| Advanced Medical Health Clinic
is unique for many reasons: we are fully supportive of our patients;
we treat you like priviledged family members; moreover, we offer the
latest cutting-edge technologies that are 100% effective; and you
can count on excellent service and excellent results. We invite you
to visit our beautiful and modern facility with on-site parking.
The following is an overview of the mainline research that we conduct
on an on-going basis. We have divided this research into the following
five main categories. The main emphasis is on present day clinical
uses of the latest and best Medical and Health research:
Advanced Medical Health Clinic offers many cutting-edge technologies
in the area of highly effective clinical tools. These technologies
1) Computer-Controlled Traction (CCT). Spinal decompression
is a term that describes the relief of pressure on one or many pinched
nerves (neural impingement) of the spinal column (1).
Spinal decompression can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically
and is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such
as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic
and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Surgical spinal decompression
can be performed in two common procedures. These procedures are known
as microdiscectomy, or microdecompression, and laminectomy, or open
decompression. Microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure
in which a portion of a herniated nucleus pulpolsus is removed by
way of a surgical instrument or laser while using an operating microscope
or loupe for magnification
(2). Laminectomy is an invasive surgical
procedure in which a small portion of the arch of the vertebrae (bone)
is removed from the spine to alleviate the pressure on the pinched
nerve. This is an elective procedure for those that have not found
relief of their back pain through more conservative treatment options.
(3). Non-surgical spinal decompression is achieved through the use
of mechanical traction controlled through an on-board computer that
controls the force and angle of disc distraction. Thus, non-surgical
spinal decompression can simply be called computer controlled traction.
This enhanced control allows non-surgical spinal decompression tables
to apply a traction force to the discs of the spinal column and significantly
reduce intradiscal pressure.
Controlled Traction (CCT) is a permanent low-cost, high tech
cure for most spinal problems. All-to-often, back surgery is performed
unnecessarily. Many aren't aware of both the financial and medical
benefits of CCT. CCT is a highly effective technology that is supported
by insurance companies due to the outstanding success rates and relatively
low costs compared to surgery. An MRI is required to qualify for CCT.
More than 75% of all patients with spine problems are good candidates
for CCT (4).
A typical back surgery will cost an insurance company more than $50,000.
CCT costs range from $1,500 to $3,000 depending on the number of treatments
required. It makes use of angles and forces along with the proper
number of repetitions to a particular area of the spine per session.
CCT is a highly effective alternative to surgery, chiropractic and
traditional physical therapy. This process hydrates the affected disk
and aids in nursing it back to a healthy state. The surrounding muscles
undergo neuromuscular re-education and help take pressure off of the
disk and nerves during a rather rapid healing process. A session takes
about an hour and there are usually a total of 20 sessions with a
minimum of 4 sessions per week. CCT can be directed to cervical, thoracic
and/or lumbar areas even on patients who have had prior surgeries
with hardware implanted. After 4-6 weeks, the patient should be feeling
good as new.
CCT is indicated for: herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc
disease, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica, central stenosis and
in general most neck, middle and/ot lower back pain. CCT is contraindicated
for: diffuse osteoporosis, congenital spinal abnormalities, spondylolysis,
spondylosithesis, fractures, patients who are pregnant and patients
who weigh more than 425 pounds.
1. Spinal decompression
of spinal decompression in the Medical dictionary - by the Free
Online Medical Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia". Medical-dictionary.
2. "Back and Leg Pain - Definition
List | Resources | HJD Spine Center". Med.nyu.edu. Retrieved
3. "Laminectomy -
procedure, recovery, test, blood, tube, removal, pain, complications,
adults, time, infection, operation, medication, heart, types, risk,
rate, Definition". Surgeryencyclopedia.com.
