(An Extract from the book "Take Part in Your Care", by Jan Couper (Dip.Phot.Thrpy., M.Ed.)
"The following does not purport to itemize all the recent knowledge gain in the use of powerful therapeutic light-emitting diodes' monochromatic light. But perhaps it serves to make the case that in a short time, much has been discovered and we see people in many different fields of health-care around the world, drawing upon this accumulated knowledge.
* Monochromatic single wavelength light can only be produced in two ways - Low Power/Cold Laser
(coherent light) or with a powerful light-emitting diode, LED (non-coherent light). Although much of the
low power laser research is directly applicable to the use of LED's, LED's non-coherent light is entirely
* Research has demonstrated that a single wavelength of 660nm stimulates the production of cell tissue
and quickly promotes the demineralization of bone tissue, regeneration of skin and blood tissue in that
* Dr Tiina Karu, of the Laser Technology Centre of Russia, found in the late 80's that the non-coherent
light (LED's) was found to be as effective as coherent light and without the risk associated with cold
* Cold Lasers/Low Power Lasers are expensive and can only be used by approved professionals.
* LED's are far safer, inexpensive, scientifically more advanced for the task of producing 660nm
* LED's monochromatic light is safe and painless and can be used with professional guidance by a
A Safe, Scientific and Non-Invasive "Wellness Tool"
An innovative approach to self-care
Take Part in the Care of Your Animals & Take Part in Your Care
For personal use only.
Please note that the use of Photon Acupuncture Therapy is not intended to replace professional advice, diagnosis and treatment.
Used in clinical and university reaseach studies, Photon Torches have been manufactured in Australia since 1991 for use by veterinarians, horse massage therapists, veterinary acupuncturists, hoofcare practitioners and laypersons.
Photon acupuncture is used by animal owners, breeders, and leading trainers and handlers around the world.
(please add $12 postage & handling charges within Australia, $22 for o/s shipment)
* Thousands of people - laypersons and professionals - worldwide are using our LED tool
* From the early 90's, LED's monochromatic non-coherent visible red light continues to be applied
in the medical fields of neurology, dermatology, dentistry, physiotherapy and cosmetic applications.
* Torkington Photonic Torch, developed in 1991, has been used in much of the Australian research
of photonic stimulation of acupuncture points and other sensitive areas of the body. The Photonic
Torch was initially developed for veterinarians. There being no placebo or psychosomatic effect
with the treatment of animals, makes photonic stimulation of acupuncture points a valid therapeutic modality.
* In the late 90's, Professor Harry Whelan at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in collaboration with
NASA, conducted research studies on the therapeutic use of LED's on humans in space, the
deep sea and on Earth. Whelan's study found that LED's boost cell energy and accelerate healing.
* As the use of LED's in human health is a new, exciting and an emerging field, I suggest you keep
informed via the Internet.
* Please note that the use of this technology does not replace competent medical consultation and
accurate diagnosis. "
For further reading we recommend researching the following sources:
(and this is only a start :-) For more results "google" the words "light medicine", "photostimulation of acupuncture points", "wound healing", "photon therapy" )
The following is a sample list of scientific institutions that have conducted clinical studies on the efficacy of Photon* Therapy: (* photons are particles of light energy)
-Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
-National Cancer Institute
-Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellman Labs
-University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
-Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
-Royal Brisbane Hospital, Physiotherapy Department, Herston, Queensland, Australia 4029
-St. James Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery, Dublin, Ireland.
-Institute of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Padua and Associazione Italiana per la Ricercae, l' Aggiornamento Scientifico, Padua, Italy.
T.Kubasova, M.Horvath, K. Kocsis and M.Fenyö: Effect of visible light on some cellular and immune parameters. Immunology and Cell Biology, 1995, 73; 239-244.
M.Fenyö, J.Mandl and A.Falus: Opposite effect of linearly polarized light on biosynthesis of interleukin-6 in a human B lymphoid cell line and peripheral human monocytes. Cell Biology International, 2002, 26(3); 265-269.
T.Kubasova, M.Fenyö, Z.Somosy, L.Gazso and I.Kertesz: Investigations on biological effect of polarized light. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 1988, 48; 505-509.
P.Bolton, M.Dyson and S.Young: The effect of polarized light on the release of growth factors from the U-937 macrophage-like cell line. Laser Therapy, 1992, 2(3); 33-37.
I.Kertesz, M.Fenyö, E.Mester and G.Bathory: Hypothetical physical model for laser biostimulation. Optics and Laser Technology, 1982, 16; 31-32.
K.A.Samoilova, K.D.Obolenskaya, A.V.Vologdina, S.A.Snopov and E.V.Shevchenko: Single skin exposure to visible light induces rapid modification of entire circulation blood - 1. Improvement of rheologic and immune parameters. Progress in Biomedical Optics/Proceedings of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems, 1998, IV; 90-103.
J.E.Roberts: Visible light induces changes in the immune response through an eye-brain mechanism (photoneuroimmunology), Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, B: Biology, 1995, 29(1); 3-15.
L.Medenica and M.Lens: The use of polarised polychromatic non-coherent light alone as a therapy for venous leg ulceration. Journal of Wound Care, 2003, 12(1); 37-40.
S.Monstrey, H.Hoeksema, H.Saelens, K.Depuydt, M.Hamdi, K.Van Landuyt and P.Blondeel: A conservative approach for deep dermal burn wounds using polarised-light therapy. British Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2002, 55; 420-426.
