Special Issue "Innovative Laser Medicine and Traditional Acupuncture Therapy"

A special issue of Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Litscher

TCM Research Center Graz, Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, and Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, the Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 39, 8036 Graz, Austria
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Interests: evidence-based complementary medicine; integrative medicine; laser medicine; high-tech acupuncture; neuromonitoring

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Laser medicine has made tremendous progress in recent years and has become an important part of the range of methods of modern medical procedures. It is, above all, the innovative procedures in the field of complementary medicine, which have contributed significantly. The technical parameters for laser prevention, laser diagnostics and laser therapy are well-studied in some areas, although it must be noted critically that much basic research will still be necessary to be able to provide more areas of meaningful medical therapy with optical methods. Only on the term “laser therapy”, there are currently over 80,000 referenced publications worldwide and the number is constantly increasing.

This special issue is intended to provide a scientific connection between complementary medicine, laser medicine and especially acupuncture and thus make an important bridge. We, the Medicines team look forward to your manuscripts, which should also be published in book form if there are sufficient manuscripts with good scientific quality. I am sure that your manuscript will receive the appropriate attention it deserves.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Litscher
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • laser medicine
  • complementary medicine
  • acupuncture
  • laser acupuncture
  • laser therapy
  • laser diagnostics
  • preventive medicine

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Brain Photobiomodulation—Preliminary Results from Regional Cerebral Oximetry and Thermal Imaging
Received: 4 January 2019 / Revised: 7 January 2019 / Accepted: 15 January 2019 / Published: 16 January 2019
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A new piece of equipment for LED (light emitting diode) brain photobiomodulation is introduced. Preliminary results from regional cerebral oxygen saturation and from thermography are shown before, during and after stimulation. The procedure offers a new way to quantify the biological effects of [...] Read more.
A new piece of equipment for LED (light emitting diode) brain photobiomodulation is introduced. Preliminary results from regional cerebral oxygen saturation and from thermography are shown before, during and after stimulation. The procedure offers a new way to quantify the biological effects of a possible innovative therapeutic method. However further measurements are absolutely necessary. Full article
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Definition of Laser Acupuncture and All Kinds of Photo Acupuncture
Medicines 2018, 5(4), 117; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicines5040117
Received: 22 October 2018 / Revised: 25 October 2018 / Accepted: 29 October 2018 / Published: 30 October 2018
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This editorial contains a general definition of laser acupuncture and all kinds of photo acupuncture accepted by the World Association for photobiomoduLation Therapy (WALT). Full article
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Transcranial Laser Stimulation Research—A New Helmet and First Data from Near Infrared Spectroscopy
Received: 28 August 2018 / Accepted: 31 August 2018 / Published: 3 September 2018
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This editorial adopts a future-oriented technology. It describes a new modern helmet for transcranial laser stimulation and a way to quantify effects of this possible therapeutical method using near-infrared spectroscopy. Full article
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Ultra-Low-Level Laser Therapy and Acupuncture Libralux: What Is so Special?
Received: 19 February 2019 / Revised: 5 March 2019 / Accepted: 12 March 2019 / Published: 14 March 2019
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Background: 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 [...] Read more.
Background: 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. Full article
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