LED phototherapy with polarized light for musculoskeletal disorders

MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

Joint diseases

Joint diseases can be caused by a variety of disorders leading to wear and tear and inflammation. Frequently an accumulation of toxins results in joint diseases. In such a case, a detoxifying cleanse is recommended!

Treatment ■ Always treat the affected area, proceeding from point to point, treat each point for 10 minutes, repeated after 30 minutes twice a day. During the detoxifying cleanse, treat the kidneys, liver, spleen and navel by moving the light back and forth.
Color therapy ■ use the color green for inflammation, yellow for wear and tear of the joint, and orange for the lower extremities.

Back pain, herniated/slipped disc

Inside the inter-vertebral discs there is a gel-like core surrounded by a tougher, fibrous ring. If this fibrous ring is weakened or damaged, the internal, softer core might bulge (just like with any other type of hernia), or in more severe cases might break through and protrude. This protruding part can compress the spinal nerve roots causing intense pain. It can develop gradually or suddenly, almost from one moment to another. This sudden pain can be caused by injury, tumor, infection or rheumatoid disease. If the spine is osteoporotic, simply lifting something can result in herniation, as can bacterial infections.

Generally, surgical intervention is only recommended for serious cases – rest and pharmacological treatment are the usual recommendations. At the initial stage, take care to select appropriate footwear. If you work in an office, stand up and walk around for 5 to 10 minutes several times a day. Use a suitable mattress for sleeping, and avoid carrying heavy loads, or make sure they are distributed properly.

It is essential to consult a doctor if you experience these symptoms!

Treatment ■ treat both sides of the lumbar spine for 20 minutes each, repeat after 30 minutes twice a day.
Color therapy ■ the use of the color violet is recommended.

Gout

A disease accompanied by joint problems, caused by a metabolic disturbance leading to the accumulation of uric acid. A suitable diet and high fluid intake are important, in addition to pharmacological treatment. Polarized light therapy is recommended as a complementary treatment.

Treatment ■ treat the affected joints and the kidneys for 10 minutes twice a day.
Color therapy ■ the color green is recommended for the inflamed areas, and orange for the kidneys.

Rheumatoid arthritis

An autoimmune disease resulting in joint inflammation: the body recognizes its own connective tissues as foreign, and mounts an inflammatory reaction in defense. In the course of this disease, the synovial joints thicken, limiting normal function. The joint and the surrounding structures are gradually destroyed. Symptoms: initially fever, malaise, then muscle spasms and, eventually, the joint deformity becomes permanent. During this process, tendinitis, rheumatoid nodules and bony deformations can develop. As the disease progresses, painful connective tissue or joint stiffness develops, deforming the joint. Compared to men, its incidence is two to three times higher among women. Polarized light therapy is an important complementary treatment for this illness.

Treatment ■ treat each point of the affected areas for 10 minutes twice a day.

Color therapy ■ the color yellow is recommended for the joints, and orange for the kidneys.

Osteoporosis

October 20th has been named Osteoporosis day by the WHO. The disease has been called “the silent epidemic” because frequently it is not recognized until complications such as fractures develop. Its incidence is higher among women, affecting a third of post-menopausal women, or an estimated one million women in Hungary. Although any of the bones can break, there are fracture sites that are typical of osteoporosis: these are the wrists, hips, and the vertebrae. Vertebrae may collapse after lifting even small loads, leading to a loss of height. It is not necessarily accompanied by pain.

A large proportion of hip fractures in the elderly lead to death due to complications, or the patient may not recover and will require support for the rest of his or her lifetime, placing a great burden on both family and society.

However, osteoporosis and its manifestations can be prevented, or the risk can be decreased. Prevention is especially important in the case of this health problem, because a little care can mean freedom from a severe problem during later years. Measurement of bone density has shown that regular exercise increases the mineral content of bones. Osteoporosis is less frequent among people who perform regular physical work or exercise. Physical activity is also very important once the disease has developed. Regular back and spine strengthening exercises improve posture and protect the spine. With better muscle

coordination and movement, falls and fractures become less likely. It is recommended that patients consults a physical therapist to learn about the best exercises. In Hungary, there are many places that offer group physical therapy within the framework of osteoporosis patient associations or a network of osteoporosis centers.

Recommended sports include swimming, bicycling, gardening – however, extreme sports should be avoided.

Calcium requirements at different ages

Childhood1,200 mg/day
Adulthood800 mg/day
Pregnancy1,200 mg/day
Breastfeeding1,400 mg/day
Old age1,500 mg/day

Calcium content of foods

FoodCalcium, mg / 100 g (mg / approx. one quarter pound)
Meat14
White bread20
Brown bread30
Cabbage54
Lentils74
Cottage cheese80
Beans106
Bananas110
Milk120
Spinach140
Walnuts202
Almond230
Oily fish270
Hazelnuts290
Trappist cheese600
Swiss cheese800
Poppy seeds968

A proper diet and adequate calcium intake play an important role in the prevention of this disease. Calcium requirement varies with age. The calcium requirements of children and the elderly are higher due to increased bone growth and inadequate calcium absorption, respectively. The best way to obtain the required amount of calcium is through the consumption of milk and dairy products, but oily seeds and legumes are also high in calcium. Calcium supplements can be taken, but take care not to ingest excessive amounts, because they can be harmful. Do not forget that vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium. Excessive coffee and alcohol intake is detrimental to bone health – both of these substances promote the removal of calcium from the body. Fizzy drinks (soda) have a similar effect.

Treatment ■ treat the affected areas (mostly the spine and the pelvic bone) in a back and forth motion for 10 minutes twice a day.
Color therapy ■ the color blue is recommended for the spine, and orange for the hips.

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