At first, I really was disbelieving. I just didn’t understand how training a cold, diffused laser at a nerve pathway would mature a reflex. And I wasn’t crazy about the terminology: It “donates energy” to the mitochondria. How does it know which mitochondria, I wondered? Isn’t it already energetic, I wondered?
It’s kind of like asking how an aspirin or Tylenol knows where your headache is: doesn’t it go all over the body?
But one of the smartest, most western-medicine oriented occupational therapists I know, solemnly nodded her head. Really, she affirmed. I’ve seen near-miraculous results come from a treatment or two with a laser. And, in keeping with my philosophy of “It has to work, it has to be affordable, and it has to be moral and legal” — I decided to investigate.
But — the laser’s expensive, and it kept getting put on my back burner, until I found a child who wasn’t responding to our satisfaction to my current methods of reflex integration. I ordered the laser, and am I ever glad I did!
THE book ( The Symphony of Reflexes ) on lasers and reflex integration is written by Bonnie Brandes, who uses QRI Harmonic low-level lasers. Some of her classes are online, but all are indispensable if you’re going to use a laser for reflexes and neuronal development. I’d been getting sporadically spectacular results, and figured there was something I was missing, with the manual-only information. I found the answers during my first class I took in Florida, and love the online classes on cranial nerve pathways and how to stimulate various areas of the brain. I’ve found her LED helmet has been sporadically very helpful for treating such things as post-operative pain for brain aneurysm repair, stimulation of whole-brain function particularly in very left-brained or very right-brained people, treatment of depression and mental fog.
So, if reflex integration is going slowly, or a client is too hesitant to participate in exercises, or things just need a boost, out comes my trusty laser equipment. Sometimes clients just prefer the laser to exercises, and come in “to get buzzed” as a huge stress reliever. Others have reported improvements in their driving, handwriting, communication with families, and clearer thinking/relief of brain fog.