Sunday, 23 June 2013

This is a query from a Dutch Q1000 owner, who bought the laser to treat her show dogs. 

'I am treating a Berner Sennen dog (1 year old) of a friend, with my laser, since last Monday.
He has the pasteurella species bacteria on his lungs. He has been treated for 8 weeks with 2 sorts of antibiotics with very little result. He has been without antibiotics for a week now, and  X-rays were taken at that point. Today the veterinarian made X-rays again. You can see a very little improvement on the X-rays since lasering and no antibiotics.

I am using the laserprogramms 3 and 1 on 5 different spots on his lungs twice a day (2 spots left side, 2 spots right side and 1 spot between his legs on his chest. Can I go on this way or do I have to change something?And maybe is it also possible to use the enhancer 808 for more strength? If so how long for?

Sorry for so much questions, but this dog is seriously ill and I get the feeling that the vet also is a little uncertain what to do. He says to go on with the laser and maybe it is necessary to bring him to Utrecht (university clinic veterinarians) for a while. But we are afraid that is too much for this dog , as he is only 1 year 
old and all the treatments of the last two and a half months have made him already very nervous.'

I replied that her way of treating the dog is good, though as the dog improves she could try cutting
back to once a day. She could use the infrared 808 laser for about 30 seconds on each spot, but as
animals are more responsive than humans she may need even less time.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Low Level Laser

Photo 1: Visit Two - Deep ulcer on the medial aspect of the left calf.

Photo 2: Visit Six - Shows the brownish tinge following treatment with laser, periphery tissue granulation and shrinkage of the ulcer.

This patient was treated by a Manual Lymphatic Drainage practitioner, ex SRN, Vodder therapist, and a Bowen therapist.  She did a Cranial Laser Reflex Technique (CLRT) course with Dr Nick Wise in Glastonbury in October 2009, and again in June 2010. She rang me today to book on a CLRT Practice day, and gave me some great feedback on how she uses CLRT in combination with her other therapies, and how she uses her laser directly on the body too.

She feels that all of her therapies are working directly on the Parasympathetic Nervous System, creating a deeper relaxation, with less blocks to self healing, and more encouragement to release what needs to be let go of. Many of her patients have nerve pain, with peripheral nerve damage from treatment for breast cancer, eg, around the latissimus dorsi muscles, where tissue is reused to reconstruct the breast. Often the brachial nerve is cut, and the pectoralis muscle is sometimes removed to get at the cancer cells. Damaged nerves in these areas can cause arm and shoulder problems, and can be a weakness in the chest which pulls the shoulder forward.

She uses her laser pen on CLRT points for shoulder and arm problems, and directly on the body for burns, wounds and ulcers.

I was intrigued, and shocked, by her view, backed up by an NHS specialist, that radiotherapy causes fibrosis to build and build throughout life, after treatment. MLD keeps it soft, especially when she combines laser with a Hivamat machine.

I was reminded of a R.A.G.E (Radiotherapy Action Group Exposure) meeting I attended about three years ago. This group of women were left damaged by overdoses of radiotherapy, in the early years, when UK centres were deliberately placed far apart to save money, and treatments were doubled up because of this. A Class Action against the UK Government failed, and the women were left with useless body parts, mostly arms and hands after treatment for breast cancer, and terrible nerve pain. After the meeting I used the 808 infrared laser on some women with very bad pain, and they felt tingling and a lessening of pain as a result.

Its reflects badly on me, that after the meeting I got caught up in other issues, and never followed through on R.A.G.E.'s offer to publish an article on LLLT in their newsletter. It was dependent on Light for Health loaning some lasers for members to trial. I didn't have excess stock to use that way at the time, and should have worked to get proper funding to make this happen.

As an addendum, one of R.A.G.E.'s members contacted me in 2012, about her dental problems, and I have put up a blog detailing her case in 2013.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Kissing Spine Disease in Horses

Kissing Spines, also known as Basstrup's Disease or Baastrup's Syndrome, is a condition which mostly affects sport horses. This is probably because of the more stringent demands made on sport horses. Horses used for less strenuous work may have the condition but it could go unnoticed.
Kissing Spines is a slow degenerative condition of the bones/spines in the spinal column. The large spines which stick upwards from the vertebrae in the horse's back rub together and cause low grade inflammatory damage in the edges of the bone where they meet, causing extra bone to develop and compressing the soft tissue. Kissing Spines may cause tearing in ligaments - particularly when the horse jumps. The horse will constantly suffer low-grade pain increasing in severity when the weight of the saddle is felt on the back.
The most common area for Kissing spine is the rear vertebrae of the horse's thorax.

