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Feb

24

2010

Carpal tunnel syndrome: clinical outcome after low-level laser acupuncture

J Altern Complement Med. 1999 Feb;5(1):5-26. Carpal tunnel syndrome: clinical outcome after low-level laser acupuncture, microamps transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and other alternative therapies–an open protocol study. Branco K, Naeser MA. Acupuncture Healthcare Services, Westport, Massachusetts, USA. OBJECTIVE: Outcome for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) patients (who previously failed standard medical/surgical treatments) treated primarily with a painless, noninvasive technique utilizing red-beam, low-level laser acupuncture and microamps...

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Feb

24

2010

The action of low-intensity infrared laser radiation on skin afferents

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1995 Sep-Oct;(5):10-3. [The action of low-intensity infrared laser radiation on skin afferents] [Article in Russian] Ponomarenko GN, Enin LD. Laser radiation modulates functional characteristics of mechanoreceptors. This inhibits impulse activity of the nerve endings from pain focus and reduces pain sensitivity of skin afferents, excitability of conductive nerve fibers. Changes in sensitivity become more pronounced with increasing duration of...

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Feb

24

2010

Acute Low Back Pain with Radiculopathy: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study

Acute Low Back Pain with Radiculopathy: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. Konstantinovic LM, Kanjuh ZM, Milovanovic AN, Cutovic MR, Djurovic AG, Savic VG, Dragin AS, Milovanovic ND 1 Clinic for Rehabilitation, Medical School , Belgrade, Serbia. Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in patients with acute low back pain (LBP) with radiculopathy. Background...

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Feb

24

2010

Physiotherapy treatments for breast cancer-related lymphedema: a literature review

Physiotherapy treatments for breast cancer-related lymphedema: a literature review. Leal NF, Carrara HH, Vieira KF, Ferreira CH Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil. nanda.taz@bol.com.br Breast cancer is the second most frequent cancer among women. Surgery is part of the therapeutic process to prevent metastases, but it can also cause some complications, including lymphedema. Physiotherapy contributes to its treatment, using different techniques that have been developed over...

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Feb

24

2010

Phototherapy for chronic pain treatment

Phototherapy for chronic pain treatment Ide Y Department of Anesthesia, Toho University Sakura Medical Center Sakura 285-8741. Three types of machines are used in the field of phototherapy for chronic pain. One type is an instrument for low reactive level laser therapy (LLLT), one is an instrument for linear polarized infrared light irradiation (SUPER LIZER), and the last one is an instrument for Xenon light...

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Feb

24

2010

The Effects of Low Level Laser Irradiation on Gingival Inflammation

The Effects of Low Level Laser Irradiation on Gingival Inflammation. Pejcic A, Kojovic D, Kesic L, Obradovic R Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, Medical Faculty, University of Nis , Nis, Serbia . Abstract Objective: The goal of this study was to analyze the effects of low level laser irradiation treatment and conservative treatment on gingival inflammation. Background: It is widely accepted today that the...

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Feb

24

2010

Vitamin D Continues to Dominate

There’s more good news for my favorite nutrient. In a recent meta-analysis, middle aged and elderly people who had high levels of vitamin D cut their risk of developing heart disease or elevated blood sugar nearly in half(1). Researchers from the University of Warwick evaluated 28 studies involving almost 100,000 men and women across different ethnic groups. The data revealed a significant association between high...

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Feb

23

2010

The Prevalence of Neck Pain in Migraine

Headache. 2010 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print] Calhoun AH, Ford S, Millen C, Finkel AG, Truong Y, Nie Y. From the Carolina Headache Institute, Chapel Hill, NC, USA (A.H. Calhoun, S. Ford, and A.G. Finkel); University of North Carolina, Department of Psychiatry, Chapel Hill, NC, USA (A.H. Calhoun, S. Ford, and A.G. Finkel); University of North Carolina, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chapel...

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Feb

23

2010

How Systemic Enzymes Work to Cure Diseases (Part I)

PART 1 of 2 By Dr. James Howenstine, MD. – March 17, 2009 – NewsWithViews.com Aging appears to begin between the ages of 27 and 35 when the production of enzymes that dissolve protein begins to diminish. Enzymes are widely recognized for their importance in digesting food. They also break up circulating immune complexes in the blood. Enzymes can act to prevent too much fibrin...

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Feb

23

2010

How Systemic Enzymes Work to Cure Diseases (Part II)

Part 2 of 2 By Dr. James Howenstine, MD. – March 17, 2009 – NewsWithViews.com Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia (FM) afflicts approximately 6 million persons in the USA, predominately women in the 20-40 age bracket. FM is characterized by severe muscle pain, tenderness in 18 points where muscle and tendons merge, fatigue, headaches(50%), and severely impaired sleep. This common condition afflicts nine times more women than men....

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