply attach the optional Quasar TriPanel. With over 550 red and infrared LEDs, the TriPanel quickly stimulates the skin, hair, or body by increasing blood flow and circulation and the production of collagen. Intelligently designed to be used off the skin or applied directly to the body, the TriPanel is a favorite of professional aestheticians because of its quality performance, rapid treatment time and ease of use.

The Quasar Maestro is for skin care professionals and an ideal solution to a growing business. Visit the website or call toll free 888-824-7558.

The Debate Continues About Class IV Lasers

May 24, 2008 by Kalon 0 comments

An ongoing debate ensues about class IV lasers. Are they really any better than cold lasers class I-III

Let’s take a look at some of the talk around this subject of therapeutic laser classification.

The Class IV laser party claims that their lasers work better than the cold laser predecessors. Yet to substantiate the validity and working hypothesis of their devices they quote from the time tested research done with cold lasers Class I-III over the last 30+ years. I don’t doubt that the class IV laser works, yet I still have not seen any evidence to substantiate the price tag of $15,000 to $50,000 for their devices. If I was going to come up with that kind of money for a laser I would want it to be clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that it would run circles around the performance of a cold laser, which can be purchased for substantially less money.

How about penetration and delivery of a an optimal dose of photonic energy?
Continuous wave (CW) and pulsed cold lasers in the 100-500mW range can penetrate 2-3″ and have a variety of desirable uses with good results. An optimal dose is easily attained in a given area, because the energy values can be calculated per cm2, by simply leaving the laser in the same spot for a predetermined time.

SuperPulsed lasers can penetrate up to 5″ and produce quality results with high levels of photonic energy delivered to target tissue, including hard tissues such as bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and thick muscles. An optimal dose is easily attained in a given area, because the energy values can be calculated per cm2, by simply leaving the laser in the same spot for a predetermined time. However, the depth of penetration is significantly deeper and the depth is reached 10x faster than with CW lasers.

Class IV lasers also deliver photons up to 3″, however due to the fact that they are hot lasers, the laser head must be kept moving to prevent excessive heating and burning. To date there doesn’t appear to be any hard evidence to justify the risk and price of a class IV laser compared with the performance of a good quality cold laser.

How about laser safety?

The mystery about Class boils down to safety (mostly the eyes, except in the case of Class IV lasers).

A higher class number does not a better laser make. It’s not all about class and who has the highest number wins folks. The body does not respond to power alone and you can not “FORCE” more energy and photons into cells and tissues than they are willing to receive. The fact is that force builds resistance, which can impair results.

Class I and II lasers are the safest category of cold lasers. Class I lasers are considered insignificant risk devices by the FDA. The TerraQuant Pro Laser uses deep penetrating superpulsed technology (plus 3 other healing radiances) and is a popular class I laser.

Class IIIa and IIIb lasers pose a higher risk to the eye, particularly the class IIIb, because these laser diodes are infrared, which is a wavelength that is mostly invisible to the eye. Class IIIb lasers, which use a divergent non-focused beam are much safer, because the strength of the beam is directly at the tip of the laser and then it quickly diverges outward after it leaves the tip, making it much safer than a highly focused infrared beam. A popular focused Class IIIb laser is the world renowned Omega XP Laser. A popular non-focused Class IIIb laser is the AL500 Acupuncture Laser.

Class IV lasers are the most risky of all the therapeutic lasers because they produce a lot of heat. With more power comes more heat and with more heat and more powerfully focused infrared diodes, the risk to the eyes and the cells is significantly increased. Risk of denaturing proteins, ionizing cells and burning the skin is why the head of the class IV laser must be kept moving at all times. Consequently it is very difficult to deliver a guaranteed dose to a given area.

Click Here and read more about the Class III vs Class IV laser debate.

Cold Laser Study Results

May 9, 2008 by Kalon 0 comments

Cold Laser Study Results in Humans and Animals for Treatment of Pain, Osteoarthritis, Neuropathic Pain, Plantar Facitis and Viral Infections.

Wound Healing

Animal Studies

14 papers report faster healing rate in laser treated group
5 papers report increased collagen and wound tensile strength
5 papers report no effect on healing

Human Studies
12 papers have shown significant results. Please contact Omega Laser for details.

