If you're hesitant about giving your dog or cat prescription pain medication at all, or on a long-term basis, you might want to consider an alternative, but highly effective treatment - light.
Aside from their use in long-lasting light bulbs, LEDs (light-emitting diodes) have limitless other uses, including those that are therapeutic.
You've probably seen ads for LED devices that firm up the skin or clear up acne....
Well, for years now, light therapy has been the non-invasive treatment of choice for pain by physical therapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, as well as veterinarians and equine therapists to relieve muscle, joint, and vertebral pain. Much like photosynthesis relies on sunlight to activate chlorophyll that produces plant life, LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy) uses LEDs to act on human cells to multiply and heal.
Background of LLLT Use
Dr. Paul Nogier, who conducted his research during the 1950's through the 1970's, discovered that there are three main frequencies that stimulate the creation of body tissues and four additional frequencies that amplify their growth. The same frequencies are relevant to warm-blooded animals like cats and dogs as they are to humans.
Here are the three identified types of tissue, according to Dr. Nogier, that respond to light frequencies:
1) Outermost tissue that forms skin, glands, nerves, eyes, ears, teeth, brain and spinal cord. Tissue known medically as the ectoderm.
2) Innermost tissue that forms the lining of the intestinal tract, lungs, bladder, urethra and auditory tube. Tissue known medically as the endoderm.
3) Middle tissue that forms connective tissue, heart, blood and lymph vessels, kidneys, ovaries, testes, spleen and cortex of the adrenal gland. Tissue known medically as the mesoderm. (source)
Dr. Nogier's theories were first tested on animals, particularly on race horses, whose need for immediate treatment was vital to their careers. Led by veterinary acupuncturists, the treatment was then applied to other injured animals and, finally, to humans.
Use of the LumaSoothe
With five frequencies of light waves, LLLT for pets, by way of the LumaSoothe, rejuvenates the cells in your pet's body by just holding the device still on the surface of her body.
For long haired dogs and cats, it is recommended that the fur be moved aside so the device can be applied as close to the body as possible. Two 15-minute treatments per day are recommended.
The LumaSoothe device has two heads: a multicolored head and a head with green lights. They are not lit constantly, but flash on and off. This pulsing of the lights has been demonstrated, even by NASA, to be significantly more effective in cell stimulation than constant light. (Remember this when you are purchasing a light wave treatment device for yourself.)
For Deep Treatment
The green light device is the stronger of the two device heads. The green frequency contains anti-inflammatory powers, but this module also uses infrared lights that "dramatically increase circulation to injury sites and areas of chronic pain in joints, etc. The result is a rapid relief of discomfort, improvement in sensation, and regeneration of damaged tissues." (source) When rested on a dog or cat's body where injury lies, this device head works deep beneath the skin to provide pain relief from arthritis, hip-dysplasia, back pain, and deep tissue wounds.
The multicolored lamp works on tissue closer to the skin increasing circulation and enhancing nerve functions to repair surface wounds, soothe reactions to skin allergies, and increase hair growth, for example.
Here are some of the things that the makers of LumaSoothe state can be accomplished with this device:
- Accelerated tissue repair and cellular growth
- Faster wound healing
- Anti-inflammation effects
- Pain relief from arthritis, hip-dysplasia, back pain and more.
- Improved vascular activity
- Increased metabolic activity
- Improved nerve function
I read this and said to myself, if it can work on my dog and cat, maybe I can use the LumaSoothe too!
WARNING: DO NOT LOOK into the LumaSoothe lights, or allow your pets to do the same.
The manufacturer states that the LumaSoothe is not made for human use, but customers report they DO use it on themselves and it helps them....
That's the buzz for today!
For more in depth information on the LumaSoothe visit the LumaSoothe site.