Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Course in Glastonbury with Dr Nick Wise

We are putting on a seminar with Dr Wise on CLRT in Glastonbury on Sunday 1st November, at the George's Rooms in the High Street. The day after Halloween Glastonbury! Once more I do a search for local practitioners, wary of relying on emails, and a little nervous of their ability to take any notice of them, when who the hell am I!

Imagine my delight this morning to get an early morning call from a chiropractor in Yeovil, eager to book in. I suspect emailing her Practice Manager was the key, and targeting her specialisms in Craniopathy, advanced neurology and Paediatrics. Reading the article in Osteopathy Today sealed the deal because of the case-study of a patient who was helped by CLRT after a stroke. She has three clients with problems after a stroke. I hate doing a hard sell. I'm getting better at curbing my over-enthusiasm, which for an unresponsive victim is a huge turn off. I absolutely love connecting people with information which they instinctively reach out for.

Thank goodness I followed my intuition and went out to Honolulu to see Dr Wise 'perform'. I know how good he is first-hand, and that must be what I am communicating when reaching out to others to connect up with him as well. Sixty bookings for the Gatwick seminar is phenomenal for a first visit to the UK. Its just telling us that the time is right for light as a healing modality. I am so privileged to be on this journey of discovery ...... and delivery.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

LLLT Course 2nd October 2009

On Friday October 2nd 16 people came together at the Optimum Health Clinic in North London for a course on Low Level Laser Therapy, with Dr Pamela Murphy and Wendy Boast as teachers. Some were there as Q1000 practitioners, others were there to find out more about light, having booked on to Dr Wise's course later in the month, and others were there with different lasers, eager to learn. Inevitably, a day was not nearly long enough to deliver all the information AND get plenty of time to practice on each other. But as a taste of what is possible, the day was a success. Obviously, its hard to judge how much of the basics to go into, with mixed backgrounds and starting points, but when both lecturers demonstrated their protocols it was great to learn new techniques, and to expand on how we use the laser. Dr Murphy was showing us how to reinflame an old injury with crossfiber massage, before going in with the light to reduce scar tissue, both directly on the injury and via various acupuncture and energy points. Wendy Boast was emphasising the importance of dealing with the lymph before an LLLT treatment, and the vital need to activate the spinal nerves too.

At one point Wendy talked about racheting up the power in some cases by increasing the hertz, or frequencies, to deliver a stronger message to the brain. Her laser system has the ability to do this. So the issue of needing to understand how lasers differ needs to be addressed.

Opinions differ when it comes to frequencies, and its hard to find research that backs up the need for frequencies as opposed to continuous beam. One leading British laser has no frequencies at all. The Q1000 has seven different wavelengths of light and colour, with one mode cycling through 29 frequencies in three minutes, covering many beneficial frequencies. However, the higher powered probes are continuous beam and get great results with joints, nerve regeneration, bone healing and pain. Some experts are of the opinion that frequencies, when used, should move from low to high. Its interesting that all the beneficial brainwave frequencies are low. Its possible that the homoeopathic principle of less is more applies here in certain situations. Interestingly, when it comes to assessing opinions about frequencies from the experts, most are unsure about using anything over 100 hertz. If you talk to laser engineers they will tell you that it is very difficult to be accurate with frequencies the higher you go, especially above 5,000 hertz.

What seems to matter more is power. Its joules of energy that are more important, and that comes from the power you are using. So, an 808 nM infrared probe that is high powered, say 300mW, is going to get through joints and bony tissue, with low circulation, and deliver healing energy, where other lower powered instruments will not.

Wendy Boast gets great results with her system, taught by Dr Gordon Farmer. And so do Q1000 practitioners. What seems to matter with all these systems is whether there is adequate back-up, once you have purchased, to learn how to use the lasers to their maximum capacity. Is there someone who knows about lasers available on the end of a phone, for your system? Can you email and get a quick response? Is there a manual covering numerous conditions and protocols that can get you started? What kind of battery is used, to ensure power outputs that are comparable in doseage even though the battery is running down?

When it comes to it, we get attached to our lasers as extensions of our own ability to heal with our hands. I know that with certain people I can put the Q1000 on their problem area, say a recent injury, and fairly soon start to feel an energetic shift in them, through the laser. My body gets pins and needles running down my legs, I go hot, and I feel my breathing become more shallow. When I get this kind of feedback, through an interface between myself and another person, I naturally bond with that brand!

When choosing a laser you need to navigate the minefield out there, do your homework, and go with your gut feeling about what works for you. Experiment, play, and expand how you use this fantastic tool.

I was intrigued at the seminar to watch how light can be used by kinesiologists, placing light on a certain area of the body and then muscle testing. Steve Lazell worked on me and found an issue in my diaphragm. Three weeks earlier I had fallen hard on the side of my left breast playing tennis. No external bruising because of using the light, but castor oil packs were needed for the internal bruising. Steve seemed to get to some sort of energetic memory that involved the diaphragm. Do I feel a difference? Not sure, but its sure as hell fascinating stuff, and yes, I do believe in 'cell memory', and using the light to challenge my body did throw up the problem, and maybe threw it out as well!

Light for Health's latest course

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Sailing 29/09/09 to 4/09/09 The Solent

                                                                   © Steve Goldthorp

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Feedback on Lymes Disease

The post of 24th June about Tilly, who has had Lymes disease since she was sixteen, very severely, asked a question of Dr Wise. If as with Tilly the head hurts ALL over, where in the Cranial Laser Reflex Therapy system would you start with light? Finally, I remembered to ask Dr Wise last night, and he said that the therapist should establish with Tilly where in her body she hurts most, and go to that point on the cranium first. 

