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Happy Christmas from Pulse Laser Relief

Monday, December 18, 2017

It is hard to believe that Christmas is nearly upon us - the years seem to fly by, don't they?  We have had a busy year here at Pulse Laser Relief and are looking forward to a short break to spend time with our families over Christmas.

Our last working day will be Friday 22nd December with our office opening again for business on Monday 8 January 2018.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers and supporters a very happy Christmas and all the very best for the coming year.

kind regards

Pulse Laser Relief team.

Home Laser Device for Pain and Inflammation Relief

Thursday, November 30, 2017

This post will outline some of the reasons this home laser device is a unique pain relief solution for all the family.  But first let's take a look at what pain is and the role of inflammation in the body, then we will cover the mechanisms of laser therapy action.

What is Pain?

The International Association for the Study of Pain uses the definition: "Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience with actual or potential tissue damage". So pain is seen as a symptom of an underlying condition. Inflammation in some form in most cases is usually this condition.

What is the function of inflammation in the body?

The function of inflammation is to take out the cause of cell injury in the first place, clearing out necrotic cells and tissue damage from the original injury of the inflammation process, which in turn initiates tissue repair in the body. Let's now look at the mechanisms behind this.


Mechanisms of Laser Therapy in Tissue

The mode of action can be seen in the figure above, with the outcome of exposing damaged cells to the low level laser light is the production of three important molecules associated with healing of inflammation are being enhanced.

  1. ATP
  2. ROS
  3. NO

ATP is the main energy source for living cells and by increasing its levels the cells are capable of healing inflammation.

ROS at small amounts is stimulating muscle contraction and cell growth.

NO is a potent vasodilator which increases circulation in the inflamed tissue and enhances transport of oxygen and immune cells into the tissue.

"These mechanism of action are obtained when exposing cell to soft laser light. High powered laser is not applicable as this type of laser is causing excessive heating of the skin along with upregulation the apoptosis pathway. Soft laser stimulates healing while high powered laser inhibits healing of inflammation."

Professor Samuel Edelstein Ph.D  in Biochemistry The Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Israel

What Makes the Handy Cure s' Home Laser so Unique?

The laser is a medical device designed to combat pain and inflammation for home use.

It is a combination device of four energies:

1. 905nm Low level pulsed infrared laser 

2. 875nm Infrared LED light

3. 635nm Visible red LED light

4. Static magnetic field

These four energies when combined together are affecting the healing of inflammation resulting in the relief of the pain. 

"Adding Magnetic Field to the device was shown (Friedman et al, Laser Therapy 18.3:134-141, 2009) to amplify the healing effect of the laser pulse. The photo-magnetic synergy enhances electron transfer and activation of respiratory chain in the mitochondria which in turn enhance ATP production and cell proliferation. It is not achievable if the laser light or the magnetic field are separated." Professor Samuel Edelstein

"I use the Handy Cure in my chiropractic office for many different conditions. I have used more powerful lasers, more expensive lasers* -- but the Handy Cure does a fantastic job on my patient's conditions. It is easy to use... so easy that some of my patients have purchased ones for home use. I have 350 doctors in my group and many have purchased the Handy Cure to help even the most difficult patients. Powerful, easy to use and inexpensive is a winning combination".  Dr Craig S. Ross, D.C., Developer of Neuro Cranial Integration, CA, USA

Conditions that respond well with the laser at home

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strain
  • Muscle tendon pain
  • Wrist injuries
  • Achilles tendon
  • Contractures
  • Shoulder pain
  • Migraines
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ankle pain
  • All musculoskeletal pain and more...

Summary of what makes this a one of a kind device

This medical device is a unique home laser device for fighting pain, reduce inflammation, and healing.

The simple pre-programmed five minute treatment session once or twice a day is sufficient to observe an effect within days, depending on the condition. Every patient is different so the three week home treatment regime should be followed to achieve maximum results.

This low level laser device is the only device which utilises 4 different energies in combination which was shown to affect inflamed tissue very effectively. There are no side effects associated with the use of this device and very few contraindications which makes it ideal to use at home to treat all those niggling pains and respond to treat acute injuries as they happen.

"Yes, excellent device. Every family should have one with young children or older folk with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Good for lumbosacral disc disease, easing shoulder pain and tennis elbow. Use them in my clinic and bought another so I could use at home."  Dr Andrew F.

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).

Safety

Direct or reflected laser radiation should be prevented from direct eye contact
  • Use protective eyewear for treatment on face
  • Pregnant women should not apply the device in the vicinity of the womb
  • Do not use in the vicinity of a pacemaker
  • Treatment is not recommended in cancer cases
  • The lens screwed onto the device is an integral part of the device. Do not remove the lens, unless for cleaning purposes
  • During treatment, the lens must be screwed in its place onto the device
  • Keep the device away from children
  • Children under the age of 18 years should be treated under the supervision of an adult

NOTE:

The laser unit automatically undertakes a self-check 24 hours after use (device remained switched off for 24 hours) that ensures the required power output is available before allowing the device to operate. It also has a safety feature to  minimise risks of injury from direct eye contact; the unit will only turn on when the laser is placed facing down into the palm of the hand or other surface, and only when the Start/Stop button is held down for 2 seconds. Use protective eyewear (supplied) for treatment on face.


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.

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