4. Shealy, C Norman; Koladia, Nirman; Wesemann, Merrill M (July 2005).
"Long-term Effect Analysis of IDD Therapy in low back pain: a
retrospective clinical pilot study" (PDF). American
Journal of Pain Management (American Academy of Pain Management)
15 (3): 93ï¿½97. ISSN 1059-1494. Retrieved 2009-03-19.
2) Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT).
Considerable insight into the effect of wavelength on LLLT has been
gained from the work of TI Karu, who over a period of years [1,2,3]
conducted extensive research using cell cultures of various types.
Her work has provided an action spectrum for bio-stimulation of the
rate of DNA synthesis in HeLa cells, and for the proliferation of
bacteria and yeast colonies. These spectra show peaks in the blue
(404 and 454 nm), red (620 nm), and near infrared (760 and 830 nm)
wavelengths. Her findings also reveal that individual spectral bands
may give antagonistic effects on the all-important electron transport
chain, for example, blue versus red, and ultraviolet versus red, when
these respective wavelengths are delivered in sequence .
Wound healing consists of several distinct phases [4,5,6], all of
which can be affected at the cellular level by LLLT. The initial,
pro-inflammatory and vaso-active phases of inflammation include clotting
of any cut blood vessels and deposition of a platelet plug, after
which the site is infiltrated by neutrophils and macrophages. These
infiltrating cells, together with resident tissue cells and fibroblasts,
release a variety of biologically active substances including growth
factors. For example, enhanced production of fibroblast growth factor
can occur with Low Level Laser Therapy from fibroblasts and macrophages.
Faster wound closure is of great importance in compromised patients,
such as diabetics, and patients undergoing treatment for malignancies.
Because LLLT can enhance the release of growth factors from fibroblasts,
and can stimulate cell proliferation, it is able to improve wound
healing in such compromised patients. Histological studies have demonstrated
that laser irradiation improves wound epithelialization, cellular
content, granulation tissue formation, and collagen deposition in
laser-treated wounds, compared to untreated sites [4,9]. These findings
have been confirmed in oral mucosal wound healing in clinical studies
in humans .
Only a very small subset of research has been shown here. The LLLT
literature is large, with more than 1000 papers published on this
topic. It is a real task to dissect this literature due to the variation
in laser equipment, methodology and dosimetry between the different
studies It is important to have sham-irradiated controls in clinical
studies is an important element, since placebo effects can be important
(8). Furthermore, the newer laser diode technology has made significant
breakthroughs in significantly lower costs, improving capabilities
and decreasing sizes of these incredible low level laser devices within
the last 10 years (7).
1. Karu TI. Photobiology of low-power laser therapy. London: Harwood
Academic Publishers. 1989.
2. Karu TI. Photobiological fundamentals of low-power laser therapy.
IEEE J Quant Electron QE-2 1987:3:1703-1717.
3. Karu TI. Molecular mechanism of the therapeutic effect of low-intensity
laser radiation. Lasers Life Sci 1988:2:53-74.
4. Yu W, Naim JO, Lanzafame RJ. Effects of photostimulation on wound
healing in diabetic mice. Lasers Surg Med 1997:20:56ï¿½63.
5. Mester E, Mester AF, Mester A. The biomedical effects of laser
application. Lasers Surg Med 1985:5:31-39.
6. Walsh LJ, Murphy GF. The role of adhesion molecules in cutaneous
inflammation and neoplasia. J Cutan Pathol 1992:19:161-171.
7. See http://www.newport.com/Tutorial-Laser-DiodeTechnology/852182/1033/content.aspx
8. Laakso EL, Richardson CR, Cramond T. Factors affecting low level
laser therapy. Aust J Physio 1993:39:95-99.
9. Lyons RF, Abergel RP, White RA, Dwyer RM, Castel JC, Uitto J. Biostimulation
of wound healing in vivo by a helium-neon laser. Ann Plast Surg. 1987:18(1):47-50.
10. Marei MK, Abdel-Meguid SH, Mokhtar SA, Rizk SA. Effect of low-energy
laser application in the treatment of denture-induced mucosal lesions.