Unfortunately Tilly cant travel to his seminar, but the fact that she lives near Stonehenge may be a draw to lure him down to the Salisbury area where she lives, for a personal consultation. I'm hoping that if that comes off we can try out Dr Wise's sound system on Tilly, to see how she responds to that. You type in the organ or condition on your laptop or iPhone, having installed the frequencies, and plug in the hand held probe, which is then placed over the problem area, or held in the hand, the former way being the quickest to take effect. Specific frequencies are used for specific problems. Sounds strange?

Not really when you think that UltraSound uses the same frequencies as light, but via sound. The most effective treatment for her symptoms so far has been the Rife machine (so much so that after using it it takes many showers to take away the smell of ammonia and mercury coming from her pores), and the Rife frequencies are part of Dr Wise's download system, along with many others.

I'm away from the 29th August for a week, sailing into the unknown, weather wise, on the English Channel, to Cherbourg via the Channel Islands. The question is do I risk taking my low level laser, for those potential knocks, bruises, wounds that you could get climbing up the mast on heavy seas, when it could get wet! Actually, I'm scared of hights, and any wound I get will not be doing that!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Ups and Downs of Life! Manifesting comes in different ways.

Wendy Boast. LLLT Therapist
Well, isn't life strange? You are bumbling along feeling that nothing is working, and then suddenly it shifts, and things start to move again! I have been in London all August, thinking how lovely it would be without the traffic, and the people, but actually its also energetically a bit dead. Or was until today.

First of all the bad stuff. Last week my laptop had a meltdown. OK, its an Apple, which I spilt water on in the early days, subjected to electricity surges in Turkey which were so bad the edge of the machine cut into my wrists, and I dropped it earlier this year when the cord caught in a door handle when I was on the move. So last week the screen died, and that would cost me around £600 to put right. Move on, they said, and buy a new one. Several trips to an Apple store later, I emerged with a solution, that involved a desk top and a new laptop. The Apple 'genius' in the store looked at me with complete reverence when I told him that I had been an Apple user since 1987. A misty look came over his eyes when he said 'Three years in!' That's when I wrote my first book. I know I could not have done it without it.

The awful thing was that I couldn't plug my external hard drive into my son's MacBook because he had one of the small batch that didn't have a Firewire port. I was in London in August, with all my Apple friends away, AND cut off from the world without easy access to email.

So now to the good news! Putting on a seminar and getting 'bums on seats' is a true labour of love, and even with faith, hugely stressful, in the beginning. The seminar is on October 24th. I'm very excited by it because I have already seen Dr Wise's presentation in Honolulu. I have to say its one of the best presentations I have seen on light, and the science behind it. Apart from that is wonderfully uplifting to see people's faces when they get demonstrated on by Dr Wise, and things shift in a matter of seconds.

Things shifted today when I got confirmation that an article written by a very independent and forward thinking osteopath, and the first CLRT user in the UK, John Taberman-Pichler, was accepted for publication in the September issue of Osteopathy Today! The article is on Cranial Laser Release Technique. At last a forum to talk to at least those who have a modicum of curiosity about light, even if those constrained by fear of being labelled 'outside the box' ignore it.

Then I ring Wendy Boast, a presenter on my other LLLT course in early October, and she tells me this story. As a Low Level Laser therapist who also uses CLRT, she had a client with neck and shoulder pain, who had been unsuccessfully treated by her osteopath over many visits. Wendy was able to give significant relief, and low and behold a few days later she had a call from the osteopath herself. It was not just a chat about light that she was interested in, it was also treatment for herself! So two days ago Wendy gave her CLRT on the cranium, and light directly on the problem, which her osteopathic colleagues had been unable to shift. Of course our hope is that she is curious enough to come to our course and to Dr Wise's. Lesson to learn? If you keep pushing too hard things may not shift. Take your attention away, in this case forced by computer deprivation, and what you are working to bring about can still happen in ways that you did not predict!

Course on Low Level Laser Therapy for practitioners interested in, or users of, low level lasers, with Dr Pamela Murphy, Dip Lic Ac, and Wendy Boast. See earlier August blog for further details.
Friday October 2nd, NW London, The Optimum Health Clinic, 10-5.30pm, £90 Earlybird by September 11th, £100 after that.

Course on Cranial Laser Reflex Technique (CLRT) The Hilton, Gatwick with Dr Nick Wise DC, and John Taberman-Pichler DO, Saturday 24th October, 9.30 - 5.30pm, £120 Earlybird before September 26th, plus free laser. See earlier blog posts or go to

Do both courses and get £40 off the first!

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Course in Cross Fiber Massage and LLLT, plus more!

                                                     Dr Pamela Murphy, Dip Lic Ac

LFH is putting on a course on Friday 2nd October, in North West London at the Optimum Health Clinic, near Archway. Dr Pamela Murphy Dip Lic Ac will be teaching the FAST method, devised by Dr. Steve Liu, an acupuncturist from Arizona. He combines treatments that consist of “cross-fiber” massage, electro-acupuncture (using red light on acupuncture points), and low-level laser therapy. Cross-fiber massage, otherwise known as “transverse friction,” bears no relationship to conventional massage. It re-initiates the inflammatory process of a scarred tendon or ligament. When acupuncture points are stimulated with the red light, endorphins are released which relax the muscles associated with the tendons and ligaments. Often a tight muscle may be a culprit of a tendon injury of unknown cause. LLLT is then applied to the injured area to increase the production and release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which helps increase blood circulation, the stimulation and production of collagen, reduction of swelling and pain, and ultimately in the regeneration of healthy tissue.

We will explore this method using some of the common sites of injury to soft tissue. i.e.Shoulder, Knee, Wrist and or Elbow. This technique is complementary to Cranial Laser Reflex Technique, in that it can be used alongside it as an additional tool. Dr Lui, apart from being an acupuncturist, is an engineeer, and makes his own lasers.

