Frequency of treatment depends of the duration of existence of
the disease. (How long since the problem has arisen?)
1. Acute diseases (recently arisen) and treatment of postsurgery
Treatments are to be applied daily during 1-2 weeks, later 3 times per week until the cessation of symptoms. Already during the first treatment or within one day improvement may be noticed.
2. Treatment of chronic (lasting) diseases (arisen earlier than 6-8 weeks):
Prolonged diseases are to be treated less frequently. Use the laser instrument 3 times per week until the cessation or significant decrease of symptoms.
Following the first treatments mild tingle may be felt, several hours later the pain may increase in case of several chronic diseases (treatment reaction), but this is temporary symptom. Intensity of the pain keeps decreasing with the number of treatments and leaves off after 3-4 treatments, and the improvement starts up. Such treatment reaction is a normal accompanying symptom indicating the patient’s reaction to the therapy.
If we observe that e.g. the aching joint neither gets better nor gets worse, we probably treated with too low dosage (enlightening of too short duration).
If by chance the pain increases, becomes prolonged as a result of treatments, it may mean that the dosage of treatment was too high. Over-treatment does not cause lasting harm. In this case several treatments are omihed and the therapy is continued with lower doses (less sessions or shorter duration).
One of the reason of the accompanying pain is the sudden restart of microcirculation (flow of blood in the smallest veins) in the stagnant areas. Decomposition products (not carried away) accumulated in the stagnant parts get into the circulation suddenly, therefore nausea, fatigue, malaise may occur (following treatment of extended areas or high doses).
If the increased dose does not reduce the pain within a few weeks, the pain is likely to radiate to this point but the root cause is somewhere else. Finding the real cause of pain is addressed by “trigger point therapy”.
More frequent or prolonged treatments does not necessarily accelerate healing, because there is a biological limit beyond with cells which cannot be further stimulated by irradiation!