ADVANCING THE PRACTICE OF LASER THERAPY
& STANDARDS FOR CARE
Dr. Richard Amy has been a pioneer and innovator in Photobiomodulation Therapy for over 20 years. Dr. Amy designed and performed the FDA clinical trials that lead to the FIRST FDA Clearance for Low Level Laser therapy in the United States.
In addition to being a top researcher and clinician, Dr. Amy has instructed tens of thousands of healthcare practitioners, including Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Dentists, MDs, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons and others on laser therapy applications.
During the past two decades Dr. Amy has lectured worldwide on the many aspects of his Applied Neurology course and its relationship to enhanced healthcare. Dr. Amy has created advanced laser treatment protocols for pain management, neurological rehabilitation, TMD, headaches, migraines, Lyme disease and other maladies.
Dr. Amy has just completed his newest manual, Photobiomodulation Master Treatment Protocols, which is now available for purchase here on the website or is included free in the purchase of any Avant LZ-30 family of lasers.
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Dr. Amy has complied a series of videos going over the Essentials, Top 20, laser protocols in detail. Plus, there are other clinical videos and case studies that are available only in the Members Resource section ofthe website. Dr. Amy continues to add to this library monthly and is available for a one-time fee of $195. To become a Member please click the, add to cart, button below.
Neuromuscular Pain Syndromes Manual
Dr. Amy would like you to have his Neuromuscular Pain Syndrome Manual free of charge. This Manual gives you specific protocols for treating almost 80 Neuromuscular Pain Syndromes from Head to Foot in one easy to step by step manual.
These protocols have been used by thousands of health care providers and is taught in Chiropractic and Naturopathic schools across the country. Along with the manual there are a series of 3 Neuromuscular Pain Syndrome videos availablefor you on our site. Please take advantage of these great resources by simply requesting an e-form copy.
Photobiomodulation Master Treatment Protocols
The Advanced Master Treatment Manual has a comprehensive list of presets which includes 8 chapters with over 300 conditions which include:
The Essentials, Organs, Nervous System and Brain, Brainwaves, Common Health Conditions, Infections, Skin Conditions and Energy.
Access to our Vast Video Library of Protocols and Case Studies. Each Protocol has the settings to use and a video showing exactly how to perform the treatment. This is constantly being updated and materials added to this membership only section of our DrRichardAmy.com website.
Photobiomodulation Equine Treatment Protocols
Photobiomodulation Animal Treatments Protocols
Although Laser technology has become more sophisticated over time, the benefits of low-level lasers or cold lasers has not changed much and has been well documented for wound healing, physical therapy, nerve regeneration, and pain management.
In fact, there are more than 3,000 published peer reviewed articles worldwide proving the ethnicity of low-level laser therapy and not one study reports any negative side effects.
Many of those studies have shown that different types of cells respond to different wavelengths and to different frequencies or hertz. It is my clinical experience and belief that by incorporating Red and Infra-Red lasers that pulsate at different frequencies leads to synergistic and maximum biological effects.
In the last three decades of practicing, I have owned and used many different lasers, but my laser of choice is the Avant LZ30-Z Laser.
The Avant LZ30-Z Laser is portable, compact and powerful laser with a combination of Red and Infra-Red pulsed lasers that allows the clinician to take full advantage of the multi-functional aspect of both Red and Infra-Red wavelengths.
Each wavelength and frequency can activate different cell types simultaneously. Therefore, the clinician can treat pain, inflammation, lymphatic, and the immune system all at the same time.
THE LZ30 FAMILY OF LASERS
Simply the most advanced, effective and economical
Class 3 FDA cleared lasers on the market.
Highest power in its class
With up to 1,000mW of 637nm, bright red and 1,400mW of infrared laser power, the LZ30 family of laser minimize treatment time and maximize results. Clinical evidence demonstrates that increased power improves therapeutic outcomes within the class 3B range.
The versatility and efficacy of cold laser therapy inevitably leads to it becoming a favorite therapy device. The lightweight and compact nature of the LZ30 ensures that it does not become a strain supporting the device for extended periods. Cordless operation eliminates the restrictions of a tether to a base unit.
No more hunting through manuals and painstaking entry of pulse frequencies. Just scroll to the preset that you need and hit the button to start treatment. The LZ30 even has a “Favorites” section for easy access to your most frequently used presets. Presets are fully customizable.