Let me just tell you something about Dr Murphy, or Pamela in this context, because she has become a very special friend, and is a quite remarkable practitioner. I first met her in 2006, when she was introduced to me by a mutual friend. She had moved to London from Ojai, California, because her partner's job brought them here. She gave up a busy practice as an acupuncturist to start again over here. Their loss, our gain! Together we were able to experiment with light, exploring its potential via her patients, and ourselves. She began to use the low level laser over needles in some cases, and found that this sometimes produced deeper emotional shifts. Then when I was planning my trip to Hawaii, she was able to help with contacts and advice. She had lived on Maui, running a flower farm, for part of each year, for a number of years. So apart from the 'work' aspect, helping Dr Wise, and organising a second meeting on Maui, we were helped by her advice and contacts to make our stay even more special. Thank you Detchen for those unforgettable swims with the turtles!

Apart from her acupuncture training in the US, Pamela spent eighteen months in China in the mid eighties, specialising in neurology.

For the second half of the day we are extremely fortunate to have Wendy Boast, co-founder of the UK Institute for Therapeutic Lasers, with Chirstine Carroll. Wendy and Christine are ongoing students with Dr Gordon Farmer, one of the UK's most experienced and successful LLLT practitioners. Wendy will be teaching his protocols for lymphatic drainage, and his system of working with spinal nerves for each treatment. Wendy is an experienced lecturer, and has a wealth of laser experience and information to share.

I am especially keen to put on these courses because although practitioners who invest in LLLT have an amazing tool,
it still takes extra shifts to fully grasp the extent of what it can do. Also we can all learn from each other, by sharing information and ways of working.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Swine Flu

                                        Doug Phillips, Low Level Laser Consultant USA
I was chatting to Doug Phillips in the USA on Skype today, and we were agreeing that the vaccination for Swine Flu did not appeal to either of us. Doug is a former assistant to Dr Lytle, and handled many queries and aftercare calls from Q1000 owners. His advice is to boost the immune system with low level laser by using it over the colon. The colon is the seat of the immune system, because it is there that the white blood cells are made in the gut associated lymphoid tissues (GALT). So just use the laser on the ascending, transverse and descending colon as well as around the navel. It makes sense to give it a go, and give the colon a boost as well! Having allowed flu to develop last January, really taking a hold in my lungs, I want to do everything I can this time round to prevent it. Let me know how you get on! Remember, the Q10 would be a great little tool for this, and I have some in stock so do get in touch. It could be used for the whole family, too.

While we are on the subject of the colon, I know a colonic irrigation therapist here in London who now uses LLLT over the colon, with a similar laser to the Q1000. She is finding that she is managing to achieve in two sessions, what would normally take in six. Despite the fact that she is losing out financially, she is delighted and intrigued with this 'shift'. Lets hope the word gets round, and more and more clients beat their way to her door to benefit from light and its gentle application in helping the colon to cleanse and renew.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Postings from Christine Carroll, LLLT and CLRT therapist

LLLT on chronic arthritis and the side effects of medication
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 many of her medications including statins, Losartan for HBP and breathlessness, steroidal inhalers, anti-emetic meds, omeprazole and allupurinol for gout. Her weight has also reduced by over 30lbs, much of which is attributable to the reduction in water retention.

CLRT and chronic arthritis in the shoulder
Mrs C, aged 87, a chronic arthritis sufferer was unable to raise her arm sufficiently to wash her neck, behind her ears or to brush her hair. Applying CLRT to the arm and shoulder cranial reflex points resulted in a significant improvement in ROM and she can now carry out her ablutions without the pain and restriction.

CLRT and frozen shoulder
Mr P, aged 38 suffered from frozen shoulder, a RSI from many years as a window cleaner. He was reliant on NSAIDs and pain killers to get through the working day. Applying CLRT for 20 seconds to the arm and shoulder points resulted in a very significant improvement in ROM. Followed by direct application of low level laser for 3 treatments he has no pain and no restriction in movement.

CLRT and ‘dead leg’
Miss Mc, aged 50, presented with dead leg. After CLRT applied to the tensor fascia lata reflex point she noticed that the majority of feeling had returned.

CLRT to uncover the real source of pain
Mrs H, aged 60, had been treated by her GP for pain related to shingles for over 18 months. The pain was so intense she could only take short shallow breaths. Using the CLRT points for the abdomen it was possible to relieve the tension in those muscles and isolate the specific pain points, which happened to be emanating from her right kidney. This was then treated with low level laser treatment to reduce the pain and inflammation and to begin the healing process. Mrs X was so relieved to be able to breathe freely that she actually laughed. Something she had been unable to do for quite some time.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Lymphatics and the jaw

I had a a root canal and apical surgery a year ago, and it was still painful after a year, until I started using LLLT and the Q1000. After using the Q1000 for several days on and under my jaw (for lymphatic drainage) and on the cheek over the problem tooth (to heal the dental ligament and restore the nerve) I visited my friend. This the same friend who has metal parts in her spine and arthritis in her hands, and I would like her to get interested in LLLT for her sake. After I mentioned that I had been using the laser, without telling her any details, she looked at me and immediately said that my face looks good and the swelling under my jaw was gone. The swelling she was referring to was around the area of lymph drainage under the mandible, and it used to give my face an older, squared-off look. In case that anecdote is useful for your blog, there it is. Most people are motivated by vanity as much as, if not more than, by underlying health concerns (even if they won’t admit it!) Of course I am undeniably pleased that this laser is improving how I look! Martha, Wyoming.

Monday, 13 July 2009

How does CLRT work?

Its great to get all these positive testimonials but how does light on the head affect somewhere else in the body so profoundly? Dr Wise puts it really well in his manual and I summarise it here, and in an article I have written for the August issue of Positive Health.

Taking the example of an acute ankle sprain, Dr Wise discovered that a soft tissue problem causes the anterior leg muscle cranial reflex to "blow out" like a fuse. Over time, this injury should heal properly, but if the reflex is still active, then it takes longer to heal and has a much higher chance of becoming a chronically unstable ankle, prone to more twisting. Correcting the ankle cranial reflex as soon as possible causes an immediate reduction in pain and a massive speeding up of the healing process.

