Monday, May 25, 2009

Light Beam Generator Therapy for Lymphedema

Light Beam Generator Therapy

My Opinion

As an individual who has had to cope with lymphedema for over fifty years, I wanted to establish a website that would bring any and all possible information on lymphedema, the lymphatics, research, treatments etc. into one place on the internet.

As such, I have presented information on a broad range of treatment options, even though I personally may disagree with them and the scientific, .medical validity of the treatments. This subject however, stretches my patience and tolerance.

Supposedly these devices flood the body with ions, making claim to break up lymph blockages, reverse fibrosis of the tissues, cleanse the body and restore vibrant health.

The problem is the I can find absolutely not one independent medical or scientific shred of evidence to back up these claims. There are no double blind clinical studies (that I can find), no autonomous studies that verify its effectiveness.

What we do have is a very expensive treatment modality that someone created, put out self-proclaimed stories of effectiveness and success – and even started a foundation that you can give money too (if you have any left after treatment) to further their “new-age” medical studies.

Those of us who must endure and cope with lymphedema crave successful treatment, even long for a cure. But we can not accept someone’s claims just on their face value. We must demand evidence – apart from their claims. We must demand independent studies, clinical evaluations that come from legitimate sources, who especially do not profit from the products or treatment devices.

All I simply request is that a credible source, apart from the inventor and seller verify its claims. Also, we expect independent verification of its safety, long term affects and reports on any placebo effect.

Update April 19, 2008

As of this date, there are still no independent clinical studies backing up the claims of the therapy technique.  The only thing that really has happened is that after an article in Quack Watch, the manufacturer changed the wording to make it more nebulous and generic.

The therapy is now actually called “Photon Tissue Decongestion Therapy.”

OK, beam me up Scotty.

My opinion on this remains unchanged and I can only hope that no lymphedema patients allow themselves to undertake this.

It is so vitally  important  that we once and for all need to recognize that there is no magic bullet, no magic pill, no magic cure for lymphedema.  Indeed, if there were, we would all be lined up to buy it.  There simply is no replacement at the present time for a treatment protocol of manual decongestive therapy, compression bandages, compression garments and a compliant patient who is willing to take the time necessary for proper management…a patient who does so because they as a person are worth it.

Pat O’Connor

Lymphedema People

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Disclaimer: The information that follows is presented for information only. Inclusion of this information in this website does not constitute acceptance or approval. I urge the reader to consult with and involve their physician and lymphedema therapists in any medical treatment for lymphedema.

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What is the LBG® (Light Beam Generator)

The LBG is a valuable tool for assisting in restoring proper functioning of the body’s immune defense system through re-establishing the lymphatic system. It does this by helping to disassociate disorganized protein structures which may also be toxic material blocking the lymphatic system and placing the inter-cellular fluid in a free-flow state for easier removal by the lymphatic system. To many patients surprise, the LBG has enhanced manual massage efforts by over 90% and helps provide the patient with immediate relief from swollen conditions related to blocked lymphatics.

Uses

The LBG® is used by practitioners to facilitate lymph drainage. It is also used in symptom reduction and as an enhancement to preventative efforts to avoid diseases and physical conditions such as cancer, arthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia, and pain.

How does it work?

The LBG®presents a flood of photons that target unhealthy, random protein structures, helping the protein structures to release the water they were holding. Cells in the lymphatic system can clump together and bond electrically with water to create disease conditions of swelling and abnormal growth. The LBG® is able to separate these cells from each other and their accumulated fluids. The result is that swelling, cell or tumor masses and other blockages are easily dispersed.

Light Beam Generator

http://www.teslartech.com/lbg.htm

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Light Beam Generator & ST-8

Lymph System Mobilizer

What it is:

The Light Beam Generator is a 4, 8 or 12 head unit that assists the body in restoring proper lymph function. The Light Beam ST-8 offers an additional boost by pumping oxygen through the heads as well.

The LBG is used to facilitate lymph drainage, and after its use clients have shown noteable improvement in conditions such as lymphedema. It is also used in symptom reduction and as an enhancement to preventative efforts to avoid diseases and physical conditions such as cancer, arthritis, headaches, fibromyalgia, and pain.

How it works:

The lymphatic system is a network of vessels and lymph nodes that runs throughout the body, transporting fluids, nutrients and oxygen and eliminating waste and toxins. It is the body’s primary cleansing and filtration system. The Light Beam Generator uses six different light, gas and electromagnetic pulsing therapies to deliver gentle infrared blue photonic light deep into the lymph nodes and cells, breaking up clumped protein structures that block the lymph system from doing its very important job.

Recommended Treatment Protocol:

Number of treatments depends upon your condition and severity. One treatment per week is recommended to allow the body time to process what gets mobilized.

Location used:
Treatment rooms.

How much it costs:

4-head LBG: $100 per treatment
8-head LBG: $150 per treatment
12-head LBG: $200 per treatment
Light Beam ST-8: $150 per treatment
10% prepaid series discount is available.

How long it takes:

Between one hour and one hour and a half.