LZ30-Z Top professional model-2 Lasers in 1 Device
PRICE: $6,850 + Free Shipping & 3 Year Warranty
Includes Dr. Amy's latest PBM Manuals with the 20 top protocols+ 500 Bonus Protocols, and access to vast Video Library.
These dual laser device offers continuous wave, pulsed wave and sweeping wave options to allow for the widest range of treatments.
Operating independently in either the 808nm or the 637nm wavelength range, you have twice the setup options as many other lasers in this class.
The LZ30 are a FDA cleared class 3b cold laser that provides unparalleled power, performance and flexibility.
This laser has been specifically programed with the ultimate power, and frequencies has been designed to treat Neuro-musculature Pain Syndromes and much more.
The LZ30 lasers are fully warrantied for 3 years and after the warranty expiration replacement parts are covered at cost!
- Use Dr. Amy’s 400+ presets or develop your own protocols.
- FAST Charge cradle with new USB-C technology!
- Cordless operation using a 3000mAH Lithium Ion battery
- Highly portable compact design
- During operation, shows total photon density and elapsed time
- Optional hand-free operation with the Avant stand
Healing at the Speed of Light
What Is Included
- – Perfect for transportation & storage
- – Suitable for any and all accessories
- – Variable sizes depending on accessories and laser variation purchased
- – Strong, durable casing with locking clasps and carrying handle
Your LZ 30 Model You Choose
- – Comfortable & adjustable
- – Comes with case, head strap, & lens cloth
- – Protection (Wavelengths): 190-1400nm
-Perfect for keeping laser free from dust and protect against damage
- – 5V Type-C Wall Charger
USB Charger Cable
What to Look For in a Low Level Laser
The Six things that you want to look for in a laser are:
- Is it a true laser(s)?
- Does it have the optimal wavelength(s)?
- Does the laser have the ability to pulse and input frequencies?
- Can you vary the power?
- Is it easy to use and will it work for my office and my patient’s?
- How do I get the best bang for my buck when buying a laser?
What is a TRUE Laser?
The Avant Laser is a TRUE LASER, fully compliant to the definitions set forth by those great men of science such as Bose and Einstein who predicted LASER in 1924 and the contemporary physicists Schawlow and Townes who brought LASER into the modern age.
LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Light created in this way, is then culminated and directed into an intense beam of coherent light through the use of cathode and anode reflecting components in order to produce a single stable frequency. According to Webster's Dictionary, Lasers are coherent or marked by logical consistency.
The Avant Laser meets all the scientifically defined attributes of a laser and is therefore classified as a TRUE Laser. We assure and maintain this classification, through our unique and patented process, which produces the emission of coherent light, generated at a precise and stable frequency, and in a focused direction.
Light Emitting Diodes (LED) vs Laser = Bicycle vs Lamborghini
There are many light emitting products on the market today, claiming to be lasers that do not meet all scientifically defined attributes. For example, products that use Light Emitting Diodes or LEDs as they are more commonly known, do in fact produce light, however the light is not intense, producing very little energy and are non-coherent, similar to light produced by common household light bulbs.
Non-coherent or non-culminated light is the result of photons moving in random directions at random times, generating random frequencies. LEDs are cheap and easy to reproduce (Pontinen 1992, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine). Obviously, these devices are NOT lasers and this misconception is in large part a by-product of marketing.
There are thousands of Peer review research that supports optimal wavelengths for tissue repair and healing. In doing my research, I found that 630-640nm in Red and 808nm in Infra-Red wavelengths supported the greatest biological effects for laser therapy.
The 2 research articles from back in the 1990’s that really stuck with me were:
An article showed that when the DNA of a healthy cell replicates it admits light between 630-640nm. Laser therapy using the Red 637nm wavelength will create a bio-modulation effect to the cells that are out of balance. Thus, a cell that has a heightened state will decrease and normalize and a cell in a lower state will increase and normalize thus the bio-modulation effect.
The second article was by J.J. Andrews, United Arms Services, where she and her Team took rats and crushed CN VII to cause Bell’s Palsy in the rats. They then lasered the rats for 14 days in a row on the area of the crushed nerve. Not only did the peripheral nerve regenerate 35% faster than normal eliminating the Bell’s Palsy, but when they dissected that rats to check the brainstem for CNS cell loss, they found that almost 66% of the cells that normally died off where intact. This was a PROFOUND insight into laser therapy, that when you lasering a peripheral nerve it not only increases that nerve signal, but it also has stimulation to the Central Nervous System.
