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Customer Quarterly Newsletter | September 2015

Therapist Focus

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Cheryl Gilbert – Health Changes

• Certified Holistic Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York, NY; 2012
• Diploma Remedial Massage, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, Gold Coast, QLD
• Certified Manual Lymph Drainage & CDT Therapist, Vodder School International, Victoria, BC; 2002
• Diploma Therapeutic Massage, New Zealand College of Massage, Auckland, NZ; 2002

How long have you been using the LTU-904:
I was introduced to the LTU-904 laser in 2003 whilst living in New Zealand. We used it daily at my workplace on clients suffering with pain, fibrotic tissue from lymphedema, scar tissue, inflammation and even migraines with great success.

Most inspiring or intriguing laser story:
At Ms A’s first visit she was extremely stressed and upset. She had developed lymphoedema in her right hand 18 months previously and although fitted with a compression sleeve and glove her condition was getting worse. The hand and forearm were hard and fibrotic and often painful. Ms A had numerous tests and the results indicated a slow lymphatic system. The onset of lymphoedema began in her early 30’s and was labeled primary.

Ms A came to me weekly for lymph drainage treatment. For part of the session we used the Riancorp laser for 15-20 minutes on the affected arm and hand. The area began to slowly soften and Ms A could notice a change. We discussed hiring her own laser as it would help speed the process and would give Ms A the power and means for ongoing self treatment to control and manage her lymphoedema.

Ms A diligently uses the laser 20-30 minutes most days on the affected arm and hand. The improvement has been amazing. There are no notable fibrotic areas. Ms A no longer wears a compression sleeve or glove throughout the day and her hand and forearm appear normal in size and appearance. Her self esteem and happiness has returned.

By the end of the day Ms A’s hand is more fluidy but she has managed to control it by the laser and also from wearing a compression padding on the area of a night.

It has been a most wonderful experience for me to see the transformation of this young lady from being sad, unhappy, desperate and frustrated with a swollen, fibrotic hand and forearm blossoming into a happy, positive and powerful woman with no notable lymphedema to the untrained eye.

Lymph drainage is a powerful treatment but with the combination of the Riancorp LTU-904 it can be life changing.

What do you use the laser for:
• Fibrosis
• Lymphoedema
• Pain
• Muscle tightness
• Scar tissue
• Anti-aging
• Swelling and iinflammation
• Headaches
• Abscesses

I use the laser as part of every lymph drainage session.

News - USA Workshop

In conjunction with this year's World Congress Of Lymphology, RianCorp will be holding a free Low Level Laser workshop in San Francisco on September 10th.  There is both a day and an evening session. Places are limited so you will need to book in as soon as possible with your time preference.

Speaker Ann Angel will give a presentation detailing:

  • What is Low Level Laser Therapy? 
  • Dosage and treatment
  • Types of laser
  • How does LLLT work? 
  • Biological and physical effects  
  • Wavelength and beams
  • Uses for LLLT 
  • Research

WHEN: Thurs 10th Sept 2015
TIME: 1pm-3pm  OR  6pm-8pm
WHERE:  Residence Inn - San Francisco Airport/Oyster Point Waterfront
1350 Veterans Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA 94080

New Research


Carolina Marciela Herpich, Ana Paula Amaral, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior, Juliana de Paiva Tosato, Cid Andre Fidelis de Paula Gomes, Éric Edmur Camargo Arruda, Igor Phillip dos Santos Glória, Marilia Barbosa Santos Garcia, Bruno Roberto Borges Barbosa, Monique Sampaio Rodrigues, Katiane Lima Silva, Yasmin El Hage, Fabiano Politti, Tabajara de Oliveira Gonzalez, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, and Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez


BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the effects of low-level laser therapy in the treatment of TMD, and to analyze the use of different assessment tools.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Searches were carried out of the BIREME, MEDLINE, PubMed and SciELO electronic databases by two independent researchers for papers published in English and Portuguese using the terms: “temporomandibular joint laser therapy” and “TMJ laser treatment”.

RESULTS: Following the application of the eligibility criteria, 11 papers were selected for in-depth analysis. The papers analyzed exhibited considerable methodological differences, especially with regard to the number of sessions, anatomic site and duration of low-level laser therapy irradiation, as well as irradiation parameters, diagnostic criteria and assessment tools.

CONCLUSION: Further studies are needed, especially randomized clinical trials, to establish the exact dose and ideal parameters for low-level laser therapy and define the best assessment tools in this promising field of research that may benefit individuals with signs and symptoms of TMD.

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Gupta A, Keshri GK, Yadav A, Gola S, Chauhan S, Salhan AK, Bala Singh S


BACKGROUND: Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) using superpulsed near-infrared light can penetrate deeper in the injured tissue and could allow non-pharmacological treatment for chronic wound healing.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study investigated the effects of superpulsed laser (Ga-As 904 nm, 200 ns pulse width; 100 Hz; 0.7 mW mean output power; 0.4 mW/cm(2) average irradiance; 0.2 J/cm(2) total fluence) on the healing of burn wounds in rats, and further explored the probable associated mechanisms of action.

RESULTS: Irradiated group exhibited enhanced DNA, total protein, hydroxyproline and hexosamine contents compared to the control and silver sulfadiazine (reference care) treated groups. LLLT exhibited decreased TNF-α level and NF-kB, and up-regulated protein levels of VEGF, FGFR-1, HSP-60, HSP-90, HIF-1α and matrix metalloproteinases-2 and 9 compared to the controls.

CONCLUSION: LLLT using superpulsed 904 nm laser reduced the inflammatory response and was able to enhance cellular proliferation, collagen deposition and wound contraction in the repair process of burn wounds. Photomicrographs showing no, absence inflammation and faster wound contraction in LLLT superpulsed (904 nm) laser treated burn wounds as compared to the non-irradiated control and silver sulfadiazine (SSD) ointment (reference care) treated wounds.

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Farivar S, Malekshahabi T, Shiari R


The use of low level laser to reduce pain, inflammation and edema, to promote wound, deeper tissues and nerves healing, and to prevent tissue damage has been known for almost forty years since the invention of lasers. This review will cover some of the proposed cellular mechanisms responsible for the effect of visible light on mammalian cells, including cytochrome c oxidase (with absorption peaks in the Near Infrared (NIR)). Mitochondria are thought to be a likely site for the initial effects of light, leading to increased ATP production, modulation of reactive oxygen species, and induction of transcription factors. These effects in turn lead to increased cell proliferation and migration (particularly by fibroblasts).

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