Medical Applications of Low Power Lasers in China
The clinical applications of low power laser irradiation (power output < 200 mW, power density < 50-100 mW/cm2) have been widely explored in China. These applications have principally included: wound healing, photodynamic therapy (PDT), tissue welding, biostimulation, medical diagnosis and acupuncture. According to imperfect statistics during the most recent ten years, more than a million laser treatment sessions have been given in China. This paper will introduce the clinical and functional mechanism of laser acupuncture, laser tumor immunization and, medical diagnosis of laser fluorescence for tumors (except diagnosis of HPD fluorescence). The prospect for low power lasers in medical and surgical applications will be discussed at the same time.
KeywordsLiver Cancer Cell HeNe Laser Laser Fluorescence Laser Acupuncture Laser Beam Irradiation
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