J Prosthet Dent. 1997:77(3):256-264.
Within the last decade, the two most revolutionary advances in biology
are stem cells and sequencing methodologies in genetics.
1. Stem Cells
Most folks know very little about stem cells. To bridge this gap,
please review the following NIH website: http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/basics/
If you have heart disease, congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy,
you would well-advised to visit the following website:http://texasheart.org/research/stemcellcenter/index.cfm
You may not be able to get these exciting treatments in the United
States due to the red tape at the FDA, but Bangkok has FIVE premiere
hospitals saving heart patients on a daily basis. The European Society
of Cardiology reports that "Stem Cells Heal Hearts!". In
fact, they report that the largest long-term stem cell study in cardiology
history shows huge increase in quality of life for stem cell patients
vs. serious deterioration for standard cardiology patients. And unfortunately,
heart patients, limited to only standard cardiology, die at five times
the rate of stem cell patients.
The advent of high-throughput next generation sequencing technologies
have fostered enormous potential applications of supercomputing techniques
in genome sequencing, epi-genetics, metagenomics, personalized medicine,
discovery of non-coding RNAs and protein-binding sites.
Further, the next generation sequencing technologies will foster enormous
potential applications of supercomputing techniques in genome sequencing,
epi-genetics, metagenomics, personalized medicine, discovery of non-coding
RNAs and protein-binding sites. And most importantly, next generation
sequencing will substitute microarray techniques, the currently used
technology in genomics and bioinformatics.
Science Daily (Jan. 5, 2012) Oxytocin, the "love
hormone" that builds mother-baby bonds and may help us
feel more connected toward one another, can also make surly monkeys
treat each other a little more kindly. Administering the hormone nasally
through a kid-sized nebulizer, like a gas mask, a Duke University
research team has shown that it can make rhesus macaques pay more
attention to each other and make choices that give another monkey
a squirt of fruit juice, even when they don't get one themselves.
Batteries: They power our phones, our computers,
even our cars. But batteries have one big downside, they die! And
usually way to soon and at the worst possible time. Chemist Amy Prieto
and her colleagues at Colorado State University are working to change
A high surface area means it will charge faster. The battery is made
up of three main parts: an anode-made of tiny copper nanowires, a
cathode-made from a rubber-like material, and an electrolyte-made
of plastic that separates the anode from the cathode. Nanowires increase
the battery's performance and are so small that 25 million of them
can fit on the surface of a penny. "So, they're really tiny,
that surface area is about 10,000-times higher, so that's where you
get this power from, Prieto explained.
Wires: Ultra-miniature wires just one atom
tall have been created by inserting a string of phosphorus atoms in
a silicon crystal by a team of researchers from the University of
New South Wales, Melbourne University and Purdue University. This
image from a computational simulation run of the wires shows electron
density as electrons flow from left to right. The wires are 20 times
smaller than the smallest wires now available and measure just four
atoms wide by one phosphorus atom tall. (Credit: Purdue University
image/Sunhee Lee, Hoon Ryu and Gerhard Klimeck) And for physicists,
the results show that Ohm's Law, which demonstrates the relationship
between electrical current, resistance and voltage, continues to apply
all the way down to an atomic-scale wire.
BELIEVE IT or not!!
The following four wonders are either natural or man-made and are
quite real. Believe it! They are all the real deal and presented
here for your educational enlightenment.
The Green Flash is a natural light phenomenon that happens at sunrise
or sunset. If you have not ever seen one, it's because it is faint
and only happens for 1-2 seconds. In the photo, one is caught behind
the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and that magic moment in time
is unforgettable. There are beach restaurants around the world called
"The Green Flash" to make people aware of this natural wonder.
