Saturday, 18 July 2009

LLLT on chronic arthritis and the side effects of medication

Here's an intersting case study on the long term effects of LLLT on an elderly patient. This woman is my mother. Her debilitating condition was too severe for her to make the journey to Daventry to be treated by Gordon Farmer, (see previous blog). It was the need to improve her quality of life which has driven me to research, understand and practise cold laser therapy.

Mrs C, aged 87, has chronic arthritis in her shoulders, hands, hips, knees and ankles. When I first started to treat her almost 12 months ago she was suffering from oedema in her legs and ankles, breathlessness, abdominal pains, acid reflux, constipation, numbness in her fingers and feet, carpal tunnel syndrome, mild depression and pernicious anaemia. Many of her ailments were a result of side effects from her drug regime.

Low level laser treatment administered on a regular basis has resulted in a very significant reduction in oedema, all feeling returned to her feet, no abdominal pain or acid reflux, improved mobility, reduced pain, no constipation and generally a great improvement in her mental state and her quality of life. She has ceased many of her medications including warfarin, statins, Losartan for HBP and breathlessness, steroidal inhalers, anti-emetic meds, omeprazole and allopurinol for gout. Her weight has also reduced by over 30lbs, much of which is attributable to the reduction in water retention.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Introduction and Welcome

I’ve been meaning to sit down for ages to write up my experiences and case studies of what is probably the most exciting therapeutic treatment I have ever come across, i.e. Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or ‘cold’ laser as it is often referred to.

My passion for this modality stems from its impact on my own quality of life. Struggling to cope with incessant and debilitating migraines I turned in desperation to a therapist who had been recommended to me by a friend who had been treated for a serious lung condition. Enter one of the most influential men in my life and one for whom I will always be eternally grateful, namely Gordon Farmer.

Not only did Gordon significantly improve my migraines but he also cured a number of other nagging complaints along the way. I was so impressed by this technique that I literally begged him to teach it to me. And how glad am I that he eventually agreed? Together with a dear friend of mine, Wendy Boast (of lung condition fame) I embarked on an intensive learning programme to grasp not only the mechanics of laser therapy but also to acquire an understanding of acupuncture, reflexology, lymphatics and neural pathways. Applying this knowledge to treatment protocols in my opinion delivers a far superior result than conventional cold laser therapy.

I set my practice up in North Yorkshire in March 2008. Working from home I have had the privilege of seeing some remarkable results from my application of this therapy. Over time I intend to use this blog as an opportunity to share some of these results and to spread the awareness of the truly amazing benefits of laser therapy.

My thanks to Gill Jacobs of Light for Health for suggesting I set up this blog.