Clinical research has extensively proved the effectiveness of low level laser for treating pain and the associated symptoms of fibromyalgia (see Phototherapy and the Peripheral Nervous System, Mary Ann Liebert, 2011).
Let’s shine a light on this disabling condition that claims at least 1.75 million sufferers in the UK alone.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. The pain is felt as diffuse aching or burning, often described as head to toe. The fatigue ranges from feeling tired, to the exhaustion of a flu-like illness. Sufferers may also suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, depression and poor sleep.
With low intensity laser therapy we work directly on the central and peripheral nervous systems. Mild stimulation of the appropriate nerves creates pain relief by producing suitable levels of serotonin that a fibromyalgia sufferer lacks. At Laser Medicine, we also work across the entire auto immune system, balancing the distribution of white cells around the body, clearing away dead cells, and improving the efficiency of the lymphatic system overall. This aids with relief of other issues such as digestion, sleep and depression.
It is so rewarding working with fibromyalgia patients, because of the immediate and satisfying results. A patient skipped out of the treatment room this week, saying that she was shining from the inside!
Read more on our Low Level Laser Services for treating pain.