Indications for Use:

Signs of lymph congestion, including: achiness, headaches, sluggishness, lethargy, inflammation, digestive discomfort.
Lymphedema, swollen lymph nodes, cellulite, cancer, arthritis,
lupus and many more.
Detoxification.

Contraindications i.e. Do Not Use:

You are pregnant or lactating or
You have a pacemaker, transplanted organ, arrhythmia, or epilepsy or
You are taking blood-thinning medication.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How often can I use the Light Beam Generator?
The Light Beam Generator can be used once per week to start, depending on symptoms. Since the LBG breaks down congestion and mobilizes the toxins, it is important to give the body the time it needs to eliminate the waste. Ask us what is best for your situation.

Set Up and Usage:

Generally best used lying down in a comfortable position.

The main points for lymphatic flow in the upper body are at the clavical region and the sternum. In the lower body, the points are the crease in the leg, near the groin. These areas are targeted to break up blockages and improve lymph drainage. Then other areas can be targeted for special effects.

General Use Protocol:

Position 1: Place one LBG light-emitting head at top of each shoulder and one at each clavicle, (one on each side of body) for 10 to 15 minutes.

Position 2: Move heads from tops of shoulders to: one at the sternum (between the breasts) and one at the solar plexus for 10 to 15 minutes. (The other 2 heads remain at the clavicles.)

Position 3: Move heads from the clavicles to one at top of each hip bone for 10 to 15 minutes. (The other 2 heads remain at sternum and solar plexus.)

Position 4: Move heads from sternum and solar plexus to inguinal nodes, one at the crease in each leg, near the groin area for 10 to 15 minutes. (The other 2 heads remain at hip bones.)
Position 5: Move heads from hip bones to area of interest/edema/lymph stasis for 10 to 15 minutes. For breast issues, focus most on armpit and sides of breasts. For edema, focus on inner arms, both upper and lower or inner legs, under knees.
Completion: Bring heads back up the body, in reverse order, for 5 minutes at each position.

Core Care Center

http://www.corecarecenter.com/lbg.shtml

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How The Light Beam Generator Works

The Light Beam Generator uses extremely low-current, cold gas light photons to transfer energy frequency patterns to cells in the targeted lymphatic regions. Frequency modulation is accomplished with light. The LBG is a much softer technique than using a laser, another light-based technology, and can be safely used by lay practitioners. The device is about the size of a small suitcase, with two hand-held heads attached on cords.

The Light Beam Generator achieves its results on an energetic level. Cells have an electromagnetic charge that either binds them together or keeps them apart. The LBG works by rebalancing the charge of the cells’ electromagnetic field. Cells in the lymphatic system can clump together and bond electrically with water to create disease conditions of swelling or abnormal growths. The LBG is able to separate these cells from each other and their accumulated fluids. The result is that swelling, tumor masses, and other blockages are easily dispersed. The results can be amazingly rapid and complete.

The Problem of Edema

Understanding protein break-down will shed some light on this process. According to Dr. Laibow, “in healthy, living tissues, protein structures are in a state of alignment, but when cells die or become damaged, these protein structures break down.” The lymphatic system is constantly removing wastes, many of which are these damaged proteins. When there is lymphatic congestion and the proteins are not fully removed, pathologies occur. “These nonfunctional proteins have the same electrical properties of attraction, but their structures are random and characterized by instability. This instability causes protein wastes to attract and retain water by electrical bonding.”

This build-up is called edema. The most specific and best use of the LBG is for reducing or eliminating edema, including lymphedema after breast surgery. Using the LBG puts the correct charge back into the cells and breaks up the congestion caused by clusters of water and pooled protein wastes. The LBG is also able to kill the virus, fungus and bacteria that feed on the pooled wastes, making the technique particularly effective for such conditions as sinus congestion, intestinal candida, or respiratory illness including pneumonia. The LBG aids in the removal of unnatural additives in our food including the steroids that mimic hormones and attach to the proteins. With proper lymphatic drainage, they can be flushed out. (Drinking a lot of fluids in concert with LBG treatment assists the body in the detoxification process.)The Light Beam Generator works by presenting a flood of photons that target the unhealthy, random protein structures, causing them to release the water they were holding.

“Since healthy tissue protein structures do not attract water, they are not affected by the energy presented by the LBG,” Dr. Laibow assures us.

“With application of minimal massage drainage techniques, rapid movement of waste material within the cells can occur, since the delivery of waste material to the organs and nodes responsible for body waste disposal is greatly enhanced.” This cold gas ionization technology has been found to reduce manual massage efforts by over 90%, with more immediate relief from conditions related to blocked lymphatics. It can also be used without massage with excellent results.

Target Treatments

Although ELF International makes no claims about the usefulness of the Light Beam Generator for treating specific diseases, physicians who use the device in their practice have found significant improvement in a wide range of conditions. Among these are pain (especially pain involving soft tissue and tissue congestion due to injuries), sciatica, PMS and inflammation related to menstruation, inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, acne and other skin problems, allergies, arthritis, bursitis, diabetes, edema, lupus, fibromyalgia, respiratory conditions, scarring, cellulite, burns, eczema, and fibrocystic disease. The LBG has also been used in the prevention efforts and treatment of breast and prostate cancers, prostate enlargement, mastodynia (breast tension following ovulation), and headache, and as an aid in both pre- and post-op surgical procedures. In all cases, improvement is due to the LBG’s ability to improve lymph flow, while enhancing delivery of oxygen and vital nutrients throughout the bloodstream.