Pain Relief
34 papers report effective pain relief

4 papers report insignificant findings

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Goldman 1980 Pain in RA hand joints significantly improved
Walker 1986 Significant difference in levels of pain and analgesic drug in RA patients (double blind)
Palmgren 1989 Decreased pain and improved grip strength (double blind study)

Osteoarthritis
Morselli 1985 70% of OA patients obtained relief with LLLT

Neuropathic Pain
Moore 1990 Significant improvement in pain (single blind study)
Bradley 1996 Successful treatment of TMJ, post herpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, painful wounds, orofacial cancer

Plantar Facitis
Turner 1997 18 cases of PF, 9LLLT/9 control – 1 ? week. Significant effect measured by VA

Viral Infections

Verrucae
Turner 1992-1997 Aims of LLLT: trigger cell mediated immune response, improved local flow, avoidance of extensive tissue damage, prevention of lesion(s), reduced pain of lesion(s)
LLLT subjects = 30 — Control = 27
60% – 72% of VP lesions resolved with LLLT applied weekly over week period
14 – 20% resolution in control group
LLLT significantly reduces pain compared to controls

Click Here to see Many More Worldwide Clinical Studies of Low Level Laser Therapy

TerraQuant Laser Wound Care and 13 Case Studies

April 24, 2008 by Kalon 0 comments


Wound Care and TerraQuant
Cold Laser Therapy

(NOTE: Usage of TerraQuant Laser for Wound Indications are Intended for Outside the USA)

  • Skin ulcerations
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Burns
  • Tissue repair and cell regrowth
  • Post-surgical wound care

Chronic wounds and pressure ulcers are expensive issues for patients to deal with. Wound management can be costly and time consuming. If the wound doesn’t begin to heal with treatment the complications can lead to hospitalization, surgery or even amputation.

The TerraQuant laser and it’s broad treatment “Multi Radiance Technology” excels in wound care. The TerraQuant laser has a programmed frequency designed for wound care and we have witnessed remarkable results. Look at some of the picture journals and read some of the testimonials and 13 case studies below.

 

Scientific Evidence for Cold Laser Therapy

This abstract of clinical and scientific evidence in wound management using TerraQuant Laser was compiled by Professor RÈmy Guibert, MD MSc.

The clinical trials reported have been published in peer review scientific journals and adhere to sound methodologies and all have control groups.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) used in vitro show increases in cell growth of 140—200% in mouse-derived fibroblasts, rat-derived osteoblasts and rat-derived skeletal muscle cells, and increased by 155—171% growth of normal human epithelial cells. Wound size decreased up to 36% in conjunction with hyperbaric oxygen HBO in ischemic rat models. LLLT produced improvement of greater than 40% in musculoskeletal training injuries, and decreased wound healing time. LLLT reduced by 47% pain of children suffering from oral mucositis.

In vitro, LLLT inhibits bacterial growth of E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial, on thirty consecutive patients with diabetic ulcers or gangrenes and elevated levels of glycosylated hemoglobin, has demonstrated an increase in skin microcirculation due to LLLT, which was an athermic effect, in patients with diabetic microangiopathy. A clinical trial of LLLT, with the combined use of HBO, showed 81% healing of diabetic foot ulcers in patients who previously did not respond to a comprehensive treatment program. The authors conclude that this modality is safe, simple and inexpensive.

A placebo-controlled clinical trial, studying the efficacy of combined phototherapy with LLLT in the management of venous ulceration when used in conjunction with standardized nursing intervention, showed clinical difference in wound healing rate and a continued reduction in wound size at post-irradiation. A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of low energy photon therapy (LEPT)(Red and Infrared) in venous leg ulcers showed a decrease in ulcer area (compared to baseline) of 193.0 mm2 in the LEPT group and of 14.7 mm2 in the placebo group respectively
(P = 0.0002).

A randomized, controlled study examined the effects of infrared and red pulsed monochromatic light with varied pulsations and wavelengths, in addition to standard treatment, on the healing of pressure ulcers. Patients treated with pulsed monochromatic light had a 49% higher ulcer healing rate, their mean ulcer area was reduced to 10% after 5 weeks compared with 9 weeks for the controls.

A controlled clinical trial of patients with two pressure ulcers (one for polarized light, one as control) examined the effect of polarized light on pressure ulcers of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. Pressure ulcers subjected to extra treatment with polarized light in the early stages showed significantly greater improvement in the healing process than the control ulcers.

Pulsed high-frequency, high peak power electromagnetic energy has been shown to increased healing time in patients with Stage II ulcers unhealed within three to 12 weeks and those with Stage III ulcers unhealed within eight to 168 weeks by conventional methods. Stage II ulcers healed in one to six weeks (mean 2.33) and all Stage III ulcers healed in one to 22 weeks (mean 8.85).

Case Studies

Case #1. Before start of TerraQuant treatment.

Case Study 1

Case #1. After 3 ? weeks of TerraQuant treatment.Case Study 1

Case # 1.

79 year old female, personal history of dementia and osteoporosis. A fall from her bed on 06 January 2004 resulted in a large skin tear. Due to her dementia, she pulled the dressings off and painted lipstick around the wound. With the introduction of the LLLT, programs 2 & 4 on 30 April 2004, and wound protocol of Intrasite gel, the wound had healed by the 20 May 2004.