Q: A competitive horse owner’s horse had Kissing spine for many years.
When it started to give pain he could not compete. Can the laser deal with the pain enough to allow him to compete, even though it may not deal with the cause?

Answer from Dr Lytle: Yes, the Q Laser System will help the horse – probably quickly. Animals require less laser energy. Starting at the fetlock, using the 808 Enhancer as a tool to apply pressure, slowly run it along each vertebrae pressing firmly just to the side of each vertebral process all the way to the rump.
If the horse flinches leave the laser in that spot for 10-15 seconds and then move on. Do both sides of the vertebrae 1 hour before competition. Also apply mode 2 of the Q1000 for 30-45 seconds in the depression below the ear and above the eye. You will get an improvement in performance.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Frequency of Sound: Red hot tissues after letting the frequencies run!

In the first bout of snow in January Sarah broke her leg, and dislocated her ankle, tobogganing. Nine days later I visited her with Dr Wise's frequency wand, attached to my iPhone. Apart from activating individual frequencies, and sweeps, for different muscles and organs, Dr Wise has put together 99 different tracks of frequencies that can be downloaded onto iTunes, and connected up to an iPhone. I clicked the compilation tracks for muscles of the leg and foot, lymph and relaxation. At this stage I decided not to use the 808 infrared probe, preferring to wait until the temporary plaster was removed the next day. Infrared will penetrate the plaster, unlike red light, so I can use it over the plaster to speed up healing.

The problem was we got diverted chatting before eating,
and she must have been holding the wand for about an hour,
on and off. After a while I thought to touch her toes sticking out of the plaster. They were red hot, on a cold evening in a not particularly warm room!

Sarah's friend, who was sceptical about the frequency wand, texted me the next day to say it had caused 'charring' on the visible part of her foot. He meant purple bruising, which is a good thing of course. Sarah told me that the next day when the temporary plaster was
removed at the hospital the bruising already showed signs of clearing up.

Lesson to learn: I did 'believe' in the sound system before this incident,
but now I believe in it even more! If you want to see it in action watch this
clip of Dr Wise using it on a stroke patient:

Monday, 11 July 2011

Weston A Price versus raw vegan low fat: pros and cons

Early last June I was rung up by a man from Ireland about the Q1000, which he had come across when undergoing raw food treatment for cancer at the Hippocrates Institute in Florida, USA. He had liposarcoma (cancer of the connective tissue) between C3 down to C7, around the nerves and the spinal cord. He had cancer six years ago in the leg, and turning down any conventional treatment, he had followed the Gerson diet. Two and a half years later cancer came back in his neck, and now for a third time it was back again. Changing his diet completely to a raw one had seen his weight go down to 11 stone. He is 6'1". The only fat he was allowed was a small piece of avocado every three days, and a handful of nuts every four days.

As an advocate of traditional foods, in particular the Weston A Price approach, I was alarmed at this low fat (practically nil) approach to cancer, and when he told me that his tumour was rapidly growing a week after returning home from Florida I knew my fears were not misplaced. Turning someone around like that to a diet that is so radically different is not easy, but I emailed him a link to information from Dr Thomas Cowan, on how to VERY slowly introduce fat, after your body has had to adjust to very little. See Why Cancer patients need more fat. Dr Cowan suggests a ketogenic diet for cancer, with 80% fat, because fat is not something that cancer cells can use to grow and thrive.

But D needed help and guidance fast, more than an internet link. His first response was to ring a raw food guru in the UK to ask her about fat. She admitted that she disagreed with Brian Clements on this, and told D that personally she took Udo's Oil. (Obviously animal fats are still off the agenda as a vegan) He then emailed Brian Clements directly, who told him that Weston A Price was a raw food advocate when he did his research, but his work was compromised and altered after his death.

After reading Dr Cowan I know who I find the most convincing: he makes a compelling case for the need for fat as a primary source of energy when trying to starve cancer cells. Ds telephone calls to me stopped six months ago, (now writing this in March 2012) and I have no idea what happened in his fight for his life.

I'm sad that a product made by Glen Gillard, a naturopath in Australia, was not available back then. Its lemon grass, shown in research to cause apoptosis, cancer cell death, and fermented to break it down, with added olive leaf extract, papaya and pomegranate juice. Glen is a friend of mine, and I only get to find out about his latest concoctions in chance conversations about other things! But this time I will be selling Citra-Bio for Safe Remedies at the upcoming Weston A Price conference at Epsom Downs Racecourse. It tastes delicious, and the good thing is you only need 20mls a day.

