Why Lumix Superpulsed Lasers?

Lumix Superpulsed lasers produce the highest pulse power and simultaneously emit the strongest average power of any therapeutic laser in the US today.  The 3 P’s of Performance: Power, Penetration, PulseAdequate amounts of pulse and average powers are essential for successful patient results.Research shows high pulse rates initiate cellular regeneration.Published research found combining superpulsed and continuous wave (CW) wavelengths allows CW emission to be delivered more deeply. Combining these two emissions increases the efficacy and safety of laser therapy. Published research demonstrates the promotion of gene expression and cellular regeneration when pulse rates are above 30,000 Hz (30 kHz). This is critical to repairing tissue and relieving pain.  * Lumix superpulsed lasers are available in 45, 100, 110, 250, or 660 watts pulse power, and 0.5 watts to 35 watts average power. What do Wavelengths Effect? Lumix superpulsed lasers effect deep tissue penetration. Equipped with multiple wavelengths, these lasers provide multidimensional therapeutic benefits. Additionally-The superpulsed lasers emission is more clinically efficient than continuous wave emission alone, according to recent research. Both CW and superpulsed emissions activate anti-inflammatory and normalizing mechanisms at the cellular level. This is true for any tissue, from muscle, tendon and bone to ligament, skin and nerve.  Superpulsed wavelength emission penetrates deeply, yet is almost completely non-thermal.  Laser Biotech offers three lasers in the Lumix Series:  Lumix 2, Lumix 3, and Lumix 4 — named according to the number of wavelengths in the design: Lumix 2 Series focus on superpulsed emission of 910 nm combined with CW wavelength of 650 nm. FDA cleared Class 3b and Class 4 in 2004.Lumix 3 Series are superpulsed (910 nm) and combine with CW wavelength options of 650 nm and an additional 810, 980 or 1064 nm to deliver multidimensional laser therapy. FDA cleared Class 4 in 2016. Lumix 4 Series are superpulsed (910 nm) and combine with 650 nm and an additional two 810, 980, or 1064 CW wavelengths. This allows practitioners to effectively treat a larger range of clinical applications. FDA cleared Class 4 in 2016.                                                          …

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Simplified treatment guidelines for Lumix laser therapy

Superpulsed laser safely treats any tissue with virtually no thermal risk Superpulsed + CW laser treats any tissue with reduced thermal risk, requiring lower CW average powers and providing deeper penetration Blood irradiation is a general support protocol for improving metabolism and alleviating trauma The “sweet spot” for regeneration is 30/40 kHz pulse frequency Use reduced %/duty cycle for the metabolically challenged patient: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, adrenal depletion, debilitation Nerve tissue responds well to 40 kHz pulse frequency Acute injuries respond well to 20 kHz pulse frequency Old injuries, if not currently symptomatically active but recurrent, can be “activated” to an acute stage of inflammation with 60-80 kHz pulse frequency, for faster resolution Keep the laser on or very near the skin; slowly sweep the area when using higher average powers to control thermal build-up Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Schedule of Continuing Education Request a Demo

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10 Tips For a Smarter Laser Investment

Penetration Depths of Continuous Wave and Superpulsed Laser Light In the United States alone, treatment of soft tissue injuries as well as acute and chronic pain exceeds $100 billion in annual services. Some laser treatments are now covered by insurance, making laser therapy effective and lucrative for medical practitioners.  Below is a list of 10 key points to help you make a smarter laser purchase.1. Average PowerAverage power is measured in watts (W) and quantifies the photons laser light energy delivers per second. Too little average power and too few photons - results will fall short. Average power also helps determine treatment time. Lower average power generally means longer treatment time. Conversely, average power that is too high, especially in continuous wave (CW) lasers, creates a thermal risk.2. Pulse PowerMeasured in watts (W), pulse power (aka peak power) represents the maximum power of the laser. Pulse power has different clinical relevance according to whether the wavelength is a continuous or superpulsed wavelength. High pulse power of a superpulsed laser represents the potential to deliver energy deeply without thermal risk. The combination of wavelength and pulse power drive tissue penetration. Consider the type and depth of tissues to be treated when choosing average and pulse powers of a laser for your practice.3. Pulse RatesPulsing is a way to manage the delivery of light energy and is measured in pulses per second or hertz (Hz). Continuous Wave (CW) laser emits with a pulse duration of thousandths of a second. The result is the heat buildup characteristic of CW wavelengths. Superpulsed laser is exponentially finer, with emissions at billionths of a second with virtually no heat accumulation. Research identifies pulse rates as a key factor in "turning on" genes for cellular regeneration and tissue repair. When the laser can safely and effectively reach the area to be treated, deliver the correct energy wavelength and generate a pulse rate greater than 30 kHz (demonstrated to enhance tissue repair), physiological issues are resolved at the source.4. WavelengthMeasured in nanometers (nm), which are billionths of a meter. Wavelength selection is determined by the primary type of tissue (e.g., nerve, muscle or bone)…

