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 :
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2019 is here at last …
………….Wishing All our Clients, Students and Colleagues a
………………………………Very Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year !!
The Lightworks Clinic
It’s that time of year again ….
I am delighted to have been asked to speak at the NVAP Conference this weekend in Warwickshire – it promises to be another really interesting event, with speakers including Hannah Capon, MRCVS, CAM Founder; Melanie Watson, Equine Behaviourist; and Anna Webb, Broadcaster, Author and Trainer.
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The last Medical Laser Course for 2018 was held last weekend …
A great two days, with plenty of opportunity for learning and exchange of ideas from different Therapeutic perspectives – I love teaching these courses !!
Dates for 2019 will be available towards the end of this year/early next, but please contact me to register your interest
New for next year too, will be one-day follow on courses – for those who have completed the above basic course and want to develop their skills and/or to discuss specific cases.
Let me know your thoughts …
Cheers for now
Due to unforeseen circumstances the date of the next Medical 3B Laser Therapy Course has had to be changed.
The new dates are
6th – 7th October 2018
Contact the Clinic for full details, booking forms and directions
Wednesday, 14th March 2018
Today is ….
NATIONAL NO SMOKING DAY !!
Here at The Lightworks Clinic we can help …
Four sessions over two weeks help support you and your cravings in those crucial first couple of weeks – followed by ongoing care, as and when you feel the need.
- Set a Date to Quit
- Have a last smoke the night before your chosen date
- Book your first session for the next day
- Have another session two or three days later
- Book a third session the following week and a fourth four or five days after that
- Feel free to talk and discuss problems/successes and milestones as you progress
You don’t have to do it alone !!
Call to discuss
In the meantime, check out this interesting article that discusses the spurious reasons behind Big Tobacco’s claim to be ‘on your side’ !!