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Seeing the Light

Friday, October 20, 2017

In the Weekend Australian Magazine (7-8 October 2017, p. 30-33), Suvi Mahonen writes an in-depth piece about the remarkable effects of photobiomodulation (light therapy using red and near-infrared light wavelengths).

One such story in the article is that of Peter Cheatham, who shares his experience with Vielight Neuro Gamma, “Within a couple of weeks of usage my twitching stopped and I started remembering things I had forgotten….Now I can hold a conversation again and I can write legibly too. I’ve come off a lot of my medications and everything around me is clearer.”

Read the full article - "Seeing the Light".

Using the Handy Pulse Laser

Friday, September 22, 2017

Here are some simple instructions on using your Handy Pulse Laser (also known as the Handy Cure).

Ensure the laser device is fully charged before first use. The battery indicator light should be green if the laser has sufficient charge.

1. Turning the Laser On

Turn the laser ‘On’ by placing the device over the palm of your hand then press and hold the Start/Stop button down for 2 seconds until you hear a long beep. (If the device has not been used within 24 hours, it will run a self-test and 3 lights will blink). 
When 2 lights turn green the Laser is ready to use. 

2. Selecting a treatment Mode

To select the desired treatment setting, press the Mode button until the corresponding light appears beside:
Low - Variable Mode (1000 to 2500Hz)
Medium - 50Hz Mode or
High - 5Hz Mode

3. Starting treatment

Press the Start/Stop button to commence the treatment session. 
The green treatment indicator light will flash and a red light will be seen pulsing from the lense.  When you see the red pulse light your device is ready to use for treatment.

Position and hold the laser directly on the skin and on the area where pain is present. If pain occurs in a larger area, gently move the laser around the area maintaining contact with the skin.

4. Treatment time

Each treatment session is automatically programmed to last for 5 minutes. If a shorter session is required, press the Start/Stop button to manually stop the session after the desired time.

At the end of the session, the treatment light will stop flashing and 2 short beeps are heard. The laser will then power off automatically.

When the laser beeps and treatment light stops flashing, you can repeat the session or move to another area. Select another program via the Mode button or press the Start/Stop button to repeat the treatment as required.

5. Turning the laser Off

The laser will power off automatically after 5 mins, however if you need to turn off the laser before the session is complete, hold down the Start/Stop button for 3 seconds until all lights go out. Two short beeps and one long beep will be heard. 

The power-saving/safety function ensures that if left on without use for several minutes, the device will turn off automatically (a beep will sound).

Handy Pulse Laser for Arthritis Relief

Monday, August 28, 2017
 

Living with pain can be one of the hardest parts of having arthritis!  While not yet curable, the condition is usually manageable with a multimodal treatment approach.

Low level laser therapy is a non-drug treatment used by many mild oesteoarthritis sufferers on stiff and sore hands, knees and feet. Studies show the effects of low level laser therapy decreases pain and morning stiffness for mild osteoarthritis sufferers.

"There is some scientific proof that low level laser therapy can help reduce pain and swelling, particularly in the hands of people with arthritis. See your physiotherapist for more information." Arthritis Australia.

The Handy Pulse Laser can be an effective home-based treatment, as part of a multimodal approach to treating mild osteoarthritis. Low level laser therapy can temporarily relieve pain, reduce swelling and increase mobility.


Chronic pain laser treatment features on 9 news Queensland

Friday, April 21, 2017

Features of the Pulse Low Level Laser Device

Saturday, March 18, 2017

New clinical guidelines recommend non-drug therapies for treating lower back pain

Friday, February 24, 2017

Low level laser therapy is one of the recommended treatments included by the American College of Physicians (ACP) in its latest clinical guidelines for chronic lower back pain.

This evidence-based clinical practice guideline for non-invasive treatment of low back pain, published in Annals of Internal Medicine (February 2017), recommends that physicians and patients should treat persistent low back pain with non-drug therapies first.

For people suffering from chronic lower back pain (lasting for more than 12 weeks), ACP advises health practitioners initially refer them to non-drug therapies. Among these therapies ACP included exercise, low level laser therapy, acupuncture, mindfulness-based stress reduction, multidisciplinary rehabilitation, tai chi, yoga, motor control exercise (MCE), progressive relaxation, electromyography biofeedback, operant therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and spinal manipulation.

Lower back pain is a common and costly condition in Australia. It’s estimated around 80 per cent of Australians experienced back pain at some point in their lives. One in 10 people experiencing significant disability as a result.  

Low level laser therapy is a non-invasive pain management treatment, using low frequency wavelengths of light to stimulate the body’s anti-inflammatory healing response. It does not create heat and the laser-beam targets the site of pain.

The ACP strongly advises doctors and patients to only use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or skeletal muscle relaxants as a last resort.

President of ACP, Nitin S. Damle, MD, MS, MACP, said, “Physicians should consider opioids as a last option for treatment and only in patients who have failed other therapies, as they are associated with substantial harms, including the risk of addiction or accidental overdose,” said Dr. Damle.

ACP’s clinical practice guidelines were developed through a rigorous process based on an extensive review of the highest quality evidence available, including randomised control trials and data from observational studies. 


Vielight Neuro Event San Diego

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Introducing the inventor of the Vielight photobiomodulation products

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Dr. Lew Lim is the main inventor of photobiomodulation (PBM) (or low level light therapy) devices that are being marketed by Vielight Inc. of Toronto, Canada where he is also the CEO. These light energy based products are used and promoted by many practitioners of integrative medicine, often producing a variety of outcomes that conventional medicines have failed. Many practitioners seek his advice on the medical possibilities with light energy.