Low-Level Laser research articles conclude:
- DNA replication emits light between 630-640nm
- Cell Biomodulation
- Increases ATP production
- Increases phagocytosis
- Peripheral Nerve regeneration
- Promotes proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes
- Increases skin circulation and microcirculation
- Increases enzyme activity
- Increases antioxidant activity
- Decreases Pain and Inflammation
- Pulsed lasers have a greater biological effect
Coherent Light, Frequencies and the Body
Laser frequencies or Hertz’s is when there is a pulsing that switches the laser light on and off repetitively. The frequency or speed of pulsing can be very slow and observable, or much faster than the eye can detect.
Devices that support pulsing typically cover the range of 1-10,000Hz (10,000 pulses per second). Clinical evidence has demonstrated that pulsing the laser light improves outcomes over a continuous illumination, and that the frequency of pulsing also effects treatment outcomes.
Coherent energy is critical when treating the body. Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis gives several examples as to the importance of coherence.
The following are excerpts from this book: In the late 1960s, Herbert Frohlich, a Doctor of Physics, specializing in Biological Coherence predicted, on the basis of quantum physics, that the living matrix must produce coherent or laser-like oscillations. Dr. Frohlich's prediction was confirmed in a number of laboratories.
Of course, energy therapists of many schools have always recognized the importance of vibratory phenomena (including light) in healing, but academic molecular science was focused on other matters.
Dr. Frohlich's research goes on to report that coherent vibrations recognize no boundaries, at the surface of a molecule cell, or organism — they are collective or cooperative properties of the entire being. As such they are likely to serve as signals that integrate processes such as growth, injury repair, defense and the functioning of the organism as a whole.
Each molecule, cell, tissue and organ have an ideal resonance frequency that coordinates its activities. By manipulating and balancing the vibratory circuits, complementary therapists are able to directly influence the body's systemic defense and repair mechanisms.
I have repeatedly referenced Frohlich's hypothesis and the subsequent independent validation of findings that support, his prediction that crystalline molecular arrays should vibrate strongly and coherently. For an entertaining account of coherence and its biological significance, read The Rainbow and the Worm (Ho 1993).
Research on electrically polarized molecule arrays reveals that interactions repeated by the millions of molecules within a cell membrane, tendon, muscle, bone, nerve cell or other structure, give rise to huge coherent or laser like vibrations. James Oschman, author of Energy Medicine states "Crystalline components of the living matrix act as coherent molecular antennas, radiating and receiving signals.
Research on coherence in biological systems, is attracting much attention around the world. One important conclusion is that the water in the spaces between parts of the highly ordered systems is also highly organized. Vibrations of the water molecules can couple to the coherent energy patterns within the protein array.
The resulting coherent water system has laser —like properties, and is likely to retain and release electromagnetic information, i.e. have a form of memory (Del Guide et al 1988, Preparata 1995).
Frohlich (1978) An assembly of cells, as in a tissue or organ, will have certain collective frequencies that regulate important processes, such as cell division. Normally these control frequencies will be very stable. If, for some reason, a cell shifts its frequency, entraining signals from neighboring cells will tend to install the correct frequency. However, if a sufficient number of cells get out of step, the strength of the system's collective vibrations can decrease to the point where stability is lost. Loss of coherence can lead to disease or disorder.
While pathology may manifest as chemical imbalances, the underlying problem is electromagnetic. Hence providing the correct or healthy frequency, and entraining the oscillations back to coherence can often restore balance. These are profoundly significant concepts for all therapeutic approaches to the body. The whole field of chemical analysis by spectroscopy shows that there is a fundamental duality between chemical structure and coherent oscillations. Coherent vibrations in living systems are as fundamental as chemical bonds (Smith 1994).
Power: Laser Class 3 and Class 4
Laser power is without out a doubt the most controversial and confusing arena in laser therapy.
The laser class is purely a risk rating and does not equate to therapeutic performance. The higher the Class, the higher the Power and the higher chance for injury and burning due to increased heat production.
A Class 3 laser ranges from 1mW to 500mW.
A Class 4 laser is anything above 500mW.
Class 4 therapeutic lasers will often state that more power is better because higher, but lasers work best by their ability to stimulate the proper biological effects!
