JANET LLOYD-JONES has been a Registered Acupuncturist with the British Acupuncture Council since 1989, providing symptomatic and constitutional support for her clients. Since 1994 she has used Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) alongside her traditional treatments – LLLT is a form of photobiomodulation that not only enhances and strengthens tissue repair and relieves pain, but also allows her to apply all the same traditional acupuncture principles … without the use of needles ! Throughout the past 28 years Janet has found the two modalities, when used independently, are extremely effective, but when applied in combination can produce remarkable results
In addition Janet is a Thermographer and Medical Thermologist. Thermography utilises the ability to ‘see’ the heat radiated from a body and to use the images produced not only to help identify and define the extent of an injury and monitor the healing progress itself, but also as a tool to help with postural and gait analysis. In 2015 she had a thermographic research paper accepted and published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science : ‘Use of Thermography for Functional Evaluation of Stallion Scrotum and Testes’ Journal of Equine Veterinary Science Volume 35, Issue 6, June 2015, Pages 488–494
As well as running the Lightworks Clinic, Janet also travels the UK and abroad providing both human and veterinary treatment, training and consultation and regularly speaks nationally/internationally to help establish and expand use of Low Level Laser Therapy … for both human and animal clients alike.
Over the years she has advised several UK Zoos on the use of Low Level Laser for their varied ‘inmates’ – from elephants and gorillas, tapirs and aardvarks, to frogs and snakes and a wide variety of avian species.
In particular, Janet has worked closely with Dr Neil Homer-Forbes BVetMed, FRCVS, recognised Specialist Zoo and Wildlife (Avian) and in 2018 was invited to join him in introducing Laser Therapy for the rehabilitation of critically endangered vultures in South Africa.
Whilst laser therapy/laser acupuncture have many applications – be that mental, physical or emotional – Janet specialises in sports and tissue related injuries … particularly in immediate post-trauma situations, where inflammation can be resolved, tissue elasticity preserved and scarring reduced.
“Whilst none of us relish the idea of injury, it’s reassuring to know that early application of Low Level Laser Therapy can speed recovery and help prevent later complications.” Janet Lloyd-Jones