Ultra-Low-Level Laser Therapy and Acupuncture Libralux: What Is so Special?
AbstractBackground: Contrary to the most credited theories on laser therapy that see power/energy as the major factors to its effectiveness, a technique using an extremely low power/energy laser stimulation to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction is proposed. The stimulus consists of a 20 s train of modulated pulses with an average power below 0.02 mW and is applied on sequences of acupuncture points selected according to the impaired segment of the patient’s body. Methods: Modifications on the extracellular soft tissue matrix and on the “fascia” were sonographically demonstrated. Laboratory and clinical tests confirmed the effectiveness. Results: Responses similar to those experienced in acupuncture were observed. The device—a CE Class IIa certified medical device named Libralux—affords a clinically proven effectiveness exceeding 80% in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and associated motor dysfunctions. An average of just three application sessions was generally sufficient to overcome the dysfunction. Conclusions: The development of the method is supported by over 20 years of R&D activities, with a range of experiments discussed in several papers published in indexed peer-reviewed journals. A few considerations regarding the possible physiological action mechanisms involved are proposed in this paper. View Full-Text
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Evangelista, L.; De Meo, B.; Bernabei, G.; Belloni, G.; D’Angelo, G.; Vanzini, M.; Calzà, L.; Gallamini, M. Ultra-Low-Level Laser Therapy and Acupuncture Libralux: What Is so Special? Medicines 2019, 6, 40.
Evangelista L, De Meo B, Bernabei G, Belloni G, D’Angelo G, Vanzini M, Calzà L, Gallamini M. Ultra-Low-Level Laser Therapy and Acupuncture Libralux: What Is so Special? Medicines. 2019; 6(1):40.Chicago/Turabian Style
Evangelista, Luca; De Meo, Bruno; Bernabei, Gianluca; Belloni, Gabriele; D’Angelo, Giovanni; Vanzini, Marzio; Calzà, Laura; Gallamini, Michele. 2019. "Ultra-Low-Level Laser Therapy and Acupuncture Libralux: What Is so Special?" Medicines 6, no. 1: 40.
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