Light and the DNA
But how does light work, as opposed to just pressing the cranial reflex points, which can also help. Some of the best research on light comes from Fritz-Albert Popp at the Institute of Biophysics, in Germany. In a nutshell, electrical and chemical interactions are far too slow to account for the speed of information flow in the human body. A cellular communication system based on light delivers the tremendous amount of processing power and flexibility needed to run such a complex system. Our information biofield, our biohologram, is projected by our DNA molecules as they change shape. The springy DNA coil winds or unwinds due to signals from the environment (see Bruce Lipton PhD), and this conformational change squeezes out single-photon "laser beams" which carry vibrationally encoded information easily decoded by the receiving cells.
These photons travel through the body's fiber-optic cables, which are made up of optically transparent microtubules, which collectively form the classical acupuncture meridian system. The information that the photons carry is vibrational, which the receiving cell Fourier transforms into relevant information.

So there you go. After all you can have light free on the National Health Service here in the UK in the form of Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT). Light and photosensitive drugs are used to target certain cancer cells (not all conditions are covered yet), and eliminate them with no loss of healthy cells. Only thing is not many people know about it, and PDT is the poor relation when it comes to funding, even though there is less damage done elsewhere in the body, and recovery times are quicker.

Right now I have rented out a Q10 to a patient of a Q1000 practitioner/osteopath, who is having radiotherapy for breast cancer. Her expectations are high, having seen her scar from breast removal eliminated after using the Q1000 Low Level Laser.
So far after a week of radiotherapy, and daily use of the cold laser, she has had no unpleasant side effects or pain.

If I had a stroke I would find a CLRT practitioner!

Hemiparetic Stroke
Mr S, aged 67, had a hemiparetic stroke a few years before consulting Dr Wise. His right leg dragged and his right arm was drawn up tight against his body, stuck because his biceps and wrist flexors were in ‘permanent’ spasm. The angle created by his elbow was about 45 degrees all the time, and the muscle pain was quite severe at times. An adjustment of C5 caused the arm to be 20% more relaxed. Then Dr Wise tried a cranial laser release on the right side of his forehead for about one minute. After about 30 seconds Mr S’s hand began to descend, as if someone was slowly pulling it down. He opened his eyes and could not believe what he saw. The first session brought his hand down to about 120 degrees. Further sessions improved the resting state to 145 degrees, and after each CLR treatment it extended to 170 degrees. Now the pain is gone and the muscles of his arm and hand are almost completely relaxed.

Cranial Laser Reflex Technique Teaching Seminar

I'm really excited at the prospect of hosting Dr Nicholas Wise, DC for a teaching seminar in CLRT in October. Now its just a question of reaching out to all those practitioners who would benefit from using this exciting new approach to muscle release and pain control. There are so many courses and seminars out there, they must get punch drunk from all the choice. But so far the response has been encouraging.

Its been great to get such positive feedback from two editors of health journals, CAM magazine and Positive Health

Go to Positive Health, August issue, to read an article I have written on CLRT:
For more information on the seminar on Saturday October 24th email me or go to

Monday, 6 July 2009


I recently had a car collision which left me with severe whiplash the next day. I was in pain and discomfort and was advised to take Ibroprofen by my doctor. I took two reluctantly, and that evening I decided to treat myself with the laser, hoping to speed up the healing process. I used the Q1000 on proprioceptive points 1-4 for 6-8 breaths as instructed in the manual. I then used the Infrared 808 nm Probe on the areas of pain on each point down the neck on the erector spinae muscles. I woke up the next morning totally free from pain and discomfort. I was amazed at the speed of healing and have been pain free ever since!

Samantha Pilbeam, Massage Therapist and Low Level Laser Therapist:

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Seeing is Believing

Believing in something ahead of the mainstream can lead to a feeling of isolation, whilst others behind take time to catch up. What I 'know' based now on experience, and backed up by scientific research on light, and initially prompted by an intuitive recognition that this was profound, is not usually enough to shift others out of their comfort zone, or contrary beliefs. Curbing my enthusiasm, backing off, keeping quiet, is sometimes necessary whilst others 'catch up'. Its taken me some time to really get this!

Here's a nice story to illustrate this process. Some close friends of my daughter's, who run a meditation centre, were vaguely aware of my interest in light, but had no need to think about it one way or another. Some years later, when they asked my advice on what to do about their young son's health problem, I suggested treatment using LLLT. This was not taken up, and that was fine. There were plenty of other options available, and they lived in another country.

Then two months later I had an excited phone call with the following story. One of them had been in a garage in London, negotiating a purchase, and noticed an article on the wall about light. The strange thing was the photograph in the article looked very like the friend he was staying with in London! When he looked closer he saw that the article was about my company. Moreover, the garage owner came to life when talking about light, saying it had taken away his shoulder pain, and displaying the article was his way of telling the world. My daughter's friend's son had shoulder pain. That night he mentioned to his host that the photo looked like him, still not quite believing the coincidence, and yes, indeed, it was! The model in the article was our now mutual friend, though at the time the photograph was taken they had not known each other. Suddenly, the health benefits of light took on a new and validated meaning. My daughter's friends were now receptive to the potential of light in a way that had not been possible beforehand.

Light and Shade: Mendocino, N. California and Maui Sunset

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Lymes Disease

The power of blogs to make the world smaller! I was emailed a month ago by a reader in Wyoming. Until then I had no idea that ANYONE was out there! Because i had had difficulty posting some photographs of teeth implants and bone re-growth after LLLT, Martha had emailed me to get me to email them to her. Recovering from Lymes Disease, she now lives in cattle ranch country, 13 miles from her mailbox. This is so far from my life here in London, where the Post Office is five minutes walk away! If you are reading this Martha, send me a photo of your mail box and I'll publish it in my next posting. And give us some feedback on what you are achieving with light with your new Q1000.