The irony is that Dr Brian Clements is over here doing a seminar in London at exactly the same time as the Weston A Price conference. Come along to Epsom to hear Dr Natasha Campbell McBride talk about some of the problems of the vegan diet, as seen in her practice as a neurologist specialising in nutrition. I heard her talk in a seminar at the Soil Association Conference a couple of weeks ago, and she stressed the vital role of both animal protein for building up and growth, and plant protein for cleansing. The ensuing discussion on the Soil Association blog was both lively and informative!

Friday, 6 May 2011

Retinal Vein Thrombosis: LLLT improves vision

Retinal Vein Occlusion
I had an enquiry about the Q1000 today, from a patient of an osteopath who uses the Q1000. After two sessions in the osteopath's office, using the Q1000 over his eyes, his vision improved significantly. He had retinal vein thrombosis in both eyes. In addition the right eye had acute glaucoma, and a detached retina. He had silicone in that eye. His left eye for the last five years was 3/10 in severity, whereas his right eye was 10/10.
A retinal vein occlusion is a blockage of one of the veins, when blood stops flowing.When the vein blocks some blood leaks out. In addition, clear fluid leaks out causing ‘water-logging’ of the retina. This naturally damages the sight.

Before the LLLT treatment he would watch a TV football match, and be able to see the players but not the ball. Now, after two treatments, he can see the ball again. Before he could not distinguish different pairs of shoes, whilst selecting a pair to wear each day. Now he can see enough detail to select the pair that has a brogue design, despite the fact that these shoes have the same shape as the other shoes.

They are also beginning to notice a difference in his pupil size. After the operation his eyes were completely dilated, and now after using the Q1000 his pupils have started to contract.

An opthalmologist friend visited and he noticed that his pupils were smaller. After going home to look up all the research on LLLT and the eyes, he concluded that the light was helping the neurons to regenerate.

Overall conclusions at this early stage give rise to cautious optimism, given the greater clarity in vision after just two treatments. With permission from their consultant they are embarking on a month of Q1000 treatment at home via Light for Health's rental scheme.

Whilst listening to this story over the phone my body starting tingling! Its one thing reading the research, and another hearing the effects live on a real person. Sometimes getting this message out is painfully slow and frustrating. At other times I feel privileged to be be at the forefront of a new movement in health that is giving significant relief and healing to people who had begun to lose all hope.

Over the next month I'll be keeping you posted on further developments. It may be that this fast response is cut short, or other factors come into play to delay further improvements. Meanwhile, knowing that light cannot harm, they are going to use it more regularly at home, than they could by visiting a practitioner.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Low Level Laser for Myofascial Pain Syndrome

IL has had Myofascial Pain Syndrome since 1989, when she was 27, after a fall on her ribs. At the time she was working as a nurse, doing lots of heavy lifting. It was only diagnosed three years ago, and since that time she has had regular weekly physiotherapy, trigger point acupuncture, and massage. The pain is mostly in her neck, both arms and knees. Previously only 60% of her muscles were working, but now that has improved to 90%. She still needs Amitriptyline for sleeping. She now works as a part time Civil Servant, but finds the work only possible if she rests at home in her time off. Last October she had a flare up in her right arm, and whilst reading a book on MPS, by a US doctor, she learnt about the benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy.

During our phone conversation I suggested that she rent a Q10, the sister product to the Q1000, along with a 30mW green laser pen, for tougher muscle spots in need of greater power (green also has a bit of infrared too which gives greater penetration and depth).

Twelve days after receiving the Q10 in the post, IR rang to give me some positive feedback. I was not surprised but equally its always lovely to get confirmation that LLLT works in individual cases. IR did not tell her physiotherapist that she had used light for five days before her treatment with him. She had acupuncture on her right arm. The next day, after a lie in she expected to feel 'ropey', as she normally would, but 'not at all'. She felt there was improvement from the Q10 and the green laser, the only new input in the time since she was having all her treatments. She now finds it easier to get up in the morning, and feels looser. Her arm is much improved.

As an ex nurse she is able to tune into her body perhaps more than others without her training in anatomy and physiology. When she lasers she feels tingling, not just on the side that she lasers. This confirms research which shows that if you laser on one side of the body, the light travels round the body to assist in healing elsewhere.

The Q10 is also excellent for skin problems. IL used it on her husband's psoriasis on his neck and his psoriasis has practically gone after just ten days.