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Photographs of Naeser Laser Therapy

By Dr. Margaret A. Naeser

 

Figure 1. This photo shows the right hand being treated for the painful symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, using a hand-held laser pen, at home. The patient is treating herself, using the ITO, 5 mW red-beam laser pen, which she is holding with her left fingers. The laser pen is being used to stimulate an acupuncture point on the right wrist, near the median nerve (acupuncture point, Pericardium 7). The patient will hold the laser beam on this acupuncture point for 21 minutes (7 joules). This is Step 1, of the "Naeser Laser Home Treatment Program for the Hand©." The patient will feel nothing while the laser beam is used during this painless, non-invasive treatment. It is thought that the red-beam laser may have an anti-inflammatory effect. This treatment program is part of research which is currently ongoing in Boston, and no medical claims are made, regarding the efficacy of laser acupuncture (or the ITO laser pen) in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Figure 2. This photo shows the left hand being treated, using the MicroStim 100 TENS device. The patient is treating herself at home. She has already completed Step 1, on the left wrist (not shown), and is now ready for Step 2, where the MicroStim 100 TENS device will be taped into place on the left wrist area. The patient is holding the primary electrode for the MicroStim 100 TENS device with her right fingers, and is about to tape it onto the median nerve area at the left wrist crease, over the same acupuncture point which was treated in Step 1 (acupuncture point, Pericardium 7, on the left). The primary electrode with the MicroStim 100 TENS device is the metallic, circular-shaped electrode with the four LED red lights which are embedded into it; it is about the size of a fifty-cent coin. This device will be left in place for 20 minutes. The patient will feel nothing while the MicroStim 100 TENS is being used during this painless, non-invasive treatment. This is Step 2, of the "Naeser Laser Home Treatment Program for the Hand©." It is thought that the microamps TENS stimulation may increase ATP levels locally, and therefore improve circulation in the wrist area. This treatment is part of research which is currently ongoing in Boston, and no medical claims are made, regarding the efficacy of microamps TENS (or the MicroStim 100 TENS device) in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Figure 3.This photo shows the left hand being treated in Step 2, using the MicroStim 100 TENS device. The primary electrode is now in place, centered over the acupuncture point, Pericardium 7, near the median nerve at the wrist crease. Before the primary electrode was taped over the acupuncture point, Pericardium 7, the primary electrode was pre-moistened with some clear conducting gel, or a clear, double-sided, self-sticking electrode patch was used.

Figure 4. This photo also shows the left hand being treated in Step 2, with the MicroStim 100 TENS device now completely in place. The grounding pad electrode for the MicroStim 100 TENS device has now been taped onto the back of the wrist crease. This grounding pad electrode has been centered over acupuncture point, Triple Warmer 4. This type of placement for the primary electrode, and for the grounding pad electrode will permit the microamps stimulation to take place directly through the wrist joint.

Figure 5. This photo shows the right hand being treated using the red-beam laser pen, in Step 3 of the "Naeser Laser Home Treatment Program for the Hand." The patient is treating herself, using the ITO, 5 mW red-beam laser pen, which she is holding with her left fingers. The laser beam is being used to stimulate an acupuncture point on the right index finger, near the corner at the base of the fingernail bed (acupuncture point, Large Intestine 1). The patient will hold the laser beam on this acupuncture point for 3 minutes (1 joule). She will repeat this on each of the fingers of the hand which is affected.

Figure 6. This photo also shows the right hand being treated using the red-beam laser pen, in Step 3 of the "Naeser Laser Home Treatment Program for the Hand©." The patient is treating herself, using the ITO, 5 mW red-beam laser pen, which she is holding with her left fingers. The laser beam is being used to stimulate an acupuncture point in the palm of the affected hand (acupuncture point, Pericardium 8). The patient will hold the laser beam on this acupuncture point for 3 minutes (1 joule). The entire treatment (45 minutes) may be performed at home, while watching television, or sitting in bed, etc.

Figure 7. This photo shows that the small, portable, MicroStim 100 TENS device may be used while typing at a computer keyboard (or while cooking, eating, ironing, or doing other types of work). The patient should be trained and supervised in this home treatment by a licensed acupuncturist.

How to Obtain More Information on the "Naeser Laser Home Treatment Program for the Hand©." and obtain a referral for a licensed acupuncturist near your home.

 


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