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Protected: Class IV laser vs Class 3B laser vs LEDs

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Draft: Suggestions for consent before LLLT

Here are some suggestions to help you develop your patient informed consent form Do you understand that this is a laser and light therapy treatment intended to stimulate healing and relieve pain? The treatment should not be painful and you should feel no significant … Continue reading

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The largest cause of disability

This BMJ report caught my eye because of the amount research interest there is in LLLT for brain pathologies (see bottom of this article for list) BMJ report: Mental illness is the single largest cause of disability in the UK … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Professor Isaac Kaplan: 1919 – 2012

Isaac Kaplan was not an LLLT guru but the first surgical laser pioneer. As you will see below he was a tremendous figure, well known and much loved. I will leave it to Glen to tell his story but will … Continue reading

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A new treatment protocol using XR3T-1 photobiomodulation for stroke patient

The XR3T-1 device is a rebadged THOR system. I trained Ab Boonswang and the ATA clinic staff in LLLT and the device was used off label for this application.  Our FDA clearance is for temporary relief of muscle and joint pain. We … Continue reading

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Lasers at the olympics

I know of at least 3 teams using THOR lasers at the London Olympics GB, USA and Australia. Who else do you know here with a THOR ?

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Low Level Laser Therapy LLLT / Cold Laser Literature watch for April 2012

32 LLLT papers for you this month including: Another RCT for chemoradiotherapy induced oral mucositis showing reduced severity and duration, another RCT showing how IR LEDs increase microcirculation in healthy subjects, and this surprised me; Laser-assisted nasal decolonization of Staphylococcus … Continue reading

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Low Level Laser Therapy LLLT / Cold Laser Literature watch for Jan 2012

17 papers published this month including LLLT for amblyopia, chronic periodontitis, knee osteoarthritis, cracked nipples in breastfeeding mothers, chronic gingivitis, allergic rhinitis and an editorial written by Prof. Jan Bjordal regarding WALT dosage recommendations. He describes how far we have come and the importance of the … Continue reading

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