National Geographic News reports this particular fire rainbow was
caught on film on June 3 2006 in northern Idaho not far from the Washington
State border. A fire rainbow is more technically called a "circumhorizon
arc" or "circumhorizontal arc" by weather scientists.
| Global Warming
and Weather Changes
The following are Global Warming Basics starting with the Natural
Resources Defense Council website:
Global warming is very real and we all need to be prepared. Most of
all, you can NOT afford to stick your head in the sand and avoid this
GIANT issue. You may be living in a part of the United States or world
in which very predictable events will happen, increasingly so over
the next 20+ years. These are critical years for all of us. Major
weather forces will appear like never before experienced. The correlation
of factory CO2 emissions and global warming is alarming. The number
one 'potentially controllable' problem is China's industrial expansion
'without' effective CO2 emission controls. Most likely this will only
be remedied after there becomes an undeniable world disaster in which
the political blame falls on China's Leaders.
Haitian Earthquake: A deadly earthquake in the month of January 2010
caused severe damage to Haiti, almost collapsing the country's economy.
The human death numbers exceeded 200,000 and this disaster can be
classified as one of the deadliest in the history of the world. The
magnitude of the earth quake by itself was huge, at 8.9 on the Richter
One of the world's deadliest earthquakes hit the eastern part of Japan
in March 2011. This quake, measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale was
the biggest to hit Japan and left one part of the county completely
devastated. The total cost of the destruction caused by these twin
disasters has overrun several billions of Dollars. In fact, Japanese
economy which was already weakened by the world wide depression now
faces even more decline.
The aftermath of the earthquake has also damaged a nuclear power plant
which has caused further damage to the already ravaged country. Two
of the nuclear reactors exploded, releasing deadly contamination into
the air. The overall death toll has run into several thousands and
still continues to this day. This massive disaster has caused more
damage to Japan than all other disasters put together, including Japanese
devastation in world war two.
Since 1979, there has been a 20% shrinkage in the Artic polar ice
cap (see photo). Glaciers have been retreating for the past couple
of years. The changing weather and environmental effects of this phenomenon
will increase in magnitude every year and at some point will become
profoundly real. Many glacier filled areas in the world are undergoing
a radical change, in the process destroying many animal and plant
life forms. The Antartic (South pole) is actually increasing its ice
mass, but has less than one-half the rate compared to the melting
in the Artic (North pole). Rising seas will severely impact costal
cities. Scientists conservatively project as much as a 3-foot sea-level
rise by 2100. According to a 2001 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
study, Just for the Unites States, this increase would inundate some
22,400 square miles of land along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, primarily
in Louisiana, Texas, Florida and North Carolina.
| 15 Crazy
In the world of inventiveness, there seems to be no bounds. The following
website blog is testimony to that:
Vibrating Belt circa 1950's
The vibrating belt started a whole new trend that simply refuses to
die even 60 years later. Somehow applying intense vibration to certain
parts of your body is supposed to help you shake that fat right off!
Advanced Medical Health Clinic is unique for many reasons: we are
fully supportive of our patients; we treat you like priviledged family
members; moreover, we offer the latest cutting-edge technologies that
are 100% effective; and you can count on excellent service and excellent
results. We invite you to visit our beautiful and modern facility
with on-site parking. The following is an overview of the mainline
services that we offer:
Advanced Medical Health Clinic offers computer-controlled spinal
rehab for all areas of the back, including the lumbar, thoracic
and cervical spine. We add supplemental treatments of low level
laser therapy, therapeutic touch and/or select exercises to effectively
heal and rehabilitate specific injury areas and/or treat unique
|Advanced Medical Health Clinic
evaluates the latest cutting-edge, clinical tools and methodologies
available to our patients.
We recognize the immense technology available through Photo Medical
Lasers. Just for a starter, lasers have both medical & commercial
purposes. There are FOUR main classes of lasers:
||Medical Grade and Use
Class IIIB laser equipment is used for Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
and is the group of Clinical Lasers used at Advanced Medical Health
Clinic. See the SERVICES section for details.