Case # 2.

79 year old female, with PHX of IDDM, blindness, amputation of (L) toes (11 Feb 2000) and (R) middle toe amputation (June 1999). An ulcer developed on her left foot in May 2001 and she was sent to Hospital for investigation for Gangrene. A sinus developed within the original wound on 20 Jul 2001 which we continued to pack with Kaltostat; and eventually the wound healed. In Feb 2002, the wound returned. Wound specialist was consulted and a full felt pad was recommended to reduce the pressure. On 21 Oct 2003, pus was expelled and sinus noted. The patient was again hospitalized and her diagnosis of Cellulitis was treated with A/Bís. The caregiver continued to dress the wound daily from October 2003 with no signs of improvement.

On 30 Apr 2004 the wound was measured at 2.8cm x 2.8cm. TerraQuant treatment was commenced using programs 2 & 4. By 17 May 2004 the size had reduced to 1.8cm x 0.8cm. On the 06 Jun 2004, the patient was referred to the Podiatrist who applied felt to reduce pressure. By 16 Jun 2004, without changing the dressing protocol, the wound had decreased to be measured at 0.7cm x 0.3cm. Wound re-measured 29 Jun 2004 at 0.7cm x 0.1cm. The attending physician was very impressed with the outcome, particularly given the patientís history.

Before start of TerraQuant treatment.

Case Study 2

After 1 month of TerraQuant treatment.

Case Study 2

After 2 months of TerraQuant treatment.

Case Study 2

Case # 3.

94 year old female, with a past history of Multiple Sclerosis, Arthritis and repetitious Leg Venous Ulcers. This lady complained of severe pain in her left and right knees and a raised rash was noted on her left leg.

TerraQuant Programs 1 (5Hz) & 3 (1000Hz) treatments were introduced on 10 May 2004 and the rash was resolved within 3 days. On the 18 Jun 2004, the resident complained of pain in her (R) shoulder and on examination by her General Practitioner, she was diagnosed with a ruptured tendon. Laser treatment was recommended. Treatment was continued on all three areas using programs 1 & 3 with a positive result. Pain was reduced and she now has the ability to ambulate more freely. Long term MS Contin was prescribed in conjunction with programs 1 & 3.

Case # 4.

79 year old female, has a debilitating PHx of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and joint replacements. Her current medication was ineffective in managing her pain. The use of TerraQuant over acutely painful areas of (L) shoulder, (L) clavicle and (L) humerous with programs 1 & 3 has proven to provide pain relief and as a result, treatment will be ongoing.

Case # 5.

94 year old female suffering from heart disease and bilateral oedema. This lady sustained an enormous skin tear to her (L) leg on 04 May 2004 following a fall. In view of her existing oedema with serous ooze and taking Warfarin and Prednisolone she was transferred to hospital for suturing. Wound measured 14.9cm x 8cm.

She was returned to her nursing home on 11 May 2004 on A/Bís. Sutures were removed on 13th and 14th of May wound had broken down, now measuring 12cm x 6cm (14 May 2004). TerraQuant treatment was commenced on 20 May 2004 in conjunction with wound management of intrasite gel, tegaderm and compression stockings. On 01 Jun 2004 wound had increased in length due to the tegaderm causing superficial breakdown. Wound measurements 13cm x 4cm. Tegaderm was ceased, and daily dressing with intrasite gel, melonin, combine and compression stockings.

16 June 2004 Cellulitis has reduced even though oedema is still present. Wound has decreased again to be 6cms x 2.7cm. Daily TerraQuant treatment continued and the wound was dressed with Duoderm extra thin and left intact for 5 days. Staff continued to apply compression stockings. 29 Jun 2004, the wound measured 4.9cm x 1.2cms. Wound is granulating upwards even with surrounding skin. Area of slough has decreased significantly and surrounding skin is now pink and healthy with serous ooze at a minimum. Staff continues to apply compression stocking to aid fluid return.

Case # 6.

An 80 year old lady with a Left Hip pressure ulcer 3cm x 3cm x 1cm which had been deteriorating rapidly for two weeks. The ulcer was sloughy, and necrotic. The resident is very demented and reacts strongly when dressings are redressed (pushes staff away). TerraQuant initiated daily on 14 April 2004.

28 April 60% sloughy, 30% necrotic, 10% granulation.

April 14, 2004 —
Prior to treatment with TerraQuant.

Case Study 6

June 9, 2004 —
After treatment with TerraQuant.

Case Study 6

Case # 7.

