All naturally-oriented traditions understand that the assimilation of vital energy from food is fundamental to health. Chinese medicine emphasizes the importance of treating “the middle” when digestion or elimination is impaired. Low intensity laser, led and pulsed electromagnetic field therapies may be ideal methods to treat “the middle," adding energy to promote cellular function, regenerate tissue, reduce inflammation, enhance immunity and alleviate pain. Positive results have been documented across a broad range of digestive disorders. Besides evidence of efficacy in many specific conditions, applying these methods abdominally may prove a simple and effective strategy to enhance overall health and wellbeing.
Case Study – Ulcerative Colitis
"Maxine" was a 41 year old female with ulcerative colitis and an anovaginal fistula also experiencing migraine headaches, poor appetite and loss of sensation in her toes. She was seen for 8 visits and treated with laser therapy directly to the fistula, over the abdomen, over the left neck and temple for headaches and to her toes. She reported immediate relief of abdominal discomfort to the area of the fistula after the first session. By the 8th treatment, the fistula had healed. She also reported digestion had improved, sensation in her toes was better and frequency and severity of migraines had decreased.
Case Study – Gallbladder Pain
To view what scientists and clinical researchers have reported about the effects of low intensity laser and other phototherapy in gastrointestinal disorders, click on:
- Candida – Candidiasis
- Cholecystitis – Gallbladder
- Chronic Pharyngitis
- Dry Mouth – Sjogren’s Syndrome
- Gastric – Duodenal – Peptic Ulcers
- Helicobacter pylori
- Liver Disease
- Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Yeast Infection
To view what researchers have documented about the effects of bio-electromagnetic therapy in gastrointestinal disorders, click on:
- Colonic Anastomosis
- Herpetic Stomatitis
- Liver – Hepatitis
- Ulcers – Duodenal, Gastric, Peptic
“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food."
These were Hippocrates’ words over 2,000 years ago. In our society we may sometimes pay more attention to choosing the right gasoline for our automobiles than to what we put into our bodies. Three out of five Americans are overweight. One of the five is obese.
"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food," advises nutritionist-author, Michael Pollan.
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