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Double Blind Test For Bio-Stimulation Effects On Pain Relief By Diode Laser
Author(s): Norio Saeki; Iwajiro Sembokuva; Kazuo Arakawa; Iwao Fujimasa; Kunihiko Mabuchi; Yusuke Abe; Kazuhiko Atsumi
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Paper Abstract

The bio-stimulation effect of semiconductor laser on therapeutic pain relief was investigated by conducting a double blind test performed on more than one hundred patient subjects suffering from various neualgia. A compact laser therapeutic equipment with two laser probes each having 60 mW power was developed and utilized for the experiment. Each probe was driven by either the active or the dummy source selected randomly, and its results were stored in the memory for statistical processing. The therapeutic treatments including active and dummy treatments were performed on 102 subjects. The pain relief effects were confirmed for 85.5% of the subjects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1066, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems, (11 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.952033
Show Author Affiliations
Norio Saeki, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co (Japan)
Iwajiro Sembokuva, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co (Japan)
Kazuo Arakawa, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co (Japan)
Iwao Fujimasa, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Kunihiko Mabuchi, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Yusuke Abe, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Kazuhiko Atsumi, University of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1066:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems
Kazuhiko Atsumi; Norman R. Goldblatt; Stephen N. Joffe, Editor(s)

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