Today he is directing more attention to finding solutions for neurologic conditions. He is aiming to increase public awareness of PBM by applying engineering and scientific knowledge to produce affordable and convenient personal use products. He collaborates with Harvard Medical School and Boston University in research relating to the field of PBM.

Dr. Lim is a Doctor of Naturopathy, has an Engineering graduate diploma, a MBA, and is a Chartered Accountant. He is also certified in Medical Neuroscience, Neurobiology and Human Physiology. All his qualifications are earned with distinction.

Apart from PBM / light therapy devices, he also co-invented devices related to internet social network interfaces and internet telephony while working in the Silicon Valley, California.

Learn more on our Youtube channel

Vielight Intranasal Light Therapy Devices Now Available

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pulse Laser Relief is pleased to announce that we are now distributing the Vielight Intranasal Light Therapy Devices in Australia. 

The range includes:
We also have the transcranial intranasal brain photobiomodulation headsets

You can learn more on the Pulse Laser Relief Youtube channel

6 Natural Treatments to Manage Inflammatory Arthritis Symptoms

Friday, November 11, 2016

Osteoarthritis symptoms have a big impact on the lives of millions of Australians.

Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory condition caused when the protective cartilage that cushions movement in our joints is worn away through life-long wear and tear. Without cartilage, bone rubs against bone when the joint moves. It’s as painful as is sounds.

There is no cure for osteoarthritis, as cartilage cannot regenerate. Yet there are natural remedies to reduce cartilage damage and manage the painful symptoms and inflammation of osteoarthritis – without resorting to painkillers.

1. Exercise

Many people assume that exercise would make pain in arthritic joints worst – but actually it’s the exact opposite. Gentle exercise such as walking, swimming, or pedaling a bike is one of the simplest ways to maintain joint health. In addition to aerobic exercise, you should also include strengthening isometric exercise such as Pilates to increase muscle strength. Stronger muscles helps to improve posture and the body’s alignment, which helps reduce joint load and pain. Toned muscles also provide better support and protection to the joints and help prevent falls.

The Get Healthy Service is a free telephone health coaching service for people in NSW, Queensland, ACT, and SA. Staffed by trained health coaches, they will help you achieve your exercise goals.

www.gethealthynsw.com.au

2. Weight Loss

It’s the simplest way to reduce arthritis pain, yet losing weight is far from easy. But consider this: if you’re overweight or obese every additional kilo is putting extra burden on weight-bearing joints, such as the back, hips, knees, ankles and feet. Any extra body weight is making the symptoms of osteoarthritis in these joints much worse.

Even shedding a few kilos will make a big difference in your symptoms. You should speak to your doctor about the best combination of eating and exercise to reduce weight

To learn more about your ideal weight and how to achieve it visit: 

www.healthyactive.gov.au

3. Devices and Other Treatments

Many people with stiff and inflamed joints apply heat and cold packs to treat the inflammation and reduce the pain.

An alternative to heat and cold is light. Low level laser therapy has been shown through many studies to have beneficial effects for osteoarthritis symptoms. Because it does not produce heat or cold, low level laser therapy is better tolerated. A LLLT device works by delivering a low intensity beam of laser light directly onto the skin above the inflamed joint. This concentrated beam of light boosts the body’s natural anti-inflammatory healing process at the cellular level. It helps to temporarily reduce pain and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis.

Low level laser therapy also eases muscle spasms that are associated with osteoarthritis, which aren’t only painful, but can interfere with sleep.

Consult your doctor to find out if Low Level Laser Therapy will benefit you. 

4. Complementary Treatments

There are a range of complementary therapies and treatments which are beneficial for someone with osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy can improve muscle strength which may help you move more freely or get in and out of a chair more easily. A physiotherapist can advise you how to strap ankles, wrists or knees to reduce joint pain and further damage from incorrect movement.

To find a physiotherapist near you visit: www.physiotherapy.asn.au 

Acupuncture is also beneficial for many osteoarthritis sufferers. The therapist uses needles, magnets or laser acupuncture on acupuncture points that interrupt pain signals traveling to the central nervous system.

5. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 is helpful in maintaining heart health and beneficial for inflammatory forms of arthritis.  

Although the benefit of fish oils for OA has not yet been thoroughly proven by research, Omega-3 is believed to relieve joint pain and stiffness in a similar way to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Omega-3 fatty acids are found naturally in oily fish, such as mackerel, sardines, pilchards and salmon, so it is a good idea to eat oily fish three or four times a week. They can also be found in lesser amounts in flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, walnuts and canola oil.

If you don’t eat oily fish this frequently, a fish oil supplement may be useful. Most chemists and health food shops sell fish oil capsules and liquids that contain high concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids.

6. Complementary Medicines

Many people with joint pain or osteoarthritis add complementary medicines into their treatment plan. The main complementary medicines used for joint pain are glucosamine, chondroitin and vitamins C, E and D.

Glucosamine occurs naturally in the body and is a part of a protein that gives cartilage its elasticity (flexibility).

Vitamins are naturally occurring substances that are important in preventing disease and maintaining health. The best way to get the full range of vitamins is by having a well-balanced diet. However, vitamins can be taken as commercial preparations, either as single vitamins or in combination as multivitamins.

As to the usefulness of complementary medicines, scientific research often cannot provide a definite answer. For many supplements there has been little quality research into their use for OA or joint pain. You should consult your doctor before taking any complementary medicines to ensure they are right for you.