Category Archives: LLLT
QUESTION FROM KOREA
The THOR 810nm 1W laser cluster (5 × 200mW) has a 1/e2 power density of 5.96W/cm2. Just wondering how it is possible to have higher power density than the applicator’s total power
The formula is power/beam area
When you drive your car at 60 kph that is 60 kilometres per hour you don’t have to drive for one hour and you don’t have to drive for 60 kilometres.
e.g. You can drive at 60kph for one minute* and you will have travelled only 1 kilometre
*(1/60th of an hour)(or to put it another 1 minute = 0.01666 of an hour)
Math: 1 kilometre / 0.01666 hours = 60kph
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I have written a short web page on how LLLT reduces chemotherapy and radiotherapy induced Oral Mucositis and provided a white paper you can download so click here to download LLLT reduces chemotherapy and radiotherapy induced Oral Mucositis
Because LLLT modulates cellular oxidation and energy production it could potentially affect a wide range of diseases, injuries or other dysfunctions in the body.
By the end of the next decade, it is possible LLLT may be used in almost every department of every hospital (and every medicine cabinet of every home).
Given the amount of good quality research published over the last decade, why isn’t it part of mainstream medicine already?
THE SCIENCE BEHIND LLLT
From molecular biology to cell and tissue level-
what are the mechanisms of action?
The guest editorial by Oshiro in this months Photomedicine journal reminds us that a Nobel Prize was awarded to Finsen for Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) almost a century ago (1903) for Lupus Vulgaris (a form of Tuberculosis). Of course it was not called LLLT back then as the laser had not been invented but the Photobiomodulation principles are the same. The best way to subscribe to this journal is by joining the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT).
The American Society for Photobiology is the latest and probably most academic organisation to turn it’s gaze towards Low Level Light Therapy (rather than just laser).
August 7-8, 2009
If you have an academic interest in the mechanisms behind LLLT then this meeting might be the highlight of your year.
Fees to be determined
Speaker and topics to be announced
The meeting will be held at Goergen 101, University of Rochester, NY, USA
TEHRAN. Retrognathism is a type of malocclusion which refers to a maxilla or mandible which is further posterior than would be expected. In this study the authors find that laser irradiation can stimulate mandibular condylar growth and subsequently cause mandibular advancement in rats and suggest that this might be used for improvement of mandibular retrognathism. An alternative to surgical mandibular lengthening ?