LIBRALUX

The Technology

The Device

The Applications

The Technology

The laser modulation at very low power levels, which constitutes the heart of the Libralux patent, proposes to the biological system a photoinformation capable of restoring the homeostatic equilibrium of the Extracellular Matrix.

 

The “signal” is captured through acupuncture points, which have been documented as having greater ability to absorb light, and spreads according to paths very close to those that acupuncture of the Traditional Chinese Medicine defines “Meridians”.

 

With negligible energy dosimeters compared to those normally applied in low-power laser therapy, clinical and laboratory experimental evidence has been obtained to prove its effectiveness.

The Device

LIBRALUX: an ultra-low power laser

It uses a red light diode laser (lambda greek) 650 nm with a peak power of 7 mW which is modulated with three low frequency square waves for a total duty cycle of 0.25% (0.175 mW).

The emission is irradiated with a divergent beam for a section of the beam at 35 mm that does not exceed 10 mm² for a fluence of 1.75 mW / cm². It takes place in pulse trains with a total duration of 20 seconds for an energetic dosimetry of 0.1 mJ / cm².

 

The selection of stimulation points is guided in videography according to specific protocols for Musculoskeletal Algie – Motor and balance deficits – Scars, ulcers and skin sores.

 

The device is CE certified in class IIa according to directive 93/42 and following modifications and integrations.

 

The device can be used according to acupuncture logic: a specific selection allows to select the meridian to be stimulated in order to have the appropriate modulation selection.

 

Immediate benefit for the patient

Specific treatment for musculoskeletal pain in the different body areas and for motor or balance disorders associated with them, with immediate evidence of the decrease/disappearance of pain.

Simplicity of application

Through a colour touch screen display with high resolution, the operator is guided in the selection of the protocol, in the location of the point to be stimulated, with its anatomical visualization, and in the execution of the stimulation.

Speed of execution

The physical characteristics of the beam (wavelength, modulation and power) are automatically adjusted to the specifications needed for each point to be stimulated.

The following patient classes are excluded from the use of LibraLux:

pregnant women;

carriers of implanted pacemakers and electrostimulators of any kind;

children under the age of 12 (in principle it is advisable to avoid stimulation on growth cartilages);

neoplasia carriers (stimulation proximal to the neoplasia itself is in principle not recommended due to its stimulating nature of metabolic activities).

Scientific evidence

A new type of very low-power modulated laser: soft-tissue changes induced in osteoarthritic patients revealed by sonography – Baratto L, Capra R, Farinelli M, Monteforte P, Morasso P, Rovetta G. Int J Clin Pharmacol Res. 2000;20(1-2):13-6

Modificazioni del tessuto connettivo lasso indotte da stimoli laser a bassissima potenza – Baratto Capra R, Betti E, Farinelli M, Morasso P, Spada G. Proceedings 1° Congresso Nazionale SIAMOC 2000; 3.16. Gait & Posture. 2001;13: 121e180
Low-power laser in osteoarthritis of the cervical spine – Monteforte P, Baratto L, Molfetta L, Rovetta G. Int J Tissue React. 2003;25(4):131-6
Very low level laser therapy attenuates edema and pain in experimental models – Giuliani A, Fernandez M, Farinelli M, Baratto L, Capra R, Rovetta G, Monteforte P, Giardino L, Calzà L. Int J Tissue React. 2004;26(1-2):29-37
Low infra red laser light irradiation on cultured neural cells: effects on mitochondria and cell viability after oxidative stress – Giuliani A, Lorenzini L, Gallamini M, Massella A, Giardino L, Calzà L. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2009 Apr 15;9:8
Laser acupuncture for acute inflammatory, visceral and neuropathic pain relief: An ex-perimental study in the laboratory rat – Lorenzini L, Giuliani A, Giardino L, Calzà L. Res Vet Sci. 2010 Feb;88(1):159-65
Ultra-low-level laser therapy – Baratto L, Calzà L, Capra R, Gallamini M, Giardino L, Giuliani A, Lorenzini L, Traverso S. Lasers Med Sci. 2011 Jan;26(1):103-12
Laser acupuncture and auriculotherapy in postural instability a preliminary report – Bergamaschi M, Ferrari G, Gallamini M, Scoppa F. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2011;4:69e74.
Treating balance disorders by ultra-low-level laser stimulation of acupoints – Gallamini M. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2013;6:119e123

In vitro exposure to very low-level laser modifies expression level of extracellular matrix protein RNAs and mitochondria dynamics in mouse embryonic fibroblasts – Giuliani A, Lorenzini L, Alessandri M, Torricella R, Baldassarro VA, Giardino L, Calzà L. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015 Mar 24;15:78

Treating Balance Disorders with Ulllt Acupuncture Stimulation: A Further Pilot Study on Normal Subjects Confirms Clinical Applicability of Treatment. Scoppa F, Gallamini M, Belloni G (2016) J Nov Physiother 6: 285
Amblyopia: Can Laser Acupuncture be an Option? Vanzini M, Gallamini M. J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2016 Oct;9(5):267-274
Dolore “Comune”: il trattamento con laser di bassissima potenza – Baratto L, Civera F, Angiola M, Gallamini M. Il Fisioterapista 3 e Maggio. Giugno. 2002
La laserterapia a bassissimi livelli di potenza – Gallamini M, Cervera C. Riabilitazione oggi. 2002. Anno XIX n.7 Sett.
Laser acupuncture using an uLLL device: effectiveness in rat models of acute and persistent pain – Lorenzini L, Giuliani A, Capra R, Giardino L, Calza` L. SCIENCE Med an International Journal of Medical Sciences. 2010;1
Valutazione clinica di un nuovo laser antalgico nelle algie vertebrali SIAARTI – Palermo S, Launo C, Rapetti P. Minerva Anestesiol. 2004;70:482e484
Effetti della terapia con Low-Power Laser in pazienti affetti da osteoartrosi del rachide cervicale: osservazioni in doppio cieco – Baratto, et al. Eur Med Phys. 2005:579e581
Stimolazioni periferiche per il controllo del dolore – Giuliani M, Fernandez L, Giardino L, Calza` L, Farinelli M, Baratto L, Capra R. Pathos. 2003;10:115e119
Modulazione del controllo propriocettivo del movimento: relazione con la soglia dolorosa per gli stimoli meccanici in soggetti con esiti di lesione del S.N.C. – Farinelli M. 2003. Giornate Livignesi di Riabilitazione III Corso teorico e pratico di aggiornamento multi-disciplinare (F.A.I.P., SIMFER)

The Applications

Muscoloscheletric pain & motor or equilibrium disorders associated with them

Musculoskeletal pain is always associated with a disequilibrium of the physiological state, which causes a change in the state of the extracellular matrix that alters the interaction between the organ and tissues.
LibraLux, restoring the correct “respiratory” cycle of the extracellular matrix proteins, is suitable for the specific treatment of musculoskeletal pains in the different body districts and of the motor or balance disorders associated with them, with immediate evidence of the decrease/disappearance of the pain and the obvious functional benefit.

Ulcers and scars

The effects of low-power laser therapy on the granulation of the tissues and on the healing of the same are known.
The experimental activities performed with a pulsed laser at very low power levels – from which LibraLux was derived – confirmed a marked acceleration of cellular and tissue metabolism specifically attributed to the particular modulation adopted.

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