We had a Laser Case Study Contest that generated some amazing stories of how Laser therapy helped their patients.
There were lots of great entries, here are the top three!
Third Place – Topic: Healing: “The Scar that Wouldn’t Heal” by Martha Hall, L.Ac.
Second Place – Topic: Pain & mobility: “She Walked without her Walking Sticks” by Debra M. Ashcraft, MD
First Place – Topic: Depression: “I Gave Her My Laser…You Would Have Too!” by Jackie Victor, BSc, DNM, R.Ac., N.D.
Enjoy Dr. Victor’s entry!
by Jackie Victor, BSc, DNM, R.Ac., N.D. http://www.focus-sante1.com/
Severe depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts
This 16-year-old male patient has had several bouts of severe depression and anxiety during his young life, to the point of suicidal thoughts.
The mother called me at home (during my daughter’s high school graduation family celebration supper) in tears. Her son was so severely depressed he hadn’t come out of his room for days and was refusing any type of treatment. She was fearful he was becoming suicidal again.
He finally relented and told her he would accept one acupuncture treatment if I went to their house NOW…so I excused myself from our guests, picked up my Red and Blue lasers, Stimulus Pro, needles and other supplies and was there in a flash.
Laser Treatment: 20 seconds per point.
- GV 20, St 40
- BL 13, 20, 23
- Yin Tang
- CV 17
- HT 7
- Auriculotherapy protocol for Depression
THEN, I left my lasers with the mother and told her to treat the exact same points I had treated on his body with the lasers (I gave her clear instructions) and do the same for the Auriculo treatment.
She was to treat him every day until I could see him again in a few weeks. (I was leaving on vacation and hoped he would see me upon my return).
1 WEEK LATER the mother posted a picture of her son on Facebook…I was so relieved I had tears of joy. He was feeling so much better he decided to create a costume and participate in an Anime event in another city with his friends!
I bumped into the mother the other day at our local Natural Foods store…the other customers probably wondered what all the hugging, high 5’s and animated talk about the wonders of acupuncture and lasers were…but that’s OK, that happens when you have amazing tools to work with!