Clinical trials at
Advanced Medical Health Clinic with a test patient base of 92 patients
determined that the upward limit to 100% effective in healing humans
is to use no more than 4W of energy. More than that causes too little
time to incite the cells to heal effectively. Some Class 4 laser
companies push the higher wattage, say 10W to hasten the treatment.
Thus the practitioner saves treatment time by going to the higher
wattage above 4W, but only delivers about 70% effectiveness to healing
patients based on the study mentioned above. Also, the protocol
of moving the Class 4 laser wand like a paint brush is actually
spending less time on the damaged area. Instead, turn down the watts
and let the laser rest on the skin for at least 20 seconds. This
is the minimum reaction time required to heal, again based on the
There are some very effective, yet unique uses of lasers:
1. PUVA uses UVA & UVB wavelengths
cures Eczemia, Psorassi & Vitiligo to a 92% level on an early
2. PhotoDynamicTherapy (PDT) used in the
treatment of some cancers.
3. PhotoBioModulation . . also called Low Level
Laser Therapy (LLLT) (or Cold Laser Therapy)
There are three wavelengths that are most effective:
a) Red light, 635nm wavelength, delivers a 5 to 8 times increase
in healing. Penetrates about 3/8" into the skin.
b) Near Infrared, 808nm wavelength, 2-3" deep penetration,
similar to red light but penetrates to deeper relieve neuromuscular
and joint problems.
CLASS IV is the most powerful of the classes. It starts at a power
of 1/2 Watt and goes up to 10,000 Watts of power. It is used for
surgical, laboratory & military purposes. Typically, the class
IV is a cutting &/or burning Laser. In the below 10W power range,
there are some significant medical applications of the Class IIIb
and Class IV Laser, such as: using as it a Light cure in Dentistry,
LASIK or LASEK for the Eyes, Laser Assisted Surgery, BacteriaArrest
Contraindications: these laser units should not be used for direct
irradiation of the eyes, should not be used for use over the pregnant
uterus, should not be used for use with carcinoma or any known primary
or secondary lesions, should not be used over the thyroid gland,
should not be used for hemorrhage, should not be used when taking
immune suppressant drugs and should not be used over the sympathetic
ganglia (brain), the vagus nerves (brain stem) & the cardiac
region in patients with heart disease.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is indicated for: macular degeneration
and cataracs to significantly improved vision; natural tendon and
ligament repair for tennis elbow, shoulder tears, meniscus injuries
in the knee; ankle and hip joint problems; state-of-the-art hair
growth for men and women; killing skin bacterias, such as acne and
promoting healthy skin repair; and many other applications supported
by a large number of peer-reviewed, up-to-date journal studies proving
the effacieny of this technology.
Red/Blue Cosmetic LED's
Relatively inexpensive. Has multiple beam 5mW each, the red is for
the gradual removal or significant reduction of facial skin wrinkles,
then to blue, or both red and blue, to kill facial bacteria with
blue, such as acne. Skin contact required, especially for the ultrasound
Red Healing Laser
The red LASER is 3-5 times more effective than the very inexpensive,
red LEDS. 7 beam 635nm 5mW each for healing superficial wounds,
injuries and/or burns. Skin contact must be avoided, laser unit
held 1/2" to 1" above skin.
Near Infrared Healing Laser
7 beam 808nm 70mW each, a total of 490mW is directed toward healing
muscoskeletal injuries, mending bones, ligaments and tendons. Requires
the deep penetration treatment technique without moving the laser
unit and skin contact required.
|Major Manufacturers of
Healing Lasers (Class 3 or 4)
||1996 McKinney, TX
||$3K to $12K
||2002 Italy / 2005 USA
||$12K to $27K
||$18K to $25K
|Thor Photo Medicine
||1998 Stuarts Draft, VA
||$3K to $12K
|Apollo Healing Lasers
||$5K to $12K
|MediTech International Inc.
||$5K to $20K
||$3K to $12K
|Advanced Medical Health Clinic
||$2K to $8K