A truly unique individual, Dr. Jay Roberts wrote the FDA manual on low-level laser therapy. When meeting him, he shared his excitement about how this had transformed treatment at his Palm Spring pain clinic, where he treats movie stars. Dr. Roberts as it turns out has also had spiritual healing just weeks away from death (he had purchased his casket) – read his startling book Break The Chains.
Strongly motivated, I’ve traveled to Washington, D.C. to get training on the best low-level equipment available – from Thor. Harvard has been researching Thor lasers, and currently has four ongoing studies. It has also been studied by NASA, used by the Royal armed forces, by professional teams, and on horses by the Queen’s granddaughter.
Officially approved by the FDA for specific musculoskeletal conditions, it is being researched in a wide-range of conditions for which most looks very promising. For example a study examining the leading cause of blindness, acute macular degeneration, found 86% were helped, improving their vision from one to four lines on the Snellen eye chart. It is proving to be highly effective in mucositis induced by radiation therapy for head, neck, and throat cancer. It appears to promote nerve regeneration and resolve Herpes neuralgia. It both heals and inhibits pain.
Low-level laser works by stimulating production of the energy molecule ATP in tissue, and reducing oxidative stress. It penetrates up to 5 cm (two inches). Treatment is applied directly around the involved area in one-minute increments and then to draining lymph nodes above the treatment site. Treatment of one site takes about 12 minutes, and multiple areas about 30 minutes.
For chronic conditions, we recommend treatment twice a week for six weeks. After injury, we recommend treatment for three consecutive days, beginning immediately, followed by twice a week follow-ups. Contact our office if interested.
Below is a list of potential benefits of low level laser that are being investigated:
1) Any musculoskeletal condition – tendons, cartilage, joints, muscle, osteoporosis
3) Brain injury
5) Mucositis – e.g. post-radiation in head-neck cancer
6) Dental health
8) Spinal cord
9) Achilles tendon
10) Frozen shoulder
11) Muscle fatigue
14) Acute macular degeneration -86% improved in one study
15) Sperm motility
16) Snake bites
17) Nerve regeneration
18) Immediately after heart attack
19) Weight loss
20) Lowering of LDL cholesterol & triglycerides
21) Stimulate tibia for heart stem cells
23) Trigger points
24) Post-operative pain
25) Edema from sprain
27) Any …itis
29) Rheumatoid arthritis
36) Wounds, including diabetic and pressure
37) Osteonecrosis of the jaw
39) Parkinson’s disease
40) Alzheimer’s dementia
42) Hair growth
43) Hearing loss
44) Facial paralysis
45) Allergic rhinitis
47) Herpes zoster (Shingles) neuralgia, especially the first six months
48) Recalcitrant viral warts
49) Tic doloreaux
50) Fertility – supports oocytes in female infertility
51) Heart disease – area of heart attack reduced in mice
52) Stimulates bone repair in mice