The end of January found me flying off to volunteer in India – Laser in hand – to help out with the aftermath of the Uttarayan Kite Festival in Ahmedabad.
Each year thousands of birds get caught up in the kite strings of these colourful and mesmerising lethal ‘toys’. Thankfully the Jivdaya Charitable Trust is on hand to take in these casualties. However the numbers involved mean that volunteers and vets from both India and all over the world are welcomed to help fulfil the needs.
Interesting article for all sufferers of knee arthritis out there ….
Acupuncture for Knee Arthritis
Dongzhimen Hospital and Puxiang Hospital in Beijing has recently published research into the effectiveness of Acupuncture for treating osteoarthritis of the knee. Researchers treated joint dysfunction and pain successfully with abdominal acupuncture in their multicentre study
Click on the photo above for more information …
At the Lightworks Clinic we offer both Traditional Acupuncture and ‘needle-less’ Laser Acupuncture, together with the tissue healing effects of Laser Therapy, to help treat osteoarthritis …. wherever the pain is felt
Photobiomodulation …. It’s a bit of a mouthful, but this is the ‘new’ word that is now used to define all Therapies that use Light as their medium. Thankfully it is more often than not abbreviated to …. PBM !!
The new wording however, does not change the way light works and interacts with everycell in the body.
Photobiomodulation (aka Laser Therapy) succeeds directly because of its intricate interaction with tissue – it supplies energy, in the form of photons (packets of light energy) to cells that are compromised – whether stressed, injured or diseased – and is used to help heal wounds, control infection, strengthen tendons and ligaments or mend fractured bones.
In more detail ….
In their normal state, cells already use bio-photons from the cells’ own DNA, not only to communicate with each other, but in the manufacture of ATP (Adenosine-Tri-Phosphate) – which is the energy cells need in order to do their ‘job’. PBM doesn’t ‘mask’ what’s wrong with the cells, nor does it take their job away like some drugs do…. it merely offers compromised cells ‘energy’ – in a form the cells already know how to use – thus allowing them to function to their optimum level.
It is only a change in name, the Therapy stays the same – however PBM does more accurately describe the effect light has on tissue …..
Photo (light) – Bio (of the body) – Modulation (adjustment)
Mental Awareness Week should be EVERY week … it doesn’t just ‘Go Away’ on Friday !!!
Mental Distress can strike Anyone, at Any Time – the problem is that it can’t be seen.
We give sympathy and consideration, time and good wishes to anyone with a broken leg … so why don’t we do the same for an injured Mind ? The fact that it can’t be seen or touched, shouldn’t prevent us from giving the same TLC and Understanding.