As Published in Chiropractic Economics
The reduction of stress on the autonomic nervous system (ANS), which controls the body’s “fight or flight” response, can directly improve overall health and wellness. According to the AMA, stress causes or contributes to between 80 and 85% of all human illness.
A technique rooted in biofeedback, and combined with L.A.S.E.R (Light and Sound Energy Relaxation) therapy, newly-coined by BioAllergenix, offers stress reduction. While not treating specific conditions L.A.S.E.R. therapy can alleviate a myriad of symptoms. Adam Silbersweig, President, states: “L.A.S.E.R therapy offers hope for those suffering from chronic health issues caused by the nervous system reacting inappropriately to harmless substances, providing a fast, effective and non-invasive approach to gain control of stressful physiological responses. Falling outside the scope of classical medical diagnosis and treatment, it is a technique which recognizes the advantages that holistic approaches offer as effective alternatives to promote health and wellness.”
While there may be great temptation for people to label symptoms associated with conditions such as an allergies, asthma, IBS, CFS or even Autism, the underlying trigger may be a combination of inappropriate responses to harmless substances placing unnecessary stress on the ANS. If that stress can be reduced or eliminated, it is believed that the symptoms sometimes attributed to these conditions can also be reduced or eliminated. L.A.S.E.R Therapy may impact the regulation of arousal within the autonomic nervous system, resulting in the brain’s proper self regulation of its own functions.
The BAX-3000 by BioAllergenix is the only fully-automated L.A.S.E.R (Light and Sound Energy Relaxation Therapy) system that combines neurological (SSSR) substance specific stress reduction and environmental substance exposure to reduce or eliminate inappropriate ANS Mediated Responses. Through the SSSR process, relaxation training triggers an endorphin release in the brain, providing a calming effect on the nervous system. The patient is simultaneously exposed to stimuli which represent stress-inducing environmental substances. The BAX-3000 therapy teaches the ANS to retain normal stress levels during real world substance exposure.
Case Study: L.A.S.E.R Therapy and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
By increasing the ability of the brain to self-regulate via the elimination of a stress response, L.A.S.E.R therapy may increase the ability to manage the challenges of the person seriously impaired by the effects of CFS. CFS is defined by the symptom of incapacitating fatigue which is not improved by rest. It is worsened by physical or mental activity and is crippling for the sufferer. Other symptoms associated with this syndrome are cognitive dysfunction; malaise lasting more than 24 hours following physical or mental exercise; unrefreshing sleep; joint and muscle pain; headaches; tender cervical or axillary lymph nodes and sore throat.
In November 2008, a subject in their late 30s came to Dr. McKenna suffering from what was self reported to be CFS. For the previous 15 years, the subject reported having slept 12 hours a day while experiencing chronic joint pain in the shoulders and knees. The subject also reported chronic heartburn; dark circles around the eyes; hay fever; and dry skin.
The subject had consulted with other medical practitioners, undergone blood tests, and experimented with a number of OTC medications – with little result. He sought out Dr. McKenna for chiropractic care to relieve the joint pain; however, after review of his symptoms, Dr. McKenna suggested that L.A.S.E.R therapy would be appropriate. While not attempting to diagnose or treat CFS, Dr. McKenna believed through SSSR the subject’s symptoms could be alleviated.
Assessment with the BAX-3000 identified heightened ANS stress reactions to coffee, chocolate, eggs, milk and wheat. The subject, a waiter in a Spanish restaurant, was in direct contact with these substances. At the end of each shift, he would be unnaturally exhausted. Further exploration revealed the patient was not eating the foods, but the mere smell and touch of the items induced a stress response.
Dr. McKenna initiated weekly therapy with the BAX-3000 starting in November 2008, with completion of patient protocols in February 2009. Dr. McKenna verified and documented the subjects reported elimination of dark circles around the eyes and hay fever after 3 sessions; heartburn and joint pain after 8 sessions (as verified by x-rays) and the elimination of the skin irritation after 12 sessions. The subject reported increased energy and an ability to sustain normal daily activity following 7-8 hours of sleep. As of May 2009, the subject reports to be symptom free without additional therapy.
This research was provided by BioAllergenix.
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