Healing with light energy

Wednesday, March 09, 2011 by: Len Saputo
Tags: energy medicine, light, health news

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(NaturalNews) "The pain is gone - I can't believe it!" That is what Jack had to say when his pain suddenly disappeared after two decades of unrelenting pain from diabetic neuropathy and a treatment program that profoundly interfered with his quality of life and led to an addiction to a myriad of pharmaceutical drugs. It was just that fast - two half-hour treatments with an invisible light and his pain disappeared. Incredible! No more medicines. He began feeling like his old self - he could think clearly and his zest for life returned. Jack's family thinks it was a miracle. Yet diabetic neuropathy is only one of many health conditions that can be eliminated using a near infrared light therapy known as photonic stimulation.

Photonic stimulation is like "Star Trek" medicine - something out of the future that sounds too far-fetched to exist in today's world. However, quantum healing with near infrared light photons is a reality today and is poised to become mainstream in medical practice. This powerful, effective, safe, and affordable technology is revolutionizing medical treatment for pain, many neurological disorders, and a wide variety of musculoskeletal and soft tissue maladies. Many health problems that had previously been notoriously difficult or even impossible to successfully manage can now benefit from photonic stimulation.

How does photonic stimulation work?

Scientists believe that the mechanism of action of photonic stimulation is related to its ability to excite electrons within the energy producing mitochondria of cells in injured tissues. This process enables cells to increase production of ATP and thereby stimulate the return of more normal cellular physiology. Accompanying this is more normal regulation of the autonomic nervous system, which then re-regulates blood flow to injured tissues, relieves pain, and promotes faster healing.

Combining photonic stimulation with thermography

Changes in blood flow can be measured using thermography -- a technology that measures heat patterns at the body surface that are regulated by the sympathetic nervous system. Changes in thermographic patterns correlate with patients' subjective improvement and are measurable in real time with the use of an infrared scanning camera. This process of using a photon-generating device under the guidance of infrared scanning is referred to as "dynamic image feedback." Photon therapy restores more normal "isothermic" patterns.

The main criteria for infrared camera selection are thermal sensitivity and low background noise - discrimination of individual isotherm patterns is necessary for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. We have been using the Bales Scientific Infrared Scanner, which has a sensitivity of .05 degrees Celsius and a temperature range that covers the extremes of the treatment room and patient. This amazing self-calibrating equipment allows for high resolution as well as accurate comparison of thermal records from day to day.

Photon generating devices

Photon generating devices used for medical therapy include lasers, light emitting diodes (LEDS), and infrared mosaic arrays. Lasers have the potential of damaging soft tissues because their output is concentrated into a small intense beam of energy and the frequency band available is narrow. Standard LEDS, on the other hand, are much weaker and lack sufficient energy output to be used as individual devices.

Infrared mosaic arrays, such as are used in Bales Scientific's Photonic Stimulator, have the unique advantage of high output power of infrared energy over a relatively large treatment area. They are safe because their energy output falls off rapidly with treatment distance.

Applications of photonic stimulation in clinical practice

Some examples of common conditions we've had success using photonic stimulation include:

* Diabetic and other neuropathies
* Sports and other injuries
* Plantar fasciitis
* Cervical and lumbar disc disease
* TMJ headaches
* Repetitive stress injuries
* Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
* Neuropathic pain
* Bell's palsy
* Burns, cuts, and contusions
* Postoperative pain
* Fibromyalgia
* Carpal tunnel syndrome
* Osteoarthritis

It is not unusual to reverse symptoms that have persisted for decades in a matter of a few minutes. And the beneficial effects of just a few treatments often last months to years. A good example of this is in patients with diabetic neuropathy, as previously shown in Jack's case. Far too many people endure the side effects of narcotics, antidepressants, anti-neuroleptics and a wide variety of other potentially dangerous drugs to control their pain.

Personal experience is a powerful teacher that can be even more impacting than a large clinical trial. In March of 2001, I was preparing to represent the US in Senior Davis Cup competition in Australia in the over 60 year old division. About two weeks prior to leaving I developed a severe tennis elbow injury that I was sure would take me out of competition. To my surprise, after using the photon stimulator for a few minutes twice a day for five days, the pain was totally gone and I was able to resume full activity - I went on to win the world singles title! Normally, as most tennis players know, this type of injury typically requires six weeks to 18 months to fully heal.

A few years ago Jason came to the Health Medicine Center - he had heard about the photonic stimulator and our integrative pain management program and was in desperate straits. At age 32 he was considering suicide because of unrelenting back and leg pain. He had suffered through two failed back surgeries for lumbar disc disease that left him in constant pain despite the use of narcotics, antidepressants, anti-inflammatory drugs, and muscle relaxants. He could not find any position where pain was not incapacitating. He was on total disability and pain and depression had become a way of life.

Jason's initial treatment with the photonic stimulator provided his first break from pain in nearly four years. Within a few weeks of starting our pain management program, which also included acupuncture, bodywork, chiropractic, and guided imagery, he was able to discontinue all pain medications. He began taking walks and was able to sleep through the night without pain. Today he goes to the gym and plays golf.

At the age of 21 Todd was riding his motorcycle and was involved in an accident where a truck ran over his head; you can just imagine the injuries he sustained. Several reconstructive surgeries did wonders, but for the next ten years he suffered from nearly unbearable neuropathic pain in his left jaw and face. Todd had become seriously depressed - the polypharmacy of drugs he was taking did not satisfactorily control his pain, he could no longer function at work or at home, and he could not exercise without experiencing a severe exacerbation of pain. In desperation, Todd's pain management physician referred him to the Health Medicine Center for photonic stimulation. This was his "last resort."

After a single treatment of less than one minute with very low dose photonic stimulation, Todd's pain dramatically lessened. Within several additional sessions of light therapy the pain disappeared completely and his problem became one of dealing with the addiction to his many medications. Within a couple of months Todd returned to full time work, the quality of his marital relationship improved, he could exercise, and his depression lifted.

What the future holds for photonic stimulation?

There are many other life-changing stories similar to these. In the more than 35 years of medical practice, no technology has impacted the way I practice more than photonic stimulation. It is inevitable that as more health care practitioners and patients learn about this powerful technology, photonic stimulation will become a very popular mainstream therapy -- it will soon become the first choice in managing pain and promoting healing rather than a "last resort."

About the author:
Len Saputo, MD is board certified in internal medicine and is in private practice focused on integrative, holistic, person-centered care at the Health Medicine Center ( in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Saputo is the founder of the Health Medicine Forum ( and the author, with Byron Belitsos, of the Nautilus Gold Award winning book, "A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine" ( He and his wife, Vicki, have hosted KEST radio's "Prescriptions for Health" show that airs daily for more than a decade.

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