Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used clinically for numerous ailments in Europe for over thirty years and has been the subject of over 2,500 scientific papers, published worldwide. There are no reported side effects to the therapy which is painless, non-toxic and complements many traditional therapies.
Until recently, LLLT has been relatively underutilized in North America. Today, however, there is increasing awareness and acceptance of LLLT among healthcare practitioners. Low level laser light is compressed light of a wavelength from the cold, red part of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. It is different from natural light in that it is one precise color; it is coherent (it travels in a straight line), monochromatic (a single wavelength) and polarized (it concentrates its beam in a defined location or spot). These properties allow laser light to penetrate the surface of the skin with no heating effect, no damage to the skin and no known side effects. Rather, laser light directs biostimulative light energy to the body’s cells which the cells then convert into chemical energy to promote natural healing and pain relief.
There are two types of medical laser: high power and low power. High power lasers are used to cut through tissue. Low-level lasers, on the other hand, are used to stimulate tissue repair through a process of PhotoBioStimulation.
Research has proven that cells emit low level infrared light called biophotons. Biophotons allow for inter-cellular communication. When two exact biophotons cross they form a wave called the soliton wave. A soliton wave has higher amplitude than the waves from the two original biophotons and moves through the body rather easily. Soliton waves carry information and energy. Suffice it to say that the type of information they carry is dependent on many factors.
All cells are composed of atoms which have a nucleus composed of a protons and neutrons with electrons moving around the nucleus. When electrons leave the atom – the atom is negatively altered and you now have disease. The new altered atoms and cells are reproduced via DNA and the disease becomes chronic.
Low level lasers that produce soliton waves carry electrons back to the damaged atoms and cells, helping to restore normal DNA composition and normal, positive soliton wave communications between cells.
This process is how low level laser therapy can be effective for any condition in which cellular function or receptor sites have been altered. For example, in diabetes, alteration of cell receptors for insulin reduces the cell’s ability to produce adequate ATP – the cells energy blocks. When this damaged cell is reproduced millions of times, the result is Type II diabetes.
Low level laser therapy and particularly the patented laser used in our office produces soliton waves that carry electrons to the damaged cells, restoring their capability to function normally. Mode 3 of our laser has 29 pre-programmed frequencies that have proven effective at restoring intercellular communication.
What Is Low Level Laser Therapy? Low level laser therapy is directing red and near infrared light over tissue in hopes of improving healing, reducing pain, and reducing bacterial counts. Low level therapy uses cold (subthermal) laser light energy to stimulate cellular function. The therapy is precise, accurate, safe and can be extremely effective for a wide variety of conditions. The energy range of low level laser light lies between 1 and 500 mW (milliwatts), while for surgical lasers the energy is 3000 to 10000 mW.
How Does Low Level Laser Therapy Work? Low level lasers supply energy to the body in the form of photons. This is contrast to electricity, which supplies electrons, and in contrast to acidity and alkalinity, which is based on protons. It is becoming apparent that the body signals within itself in protons, electrons and photons. The wavelength of photons determine their effect – visible light is transmitted through the skin’s layers (the dermis, epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue or tissue fat under the skin), Light waves in the near infrared ranges penetrate the deepest of all light waves in the visible spectrum. It is these wavelengths that are exploited to stimulate cellular function.
Low Level Lasers “energize” the tissue since light is a form of energy. For example, laser light on scalp and hair follicles provides high levels of light which are used by the cells in the scalp and hair to assist in the normal chemical processes performed by those cells. The term for this is photobiostimulation. The most common example of light converting into chemical energy is photosynthesis, where plants are fed via light converted into chemical energy. In a similar way, laser penetrates into soft tissue and increases the action of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a molecule that is a major carrier of energy from one reaction site to another in all living cells. By doing so, laser light increases the energy available to cells so they take in nutrients faster and get rid of waste products.
Many long-term clinical research programs at show that bio-stimulation of ‘cold-beam’, low-level laser gives numerous positive effects to by a combination of three functions:
Energization: As mentioned above, light is energy. According to the eminent scientist FA Popp(Dysequilibrium and Self-Organization, 207-230. 1986 Reidel), living cells actually give out ultra-weak photons (light) with a coherence characteristic to laser. Popp postulated that “sick” cells are “light-starved” and when irradiated with low level laser in the correct frequency range they become “light-restored” and healthy. The safe laser light penetrates into soft tissue where it is absorbed by cells and converted into energy that increases healthy metabolic processing. Not surprisingly, scientists and physicians have been using low level laser over the past 30 years to accelerate wound healing and regenerate tissue.
Circulation: Microscopic studies show laser increases circulation and oxygenation of the blood to the scalp and hair bulb; removes calcification and blockages around the hair bulb; as well as increases cell replacement or regenerative activity. These factors help hair to improve in fullness, shine, body and elasticity. Problems such as over-oily or dry scalp, dandruff and itchiness can also be reduced.
In 1986 the International Laser Research Group Association included in their trial report on ‘cold-beam’ laser: “…it normalizes metabolism of tissues, improves trophism [blood cell nutrition], and assures a regular sebaceous secretion… If we start from a normal quantity of hair bulbs per square cm of the various subjects involved, we can state that there was strengthening of hair bulbs…hair growth could be actually ascertained – also its being darker than before”.