This resident is an 81-year-old woman with multiple systems failure with very frail and thin skin. Fall on 19 May 2004 with multiple skin tears on the L hand, R & L knees and R ankle and 7cm long laceration to the scalp. The skin tear to the knees had no skin left to put a flap back into place. The treatment consisted of an initial dressing on the scalp and the other skin tears. Steristips were applied, and dressed with Solugel, Interpose and Mefix. TerraQuant was used through the dressing on the scalp and knees for seven days, one 10-minute session daily.

All tears healed in 5 to 7 days. The Director of Nursing said: ìWe would have expected all tears to take at least 3 to 4 weeks to heal. One advantage was to be able to give the LLLT treatments through the dressings without having to change them daily and without disturbing the patient.î

Case # 8.

This resident is an 86-year-old lady with very frail and thin skin who keeps rubbing her two feet/ankles together. As a consequence, her Left Foot displayed abrasions that, if she had kept rubbing, were at risk of never healing.

TerraQuant treatments were given daily for 7 days. The abrasions healed. The resident ceased rubbing her feet together. The Director of Nursing said: ìWe would have expected to need 3 to 4 weeks of wound management and protective dressing necessary to overcome her abrasions.î

Case # 9.

This resident is a very frail 86-year-old woman with multiple diseases. She is currently on various medications including Prednisolone. She also has poor dietary intake and is supplemented with a high calorie and protein drink. She developed a leg haematoma (12cm x 3cm), from locking and rubbing her legs together, which was at risk of breaking down.

TerraQuant treatments were given daily for 7 days. Healing was achieved. The Director of Nursing said: ìWe would have expected the haematoma to break down and due to her compromised health status we would have expected any breakdown of the skin integrity would take an extended period to healî.

Case # 10.

This resident is an 86-year-old lady who is legally blind and has substantial hearing loss. She ambulates with difficulty with a four-wheeled frame. She has moderate cognitive impairment, requires prompting and displays short-term memory loss. She takes multiple medications, including Warfarin. She has a long history of lower leg ulcers which never heal completely.

One leg ulcer 6cm x 2cm has been present since early March 2004 and had shown little progress in healing, despite applying daily dressings of Jelonet, Solugel, Kaltostat and two full courses of antibiotics.

On 14 April 2004 daily TerraQuant treatments were initiated with Melonin or Cutilin dressings only. By 16 June 2004, the ulcer had completely healed.

Case # 11.

This resident is a 97-year-old lady who has multiple diseases (AF, CCF, OA, Gout, Rotator cuff syndrome on one side and fractured neck of humerus on the other side, moderate cognitive impairment, and significant and constant oedemas in the lower legs).

She walks with difficulty with a 4-wheeled frame. On 21 January 2004, she injured her right lower calf against one of the footplates of a wheelchair. She sustained a V shaped cut of 6 cm length. She received daily dressings with Kaltostat, Solugel and Jelonet. She received several courses of antibiotics. Medihoney was tried. The wound was very slouchy and necrotic. Daily TerraQuant treatments were initiated on 18 March 2004. By late April the wound had completely healed. Before introducing the TerrQuant treatments, the resident had the tendency to try to remove dressings, which inhibited the healing process. After receiving a few treatments with TerraQuant, the wound dried out, no dressing was necessary and the resident stopped picking at the wound.

Case # 12.

This resident is an 88-year-old lady who sustained a 9cm jagged deep pre-tibia wound on her L shin. The wound was sutured but the borders did not anastomose well. The skin was very thin and frail. Daily TerraQuant treatments were initiated two days after the injury and the sutures. One week later when the sutures were removed, the wound had completely healed. There was no oozing, no signs of infection and no redness. The wound had healed as with normal health skin. The Director of Nursing said: We would have expected the wound to get infected and remain open after the stitches were removed and for the wound to take several months to heal.

Case # 13.

This resident is an 83-year-old lady with multiple diseases including IDDM, moderate to severe cognitive impairment, Breast Cancer with Mastectomy and radiotherapy many years ago. Her skin is very frail and ruptures easily.

Her cognitive impairment made her very non-compliant and erratic with her medication and her insulin in particular. She was transferred from home to an acute care hospital on 3 February 2004 for unbalanced IDDM. A mastectomy line infected wound was then identified and wound management initiated.

She was transferred from acute hospital to residential care on 4 March 2004. She then had two wounds at the mastectomy site: one wound was 5cm x 2cm full thickness; and the other wound was 2cm x 2cm full thickness. Both wounds were very sloughy.

Daily TerraQuant treatments were initiated on 19 March 2004. By 28 May 2004, the smaller of the two wounds had healed completely and the large wound was reduced to 1cm x 1cm granulating, with no slouch or necrosis.

Unfortunately, for reasons beyond control, TerraQuant treatments were ceased from 28 May 2004 until 18 June 2004. Over this time, both wounds deteriorated significantly due to friction caused by the patient when showering and drying herself with a towel.

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