Dr. Ken Walker, writing under the name Dr. W. Gilford Jones, recently posted several articles about his experience at the 2007 LILT Conference in Toronto, Canada. While attending, he saw presentations from a number of medical professionals advocating the effectiveness of Low Intensity Laser Treatment on a slew of conditions. These maladies include:
- back, hip and knee pain
- diabetic leg ulcers due to hardening of arteries and decreased blood supply
- bedsores or pressure sores
- herniated disc
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- rotator cuff tears
- allergic contact dermatitis
- herpetic lesions of the face and genital area (in fact, lesions that usually recurred after three weeks of treatment could be delayed for up to 37 weeks)
- athletic injuries
Finally, he tells us that a presentation was given showing preliminary research that LILT could help to stimulate nerve cell damage. Prior to this, it had been commonly believed that Nerve cells DO NOT regenerate, which is why spinal cord injuries seem so final.
While the exact mechanics of LILT are still under research and there is no definitive answer as to precisely how it works, there seems to be a general understanding of it. LILT uses light in the Red to Infrared wavelengths. LILT appears to kick-start the body’s natural healing process by delivering electro-magnetic energy to the affected cells, which is then transformed into biochemical energy. This provides increased blood flow and accelerates healing times.
LILT sessions are generally 30-60 minutes long, working from shorter to longer sessions. LILT is non-toxic, safe, and noninvasive. Dr. Walker recommends that you try LILT before resorting to drugs or surgery.
Two post-conference articles can be found here: