The brain may suffer from three types of disorder: 1. Stroke, traumatic brain injury and global ischemia. 2. Degenerative disease such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease, and 3. Psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There is evidence that all these conditions can be beneficially affected by applying light to the head. I have seen good results when working with Low Level Laser Therapy for PTSD and alongside this, in helping clients through the withdrawal process from addiction.
The effects of psychological trauma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are broad, from depression, to anxiety and stress. Low Level Laser Therapy for PTSD helps to address these issues as it painlessly stimulates the release of endorphins with no side effects. Low Level Laser Therapy also helps to repair neurological pathways that have may have been affected by traumatic events, enabling patients to restore a clarity of thinking and calmness in situations that may have previously triggered the individual into panic, high anxiety and foggy thinking.
I have worked with trauma patients who have been affected in a variety of scenarios from historical childhood abuse to armed forces personnel in combat. In many cases Low Level Laser for PTSD is a crucial adjunct therapy for moving through and beyond traumatic events and establishing renewed mental clarity and emotional wellness.
Similarly Cold Laser Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Auricular Acupuncture protocols prove consistently effective for patients recovering from substance and process addictions. Benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy for addiction include:
- Withdrawal and cravings non-existent
- Detoxification and repair of the body as it heals
- Stress and anxiety replaced by feelings of well-being
- Pain relief
- Clearer and more positive thinking
- Improved sleep
- Better digestion and elimination
- Improved immune system
- More energy
- Relief from fatigue, cramps and vomiting