Wow, what a way to kick-start the New Year…
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.
Read my account in – To Ahmedabad and Back …
Or view the photos on the – JCT Gallery
Hoping you All had an Enjoyable, Fun-packed Christmas …
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… just time to get some rest before the New Year kicks in !!!
We are delighted to unveil the Lightworks Clinic new window art ….
Not only does it make it more easy to find us …..
but, being able to dispense with the blinds, means the space inside is now much more bright, light and airy … and even more discreet !!
Together with a new canopy over the entrance door and a revamp to the interior, the Clinic now feels more complete…
360˚ Internal video is in the making – watch this space
Power of Bird Song
I always knew there was a reason why I just love Bird Song so much ….
Click on the image above to learn how listening to nature’s songsters can benefit our health !!
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
Who knew ……
Just one Cigarette Butt has the potential to pollute 200 litres of water !!
This astonishing fact, when multiplied by the number of Butts in the two 1.5L bottles above – collected over a period of just two hours – have the potential to pollute something like 160,000 Litres …
that’s 35,000 GALLONS
And we thought our problems were all about Plastic !!!
The Good News is ….
The Lightworks Clinic can help you Quit Smoking
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 !!
Read the Review in the latest edition of the journal Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery written by its Editor-In-Chief, Michael Hamblin
The new wording however, does not change the way light works and interacts with every cell 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)
So there you have it !!
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.
Let’s rethink our approach ….
Well, what a month of contrasts February was …
However March is now upon us, with fresh winds and lighter days,
heralding Spring just around the corner !!
Whether it’s a Human, Canine or Equine Laser Therapy you’re looking for the 2019 Lightworks Clinic Training Courses are now available :
Click on the above image for full details