Well, a month on from our last Post and we are all still in Lockdown !!
However, the daily news is becoming more and more encouraging that these strict measure are at last beginning to have a positive effect… only time will tell – but fingers are firmly crossed !!
In accordance with the Government’s directive, the Lightworks Clinic is obviously still closed until further notice and therefore all Appointments and Laser Therapy Courses are on hold.
With regard to our Courses, and in case this lockdown is continued longer term, we are looking at ways to perhaps introduce On-line Courses and will send out details as and when these come to fruition. In the meantime it is hoped that the Autumn programme might still stand, although again confirmation will be given in due course.
Lastly, we hope you are All safe and well during these very uncertain times, but just to add that we are always here to answer any questions or queries you may have – whether that be for yourself, your family or your animal companions and what you can do to help at home – or even where to get sanitiser !!
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)