The main points for lymphatic flow in the upper body are at the clavical region and sternum. In the lower body, the points are at the crease in the leg, near the groin (see illustration). These areas are targeted to break up blockages and improve lymph drainage. Then other areas can be targeted for specific effects. Just 5 or 10 minutes on an engorged area can ease the swelling dramatically. For instance, puffiness in the face can be reduced with the LBG so effectively that it can appear that the person had a face lift.

More dramatic results are seen when the LBG is used for treating more serious conditions. In women, treatment of upper body points can remove breast lumps with just two 20-minute treatments, according to Harezi. In men, lower body points are effective for prostate treatment. Dr. Laibow has documented cases of autoimmune disorder, lymphedema secondary to breast cancer surgery, and “a host of other diseases and conditions in which tissue engorgement, compromised lymphatic drainage or other types of fluid imbalance plays a part.”

The Importance of Lymphatic Transport

Cory Carter, N.D., C.N.M.T., M.T., director of Alt Med Ltd., a holistic health clinic in Rapid City, South Dakota, uses the Light Beam Generator as an integral part of his approach to lymphatic therapy.

“Most health practitioners focus on feeding the body or enhancing its ability to eliminate,” Dr. Carter states, explaining the importance of the lymphatic system. “But the idea of transport, the process in between digestion and elimination, is many times forgotten. If nutrients can’t get past the digestive tract and be transported to the area of need, you can supplement until the bank runs dry and all you will have is the classic ‘high-priced stool.’”I tried to use various manual lymphatic techniques to clear the blockages, but achieved only limited success. Although the surface lymphatics responded reasonably well, the deeper channels invariably did not, or else they were made worse by the additional backed up lymph forced into the area. Once I began using the Light Beam Generator, however, I was able to affect the deep lymphatic channels and break up the blockages to restore normal lymphatic flow.” Other practioners agree.

Case Histories

Among Dr. Rima Laibow’s success stories is a 62-year old woman with an auto-immune destruction of her muscle tissue. Steroids had not worked and further contributed to osteoporosis with high pain levels. LBG treatment was focused on her right shoulder. After twenty minutes, her range of motion without pain had increased and her “dowager’s hump” (a fat accumulation caused by the steroids) had resolved on the treated side. Dr. Laibow’s successes led her to state that the LBG marks a significant leap in the development of non-invasive, non-toxic tools “to allow the body to regain the ability to regulate itself.”

Lymph Node Blockages

Certified Clinical Nutritionist and Dark Field Blood Analyst Irene Oswald uses spot specific therapy with the LBG in combination with homeopathy for patients with an internal solid mass. One patient was able to eat solid foods for the first time in several years after six twenty-minute sessions on the intestinal and inguinal area near the groin. With another client, a 66 year old woman with severe lymphedema in her right hand and arm, a one-hour session greatly reduced the swelling and after two additional treatments, her hand returned to and retained its normal size.

Among the more dramatic changes Dr. Carter and his staff have documented using the LBG is in lymph node blockages, especially within breast tissue. “The terror experienced by women who find a lump in their breast is real and profound,” Dr. Carter notes. “Even the potential of finding a lump in the breast area is enough to cause some women to simply refuse to do self-exams at all.

“When a lymph node is hard or ‘sore,’ it is engaged in the warfare of trying to remove toxins or debris from the lymphatic channel so that it can return to its regular job of transporting oxygen, nutrition, or waste to their proper sites. But it can only do its job when it isn’t blocked. The Light Beam Generator is able to safely remove blockages so that the nodes are no longer painful. It is important to remember that we are dealing with noncancerous issues here. Cancer should only be treated by a qualified physician. But how much healthier will your immune system be when it is able to function as normally as possible?”

LBG Enhances Other Protocols

In Dr. Carter’s experience, one session with the Light Beam Generator is the equal of four to eight strictly manual lymphatic massage sessions alone. “It seems that with the Light Beam Generator we can get the lymph to be drawn into the large intestine and eliminated very quickly. It is not uncommon to see, over an eight to twelve hour period, a light colored coating on fecal matter as it is eliminated. This appears to be excess lymph being sloughed off by the body as a result of LBG treatment.”

Like Dr. Carter, other health practitioners who incorporate the Light Beam Generator in their practice find that, once the flow of lymph and the elimination of wastes have been restored to normal, it is essential to then address important day-to-day factors such as diet, nutrition, body structure, and mental health in order to achieve optimum long-term results. By focusing on such factors after LBG treatment, an individualized program can be developed to prevent a recurrence of the problem and to resolve any remaining health problems.

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Alt Med.Com – article at:

http://www.lymphinfo.com/articles.htm

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Some Notes on the American Academy of  Quantum Medicine (AAQM)] (Mfg of the Light Beam Generator

Stephen Barrett, M.D.

http://www.quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/Nonrecorg/aaqm.html

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