Hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an effective adjunctive treatment for chronic Lyme disease

Lyme disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States, but it is relatively rare in Taiwan. Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotic agents, but approximately 20% of these patients experience persistent or intermittent subjective symptoms, so-called chronic Lyme disease (CLD). The mechanisms of CLD remain unclear and the symptoms related…

Improvement of attention span and reaction time with hyperbaric oxygen treatment in patients with toxic injury due to mold exposure

It is, by now, well established that mold toxins (mycotoxins) can cause significant adverse health effects. In this study, 15 subjects who developed an attention deficitdisorder (ADD) and slowing of reaction time at the time of exposure to mold toxins were identified. Deficits in attention span and reaction time were documented not only by taking…

Effects of 670 Nm and 830 Nm Light on the Immune Response to Borrelia Burgdorferi

Lyme arthritis is a debilitating joint disorder that arises from Lyme disease, which is a result of infection by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Antibiotics are the traditional treatment for Lyme disease, but chronic arthritis may persist in some patients despite antibiotic treatment. Therefore, other forms of treatment for Lyme arthritis are needed. Photobiomodulation (PBM) using…

The effect of laser irradiation on wounded mycotoxin exposed human skin fibroblast cells

Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), also referred to as photobiology or bio-stimulation, involves the application of low-power monochromatic and coherent light to injuries and lesions. LLLT is a treatment that utilises light of a single wavelength; it emits no heat, sound, or vibration. Instead of producing a thermal effect, LLLT acts via non-thermal or photochemical reactions…