PBM Therapy Safety

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Is PBM Therapy Safe?

In a word ‘YES‘. PBM Therapy using our NovoTHOR® Whole body Photobiomodulation light bed pod or THOR LX2 is:

– NOT DESTRUCTIVE/ABLATIVE unlike the lasers that are used to remove skin tattoos

– NOT THERMAL/HEAT producing like the surgical lasers used in surgery to cauterise blood vessels and stop bleeding

This PBM Therapy safety page could be best read in conjunction with our FAQ’s page. However, if you have some specific personal questions/concerns why not speak to us or email us? To get in touch use this link contact us.

PBM Therapy using our NovoTHOR® Whole Body Photobiomodulation light bed pod or THOR LX2 is:

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PBM Therapy Is Safe With

PBM Therapy using our NovoThor® Whole Body Photobiomodulation Light Bed Pod or specific body part THOR Lx2’s is safe to use with:

  • New joint replacements e.g. hips, knees, spinal fusion operations or metal implants/clips
  • Surgery in the past
  • Body piercings and tattoos
  • Breast augmentation or other cosmetic procedures
  • Prescriptive medications and creams and over the counter medications from the pharmacist
  • Skin conditions (see skin treatment)

When Might PBM Therapy Not Be Advised?

CANCER – the evidence so far shows:

    • There is NO EVIDENCE of harm for cancer patients being treated with PBM Therapy.
    • However, if you have cancer or are having ACTIVE cancer treatment (Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy) we would advise/urge you getting your oncologists permission if your treatment will involve the NovoTHOR Whole Body Light Bed Pod.  As part of our consultation paperwork we will ask you to sign a disclaimer that you have done so before starting treatment.
    • For specific body part PBM Therapy using the THOR LX2 we can proceed without your oncologists go ahead provided the specific body part PBM Therapy is not needed in an area of known cancer e.g. you have lung cancer but have unrelated knee pain that you want help with.  If you need PBM Therapy in the same area as known cancer then we will need to get your oncologist’s permission that they are happy for you to have PBM.

INFORMATION FOR YOUR ONCOLOGIST

    • The 5 pdf’s below contain all the information your consultant should need to give you the ‘go ahead’.  You can print them off to mail/ hand them to him/her in person or download them to your computer and email them to your consultant, so they have this evidence on PBM Therapy and cancer safety.  Once the consultant gives you the ‘go ahead’ to have PBM Therapy just book in

EVIDENCE OF SAFETY OF PBM THERAPY AND CANCER 

    • PBM therapy is an increasingly accepted treatment for the side effects of chemo and Radiotherapy – Oral Mucositis which is a severe ulcerating inflammation of the mucous membranes of mouth (but can also effect the intestines, bowels and vagina) which occurs as a direct consequence of having Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy treatment for active cancer. PBM Therapy (note: in the pdf below LLLT or low level laser therapy was the old redundant name for PBM Therapy by its old name) has NHS approval for oral mucositis.  Click/tap the PDF Icon below where you can download the  PDF article (NHS web page copy with the web URL) to print or save it and email it to your consultant

PBM Therapy Research And Cancer

    •  Click/tap the PDF Icon below where you can download the PDF article to print or save it and email it to your consultant, it contains many published research articles demonstrating the routine use of PBM Therapy whilst patients are under the care of a specialist oncologists/nurses for Oral Mucositis

PBM Therapy Research And cancer

    • Random Trial Evidence (RCT) of safety of PBM Therapy in cancer.  We are aware of one Level III Random Controlled Trial (RCT) showing that PBM Therapy may well improve the survival rate from cancer in the long term.  The trial does not prove that PBM Therapy ‘treated the cancer’ and so was the reason for the extra life span.  A simple explanation could be having the PBM Therapy led to improved patient ability to eat and drink.  Thereby, improving their nutritional status and health allowing them to survive longer.  Further RCT’s are needed to investigate this more.   Click/tap the PDF Icon below where you can download the PDF article to print or save it and email it to your consultant

PBM Therapy Research And cancer

    • A review of the all the literature relating to the safety/efficacy of PBM Therapy and cancer was carried out by Professor Michael Hamblin et al.  The conclusions was “PBM therapy may have benefits in cancer patients and should be further investigated”.  Click/tap the PDF Icon below where you can download the PDF article to print or save it and email it to your consultant

PBM Therapy Research And cancer

    • PBM Therapy for Lymphodema after breast surgery is routinely performed by oncology nurses at and around the site of cancer surgery.  Click/tap the PDF Icon below where you can download the PDF article to print or save it and email it to your consultant, it contains many published research articles demonstrating the routine use of PBM Therapy whilst patients are under the care of a specialist oncologists/nurses.

PBM Therapy Research And cancer

ORGAN TRANSPLANT

    • If you are on immune suppressant medications after having organ transplant the risks have not been established so we would advise against having NovoTHOR Whole Body PBM Therapy unless agreed by your consultant.  Specific body part PBM Therapy using our THOR LX2 is fine e.g. after a kidney transplant and need LX2 PBM Therapy for a shoulder problem.

PREGNANCY

    • The risks have not been established so we would advise you against Whole Body PBM therapy whilst you are pregnant.  Once you have given birth then it is safe for you to have Whole Body PBM Therapy.  If you have a local problem that is not in your lumbar spine or pelvis whilst you are pregnant then you can have specific body part PBM Therapy safely with our hand held desk top THOR LX2 PBM Therapy machines

WEIGHT

    • The maximum weight limit for the NovoTHOR PBM Therapy Light Bed Pod is 20 stone.  For those who do not know their weight or those who we think are at the weight limit we can/will weigh.  If you exceed the weight limit then it may be appropriate to offer specific body part PBM Therapy safely with our hand held desk top  THOR LX2 PBM Therapy machines

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