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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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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Integrative Medical Retreat Case Study - Treating Chronic Illness

Integrative Medical Retreat Case Study - Treating Chronic Illness

Recovery from long term illness is a delicate process that requires time, solid data and an integrated team of experts.

When Rachel*, 41, entered The Health Lodge it was uncertain what her most prominent ailment was. She presented with what we now know to be Post Natal Depletion (PND), Chronic Inflammatory Respiratory Syndrome (CIRS) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As Clinical Director, and Rachel’s first port of call, Reine DuBois’ first thought was ‘where to start?’

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