Addressing pain with low-level laser therapy (cold therapy)

Addressing pain with low-level laser therapy (cold therapy)

Most healthcare providers and patients are often looking for alternatives to pharmaceutical therapies when addressing various, acute and chronic, painful and inflammatory conditions.

When inflammation becomes chronic it places the body under constant stress. This can interfere with your body’s healthy tissue function, resulting in permanent pain and disability, and can even result in genetic mutations that lead to diseases as diverse as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, or stroke – even depression. 

Low-level laser therapy (aka cold laser) is one non-invasive modality that is rapidly increasing in popularity in Australia with its use in a range of hospitals and medical clinics to help treat pain and inflammation, and to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. Until now Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) had been more largely accessible across Europe and the United States.

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Stress management techniques can make all the difference

Stress management techniques can make all the difference

With the Bureau of Statistics revealing 75% of Australians experience stress related health effects, it is clear that stress has become a part of the modern human experience. Of those polled 51% said they were not seeking help to address their stress and the most common coping mechanism for stress according to 86% of Australians was watching TV. With stress having substantial adverse physical and mental health affects, such as increase in hypertension, heart disease, anxiety and depression creating healthy stress management techniques can make all the difference.  

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Meet the team - Q&A with Emma McLaughlin, Naturopath

Meet the team - Q&A with Emma McLaughlin, Naturopath

Emma McLaughlin is a passionate naturopath and modern herbalist. You can find her at The Health Lodge on Wednesdays and Fridays.

When did your passion for natural health first begin?

From a young age I spent time outside growing vegies and herbs in my garden. When I finished school, I worked in plant nurseries which evolved into a specific interest in medicinal plants and growing healthy food. Realising that a natural understanding of health managed by lifestyle was something that could be translated into a career, I chose to study naturopathy to help others understand how they can do this within their own lives and how it can be applied to managing certain health conditions.

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