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ADVERTiSING: Advertorial — Effects of low-level laser therapy for autism

| March 10, 2021 1:00 AM

It is really exciting to see a different option available for autism disorders in children and adolescents. Low-level laser therapy has been found to be an effective tool for some symptoms associated with autism. A study was performed at the Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Cuba called The Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Autism Spectrum Disorder and was published in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, in 2017. This study shows real promise for children with autism because it examined the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy for the treatment of irritability symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder in children and adolescents aged 5-17 years. The study reported that low-level laser therapy, or cold laser therapy as it also called, can be an effective tool for reducing irritability and other symptoms and behaviors associated with the autism spectrum disorder in children and adolescents. Prior to clinical trials, FDA approval and input were obtained and the study used the 640nm Erchonia Laser to treat children with autism.

“This is a well-designed trial that shows evidence supporting the use of Low-Level Laser Therapy in children and adolescents with autism,” said Dr. Morales-Quezada, associate research director at Spaulding-Labushagne Neuromodulation Center.

“Moreover, the technique proved to be safe and well tolerated by the study participants. The active intervention showed to be more effective than the placebo (sham) device in treating symptoms of autism disorder, and this statistically significant treatment effect was observed for all clinical outcomes, by the end of the intervention period and after the 6 months follow-up. This evidence offers a new treatment option to be considered for children and adolescents with autism.”

Calixto Machado, M.d., and president of the Cuban Society of the Clinical Neurophysiology Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, agreed.

“Results are so strong, nobody can argue them. The researchers found that irritability/agitation, lethargy/social withdrawal, stereotypic behavior, hyperactivity/noncompliance, and inappropriate speech all improved — and remained improved — 6 months later.”

The most obvious physiological reaction seems to be that light emitted from the cold laser creates a photochemical reaction within cells that supports mitochondrial function. The mitochondria are responsible for producing energy that our bodies need to function and by stimulating these cells, it gives them more energy to function and repair. Mitochondria are essential for optimal brain and mental health. We are witnessing tremendous results without the use of drugs. And physiological changes happen at a rapid pace when using LLLT. Advanced LLLT is the “ultimate tool for helping to support brain balancing, and brain body integration.” The human body is made up of over 70 trillion cells and each one of these cells needs information and energy to thrive and they all need to communicate with each other. The cold laser helps damaged cells heal, thus accomplishing that more efficiently. When broken, faulty, or undeveloped, these systems are energized with cold laser therapy and the body, brain and nervous system responds positively.

We must stop looking at the body as individual parts and start looking at it from a holistic perspective in which everything is interconnected. For more information or to schedule a consult for low-level laser therapy, please contact our office at 208-966-4425 or visit our website at

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Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr. is a chiropractor at Natural Spine Solutions. The business is located at 3913 Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene, 208-966-4425.