P.Iordanou, G.Baltopoulos, M.Giannakopoulou, P.Bellou and E.Ktenas: Effect of polarized light in the healing process of pressure ulcers. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 2002, 8(1); 49-55.
S.Monstrey, H.Hoeksema, K.Depuydt, G.Van Maele, K.Van Landuyt and P.Blondeel: The effect of polarized light on wound healing. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2002, 24(8); 377-382.
Invited commentary: W.Vanscheidt, The effect of polarized light on wound healing. European Journal of Plastic Surgery, 2002, 24(8); 383.
A.Simic, P.Pesco, M.Bjelovic, D.Stojakov, M.Todorovic, V.Todorovic, I.Jekic, M.Micev, P.Sabljak and M.Kotarak: BIOPTRON Light Therapy and Thoracophrenolaparotomy wound healing in patients operated due to cardiac carcinoma. Presented at the 4th International Gastric Congress, New York, USA, April 30 - May 2, 2001.
"LED produced improvement of greater than 40% in musculoskeletal training injuries in Navy SEAL team members, and decreased wound healing time in crew members aboard a U.S. Naval submarine. LED produced a 47% reduction in pain of children suffering from oral mucositis. CONCLUSION: We believe that the use of NASA LED for light therapy alone, and in conjunction with hyperbaric oxygen, will greatly enhance the natural wound healing process, and more quickly return the patient to a preinjury/illness level of activity. " "ATS treatments improve sensation in the feet of subjects with DPN, improve balance, and reduce pain."
"This technology may be the answer for problem wounds that are slow to heal....diabetic skin ulcers and other wounds in mice healed much faster when exposed to the special LEDs in the lab. Laboratory research has shown that the LEDs also grow human muscle and skin cells up to five times faster than normal...."
"Light close to and in the near-infrared range has documented benefits for promoting wound healing in human and animals. "
" It was found that laser exposure resulted in more pronounced restoration of functional state of nervous fibers than conventional therapy. Application of laser irradiation of low intensiveness was effective while in combined therapy of distal diabetic polyneuropathy as well as monotherapy."
"exposure of volunteers to visible and infrared polarized (VIP) light leads to a fast increase in the growth promoting (GP) activity of the entire circulating blood for human KCs in vitro, which is a consequence of the transcutaneous photomodification of blood and its effect on the rest of the circulating blood volume."
LED and LLL irradiation resulted in an increased fibroblast proliferation in vitro. This study therefore postulates possible stimulatory effects on wound healing in vivo at the applied dosimetric parameters.
A wound-healing device was placed on the USS Salt Lake City submarine, and doctors reported 50 percent faster healing of crewmember's lacerations when exposed to the LED light. Injuries treated with the LEDs healed in seven days, while untreated injuries took 14 days.
second daily infrared (JR) laser (820 nm, 25mW) and visible red laser (670 nm, 10 mW) at 1 J/cm2 and 5 J/cm2 on chronic pain. ...five treatment sessions over a two-week period. ...significant reductions in pain over the duration of the study with those groups which received infrared (820nm) laser a 1 J/cm2 and 5 J/cm2
904 nm three times weekly for 2 weeks, ......tendonitis of the shoulder
3.5-inch by 4.5-inch (89-millimeter by 114-millimeter), portable flat array of LEDs, arranged in rows on the top of a small box. ......places the box of LEDs on the outside of the patient's cheek about one minute each day. The red light penetrates to the inside of the mouth, where it seems to promote wound healing and prevent further sores in the patient's mouth.
All 176 patients received six treatments during a period of 3-4 weeks. ..GAAs laser therapy for tendinitis and myofascial pain
A 40 year-old woman presented at the Abe Orthopedic Clinic with a 2-year history of lower back pain and pain in the left hip and leg diagnosed as a ruptured disc between the 5th lumbar/1st sacral vertebrae. .....The gallium aluminum arsenide (GaAlAs) diode laser (830 nm, 60 mW) was used in outpatient therapy, and after 7 months, the patient's condition had dramatically improved, demonstrated by motility exercises. This improvement was confirmed by further MRI scans, which showed clearly the normal condition of the previously herniated L5/SI disc.
Influence of low-level (810nm, GaAlAs semiconductor) laser on bone and cartilage during joint immobilization was examined with rats' knee model. .......The hind limbs of 42 young Wistar rats were operated on in order to immobilize the knee joint. One week after operation they were assigned to three groups: irradiance 3.9W/cm2, 5.8W/cm2, and sham treatment. After 6 times of treatment for another 2 weeks both hind legs were myofascial pain in the cervical region. The patients were submitted to 12 sessions on alternate days to a total energy dose of 5 J each.
RA:From July 1988 to June 1990, 170 patients with a total of 411 affected joints were treated using a GaAlAs diode laser system (830 nm, 60 Mw C/W). Patients mean age was 61 years
890 nanometer (nm)....Venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and post-amputation wounds....It recently has been demonstrated that application of this particular MIRE device to the skin for 30 minutes increases plasma NO in nondiabetic subject volunteers, as measured with a Sievers Instrument, Model 280, Nitric Oxide Detector
(thank you, Mark Nieuwenhuijs as poster on Cyberhorse for compiling these resources)
this page was updated 12/08/2010
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