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Therapies

Erchonia Cold Laser

When the body has an injury, the cells are damaged and fail to function within normally.   The Erchonia cold laser uses energy to penetrate deeply into the skin and works by restoring normal cellular function. The laser uses a non-heat producing light laser, which works within specific wavelengths for optimal treatment. Cold laser, or Low Level Laser Therapy is emerging as a premiere therapeutic modality in the healing arts community.

The biological effects of Low Level Laser Therapy have been shown to significantly accelerate and enhance the body’s natural defense and repair abilities. By reducing inflammation and enhancing specific repair processes, low level laser therapy has been proven to provide pain relief, reducing cell damage due to the injury and resulting loss of function. Low Level Laser Therapy enables the body to have a more rapid repair and stronger tissues once healed.  Physiologic effects include improved metabolism, circulation and tissue healing.

 

THE COLD LASER, OR LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY, CAN BE USED FOR:

  • Inflammatory conditions – carpal tunnel syndrome, epicondylitis, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, colitis, arthritis, bronchitis with excellent results.

  • Pain management for fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, neck, thoracic and low back pain.

  • Connective tissue disorders such as sprains, strains, and tendonitis.

  • Joint injuries such as TMJ disorders, osteoarthritis, and ligament injuries.

  • Muscle injury or disorders such as muscle bruises, contusions, and muscle shortening contractures like frozen shoulders.

  • Neurological injury or disorders such as prolapsed disc, ruptured or herniated discs, crush injuries, neuritis, and headaches.

SOME EXAMPLES OF HOW COLD LASER IS USED:

  • PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES: top athletes use cold laser in order to return to competition at a much accelerated pace. Jeff Spencer, chiropractor to many of the most elite athletes, states that if an injured athlete can get in for laser treatment within 2-3 hours of the injury, rehabilitation time can be cut in half.

  • NERVE AND SPINAL INJURIES: rehabilitation of severed nerve bundles, at a rate of 300% faster than a control group tested in a University of Health and Sciences, Bethesda, MD, (research study conducted by Anders and Broke). It suggests promising results will be found in the future for peripheral nerve damage and possible spinal cord injuries.

 

EXPLANATION OF LIGHT (LASER) THERAPY

Light therapy is not a new concept. The sun’s photonic rays cause a seed to sprout through RNA and DNA changes. The sun’s rays are full-spectrum light, which means many wavelengths are present (400-800 Nanometers), but only one specific wavelength, or frequency, causes the seeds to germinate. In 1924 Bose and Einstein, great men of science, predicted the laser. Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

 

In 1978, Dr. Frolich helped to establish the Wave Particle Theory, which now forms the foundation of quantum physics and defines the mechanism of life, as we now know it. Human cells, tissue and organs have specific frequencies that regulate important cellular functions such as protein synthesis, cellular division and communication. Frolich used quantum physics to explain that a cell’s living matrix must produce coherent or laser-like oscillations, unique resonances. He stated that these resonances serve as signals that integrate processes such as growth, injury repair, immune mediation, and the overall functioning of the organism. Each molecule, cell, tissue and organ has an ideal resonance frequency that coordinates its activity. Using certain laser frequencies can alter or balance the body’s systemic defense and repair mechanism.

In 1994, Dr. Smith stated that pathologies manifest themselves as chemical imbalances with the underlying cause being electromagnetic. By applying a specific frequency, normal function and balance can be restored. Physicists Schawlow and Townes brought the laser into modern medical arenas, where they are being used for a variety of treatments. Most of the lasers used in the medical field have been High Frequency Hot Lasers, which are catabolic (destructive) in nature such as the ones used in eye surgery. Cold Lasers are anabolic, or regenerative (not destructive) in nature.

 

Laser therapy is based on photochemical and photobiological effects of the cells and tissues. With laser light, cell functions are stimulated, especially the increase of a cell’s ATP (energy). This increase in ATP synthesis is associated with increased cell metabolism, increased collagen synthesis, stimulation of DNA formation, improved immune system function and increased new formation of capillaries. The laser also has been shown to increase neurotransmitters (serotonin), to increase and enhance tissue regeneration through increasing fibroblasts and keratinocytes. The laser can also increase antioxidants and accelerate bone and scar healing.

 

Research shows that every cell has a least three kinds of basic receptors for neurotransmitters (i.e., serotonin, dopamine), hormones (insulin, thyroid, estrogen) and photoreceptors. The laser affects human cells through the photoreceptors, causing a physiological effect. Nerves, for example, are affected by the temperature, the pH within the cell, the oxygen available, and the amount of ATP (a cellular unit of energy) available. The laser stimulates ATP production and oxygen at a cellular level, which activates enzymatic cascades that help the cell to detoxify itself. These changes activate the cells and nerves and set up an environment in which they function best.

