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Books and Journals on LLLT, Low Level Laser Therapy, Cold Laser, Laser Biostimulation, LEPT Low Energy photon Therapy, LILT Low Intensity Laser therapy, Photobiomodulation, Photostimulation, Laser Therapy

New Book: The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments

The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free

The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free
A well researched and unbiased book/resource by Cindy Perlin for people in chronic pain that are not getting adequate relief from their treatment. The book is evidence-based and examines 14 different categories of treatment (including Photobiomodulation – LLLT).

The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments reviews the evidence for the safety and effectiveness of a wide variety of treatments, and reveals how organized medicine may be keeping you from getting the care you need and deserve.

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1946 book on Electrotherapy and Light Therapy

If you are familiar with many of the light therapy arguments today this should make you smile; I stumbled across a book published in 1946 called Electrotherapy and Light Therapy and I quite enjoyed the cautious speculation and many accuracies that we still discuss today.

The book is 694 pages long, the section on light and infrared therapies is 26 pages, here some samples for you.

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LLLT / Low level laser therapy and the rise and fall of modern medicine

I have been reading The rise and fall of modern medicine by James Le Fanu, I’m just 30% in and am encouraged by how hard it is to introduce a radically new drug / medical procedure. Why encouraged? because LLLT has been a long time coming and occasionally I wonder if perhaps it will never gain universal clinical acceptance. Le Fanus book reminds us that penicillin, cortisone, open-heart surgery, kidney transplants and hip joint replacements (to name just a few) all took decades of refinement, practice and persuasion to achieve mainstream use just like LLLT

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APTA recommends LLLT for Achilles Tendinopathies

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Clinical Guidelines recommend Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Achilles tendinopathies. The report says “Clinicians should consider the use of low level laser therapy to decrease pain and stiffness in patients with Achilles tendinopathy.” Hooray, it’s only been 20 years since Chukuka Enwemeka first published his tendinopathy research. It is unfortunate that the guidelines neglected to comment on the importance of treatment parameters, they incorrectly describe energy as “intensity” and failed to mention Tumilty’s systematic review which found that 55% of LLLT tendinopathy studies failed due to incorrect power density and / or energy delivered.

You can download the APTA paper here APTA-Achilles-Tendinopathy-Guideline-USA-2010.pdf

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Institute of Physics feature on future of LLLT

Click here to download PDF of Institute of Physics feature on future of LLLT

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17 new LLLT papers in Photomedicine Journal this month

A bumper crop of LLLT papers this month in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery

To receive this publication join the World Association for Laser Therapy or the North American Society for Laser Therapy

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PMLS – free edition for download

 If you are not already a subscriber  how about you download this edition for free
Click here:  Photomedicine and Laser Surgery

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