Vibration: Soft tissues and fluids in our bodies actually vibrate! And they do this within a frequency range similar to that of cold-beam, red-light laser. In fact, one of many scientific theories (Wolbarsht ML. Ed: Clinical Aspects of Laser Research. Plenum Press New York p116 1977) is that cells are largely dependant for healthy function on an exchange of energy and ‘information’ with surrounding cells. This is achieved via individual wave systems by which cells ‘communicate’ through inter-connective plasma – by vibration.
A cell is in an unhealthy state when its vibrations become irregular or out-of-step with this common communications system. However, it can be brought back into vibratory “harmony” by being irradiated with low level laser working at quantum level.
Numerous other scientific studies and practical articles have endorsed and expanded early findings of the general efficacy of laser’s effects on the hair, skin or tissues.
Blood Pressure – The results from a group of 30 patients suffering from hypertension were positive in 80% of the patients. Laser Therapy. 1990; 2(2):59
Tennis Elbow – complete pain relief and restored functional ability were achieved in 82% of acute patients and 66% of the chronic cases. J Clin Laser Med & Surg. 1998; 16 (3): 145-151
Fibromyalgia – 66% benefited from the treatment with regard to local pain, hypomobility andphlogosis. J Clin Laser Med Surg. 1997; 15 (5): 217-220
Headache/Migraine – pain disappeared after 1-5 minutes. Proc 9th Congress Soc Laser Surgery & Medicine, Anaheim, CA: 2-6 Nov. 1991
Low Back Pain – treatment was effective in 71% of the laser group and 36% of the sham group.Lasers Surg Med. 1998 Suppl 10, p. 6
Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand – grip strength and movement were improved while swelling, pain and morning stiffness were reduced. Lasers in Medical Science, 1989; 4: 193
Type II Diabetes – an anecdotal report from the Dr. Lytle reports on how Type I and Type II Diabetes were temporarily helped with laser… Robert a 76 year old rancher had been treating his Type II diabetes for twenty five years with various oral drugs and diet, and still his blood sugar levels were over 250, and he was facing the unpleasant (to him) option of being required to start an insulin program. Instead of following the traditional medical insulin model (which he believes had caused the death of two of his friends), he bought a Q1000 low level laser and began treating himself. The following is an interview between Dr Lytle and Robert:
We came home and I started using the laser on my back, and my blood sugar started dropping about 20 points every day! It went from 245 to 220, down to 210, down to 180. On January 1 it was 184, then dropped to 161 and then again to 153, then to 136, then to 133. Today it was 96 on one machine and 121 on the other. That’s down from 254 in a week’s time! I test my blood with two different instruments – a One Touch and a Dex machine. The One Touch is supposed to be accurate, but you have to handle the glucose strip with your fingers, which can possibly contaminate the strip.
Dr Larry. How long did you use it?
I just used it one 3-minute cycle per day on Mode 3 on the lower left side of my back beneath the 1st and 2nd rib. My daughters have been buying me everything they can think of to help with my diabetes – none of that garbage worked! I’m going to stop using this other garbage and will continue to use the laser.
Dr. Larry. I might suggest that you to stop using the laser for a week or 10 days and see if your blood sugar goes back up.
Oh, I know it would.
Dr. Larry. You could really be a big help to a lot of people with diabetes if you could set some type of standard for how many times per week you have to use the laser to keep your blood sugar under control.
Is 2x’s per week all I’m going to need to use it?
Dr. Larry. I don’t think you’re going to need to use it everyday to keep your sugar level down. I would ask you to help us out by stop using it for a week and document the results. If it goes back up, then use the laser twice a week and record the results.
I want to run it down a little lower.
Dr. Larry. Anything under 120 is pretty normal. Have you changed anything on your diet?
No, I haven’t really changed anything, but have pretty much the same diet as always.
In follow-up communication with Robert, it was learned he was able to maintain normal blood sugar levels by using the Q1000 just a couple of times per week for over a year. The Robert admitted he “kind of forgot to use it” as often as he did when he first got his Q1000 laser.
Then he got pneumonia and his blood sugar got out of control so his doctor put him on insulin and at the time of publication of this article, he uses insulin daily. (Apparently Robert was not aware that the Q1000 is effective on pneumonia).
Chinese Medicine teaches that there is a certain life force that wanes with age, and is affected not only by the way you think, but is affected by the thinking of those around you including doctors and family. It is a fact that negative thinking suppresses the quality and quantity of your own biophotons. And thus reduces intercellular communication.
Type I Diabetes is even harder to treat but following is a testimonial showing good results using Mode 3 of the Q1000 along with the 660 Probe Enhancer on acupoints.
A 16-year-old girl with Type I Diabetes was on 22 units of insulin per day. In just two treatments using Mode 3 of the Q1000 laser on the pancreas plus the 660 Enhancer Probe on acupoints on her hand, she only required 2 units of insulin per day. She reports that she continues to use the laser once a week because it makes her feel so good.
Clinical research from Africa has demonstrated rehabilitation of Type I diabetes using a combination of low level laser frequencies on the pancreas. These frequencies can be programmed into one of the empty modes on the Q1000. This feature makes the Q1000 the most advanced laser system available in the market place today.
In summary, the best approach for controlling diabetes is to alter life style and prevent it. More research is needed on the effect of laser light on diabetes, but the Q1000 and 660 Enhancer Probe appears to offer a safe alternative method of using light to treat your own diabetes.