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Dr. Fochios uses a number of NPAID (non pharmaceutical anti inflammatory devices) to aid in the healing process.


COLD LASER THERAPY

Cold laser therapy is a relatively new technology compared to many alternative therapies like acupuncture (which has been used since 8000-3500 B.C.), chiropractic (since 1895) and physical therapy. The first cold laser was FDA cleared in 2001. Cold lasers are sometimes called Low Level Lasers (LLL) or soft lasers.

In general, cold lasers can be used in 2 distinct ways:

-Targeting acupuncture trigger points (similar to acupuncture but without the needles).
-Broad coverage of tissue and bone with IR or Red light photons to reduce pain and stimulate healing.

Cold Laser therapy offers a non-intrusive option to acupuncture and surgery. It also provides a non-addicting treatment that eliminates the complications of long-term drug treatment programs. Cold lasers are FDA cleared and widely use for treatment of:

Acute and chronic pain
Ligament sprains
Muscle strain
Soft tissue injuries
Tendonitis
Arthritis
Tennis elbow
Back pain
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fibromyalgia

The goal of laser therapy is to deliver photons (light energy units from red and infrared laser radiation) to damaged cells. It is the consensus of experts that photons absorbed by the cells through laser therapy stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate production of ATP (Adenosine triphosphate). This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to transform live cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state. Over 4000 studies have been conducted in recent years to validate the effectiveness of cold laser therapy.
Benefits of Cold Lasers include:

Easy to apply
Extremely safe
Non-Toxic
Non-Invasive
No side effects or pain
Cost effective for both the practitioner and patient
Highly effective in treating ailments (more than 90% efficacy)
Superior alternative to analgesics, NSAID’s and other medications
Reduces the need for surgery
Works synergistically with other modalities like Chiro, Acupuncture, and PT

Therapeutic Laser Effects:

Increased Cell Growth
Increased Metabolic Activity
Faster Wound Healing
Anti-Inflammatory Action
Increased Vascular Activity
Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation
Stimulated Nerve Function
Pain Reduction

Dr. Fochios uses Erchonia cold laser devises. To visit their website click here.


MIGUN MATS AND THERAPY TABLES

The Migun Physiotherapy Table provides a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helping to improve, restore, maintain and maximize motion, functional strength and overall well-being by addressing underlying issues. It is and FDA registered Class II medical device designed to treat many different kinds of pain, including those resulting form both acute and chronic conditions. The unique patented design of the Migun Physiotherapy table provides targeted acupressure, far infrared heat and mechanical massage treatment along the autonomic nerve lines on each side of the spine, as well as up and down both legs.

The Migun is comprised of hundreds of small flat stones formed from a special composite of six minerals (germanium, feldspar porphyry, tourmaline, zeolite, precious serpentine and ceramic. These stones are not made with any coating method, rather they are baked at 2460 degrees F which crystallizes the “100 Year Old Stone”. These small flat stones are then placed on a cushioned surface for your health.

Far Infrared Rays

Migun technology uses Far Infrared Rays, which refer to a specific type of light (heat energy) that exists beneath the visible spectrum. When the heat system in the Migun is turned on, infrared rays enter 4-5 cm into the skin. Far Infrared Rays have been proven to increase blood circulation, the lymphatic system, metabolism and boost the immune system.

Negative Ions

The Migun stone emits negative ions. A prolonged exposure to this level of negative ions has several positive effects on the body. Studies show that negative ions can cleanse the blood, regenerate cells, purify the air and control the autonomic nerves to balance the internal organ functions.

100 Year Old Stones

The Migun is comprised of hundreds of small flat stones formed from a special composite of six minerals (germanium, feldspar porphyry, tourmaline, zeolite, precious serpentine and ceramic. These stones are not made with any coating method, rather they are baked at 2460 degrees F which crystallizes the “100 Year Old Stone”. These small flat stones are then placed on a cushioned surface for your health.

The Migun is helpful for back pain, neck pain, whiplash, shoulder pain, sports injuries, wound healing, stress/anxiety, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, sore/tight muscles, neuropathy, chronic pain, sciatica, bulging disks, residual pain from chemotherapy, foot and knee pain, residual pain from prior injuries, increased circulation, digestion, headaches, immune system, range of motion. FIR heat is a successful treatment for arthritis, rheumatism and muscle spasms.

Link To Migun World Homepage
Link To Migun World FAQ


THE ASSISI LOOP

The Assisi Loop is a non-invasive, disposable, targeted Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (tPEMF™) device that enhances healing by accelerating the reduction of swelling and pain. 85% of veterinary professionals who have submitted case reports to Assisi Animal Health say they would likely recommend the Assisi Loop to a colleague.
Assisi’s products are based on the same pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) technology as the human applications developed by Ivivi Health Sciences, a leading innovator in PEMF therapy. Their products are FDA-cleared for post operative treatment of pain and edema in soft tissue anywhere on the body. Assisi has licensed Ivivi’s technology for veterinary use in animal health applications. See the video below:



For More Information:
Assisi Loop FAQ
Assisi Loop Website


Please call 828 254-2773 or email us for an appointment.
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