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Lasers and Pain Treatment: How to Supercharge Your Results

Combining laser and ultrasound therapies can be a win-win for doctors and patients. Doctors often ask–Why would you combine laser and ultrasound therapies in the same treatment sessions? An article published in Lasers in Medical Science answers the question. Ultrasound acts as a facilitator and allows the laser beam to penetrate more deeply into the tissues where the source of pain lies. The ultrasound effects apply to both superpulsed and continuous wave lasers and their combinations.A natural protector, skin tissue presents a resistance to penetration by all forms of energy, including electrical current and laser light. The mechanical pressure of ultrasound waves decreases this resistance in the tissues. In the use of laser energy, the amount of tissue resistance to laser penetration also depends on the laser wavelength. According to this research article, ultrasound: facilitates more efficient medical therapeutic treatments, including laserspotentially reduces the risk of thermal side effects associated with projecting high laser power through the skinWhen the ultrasound waves mechanically decrease resistance, less energy – whether of electrical or laser therapies – is required, delivering more effective treatment with less energy. Enhanced tissue penetration gives the doctor and patient several benefits: Greater pain relief, reduced inflammation is delivered to deeper tissues.Faster, more comfortable results are achieved with less average laser power.Lower average power and decreased thermal risks allow the doctor to confidently delegate treatments to assistants.There are additional parameters to consider, such as the best ultrasound frequency and the best laser wavelengths to use in combination. But doctors who own both ultrasound and laser devices in their practice can leverage the combination into greater patient outcomes.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on print Schedule of Continuing Education Request a Demo

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Laser Therapy and Peripheral Neuropathy

 

In December of 2017, a diabetic patient sought laser treatment for autonomic digestive neuropathy. The patient had been told by medical doctors that the condition was incurable. Thee doctors insisted the only option was medications to manage the ongoing pain and agonizing digestive symptoms. After some success with laser treatment by a podiatrist for peripheral neuropathy in their feet, the patient requested treatment for the autonomic neuropathy and was referred to a chiropractor that used Lumix superpulsed lasers.

Here are the patient’s words about the experience:

 “I found little hope until I found Lumix laser therapy. After twelve, 15-minute treatments, my nausea ceased, my blood sugar levels began to stabilize and the debilitating abdominal pains that prevented me from holding my baby girl during the first two years of her life were gone. That was the day my wife cried. It was a day I will never forget. Lumix laser therapy changed my life.”

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How Laser Therapy Improves Athletic Performance

Laser therapy improves athletic performance through conditioning and preventing injuries by strengthening muscles, ligaments and tendons. Athletes have different lifestyles and needs from the average patient. Athletes constantly depend on their bodies. They depend on them for support in winning matches against a competitor. Athletes push themselves to the next level of performance. All of which takes a huge toll on the body.No matter which sport you consider, there is considerable stress exerted on multiple body areas. These stressors are specific to the sport or sports the athlete participates. Through safe conditioning and utilizing laser therapy the participant can avoid injuries and stay in the game.Tennis players rely on the power behind their serve and return. This depends largely on strength of the shoulders, chest, arms, elbows, wrists and hands. Preconditioning around the rotator cuff, for example, with a therapeutic laser, generates stronger tissue to supports the shoulders. This treatment goes a long way for improving strength and endurance. It also reduces the risk of an injury that could sideline them.Runners depend largely on their legs, knees, ankles and feet. When working effectively, the trauma sustained from pounding a track is reduced. Be it short or long distances. That’s why many Olympians and professional sports teams find laser therapy improves athletic performance. Over and over, lasers prove helpful for enhanced endurance, speed, strength, and flexibility.  How Does Laser Therapy Improve Athletic Performance? Light emitted from adequately powered superpulsed lasers creates cellular transformation deep within tissues. Photobiomodulation is another term used to describe this process. Allowing oxygen and nutrients to replenish sick or injured cells, the laser light also fortifies healthy bodily cells. This process of absorption is similar to photosynthesis. Think of the way light has a regenerative effect on plant life. It absorbs regenerative and nutritive energy from the sun.Many athletes succumb to using performance enhancing drugs. They believe the supplements make them stronger. Or give them a competitive edge. But that edge often comes with a hefty cost, from disqualification to permanent injury. However, laser therapy improves athletic performance by creating similar advantages naturally, while posing zero risk of disqualification. Does Laser Therapy…

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