 

Please call our Plano chiropractic office at 972-612-1800 to set up your laser session today.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • Laser Therapy Clinical Practice and Scientific Background” by Jan Turner and Lars Hode Prima Books, 2002

  • “Therapeutic Laser, Theory and Practice”  by G. David Baxter Churchill Livingston, 1999

  • “Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis” by James L. Oschman PhD Churchill Livingston 2000

Ion Detox

The ion foot bath is one of the best technologies available to detoxify your body and get rid of accumulated and harmful toxins. Our detoxifying foot bath system is designed to balance the body’s energy while facilitating and aiding in its natural detoxification process. It removes unwanted toxins and, eliminates harmful free radicals by creating an ionic energy field within the body.

We live in a toxic environment. Toxins are in our air, water, land, food, and medications- even electromagnetic stressors. In today’s world, all of us need detoxification!

Remember that if you are 30, 40, 50 years old then you have spent as many years getting to your present state of health and toxicity. We strongly recommend that you follow a regular and continuous detoxification program.

The following is a wonderful explanation by James L. Oschman, Ph.D. Dr. Oschman explains how the ion system works to in the body:

REPORT ON THE MECHANISM OF ACTION OF THE EB-PRO WITH REGARD TO PHYSIOLOGICAL DETOXIFICATION

As shown here there are 3 ways toxic materials (ions, molecules, clusters of molecules) can become trapped in the matrix. By matrix, I am referring to the extracellular, cytoplasmic, and nuclear matrices that form a continuously interconnected fabric extending throughout the body. It is the operation of this system that is compromised by toxic accumulation. The functioning of virtually all of the physiological systems will be enhanced by toxic removal.

In the illustration, (a) refers to mechanical trapping; (b) refers to ionic binding to charges on the matrix surfaces; and (c) refers to hydrophobic & hydrophilic binding (e.g. uncharged molecules adhering to the matrix).

You will note that I have used a positive charge, such as a cation, for example (b). I have done this because the matrix (the hyaluronan gel) is predominantly negatively charged. The illustration on the top of the next page shows the structure of the gel and its charges. The hyaluronan has a number of remarkable and important properties:

  • Regulates cell division and movement

  • Huge domain

  • Molecular weight 3-4 million

  • Randomly coiled

  • Stiff due to H bonds

  • A large hydrated sphere w/ a radius of 200nm

  • Abundant fixed strongly negative charges

 

The matrix contains other charged molecules, such as other acidic glycosaminoglycans and collagen that are also capable of trapping toxins. I have referred to the hyaluronan gel because it is the dominant component of the matrix and its ion exchange properties are well established. For a review of this topic, see Comper WD, Laurent 1978. Note also that there are some positive charges on the gel, and it will therefore have some capacity to bind anions.

Given the physicochemical properties of the gel, there are several ways of releasing toxins bound to the matrix. Changes in charge density and changes in geometry will release both ions or other charged species and toxic compounds trapped in the matrix. There are good reasons that the situation set up by using the EB-PRO should change both local and global charge density on the matrix as well as change its geometry. The changes in charge density will, in turn, affect physiological pH, because the charge network binds hydrogen ions.

The science behind the effects of the EB-PRO on detoxification involves research on the properties of the acupuncture meridians and skin, and the ion exchange and water-binding properties of the gel. There are many meridian points on the feet, representing the distal terminals of meridian systems. Hence immersing the feet in the foot bath will enable electrical contact with all of the primary meridians in the body. Adding salt to the water in the foot bath is essential to make the fluid conductive.

The meridians reside in the matrix, and have branches that reach into every nook and cranny of the body, even into individual cells as shown in the diagram below. The relationship between meridians and connective tissue has been known for thousands of years and has recently been confirmed by a study published in a peer reviewed scientific journal.

A number of studies have shown that the meridians are electrically conductive. Hence the electrical polarities set up by the EB-PRO should be conducted throughout the matrix and thereby change the charge density on a global or systemic scale (by “global” or “systemic” I mean throughout the entire body).

