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Erchonia Laser And Percussor Healthcare Tools
BEAMS OF LIGHT
We use laser to listen to our favorite music CD’s, to measure distances, temperature, and speed. Even though Einstein was the first to talk about the idea of light energy, our bodies have been using that same kind of energy to communicate since mas was created. As documented in James L Oschman’s book “Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis” cells communicate to one another through coherent light.
LOW LEVEL LASERS (3LT®)
Low-level lasers (3LT®) are different than more publicized heat lasers used in many surgical procedures to cut, and cauterize tissue. Low-level lasers (3LT®) do not have a thermal effect, and are used to stimulate rather destroy tissue. These types of lasers have been in use for over 25 years, and there has yet to be one recorded side effect. Low-level laser (3LT®) studies have been done and have proven to be effective in many cases, but it was the ERCHONIA® laser that made history by becoming the first 3LT® laser in the world to gain FDA market clearance for the treatment of chronic neck and shoulder pain. This was substantiated by two double-blind studies proving the efficacy of the ERCHONIA® laser on chronic pain.
HOW IT WORKS
ERCHONIA® Lasers emit visible coherent light that is applied to the affected area. Bundles of light energy pass through the dermal layers, and are received with the cell membrane by specific energy photo acceptors. The increase in intra-cellular energy results in altered cell membrane permeability, and physiological changes occur through an enzyme cascade to affect several biological processes. Within the injured musculoskeletal tissue, low-level laser light initiates increased micro circulation and enhanced tissue regeneration.
THE ERCHONIA PERCUSSOR
The Percussor is a very specific massage tool that helps us, "unwind" your deep fascial layers, the web-work that gives your body its shape!
A percussor acts like a well modulated jackhammer as it eases chronic pain that is caused by fascial restrictions and scar tissue.
Fascia is the thin layer of connective tissue that covers and supports the muscles and inner organs of the body. When fascia fixates or knots up, motion is restricted and pain often results. The percussor works with the body's fascia, freeing fixations -- much as a jackhammer breaks up concrete. The percussor is not a vibrator; it is far more effective
Some therapists have claimed that 30 seconds of specific-frequency percussive therapy is more effective than 2 hours of deep myofascial release massage. We have found that it does just what they say!
Having dealt with the devastating/disabling effects of Laboratory diagnosed Lyme disease for 11 years with physical and cognitive symptoms that included balance issues (being unable to walk without assistance), severe anxiety, confusion and the most disturbing as the disease progressed, being unable to initiate the swallowing of solid food which resulted in a 60 lb weight loss within 3 months(bringing me from 154 lbs down to 94 lbs. on a 5’6” frame)
The many physicians that I consulted stated that my only option at that point was to have a feeding tube inserted. Really - at 42 years old! I have worked with Dr. Hogan on and off for many years and have gotten much relief with many symptoms; but we needed something else to dig deeper.
At this point Dr. Hogan started to incorporate the Erchonia laser therapy with his other treatments. I am very pleased with the progress I have made after only a few months. He has peeled back the layers of this disease and opened up the areas of my brain that seemed to have shut down which only allowed me to function on a minimal basis.
I am now able to walk without assistance, anxiety does not need to be controlled by pharmaceuticals and we have made significant progress with me being able to eat some solid foods leading to a 20 lb weight gain. I am truly convinced that after years of medication to keep the Lyme disease at bay to no avail that working with Dr. Hogan and receiving the laser treatments have brought me back to a functioning level, allowing me to begin living my life again.
I know that there is still a long road ahead to living a normal life but believe with the use of this treatment that “Wish” of being normal is now a reality!
I moved back to up-state NY this past summer for a variety of reasons. One of which was to work with Dr. Hogan and try to regain full and complete function of the left side of my face and brain, mainly the full function of the mouth and eye.
After falling nearly 50 feet some 15 years ago, and waking up in the hospital with a complete lack of function on the left side, I always knew that prescriptions and medical procedures suggested by different neurologists and "specialists" were not the answers I was looking for. Instead, the alternative medicine represented, ultimately by Dr. Hogan, was where I knew I would find my answer.
After 15 years of not being able to feel, sense, or even really use the left side of my face and brain, in just 4 short months, Dr. Hogan and I have restored feeling and function to the mouth, nose, forehead, and to the left side of the brain. This dramatic recent improvement is due to the new laser therapy Dr. Hogan has been working with and has been perfecting with test-treatments on myself.
The last stage of my recovery/treatment has to do with the optic nerve damage suffered so many years ago. Since 1997, I have not been able to feel, move, or rightly see out of my left eye. However, for the past 4 months, after working with Dr. Hogan and the laser therapy, I have noticed a considerable improvement in the feeling, and movement of the left eye.
Granted, the restoration of vision remains the last stage of my recovery, I believe and place my full faith in Dr. Hogan's ability to find a deeper and more effective way of treating the severe nerve damage I suffered so many years ago.
Note- I am Dr. Hogan's son. I have lived all across this country since 1997. I have been treated by various chiropractors, massage therapists, acupuncturists, and other members of the alternative medicine field. I have done a great amount of research with regards to my own head injury, and after relating various thoughts and ideas to Dr. Hogan, I believe we have found the key ways to stimulate and trigger the nerve damage I suffered, so as to regain full form and function.
Thank you for reading.
Sean M. Hogan
(Only a "slightly" biased but highly accurate portayal of the facts...)