I have one other person with Lymes disease who I am working with. Tllly is in her late twenties now, and was first bitten by a tick, between the toes, when she was 16. She has the misfortune of getting this problem in England where it remains largely unrecognised, or at least hit and miss when it comes to diagnosis. Tllly was told that if there was no red ring around her bite then she did not have Lymes disease.

In Norway, Sweden, Eastern Europe and the USA they test every year, as well as horses.

When Tilly subsequently developed meningitis she nearly died. As a student she had planned to take the year out, hoping to regain her health, when she became severely ill and disabled and was taken into hospital. She had profound weakness, such that she could not walk to the bathroom, severe vertigo, intense pain in her left hand rib area, which may have been her spleen, and pain in the ribcage generally, pain in her head, legs, arms, and gut, with a rash on her right arm. In desperation to help her daughter, her mother sold their house and rented another house with an indoor swimming pool, because this was the only exercise Tilly could tolerate. Her mother also flew over the main American medical expert in Lymes who diagnosed her as having one of the worst cases he had ever seen. An English consultant charged them £400 to tell them that the American test results were wrong, and were purely motivated by money! Finally she was helped by a Potash mining engineer from South Tyneside, who had Lymes disease all his life, and had passed it on to his daughter. He had reversed the illness in both himself and her by building a Rife machine and self treating. He travelled down to South West England once a month to treat Tllly, before he was tragically killed in a mining accident.

After treatment Tilly's pores gave out a strong smell of ammonia and mercury. She had to shower repeatedly, and swim, to get rid of the smell.

Tllly and her family bought their first Q1000 low level laser in October 2008. When she placed the light on the left side of her face she felt pins and needles throughout her body, and with the Q1000 over her ribs and ovaries she experienced a soothing, gentle energy. 'Usually I am very cautious about new things because I react so strongly. But I kept wanting the light. I didn't want to let it go!'

Since this time Tllly attributes her ongoing recovery to multi-factorial inputs.

Apart from the laser she has been greatly helped by homoeopathy - she feels it has contributed to her being able to read again, and helped to control coxsackie B virus. She can now walk but not unaided, and her leg muscles are still seriously weak. She is more clear than foggy now, and is putting on a bit of weight. She can now travel for up to two hours on a car journey. She still cannot use a computer, but is able to use an iPhone to email and text. It does not cause a reaction when she tapes onto it a tourmaline crystal. Worryingly she is still coughing up blood, and feels this indicates a capilliary weakness.

Being able to talk on the phone to Tilly is very new. Usually her body heats up when she is on the phone, and it is too uncomfortable, but now she can go for some time before that happens. So today, in discussing Dr Nick Wise's approach with CLRT, with the cranium and light, Tilly told me that in fact it was not a matter of finding the 'sore spots'. ALL OF HER HEAD HURTS! So the question is WHERE DOES SHE START? This is a question I will be putting to Dr Wise when I next speak to him.

Keep us informed, Tilly. We'll be watching your progress over the next months!

Monday, 11 May 2009

Feedback on CLRT

Dr Gordon Farmer, who practices near Daventry in Northamptonshire,  has been trying out Dr Wise's CLRT with great results. Dr Farmer is one of the first acupuncturists in the western world, having trained in China in the early sixties, before Nixon opened up China to the West. Dr Farmer was sponsored to study in China by the British Royal Navy. Not being able to work as an acupuncturist back in the UK, having left the Navy (no-one had heard of acupuncture then) he was forced to find other work. He refused to go back to 'ordinary' medicine. So he worked in a stables mucking out horses. Eventually he used his needles on sick horses, and when they started to win races he found himself being asked to do the same treatment on the jockeys! Horses in the mornings, jockeys in the afternoons. Then he ended up at Newmarket working on top race horses, and later on worked for the Saudi royal family on their race horses. Back in Newmarket in the seventies, a wealthy Russian racehorse owner popped his head over the stable door and said 'Why don't you try one of these?" The intriguing black box which he handed over contained one of the first Low Level Lasers! The Russians had sent it up in space with their astronauts. (Rather like NASA which sent LED light up with theirs for muscle spasms and plant oxygenation - finding it worked they spent billions over the next thirty years researching light)

From that point on Dr Farmer became one of the first therapists to use Low Level Laser Light.

Back to CLRT. One of Dr Farmer's patient's is an Olympic gold medallist, who crosses the English Channel each month to get treatment, and essential maintenance, with Low Level Laser. This time when he complained of tenderness in his puffy knee, and hard and painful calf muscles, Dr Farmer used points on his cranium, following Dr Wise's cranial map. The tenderness went out of his knee, and the soreness in the calf also went, allowing touch not to be painful. Dr Farmer's verdict: 'I was impressed!'

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Cranial Laser Release Technique

Well, its a long way to go to find out about light and the cranium, but boy was it worth it! To some people it must seem foolhardy to travel half way around the world to meet someone for the first time, just on the basis of a YouTube video - well a few long telephone conversations, and Skype sessions as well. But when I saw Dr Wise on his videos treating his patients by waving his pen soft lasers over their craniums I saw a way to introduce UK osteopaths and chiropractors to low level laser light which they could not ignore. 

In the last six months I had wasted time and money hiring trade stands at osteopathic and chiropractic conferences. Without a talk on light to the delegates, the response had been muted, except for those who had trained in the States and experienced light directly, or those from Germany, Norway or Holland. Even the few osteopaths and chiropractors who did use LLLT needed encouragement to use it more broadly. 

Rather than wait a few more years for the UK to catch up with the US, where light is becoming more and more accepted, why not just bring Dr Wise over here to present Cranial Laser Release Technique? Going to Honolulu  I saw, and experienced for myself, how people responded to light treatment on the head. And I got to go to the island of Maui as well!

