Item 10.) Light therapies for stimulating the immune system, stimulating the movement of lymph in the body, helping to treat pain and inflammation, stimulating blood flow and the formation of capillaries, stimulating wound healing, and stimulating the healing of jawbone cavitations

One chapter in the book Insights into Lyme Disease Treatment: 13 Lyme-Literate Health Care Practitioners Share Their Healing Strategies features Elizabeth Hesse-Sheehan, DC, CCN, in Kirkland, Washington, who utilizes a wide variety of complementary and alternative therapies (see: www.experiencehealth.info). 

Hesse-Sheehan recommended that people investigate two interesting websites:

One is www.quantumneurology.com. This is an extensive website created by George Gonzalez, DC, that is definitely worth your time and energy. If you can possibly do it, I urge you to look at the entire website and to watch all of the videos on the website to learn more about the light therapy technique that Gonzalez is developing. Gonzalez has manufactured an LED treatment device that he sells only to licensed practitioners and he trains licensed practitioners to use the device according to a protocol that he has developed. Gonzalez did not originate the process of using LED light therapy – he researched the medical photon therapy literature that already existed – but he is applying it in some unique ways. And, he developed a proprietary photon therapy LED device that is similar to others that were already being manufactured in order to make it available to practitioners at a lower price. Unfortunately, his device is not being sold for home use, so the patient needs to find a practitioner who offers Gonzalez’ therapy. However, once you learn the concepts of photon therapy, you may be able to find a practitioner near you who offers a similar therapy with a similar device – it doesn’t have to be identical to Gonzalez’ device. So that’s why it is worth your time to look at his website, because it is very educational and will inform you of the potential of photon therapy. And, once you learn more about photon therapy, you may want to buy other LED devices that are being sold for home use.

The other interesting website that Hesse-Sheehan recommended is www.braintuner.com, which she suggested as a source for a home therapy LED device called Sota Lightworks. (I haven’t tried this product yet, so I am not endorsing it, but it looks interesting. My impression is that it is similar to, but less powerful than, Gonzalez’ device, since I believe it has a lower quantity of total energy output in an equal amount of time.) For more information, see the following websites:

www.braintuner.com/lightworks.htm

www.sotainstruments.com/default.aspx?page=lightworks

www.truesun.com/proddetail.php?prod=Light_works

www.elixa.com/light/lightworks.htm

www.elixa.com/light/nogier.html  The ELIXA website is a great source of basic information about the use of LED therapies, and is a good place to start learning about light therapies.

Other good sources of information about light therapy include: 

www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/multimedia/photogallery/photos/photogallery/led.html

www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/Spinoff2008/hm_3.html

www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/technologies/led_treatment.html

http://healing.about.com/library/news/bl_pd_NASA001218.htm

www.mcw.edu/cancercenter/newsletter/022508/MedicalResearchersApplyNASASpaceTechnology.htm

www.engr.wisc.edu/industry/atwork/vol5/WCSAR.html

www.warp-heals.com

www.warp-heals.com/NASA/SBIRP.html

www.warp-heals.com/clinical_research.html

www.warp-heals.com/news_releases.html

www.warp-heals.com/products/warp10.html

www.warp-heals.com/products/warp75.html

www.warp-heals.com/products/index.html

www.quantumdev.com/products/led/warp10.html

www.warplighttherapy.com/WARP10_NewsPressReleases.htm

www.warplighttherapy.com/WARP10_ClinicalTrialsAndStudies.htm

For related information, do a www.google.com search using these four words:  “Quantum LED NASA Wisconsin”

http://heelspurs.com/led.html  (This long article is called “LED Light Therapy.”)

www.thedoctorstv.com/main/show_synopsis/450?section=synopsis

http://thedoctorstv.com/main/procedure_list/1861

www.photobiology.info/Photomed.html  (This is a long article called “Basic Photomedicine.”)

www.erchonia.com/news/press-releases/erchonia-presents-new-laser-studies-2010-aslms-conference  (“Erchonia will be presenting a study it conducted using low level lasers to treat late stage Parkinson’s disease.”)

www.erchonia.com

www.erchonia.com/physicians/roger-sahoury  (This mentions ALS.)

www.drsahoury.com/index.php?p=56175

www.laser.nu  (This is a huge website by the Swedish Laser Medical Society called “LaserWorld” which is about laser therapy. As some scientists explain, “a photon is a photon” regardless of its source, so once you start to learn about light therapy you can learn from a variety of information sources, and you can apply the concepts learned at this website to LED light therapy.)

www.prima-books.com/Ten-Lectures.php  (This webpage is about a book called Ten Lectures on Basic Science of Laser Phototherapy written by Tiina Karu, who is one of the acknowledged world experts on light therapy. Many of Karu’s articles are available for free on the Internet, and some of her books are in library collections in the USA.)

