Therapy books and journals
Level Laser Therapy
Practice and Scientific Background
Jan Tunér and Lars Hode
- I find myself frequently referring to this
- An enthusiastic book in tones that will not
impress the hard nosed cynical scientist, however if you have
already witnessed the effects of LLLT then this will provide you
armfuls of easily digestible additional information to feed your
open (if not enthusiastic) mind on the subject.
- Jan Tunér is a dentist in private
practice, working with LLLT since 1986. Lars Hode is a physicist,
specialising in laser applications in the military and medical
- THIS IS WHAT THEIR WEB PAGE SAYS ABOUT THEIR
- "This is the book you have been waiting
for! Here is something for everybody interested in Laser Therapy.
The text is a blend of easy-to-understand language and scientific
documentation. The "tall tales" about LLLT are mercilessly
scrutinized and the facts are revealed. Every indication presented
is supported by mini-abstracts from the literature. 750 scientific
references may seem a bit deterring for the average clinician,
but don't worry! The most difficult parts are put into an
appendix, ready for you when you are ready for it. The book
will not only make you more knowledgeable about the possibilities
of Laser Therapy, it will also be a mighty weapon in your
hands against those who may question Laser Therapy in general.
Unless they read it, too, they should close their case.
This is their 4th book
on Laser Therapy. In specially invited contributions you can
read the following:
- An abstract of the dissertation
of dr. Shelly M. Khullar at the Faculty of Dentistry, University
of Oslo, Norway, 1997, titled "Reinnervation after nerve injury:
the effects of low level laser treatment".
- Low Level Laser Therapy
of inner ear diseases, by dr. Lutz Wilden, Germany. This innovative
therapy brings new hope for patients suffering from tinnitus
and new opportunities for therapists.
- A brief information about
laser acupuncture by dr. Talat Qadri, Sweden
- A report on the effects
of LLLT on spinal cord injuries by professor Semion Rochkind.
The price is USD 89 plus
Therapeutic Lasers Theory and Practice
Published by Churchill Livingstone
ISBN No. 0-443-04393-0
- David Baxter is (or was) a research physiotherapist
(MCSP) and now Professor at the Rehabilitation
Sciences Research Group/Research Graduate School, Faculty
of Social & Health Sciences & Education, University of
Ulster, Northern Ireland.
- This is a review of laser therapy as it was
- All the advantages and shortcomings dispassionately
and objectively considered with references to over 1000 published
- In contrast to Jan Tunér and Lars
Hode's book (reviewed above) this is written this will not offend
the mind the "hard nosed cynical scientist", however it is not
going to cause a religious conversion either !
- As the book reveals, good research (the kind
required by the hard nosed cynical scientist) is in short supply
and the results not always positive.
- Each chapter usefully summarised
A bit heavy-going in places
- This is what Churchill Livingstone say
on the back :
- Therapeutic Lasers presents an introduction
to the use of the laser as an instrument for clinical treatment
and will be of value to both clinicians and students. The text
outlines the biophysical principles of the actions of lasers and
this theory is related to their therapeutic
- Theory, research and treatment are combined
in one volume.
- Guidelines on good practice are given
to help ensure the safe use of lasers in treatment
- Methods of dosage calculation are explained
- Strategies for treatment planning are
- The latest clinical research is discussed
- The laser has become an accepted therapeutic
tool in a variety of clinical areas. Any clinician wanting to
include the use of the laser as part of clinical practice will
find that Therapeutic Lasers provides the essential information
- Good value for money at only 22.50 UK pounds
Therapeutic Lasers Theory and Practice. G.David Baxter ISBN No.
WE DO NOT STOCK OR SELL THIS OR ANY BOOK
MEDICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
THE SCIENCE OF LOW POWER LASER THERAPY
- The book is advertised as being edited
by Tina Karu, an esteemed researcher in LLLT.
It's heavy stuff, beyond me, I am unable
to offer much of an opinion, as I'm not sure I am qualified
- This one is for the Molecular Biologist
- This is the text from the web page promoting
Edited by Tina Karu, Head of Laboratory
of Laser Biology and Medicine, Laser Technology Research Center
of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitzk, Russia
Low-power laser therapy is a phototherapeutical
modality promoted during the last two decades as an effective
tool for the treatment of soft tissue injuries, pain, arthritis,
and some other conditions. It is gaining widespread international
acceptance by clinical professionals, but a certain disparity
has arisen between the active work of physicians and the slow
progress of laboratory studies ranging from the underlying
molecular processes to the relevant photobiology. The book
fills this gap and is intended for researchers who need a
quick source of reference in laser light-tissue interactions,
to physicians working in the field of low-power laser therapy,
to graduates preparing to enter professions of laser medicine
Contents: Basics of Interaction of Monochromic
Visible and Near IR Radiation with Cells , Instrumentation
and Experimental Design of Irradiation Procedure , Primary
and Secondary Mechanisms of Interaction of Monochromatic Visible
and Near IR Radiation with Cells , Controversies and Limitations
of Low Power Laser Effects on Cellular Level , Responses of
Neurons and Lymphocytes to Direct Irradiation , Effects of
Visible and Near IR Radiation on Cultured Cells , Activation
of Metabolism of Non-Photosynthesising Micro-organisms , What
One Can Learn from Experiments on a Cellular Level
Readership: Working and research professionals,
biochemists, physicians, graduate students entering laser
July, 1998 / 320 pp / Cloth / 90-5699-108-6
EUR 75 / GBP £59 / USD $90
- All prices are tentative and subject
- Laser Acupuncture:
An Introductory Text for Treatment of
Pain, Paralysis, Spasticity, & Other Disorders
Naeser, Margaret A. US$44.95
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If you are into laser therapy you
have to be a member of WALT.
The World Association of Laser Therapy.
Membership gets you the Laser Therapy
Journal every 3 months. This is a priceless resource,
and so is the annual conference.
If you are going to be really thorough
you will also join the American Society for Laser Medicine
Membership gets you the a Lasers in
Surgery and Medicine journal every 3 months.
Mostly orientated around high power
medical lasers for surgery, PDT, cosmetic etc but two
or three LLLT articles usually make it in each issue.
the official ASLMS site....