If we can accept reflexology as an effective way to treat the body because the feet contain a map of points that correspond to different organs, why not the head too? And why not use light as a more effective and profound carrier of information? If you remain sceptical about the power of light to effect change in the body, come and listen to Dr Wise's talk. All the research is there. This is not pseudo science. James Oschman, PhD, in his book Energy Medicine: the Scientific Basis, says that biophotons are encoded with vibrational information across a wide range of frequencies, including visible and near-invisible light. Researchers say it is likely that a biophoton emitted from a coherent source will carry holographic information as a form of modulation (frequency modulated) and produce action or results in biological systems.

Dr Wise is just about to see less patients and take the show on the road. So the plan is to bring him over to the UK in the Autumn. I guarantee he will be received with just as much acclaim here as he was at the North American Laser Association meeting two years ago.  

Apart from light, Dr Wise also uses sound. He has a package which allows you download sound frequencies onto your laptop/iPhone, and programme sound frequencies through a probe which can be placed upon the body part needing assistance. The frequencies are the same as light. Light for Health has both the CLRT package and the Sound Frequency CDs and probe for sale.

Ring or email for further information. 

Talk about the power of coincidence..... I went canoeing on a Hawaiian outrigger one morning with the local canoe club. Talking to a fellow rower after the trip I discovered that he is involved in long term research on the effect of high powered lasers on certain points of the neck, as determined by acupuncture, to deliver enzymes to bring back to health those at end stage kidney failure. 

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Cranial Laser Release Technique

I'm off to Honolulu on 17th March to learn more from Dr Nick Wise about his Cranial Laser Release Technique (CLRT), with the intention of bringing him over to the UK in the near future to teach it here. He's a second generation chiropractor from South Carolina, who was the star attraction at the last North American Laser Association meeting. Doug Phillips who used to work for Dr Lytle marketing the Q1000 is also coming, and together we are running an evening seminar for Dr Wise on the island of Maui. Apart from that I will be doing a bit of whale watching and snorkling. Its a hard life!

Its all happening at the moment. Last Thursday I spent the day with Dr Gordon Farmer. He is one of the first acupuncturists from the West to be trained in China, in the early sixties, and is also one of the first users of LLLT in the seventies. Apart from training doctors, and working in a Pain Clinic in the NHS, he is also keen to pass on his extensive knowledge of energy medicine and light. Watch this space for courses that Light for Health hopes to be put on with him. Like Dr Wise, he is an excellent communicator and teacher.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Bone Spur and LLLT

I just had great feedback from Kathleen Pouls, an acupuncturist and cranio-sacral therapist who uses the Q1000, from Santa Cruz in California. She had a client with a bone spur on one of his heels, due for immediate surgery. As a last resort he consulted her. After one session, using the 808 infrared probe, he reported that he was walking better than he had for the last six months, and was able to cancel the surgery. I'll get Kathy to put up more follow-up to see how this ended after another session, so watch this space!

Monday, 9 February 2009

A great way to start the day! Pear smoothie extraordinaire.

Just to show you that this blog is about 'health' in all its manifestations, I'd like to share with you my morning smoothie. It evolved over time, and is my way of supporting my cells from the inside, so that when I add light from outside, the internal environment is as luminous as it can be! (Well, OK, there are times when this is undermined by other things, but life is not about perfection, is it?)

For me, smoothies started when I was handed a weight loss system/product from Australia, based on whey protein. Over three months I lost 2 stone (46lbs), safely and easily, with carbohydrate restriction, nutrition and exercise. The important thing was I was never hungry, and I did not have to restrict fats, except the harmful ones. Olive oil, butter and coconut oil were 'good'. The weight stayed off for the next three years, and when it started to creep up during a busy period one winter, I turned to 'The Fat Flush Plan'. Here the art of smoothie making could really take off, with a bit of help from 'The Coconut Diet'.

So this is what evolved for me over time, and I make it now nearly every morning. Sometimes I put out the hand held liquidiser the night before, and some of the other ingredients, if I have to hang around the kitchen last thing whilst the cat is drinking from the running tap! I put one scoop of whey protein in the mixing container, with some maca powder (for endurance and mental clarity), and, very important for chocoholics, one teaspoon of organic and fair trade cocoa powder. This is the base. To this I add a small handfull of ground up hemp seeds, coco nibs (antioxidant) and coconut flakes. If I have time I add cardamon seed from crushed pods to the grinder. Then if its winter I add a scoop BioCare's microcelled Cod Liver Oil for vitamin D, not tasting of fish, by the way, and some warming ginger grated. Then I gently melt a nob of virgin coconut oil and add that together with a tablespoon of cold pressed hemp oil. Finally I add one cut up fresh pear, and liquidise the whole lot with a bit of water or almond milk. Yum. It seems to have cured me of a craving for chocolate in its more sugary form.

If you loathe cocoa powder and chocolate, or you want to ring the changes, use some frozen organic raspberries or blueberries from the health food shop, with or without the pear. Pears gives smoothies a lovely consistency, and are great for the lungs, so my Chinese acupuncturist tells me.

This smoothie often keeps me from hunger all morning, but if I do get hungry before lunch I sometimes have a midmorning snack of a boiled egg.

WHEY PROTEIN: Its expensive here, and not always of good quality. Avoid cheap ones from the body building industry. When I can I get friends to carry it over from the US. There you can get it from cows not treated wtih growth hormone, which are grass fed. Whey supports muscle development, and repair whilst absorbing and retaining nitrogen, and provides antioxidant protection. Find a brand with low temperature processing. Email me if you want further guidance on what to buy. THE MAIN THING IS AVOID SOY PROTEIN AT ALL COSTS. SEE A LATER BLOG ON THIS HUGE 'HEALTH' CON THAT WE SEEM TO HAVE SWALLOWED HOOK, LINE AND SINKER. AT LEAST HERE IN THE UK. THE US HAS ALREADY MOVED ON. Do not believe them when they say those against soya are only the mouthpieces of the dairy industry. See Sally Fallon of the Weston Price Foundation: she espouses raw milk and fermented foods, coconut oil, and NO Soya which is unfermented. At least with whey protein those needing to avoid lactose can usually tolerate it.