Two good introductory books on light therapy are:

Healing Energies of Heat and Light (ISBN: 0-9636979-6-X; copyright 2000) by Charles T. McGee, MD. Also see McGee’s website: www.cheeenergy.com/index.html

Healing Light: Energy Medicine of the Future (ISBN: 978-1-4208-0200-9; copyright 2008) by Larry Lytle, DDS. Also see Lytle’s website: www.drlytle.com. Dr. Lytle sells an expensive device he manufactures called the Q1000, which has some similiarites to the device manufactured by Dr. Gonzalez (mentioned above). I believe that the Q1000 was developed first. To learn even more about the Q1000, Google Q1000 to find other web pages discussing the Q1000, some of which provide more detailed technical information.

While trying to learn more about Charles T. McGee, MD, I discovered this article by Suzin Stockton: “NOGIER’S (LIGHT) FREQUENCIES FOR CAVITATIONS AND OTHER AILMENTS”: www.healthcarealternatives.net/nogier.html. That article caused me to learn about Lumen Photon Therapy and its potential as a safe, non-surgical treatment for jawbone cavitations:

www.lumenphoton.com/cavitation/cavitat.htm. Light therapy with the Lumen device has many applications in addition to the healing of cavitations, so look at the rest of the Lumen Photon Therapy website for more information. (I bought the Lumen 264 directly from Lumen Photon Therapy, Inc., and it is a very high-quality product and I have been very happy with it. The co-owner of the company, Ron Patterson, is willing to “outgas” the Lumen’s neoprene pad by heating it prior to shipping it to his chemically-sensitive customers.) Also see: www.cutcat.com/item/Lumen_Photon_Therapy_Pad_Model_264/324/c83 and www.cutcat.com/item_images/Lumen%20testimonials.pdf.

I discovered that my eyes are sensitive to various light waves, including light from intensely bright red and powerful (invisible) near infrared LED lights – which I have been told, by many people who are familiar with LED light therapy, is a rare problem. (However, I have read that many people who have Lyme disease have eyes that are very sensitive to light.) I resolved my problem by purchasing the following products:

The “I-Block II” by Sperian (SKU 31-7410):
www.sperian.com/Products/Sperian/Eye_and_Face_Protection/Patient_Eyeshields_-_Reusable.aspx?site=/americas and www.sperian.com/assets/0/324/774/781/1c27483b-2dd2-4739-a916-c632f21e4a34.gif

Ultimately, I bought the “I-Block II” from Linda Follette at Rockwell Laser Industries, 7754 Camargo Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243, www.rli.com. It’s difficult to find the “I-Block II on the RLI website, so here is their link to the product:

http://rli.com/products/product.aspx?Item=E-G-7410&Loc=3&Title=IPL%20Eyewear%20and%20Patient%20Protection (RLI has mislabeled the “I-Block II” as being made out of stainless steel. It is either 100 percent aluminum or it is some kind of metal alloy. RLI doesn’t have a great website, but they are very good to do business with.)

Another website selling the I-Block II is:  www.southeastlaser.com/i-block-laser-eyewear.html.

Here are goggles I bought (from a company called Laservision, LLC) that have a filter to protect my eyes from red and near infrared light waves but that allow me to see (in a well-lit room) what I am doing:  www.lasersafety.com/product_detail.cfm?market=5&catid=1&subcat=2&prodid=38 

Note that the filters in these goggles will only filter the exact part of the spectrum specified, at the exact level of optical density (OD) specified. To learn more about this, see Laservision’s “Laser Safety Filter Guide”: www.lasersafety.com/guide_detail.cfm?market=5&catid=8&guide_id=4.

