Low Level Laser Therapy: A Practical Introduction
Written by internationally renowned experts in the field, this authoritative volume presents an informal, practical look at the use of low level laser therapy in surgery and medicine. Ideal for the potential user as well as the laser specialist, this concise, comprehensive text provides detailed coverage of all aspects of laser therapy, with emphasis on its uses in such areas as surgery, dermatology, anesthesia, neurology, dentistry, and physical medicine. Covers the clinical applications of laser therapy including pain relief, wound healing, and laser acupuncture. Theoretical considerations, future applications, and the safety precautions necessary for low level laser therapy are all discussed.
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