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How effective is low level laser therapy to stop smoking?

How effective is low level laser therapy to stop smoking?

Average : Not so different from acupuncture. Which means not too, different from "cold turkey, " or, other forms of smoke cessation programs. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Fox
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Laser Therapy (Definition)

Laser stands for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation." this is the use of a specific wave length of light that can target the skin with potential beneficial effects to reduce signs of aging, ...Read more


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How does magnet therapy help with energy levels?

How does magnet therapy help with energy levels?

This is still open: The body has to make chemical energy that must be tranduced to electrostatic energy. That is probably why acupuncture and possibly magnet swork. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy work?

How does laser therapy work?

Calms blood vessels: Laser shrinks the overactive blood vessels near the surface in rosacea. You may need several treatments. ...Read more

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How does laser therapy work in eyes?

How does laser therapy work in eyes?

Two general types: Lasers are used to treat certain medical conditions: ie, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy. The laser used heats the target tissues. Lasers are often used to remove a clouded membrane that can form after cataract surgery. Most people hear about laser vision correction, eg lasik, in which a cold laser is used to reshape the front of the eye (cornea) to minimize the need for glasses. ...Read more

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Does laser hair therapy actually work?

Does laser hair therapy actually work?

Laser 4 Hair Growth: Low Level Laser Therapy or Laser Therapy, is the use of non-burning, non-scarring, non-heating laser light to impart energy to hair follicles through photobiomodulation to improve hair growth. Many published studies & our experience with thousands of hair loss patients prove its efficacy. The key is powerful/portable device (LaserCap) & consistent use. Dead follicles don't grow hair, get evaluated ...Read more

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How does high power class IV laser therapy help pinched nerves exactly?

How does high power class IV laser therapy help pinched nerves exactly?

Heat generation. ATP: Low-level laser therapy (lllt), is directed at the area of discomfort and have shown pain relief and improvement in function up to one year following treatment. High level therapy is tried in several pain centers and claim fda approved. Most of the leterature does not recommend laser therapy and is still in research and is ongoing. Works by generating heat, increasing atp level theoretically. ...Read more

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Does microcurrent therapy work on arthritis?

Does microcurrent therapy work on arthritis?

Sham: I have never heard of this treatment, it is very likely a sham that will cost you money but will not help you out. I would stick to mainstream medicine. ...Read more

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Low level laser therapy for hair loss mpb? What range do they use in this treatment? Will a 660 nw diode comb work for this? Red laser. How effective?

Low level laser therapy for hair loss mpb? What range do they use in this treatment? Will a 660 nw diode comb work for this? Red laser. How effective?

LLLT work on some: no guarantee on who. but typically the earlier you treat the better, and it is a lifelong commitment, so if it works you need to keep using it. red is best, and the question is the energy provided and for how long ...Read more

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Does art therapy really work for depression?

Does art therapy really work for depression?

It Can: Art therapy can help alleviate symptoms of depression, especially if artistic endeavors are something you already enjoy doing. Art enhances creativity, is a great way to express your emotions, and has a positive effect on self esteem. ...Read more

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Does led light therapy work for acne?

Does led light therapy work for acne?

Yes, if used w/ ALA: Photodynamic therapy (pdt) will help reduce sebaceous gland oil production and improve acne flares. It's effective if used with alpha-aminolevulanic acid (ala), a prescription topical agent applied by your doctor before activation by the led light. This usually requires a series of 3-4 treatments. This procedure, unfortunately, is generally not covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Does advanced testoboost work?

Does advanced testoboost work?

Testoboost: If you don't have testosterone deficiency you don't need Testoboost. If you have testosterone deficiency there about 20 different products from which to choose. The least expensive is testosterone by injection - by you at home - either once a week every two weeks, and in some patients the effect is longer. There are some side effects and follow up is needed every 3-6 months. ...Read more

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What is the use of low level laser therapy?

What is the use of low level laser therapy?

Many things: In the dental field we use a low level laser on a tooth that is cold sensitive and many times the sensitivity disappears. It will help cold sores and canker sores heal quicker. We use it before using an erbium yag hard tissue laser for removing decay many times without an anesthetic. Used after any surgery, the area heals quicker. There are many medical conditions (100+) where they can be used. ...Read more

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Does the cranial electro stimulation machine really work and improve anxiety,depression?

Does the cranial  electro stimulation machine really work and improve anxiety,depression?

Alpha - Stim: Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation - doesn't work on 100% of people. I currently use this with a # of my patients. It helps the majority. I test the patient with CES first. If it isn't making a difference - we don't use it. The patients who find it effective really love it. Yes it can help. Take care. ...Read more

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Does blu light therapy really work for adult acne?

Does blu light therapy really work for adult acne?

Adjunct: There's some interest in phototherapy as an adjunct to kill the bacteria that cause acne. Feel free to try it, don't spend a lot of money, and continue mainstream rx with topical benzoyl peroxide and whatever prescription-strength rx your personal physician can offer. ...Read more

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How does platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries work?

How does  platelet rich plasma therapy for shoulder injuries work?

Unknown: There is a debate in the literature as to whether prp is helpful. It is mainly used in rotator cuff repairs. Prp has many stimulating growth factors that is thought to expedite rotator cuff healing. ...Read more

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Do low level lasers help scalp psoriasis?

Do low level lasers help scalp psoriasis?

Phototherapy: Special lasers called 308nm excimer lasers. This type of laser is specially designed to produce ultraviolet radiation at a very specific wavelength -- 308 nanometers. This wavelength of ultraviolet light is highly effective at treating psoriasis. A nearly identical wavelength of light, 311nm is referred to as narrow band uvb (nb-uvb), and is also effective at treating psoriasis. ...Read more

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Does ipl treatments work well?

Does ipl treatments work well?

IPL: IPL can be an effective therapy for certain skin conditions. Be sure to have your skin evaluated by a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more

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How does flutamide work to reduce testosterone levels?

How does flutamide work to reduce testosterone levels?

Sits on T receptor: Flutamide sits on testosterone receptor but w/o stimulating any testosterone-like function. Because testosterone can't get to receptor, there's no testosterone function. In reality Flutamide doesn't so much reduce testosterone level as much as it reduces testosterone function. Flutamide has since been replaced by Bicalutamide & Nilutamide w/better side effect profiles. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more