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Following the discovery of laser technology in the 1960s, medical scientists realised its potential to reduce pain, improve wound healing and reduce inflammation and swelling. The first published account of medical applications of laser appeared in 1960. Low Level Laser Therapy, also known as photobiomodulation, was pioneered in 1967 when Hungarian physician Dr Endre Mester stumbled upon the remarkable discovery during an experiment using infrared laser light on mice. While testing the effects of laser light on skin cancer, Mester found when irradiating mice with light they experienced faster tissue regeneration, hair regrowth and improved wound healing.
Following Dr Mester’s discovery, the super-pulsed low level laser technology used by the Pulse Handy Cure Laser device was developed by scientists in the Russian space program for cosmonaut recovery – so you could say it is rocket science. The Handy Cure Laser has been providing pain relief to many thousands of patients for over a decade.
There is a growing number of clinical studies into the effects of photobiomobulation on a range of conditions and medical applications. Over 2,000 have been published to date from reducing pain, for hair regrowth, reducing inflammation and post-surgical repair. Photobiomodulation is also being investigated in clinical studies for its potential to reduce cognitive decline and improve symptoms for people with neuro degenerative diseases and brain injury.