Therefore, I feel that it is essential to be able to control the power output of the laser to give you a larger treatment spectrum.
When we did the 1st FDA clearance clinical trials for chronic neck and shoulder pain, we used a low power 5mw, 635nm laser and we proved that when lasering the neck and shoulder for 10 minutes, the patient had a Decrease in Pain, Increased ROM and Increase Myotome Muscle strength.
A treatment dose using laser is the total energy delivered to the tissue and is calculated as the product of average power and time. Dose is measured in Joules (J). Sometimes dose is specified with respect to the surface area treated (usually in cm2) and this version of dose in J/cm2 is often referred to as fluence.
Although, J/cm2 is a very important way to calculate the amount of laser to be used for a certain area, it is equally as important to look a clinical changes throughout the laser treatment.
The Avant LZ-30 gives you the best of the best:
- 2 true lasers
- Optimal wavelengths of 637nm and 808nm
- Preprogrammed pulsed treatment settings and ability to input your own
- Variable power output
- Portable and easy to use, you will love it and so will your patients!
- This laser has ALL the features that I look for at half of the cost!
Low Level Laser Therapy
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a treatment that utilizes specific wavelengths of light to interact with tissue and to help accelerate the healing process by 25-35% faster than normal. Laser therapy works well on both acute and chronic pain as well as tissue healing of wounds and fractures, and can accelerate nerve regeneration.
Healing at the Speed of Light
Common Conditions Treated with Lasers
- Acute Pain and Inflammation
- Chronic Pain Syndromes
- Neck and back pain
- Headaches and TMD
- Rotator cuff/Frozen Shoulder/Bursitis
- Elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hip/groin pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle sprains and Foot pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Disc injuries
- Torn/strained muscles
- Shingles including Post Herpetic Neuropathy
Therapeutic Laser Biological Effects
- Anti-Inflammatory Action— Laser light reduces swelling caused by bruising or inflammation of joints to give enhanced joint mobility.
- Stimulated Nerve Function— Slow recovery of nerve function in damaged tissue can result in “dead” limbs or numb areas. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell reconnection to bring back motor and sensory innervation.
- Pain Relief-Decreased inflammation and increased nerve function will inhibit both acute and chronic pain.
- Increased Vascular Activity— Laser light induces temporary vasodilation increasing blood flow to damaged areas.
- Faster Wound Healing— Laser light stimulates fibroblast development and accelerates collagen synthesis in damaged tissue.
- Rapid Cell Growth— Laser light accelerates cellular reproduction and growth.
- Increased Metabolic Activity— Higher outputs of specific enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells and thus greater production of the basic food source for cells, Adenosine Tri-Phosphate (ATP).
- Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation— Laser light reduces the formation of scar tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or post-surgery.
Analgesic effect - laser light stimulates the nerves
Laser therapy allows energy to be modulated, optimizing interaction with the peripheral nervous system, to rapidly treat and reduce both muscular and joint pain, and neuropathic symptoms.
Anti-Inflammatory effect-decreases swelling
Inflammation is necessary for healing. The challenge for the clinician is to control this acute inflammatory stage in order to allow the next stage of healing. Laser therapy effectively modulates the inflammatory processes secondary to their deep stimulation of tissues. This deep stimulation triggers vasodilatation and increased oxygenation, which activates the main metabolic activities and resolves the inflammatory process quicker. Controlling inflammation, especially in the first 24 hours is the key to increased recovery times.
Restores muscle function
Laser therapy modulates the release of oxygen from the hemoglobin. This profusion of oxygen combined with an increase in ATP allows the actin myosin heads to release the contracted muscular fibers. This allows the muscles to relax, restore normal function and strength.
Laser therapy & Bio-stimulation & Bio-modulation
Bio-stimulation is the ability to stimulate and promote tissue growth and repair at the cellular level.
The wavelengths of laser light are mainly absorbed by the chromophores, molecules located inside cells able to convert laser light to energy. The products of this process are indispensable substances for the repair, growth and proliferation of cells.
So, the really cool part of using Laser therapy for bio-modulation is that we can laser an overactive area such as inflammation and when lasered will see the inflammation go down. On the other spectrum we have an area of chronic pain and a decrease metabolic rate in the tissue and the laser therapy will increase activate the tissue and increase the metabolic rate.