These Laservision goggles have some thin areas on the sides of the goggles that let a little bit of the intensely bright red LED light through. I solved that problem by patching the thin areas on the inside of the goggles with “LASER-aid” disposable eye shields manufactured by Sperian. See:

www.sperian.com/Products/Sperian/Eye_and_Face_Protection/Patient_Eyeshields_-_Disposable.aspx?site=/americas  (Note that the “LASER-aid” eye shields block more light than the “LED-aid” eye shields.)

www.rli.com/products/product.aspx?Item=E-G-8300&Loc=3&Title=IPL_Eyewear_and_Patient_Protection

Here is a product called “Laser SmartShield” manufactured by NoIR Laser Company, LLC, that is similar to the “LASER-aid” product, only it has a slightly larger area of coverage:  www.noirlaser.com/lasershields/disposables.html

For people who are trying to help heal jawbone cavitations without surgery, a good self-help measure that can be done in between LED treatments using the Lumen 264 by Lumen Photon Therapy is “oil pulling therapy.” This self-help method uses natural plant oils, such as sesame oil or coconut oil, to pull bacteria out of the gums. One theory is that bacteria that have an inherent attraction to fats – which is why they attach to the lipid membranes of the human body’s cells – will also attach to the fats in the oils. So, after swishing the oil through your teeth for awhile, you spit it out in order to spit out whatever bacteria have attached themselves to the fatty oil. I like to use “extra virgin, centrifuge extracted, certified organic coconut oil” that I buy from Wilderness Family Naturals: www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/centrifuge-extracted-extra-virgin-coconut-oil.php.

For more information about “oil pulling” see the book by Bruce Fife called Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing (ISBN: 978-0-941599-67-2; copyright 2008). For more information, see: www.piccadillybooks.com and also Google “oil pulling” to find lots of chat rooms and blogs discussing oil pulling therapy.

An alternative to “oil pulling” is to hold activated charcoal in your mouth to adsorb the bacteria that may be in your gums. Various methods of accomplishing this are suggested on a wonderful website by the company called “BuyActivatedCharcoal.” See: www.buyactivatedcharcoal.com/teeth . (If you are doing LED treatments using the Lumen 264 by Lumen Photon therapy, use the activated charcoal in between LED treatments, not during the LED treatment, so as not to cause the activated charcoal to interfere with the transmission of the light waves.)

I should mention that I once saw DVDs of a medical conference on hypercoagulation where a doctor who spoke described a patient she had treated who had ALS. This patient, whose treatment included systemic enzyme therapy and nutritional supplementation, had improved a great deal, but was still very ill. The patient had heard about Bob Jones, the inventor of the Cavitat device, and how Jones had recovered from ALS after having cavitation surgery. So, the patient decided to have cavitation surgery, which included the extraction of several teeth. This was against the advice of his doctor, who thought his condition was too fragile for surgery. To the doctor’s great sadness, the patient died approximately two weeks after the cavitation surgery. (It’s been many years since I saw that lecture, so some of the exact details may not be accurate, but the gist of the story is accurate.)

I am not against cavitation surgery, and I am a big fan of Bob Jones and think his invention is a marvelous contribution to medical science. And, I applaud the pioneers of cavitation surgery. However, the timing of such a procedure is very important, and the patient has to be strong enough to heal from the surgery and physically capable of tolerating antibiotics if they are prescribed. So, I am also a big fan of any process or procedure that can make surgery and antibiotic treatment unnecessary.

For more information, see:

http://cavitatmedtech.homestead.com  (This is the website of Cavitat Medical Technologies, Inc.)

http://y2khealthanddetox.com/cavitations.htm  (This is an article by Suzin Stockton, MA, called “Jawbone Cavitations: Infarction, Infection & Systemic Disease.”)

www.flcv.com/damspr11.html  (This is an article by Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome [DAMS] called “Chronic Health Conditions Related to Dental Health and Dental Procedures.”)

www.thenaturalrecoveryplan.com/docs/research_docs/Dental_procedures.pdf  (This is a different version of the preceding article by DAMS, in this case titled “Chronic Health Conditions Relating to Dental Health and Dental Procedures.”)

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