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10 Articles in Volume 8, Issue #2
Anticephalgic Photoprotective Premedicated Mask
Culture and the Ethics of Patient-Centered Pain Care
Interpreting the Clinical Significance of Pain Questionnaires
Intrathecal Therapy Trials with Ziconotide
Iontophoresis in Pain Management
Maximizing Tertiary Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): A Primer
Protecting Pain Physicians from Legal Challenges: Part 1
Right Unilateral Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatment for CRPS
Temporomandibular Dysfunction and Migraine

Maximizing Tertiary Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy

The tertiary effects of phototherapy—namely, immune system stimulation, increases in endorphin production, and lymphatic stimulation—help to attain optimal clinical outcomes.

TI have discussed, in previous articles, the concepts of primary, secondary and tertiary effects of low level laser therapy (LLLT). I have concentrated in those articles on describing treatment protocols from the standpoint of primary and secondary tissue or biochemical effects. Dr. Dan Murphy, D.C. wrote a two-part series of articles in the October and November/December issues of Practical Pain Management that concentrated on the biochemical and quantum physical effects of LLT.1 His second article especially dealt with tertiary or whole body effects in response to LLLT at the quantum physical level.2 In this article, I am going to describe ways to maximize tertiary effects during laser therapy.

Last updated on: February 21, 2011
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