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How do lasers decrease inflammation and why is that important?

Jun 28, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
We’ve all heard that inflammation is bad.

Treating Arthritis with Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

Jun 20, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM

Laser Therapy for Neck Pain

Jun 16, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Neck pain is the second most commonly reported type of pain at the doctor’s office. At any given time, approximately 10% of the entire population has neck pain, and 14% of adults have recurrent or chronic neck pain.

Laser Therapy Effects on Joint Pain and Inflammation

Jun 12, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a non-invasive, pain-free, light-based therapy that uses red and infrared light to target inflamed, injured and diseased tissues. It is especially great for reducing inflammation, pain, and edema in damaged joints. LLLT does this by inducing an analgesic effect by disrupting axonal transport in small diameter fibers.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Headache and Migraine Relief

Jun 07, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
You may have heard low level laser therapy (LLLT), or cold laser therapy, to be an effective treatment for pain, skin conditions, and even fertility, however new studies conducted in the past few years have concluded it can also treat certain types of headaches.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) Heals your Body at the Cellular Level

May 27, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
Like plants absorb sunlight in order to perform photosynthesis, the human body also possesses certain enzymes in our cells, called cytochromes, that absorb light. Cytochromes (specifically Cytochrome C Oxidase) are the people version of chlorophyll and are the molecules targeted during low level laser therapy.

What your Liver has to do with Self Care

May 21, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
“Self care” has been one of those trendy health terms thrown around more and more frequently. But from what I’ve witnessed, it is being seen more as a superficial excuse or justification, rather than a deep, meaningful, and restorative connection to the mind and body.

The History of Healing Light

May 14, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
People have understood and utilized the power of light for thousands of years. Heliotherapy was employed to treat patients suffering from skin or respiratory disorders as late as the mid 1900’s.

How to Begin a Meditation Practice

May 07, 2017 | Allison Locke, R.TCM.P, FABORM
We've all heard meditation is good for you. Studies show that a mindful meditation practice can help ease psycholgocal stresses like anxiety, depression, pain, and dozens of other health conditions. Meditation is also one of those common life hacks advocated by some of the most successful people in the world. But easier said than done, right?