The ways changes in charge density bring about toxin release are well established. Again, the research of Laurent and colleagues in Sweden is key. The geometry of the gel and its water and ion binding characteristics are dependent on the mutual attraction and repulsion of the charges on the gel matrix. Change charge density, and you will change the geometry, releasing trapped molecules. Changing the local charge configuration will release material that is ionically bound. The final link in the process is to describe how toxins released by the above process can find their way into the footbath. Again, research on the meridians has shown that they are capable of acting as channels for the transport or diffusion of various molecules. Radiographic studies using scintiphotography showed that a radioactive dye, technetium-99, injected into a meridian, flow linearly along the meridian pathway and well up into small circles at the classical acupuncture. The electrical polarities set up by the EB-PRO should cause toxin molecules to migrate along the meridians to the bottoms of the feet by a process akin to electrophoresis. This process is defined as the migration of charged colloidal particles or molecules through a solution under the influence of an applied electric field.

The meridians are one of several pathways for toxins released from the matrix to exit the body. Capillaries and lymphatic channels will also pick up toxins and carry them to the liver and kidneys, where they will be detoxified and/or excreted. There are also spaces within the skin that can support the flow of materials released from the matrix. For example, the innermost layer of the skin, the corium [dermis] is relatively rich in intercellular spaces through which ions and other solutes may pass freely. Its ready permeability to ions has been observed by Papa and Kligman who found that the cationic dye, methylene blue, when driven into the sweat gland by strong electrical currents, migrates down the duct to the level of the dermis where it passes laterally (horizontally).

Additional Resources

  • Comper WD, Laurent TC, 1978. Physiological function of connective tissue polysaccharides. Physiol Rev. Jan;58(1):255-315. 

  • Matsumoto K Birch S 1988. Hara diagnosis: Reflections on the sea. Redwing Book Company, Brookline, MA, 484 pages.

  • Langevin HM, Yandow, JA 2002. Relationship of acupuncture points and meridians to connective tissue planes. The Anatomical Record 269:257-265.

  • Becker, R., M. Reichmanis and A. Marino. Electrophysiological correlates of acupuncture points and meridians. Psychoenergetic Systems 1: 105, 1976; Motoyama, H. Electrophysiological and preliminary biochemical studies of skin properties in relation to the acupuncture meridian. International Association for Religion and Parapsychology 6: 1-36, 1980

  •  Reichmannis, M., A.A. Marion and R.O. Becker. D.C. skin conductance variation at acupuncture loci. American Journal of Chinese Medicine 4: 69-72, 1976

  • Reihsner, R., B. Balogh and E.J. Menzel. Two-dimensional elastic properties of human skin in terms of an incremental model at the in vivo configuration. Med. Eng. Phy. 17: 304-313, 1995; Tiller, W.A, What do electrodermal diagnostic acupuncture instruments really measure. American Journal of Acupuncture 15(1), 18-23, 1987.

  • Darras JC, de Vernejoul P, Albarede P, et al. Nuclear medicine investigation of transmission of acupuncture information. Acupuncture Med. 1993; 11:22-28.

  • C. M. Papa and A. M. Kligman, J. Invest. Dermatol., P9, 139 (1962).

 

Please contact our Plano office to make an appointment. We look forward to working with you!

 

 

Whole Body Vibration

 

Not all VIBE platforms are created equal.  Results here refer to 30Hz.  For this reason, variable speed machines are not recommended.

Whole Body Vibration (WBV) technology is a key tool for recovery and wellness.  It increases flexibility and range of motion while strengthening muscles and balance, improves blood flow, and stimulates lymph drainage. The WBV machine is the scientific answer to non-surgical recovery. As an added benefit, WBV helps decrease stress levels and improve body composition.  You will feel and see the effects of WBV training almost immediately!

 

  •      Improve circulation

  •      Increase muscle strength

  •      Increase flexibility

  •      Increase muscle relaxation

  •      Improve of pelvic instability

  •      Decrease cellulite

  •      Prevent osteoporosis:  33% increase in bone density!

  •      Burn fat

  •      Reduce stress

  •      Improve  mobility

  •      Reduce pain

  •      Decrease obesity

  •      Improve lymph drainage

 

Body shaping:  The combination of muscle strengthening, local fat burning, lymph drainage, increased blood circulation and the release of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) leads directly and indirectly to a body shaping effect by a reduction in cellulite, less fat tissue and more toned muscles. Your hormones are the key to your body type, what foods you crave, and where you put on weight. Find out how they are also the key to weight loss. Determine trouble spots, and attack them actively with WBV. Your skin will look noticeable smoother and more toned. Whole Body Vibration can also be used successfully for cosmetic purposes. Whole Body Vibration shows positive results in figure correction, such as improving collagen and reducing fat.