Happy breakfasts, and any smoothie variations to share do feel free to do so. Oh, and I forgot to say, the labour of love in making the smoothie is no chore for me when listening to the radio at the same time!

Finally, something I forget to do (!) is to shine my low level laser over the water before drinking or adding to the smoothie. If you want to find out more about alkaline water see: or go to for information about Plocher water.

I'd love to get a response from those of you who do add photons to water by using their cold laser. Let us know how you notice the difference.

Gill Jacobs


Its great having the blog - I hear something on the radio about how strokes are 'untreatable', except for a drug to open the blocked artery delivered soon after the event, and I'm able to put up on the blog research which suggests otherwise: strokes are not untreatable! Strokes happen when the mitochondria residing in neurons shut down, because of blocked arteries, leading to the death of brain cells. 

In LLLT light is delivered to the mitochondria and increases ATP (energy) . So lets look at the research which supports the use of LLLT for strokes. Here is one interesting study from the USA  and Israel:

This research found that continuous wave LLLT delivered around 24 hours after a stroke promoted restoration of neurological function. Laser irradiation did not reduce lesion volume and the beneficial effects were not seen before two to four weeks after the stroke, suggesting that LLLT induces a cascade of processes which include a migration of neurons and neuron supporting cells. 

Have a look at this too:

Dr Lytle recommends to Q1000 owners that they should apply any mode to the back of the head and to the left temple whilst the ambulance is being called for, having recognised the onset of the stroke. And keep the Q1000 applied whilst on the way to hospital.

Can you imagine the COST in quality of life and health care money the longer this research is ignored? If you had a stroke would you wait for 'further research', struggling to reverse the consequences for many many months, or living with them for the rest of your life? Or would you use LLLT, knowing that it could not harm? I know what I would do! Strokes are the third biggest killer in the UK. Isn't it time that LLLT, or cold laser, came out of the 'cold' and into the light? If I had waited for the MS Society to sponsor research on muscle spams in MS and how light could reduce them, my mother would have suffered lack of sleep and distress for the rest of her life. I satisfied myself I could do her no harm, and went ahead and applied the light. What's more the light healed her yellow encrusted weeping skin on her legs too.

Sometimes we have to take our health into our own hands, if those entrusted with our care habitually ignore new advances, when the evidence to demonstrate their effectiveness and safety had been around for the last thirty years.

Implant saved and bone calcification increased with LLLT

Email me for a photo of 3 x-rays of a 3 year old implant on a patient of Philip D. Horning, DDS. (Am still trying to upload them here!) The implant was done by another specialist, and the patient had been on Phosamax for some time because of the pain from the implant. At the time the first x-ray was taken (12-7-06) this dentist informed the patient she should consider removing the implant.  There was tenderness, swelling, and as the slides show radiographic evidence of bone-loss. The patient was told there was a possibility of saving it using low level laser if she could commit to 2 treatments per week for 2 months. 

The patient complied and the swelling rapidly went away. At about 1 month radiographic evidence showed that bone was filling in. At 2 months an x-ray dated 2-26-07 revealed even more bone calcification.  Treatment was done with a combination of the 808 and the 660 probes. Dr Horning uses the Q1000, 660, and 808 many times a day in his practice and told Dr Lytle that he is continually amazed by its ability to reduce pain and shorten healing time.  It has become an integral part of  his practice.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Why is there such a disparity between the US and the UK in the use of LLLT?

Did you know 30,000 practitioners use Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in the United States, many of them chiropractors? By contrast there are around 140 Low Level Laser units in National Health Service departments, here in the UK, mostly Physiotherapy Departments. Most LLLT machines are gathering dust for lack of consistent servicing, and enthusiasm to deliver. Even if physiotherapists use LLLT, there is a limit to HOW it is used, because physiotherapists don't see wounds, burns or the myriad of other health issues that LLLT can help, outside their boundaries of expertise. LLLT training for physios is only delivered at Master level. Other practitioners outside the NHS, here in the UK, are few and far between: chiropodists and podiatrists, a scattering of osteopaths and chiropractors, and a handful of Scenar therapists.

Physiotherapists in the UK do use Ultrasound, delivering the same frequencies as light, but via sound. Ultrasound is only 35% successful, whereas LLLT has a much higher success rate, does not depend on the use of creams, and can be used over metal plates because it does not cause heat. I have been told that Ultrasound was accepted in the NHS before the need for double blind placebo controlled studies. Although there are thousands of double blind placebo controlled studies on LLLT, some 'prove' it is ineffective, by selecting the wrong treatment times, and power output, and frequencies. See   for an excellent discussion of this by Tuner and Hode.

The good news is the availability of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) on the NHS at centres such as the National Medical Laser Centre, part of the University College Hospital in London. 

PDT uses laser light combined with a drug which makes cells more sensitive to light to destroy cancer cells.


I had a Light for Health stand at a Chiropractic Seminar at the end of January, a practice building seminar for 100 chiropractors and 50 practice administrators. I also had a stand at the British Osteopathic Association's Annual Conference in November. What were the differences in terms of attitude to light as a healing modality? 

Well, both groups were wary, and understandably cautious, of yet another 'fad' if they had not heard of it before, especially if there was an investment to be made, and further training.  OK - it has been around for 30 years but new things take time to be assessed!
When the osteopaths tried it on themselves many of them felt it, energetically, and were a bit surprised. One osteopath already had a Low Level Laser and spoke enthusiastically about what it could do, though admitted that he did not use it to the full extent.  The chiropractors who had been trained in the US were enthusiastic to find out more, because of their direct experience of people they knew getting good results. Chiropractors from South America, Holland and Norway (basically from abroad) were curious and open to learn.

