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. …
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
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
At a laser therapy seminar, Dr Michael Nelson, DC reported the case of a patient with patellar tracking dysfunction. After imaging, he successfully eliminated the problem –by treating the hip joint and gluteals. “There was no ‘problem’ at the knee, just consequences,” he explained. He achieved success by thinking “upstream.”This patient was typical among female athletes. It’s not “weak knees” or patellar tracking that is the cause of the problem. The relative difference in the pelvic or Q angle (relatively different from males) promotes the vulnerability that may manifesting symptoms elsewhere.Another patient, a gentleman who had had some success with laser therapy by his podiatrist for diabetic neuropathy in his feet, asked him if laser could also help his “incurable” gastroparesis. He was referred to Dr. Sherron Marquina,DC. Within 12 laser treatments the symptoms of constant nausea and abdominal pain that he had experienced for years had disappeared. Described as incurable by his gastroenterologist, the visceral neuropathy responded to laser therapy. What were the treatment targets? Spinal nerve roots of the thoracicspine and the vagus nerve.Astonished by the results the patient asked if the relief was permanent. Dr. Marquina’s advice: “If you want the symptoms to return, just maintain your current diet and lifestyle.” Despite restored neural function, other “upstream” lifestyle factors (poor diet, poor sleep, excessive stress reported by the patient) were likely to recreate the neuropathy if not addressed.Both of these physicians recognized that the symptoms were signals, not the source of the problem. Going “upstream” might be considering distal or proximal structures or systemic mechanisms that create or contribute to the symptoms.“How do I treat XYZ? How long, how many treatments, what settings?” As physicians we can often respond just to symptoms and obtain effective resolution, especially for acute presentations. But chronic, recurrent or persistent conditions mayrequire a different strategy, not necessarily a specific protocol, whether we are treating with spinal adjustments, PEMF, e-stim, laser or combinations of treatments.So, what’s the “protocol” for a chronic condition? First, check the patient for possible “upstream” factors. This is especially important when chronic symptoms have been minimally responsive to previous treatments. Upstream joints and associated…
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.”