Category Archives: Research

American College of Physicians Guidelines include a “strong recommendation” for Low-Level Laser Therapy as a non-invasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute & Chronic Low Back Pain

Abstract source: Noninvasive Treatments for Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Low Back Pain: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. Qaseem A, Wilt TJ, McLean RM, Forciea MA, Clinical Guidelines Committee of the American College of Physicians … Continue reading

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LLLT / Photobiomodulation cures acute thrombocytopenia in mice

Zhang et al showed that whole body 810nm laser 100mW/cm2, 30J/cm2 cures acute thrombocytopenia in mice. Thrombocytopenia is a common hematologic disorder that is managed primarily by platelet transfusions. They showed that noninvasive whole-body illumination cures acute thrombocytopenia triggered by … Continue reading

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Laser Treatment Halts Oral Mucositis in Its Tracks

Published article by Fran Lowry on Medscape. May 01, 2015. Spa-like treatment with a cool, low-level laser, similar to that use for wrinkles, vanquishes oral mucositis, one of the most debilitating toxicities of cancer therapy. “I have been an oncology … Continue reading

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Low-Level Laser Therapy Reduces the Incidence and Severity of Oral Mucositis | PracticeUpdate

Nurse personal experience + 32 trials (1505 patients) treated with LLLT for Oral mucositis presented at Oncology Nursing conference, read full article on PracticeUpdate. April 23, 2015–Orlando, Florida–Low-level laser therapy has been shown to reduce the incidence and severity of oral … Continue reading

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Masters graduate found LED therapy had positive effect on muscular performance

Great news, Tom Hemmings, a Masters graduate student at Georgia Southern University, found that LED therapy had a positive effect on muscular performance. THOR helped Tom decide on a thesis topic in December 2013, which he completed this past week. … Continue reading

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Literature watch update: End 2014

130 new LLLT papers for you including a systematic review on shoulder tendinopathies, a lovely article review in an orthopaedics journal by Howard Cotler, four systematic reviews on orthodontic tooth movement, a trial showing LEDs improve sperm motility, another systematic review on oral mucositis … Continue reading

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THOR Literature watch January – May 2014

173 new LLLT papers for you this month. The big news is that “laser regenerates teeth” (details here) and that LED improves symptoms in chronic Traumatic Brain Injury patients (details here).  There is my latest paper on LLLT in dentistry, an LED vs … Continue reading

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Transcranial LLLT for Chronic mild Traumatic Brain Injury

The VA, Boston University and Harvard Medical School published the results of a Transcranial LLLT (LED) pilot study on mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Incredibly; TBI is a leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults in … Continue reading

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