Well, I am in touch with one osteopath in this country who uses LLLT with great enthusiasm! (see previous blog) Change is an uphill struggle, but I will be meeting up in a few days with two women determined to get things moving in the UK. They have been learning from a pioneer of LLLT in the UK, Gordon Farmer. See future blog to report on that meeting. 

Its so uplifting to find other 'laser bores' out there. We cant wait to meet up and share experiences with the knowledge that our passion for this healing modality will be understood and shared!  All three of us have direct experience of what light did for us and our families. My mother had late onset MS, and the U2 LED light pad stopped her muscle spasms on her legs, allowing her to sleep. When I got lazy and stopped applying the light on my once weekly nursing home visits the spasms came back. So I started again and they stopped again! Christine Carroll was helped to relieve her migraines, and got her mother's arthritis to the point where she was painfree and mobile again, and Wendy Boast's lungs were greatly  improved after LLLT. Both these wonderful women now have set up as LLLT therapists, and have created an organisation with Gordon Farmer called the UK Institute for Therapeutic Laser. Watch this space for more information on this!
Gill Jacobs, Light for Health
The photo above was at the October 2008 CAM Expo show in Earls Court, London, with Yvonne Dobson, LLLT practitioner

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Wounds and Low Level Laser Therapy

Use a plastic cover over the head of the Q1000, place on top of the wound as close as you can go without hurting, and use for one 3 minute cycle ON MODE 3 1 times a day for two to three days. If the bone is infected and the wound is small in diameter, more like a hole, use the 808 probe and insert in the hole. Use for only 20 seconds, because this is more powerful (300mW as opposed to 3mW of the Q1000). Otherwise don’t use a probe.

Mode 3 has some antibacterial frequencies and should help, but remember the Q1000 laser does not kill bacteria – it flushes them into the blood stream where the immune system takes care of them, but if there is not ample circulation, that won’t happen. Always start with Mode 1 of the Q1000 on the Proprioceptive points (jaw, near ear and under ear, lymphatics on chest, shoulder blade, trouser pocket on buttock and in the groin) before using over the wound, to increase circulation. Peeling of the skin is common around an infection. Increased circulation will reduce this.

WHEN THE WOUND GETS PINK AT THE EDGES BACK OFF AND ONLY LASER 1 OR 2 times a week. This is a good sign that healing is taking place, with granulation in the bone and tissue, and this is when you reduce treatment. This should take about 12 days to happen, but everyone is different.

Too much lasering on an open wound such as this could push the healing over the top and down the other side of the Bell Curve.

Once the wound is scabbed over reduce to once a week.

Try to be on a good balanced supplement program. High strength enzymes, such as Serrapeptase are excellent in combination with the laser. Go to to order and get further information. It will deal with the debris from the broken up scar tissue, and will help with pain. They need to be taken away from food.

Gill Jacobs, Light for Health Ltd
Roy Wallis D.O.

I first tried the Q1000 when my wife tripped and fell, breaking her radius. It was at a trade health show, and I was able to rent a Q1000 a few minutes after the accident. She had six hours in Accident and Emergency. The pain was intense, but the Q1000, with the infrared probe, seemed to stop it, so much so she didn’t use painkillers after two days. Whilst I was using it on her, I tried it out on my patients.

I find the Q1000 gets rid of pain quicker. It speeds the healing process. If I do a manipulation, the pain is often the same just afterwards, but if I use the Q1000 they feel less pain. The quicker something heals, the less likely it is to recur. If someone feels an 8/10 pain, it will come down to 3/10 with the laser.

Some patients use their own intuition about how long to use the laser on each position on the body. One woman sometimes tells me that 3 seconds is enough! For back pain I use the laser between the vertebrae on the lumber spine to work in the disk and the facet joint. Its excellent for inflammation.

I had one patient with really bad tooth pain after an extraction. I used the 660 probe on her empty socket and the surrounding gum, and the dentist could not believe how little bruising there was when he saw her afterwards.

I’ve also had success with shingles. Fortunately this patient had her own laser, a Q10, but she was put off using it on her daughter by her doctor. He said it wouldn’t help! So I saw the daughter, and showed her how to place it over the spots. At first each time the pain increased, but then it was quickly followed by a relief from pain, something which nothing else had done. With regular treatment with the laser at home, this woman was able to return to work after just two and a half weeks.

My wife is a chiropodist, and physical therapist. She had stopped working, but now she is considering coming back to work with me in the clinic, just to use the laser on patients after they have seen me. Her own experience has had quite an effect on her, so much so she is enthusiastic to share it with others. I certainly would not be without it now. It really makes a difference. I have many other ‘toys’ – ultrasound, a short wave machine and a scenar, for example, but it’s the Q1000 that I use the most.

Trapeze Accident

Hannah was 26, and learning to use a trapeze, when she sustained massive injuries from crashing into a platform from the trapeze, and then falling to the floor on top of those injuries.

Three months after the accident she had the following symptoms:
• Compression fracture of the tibia (at ankle joint, very sore to touch or walk)
• Large haematoma on shin (large amount of swelling and still painful)
• Nerve damage to the peroneal nerve on the outside of the leg (loss of sensation to
skin,tingling,pins and needles, loss of muscle movement particularly in feet, cold
sensation down lower leg, shooting pains through leg)
• Muscle damage and loss: weak and movement loss in the quads, calf, shin, foot, toes.
• Not fully weight-baring

Hannah used the Q1000 and the Infrared 808 nm probe for two weeks, having failed to get effective help from the National Health Service, and sports injury specialists. In that time she reduced her pain levels from 10 to 3, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest.
After stopping the Q1000 her pain returned to 10.