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Whole-Body News Update

Volume 7, Issue 3, March 2009

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As Seen On Oprah:

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - A Great Longevity Tool

The March 24, 2009 Oprah Winfrey show featured a segment on extending your life span with Dr. Mehmet Oz, who talked about the health benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Dr. Oz referred to hyperbaric oxygen therapy as "one of the greatest longevity tools."

Dr. Oz said of oxygen under pressure, "It gets me to mobilize stem cells from my bone marrow....It gets those cells moving along so it goes out to heal areas in some parts of the body, like the brain, where you don't always have a lot of oxygen in the tissues, it might improve memory. It might play a role in making those cells which have energy factories function more efficiently."

Not only did Dr. Oz report about hyperbaric oxygen therapy, but he also experienced an hour inside a hyperbaric chamber (like the ones we have in our center pictured above).

Dr. Oz also touted the benefits of infrared saunas, in fact, he had a session in the same sauna, Sun Light Sauna, that we have in our center. Infrared sauna helps with detoxification and as Dr. Oz states, "It gets your heart to beat faster, and it burns calories. It raises your metabolism a little bit, and also when you sweat, you sweat out toxins through the skin." Readers of this newsletter, can enjoy a special offer from Sunlight Sauna by clicking here.

Congratulations to Oprah for taking on these topics.


In The News
Autism and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The March 19 issue of Science Daily reported on the first randomized, controlled, double- blind study to evaluate the usefulness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for children with autism. The results were very positive, as the children who were treated showed beneficial changes in their functioning, language skills, eye contact, etc. These improvements were not found in the control group. Journal Reference: D.A. Rossingnol, et al., BMC Pediatrics, March 2009.

Upcoming Event: Autism Information Fair - Stop by and Visit Whole-Body Medicine's Hyperbaric Information Display

The Third Annual Autism Information Fair will take place at the Westchester County Center at 198 Central Avenue in White Plains, New York, on Sunday, April 26th between 11am and 3pm. This event, co-sponsored by Navigating the Spectrum and The Department of Community Mental Health, provides a day of education, encouragement, and empowerment for all those who care about children on the autism spectrum. Please come visit our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy exhibit and meet Dr. Adam Breiner.



Feature Article

A Look at Hot and Cold Lasers from a Clinical Perspective

In this newsletter, I would like to discuss lasers, not from a technical point of view, but strictly from a clinical perspective.

Lasers in dentistry today are used both to remove tooth structure and to treat periodontal disease.

I use two ENGINEs of lasers, one "hot" and one "cold".

The hot laser is used for minor surgical procedures such as removing a fibroma in the lip or for removing excess gingival (gum) tissue. I also use it to remove gingival tissue when preparing teeth for crowns in order to get a perfect impression. If you pull your lips outward, and look in a mirror, you will see the frenum - the taut tissue between your cheek and gum tissue in the area of your front and side teeth. Often the pull of this tissue will cause gum recession. Surgically correcting this problem used to involve at lot of post-operative pain. With the laser there is virtually no pain. Soft tissue procedures using the laser can often be done with only topical anesthetic.

I can also use the laser to clean out periodontal pockets. When treated with the laser in a series of visits, the pocket will often resolve, with new bone being formed.

Because the laser seals nerve endings and blood vessels, post-op pain and bleeding is minimal. This is why it is also helpful in diminishing the pain of herpetic ulcers. An additional advantage over the traditional scalpel is that sutures are not needed.

I use the cold laser on the roots of sensitive teeth, over the temporomandibular joint, after surgery on sinus and lymph points, and essentially anywhere inflammation is a problem or where I want to aid healing.

Cold lasers promote healing because they increase collagen production, increase vasodilation, increase cell metabolism, reduce edema, and increase tissue and bone repair.

The cold laser I use is a low powered one, in the milliwatt range. My son, Dr. Adam Breiner, has a more powerful 7 watt cold laser. It is FDA cleared. I have seen his laser give remarkable results. A patient had a severely sprained ankle and was worried that she would not be able to take her grandchild on a trip to Disneyworld 4 days later. After two laser treatments, she was fine and able to do all the walking her Disney trip required. Another patient had a bursa on the elbow the size of a golf ball. Laser treatment healed this in a short time. Patients with arthritis are amazed at the relief they feel. A friend of ours was scheduled for carpel tunnel surgery. She used the laser a few times and cancelled the surgery. Over the last two and one half years she has remained pain free with just a few "tune-ups".

With the use of ozone, homeopathics, lasers and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, surgery for cavitations will probably be necessary in a very small percentage of cases.

Below are just some of the conditions that studies around the world have shown to be helped by laser treatment:

Trigeminal neuralgia
Diabetic ulcers and neuropathy
Soft tissue wounds in general
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Tendonitis
Neuralgic pain
Nerve repair

I think you can see why I am so excited about lasers. I believe that lasers are going to be a big part of medicine and dentistry in the future.

[For the health care practitioners interested in the high power laser, call or mail me and I can give you the contact information of the company.]

© 2009, Mark A. Breiner, DDS

The information presented is for educational purposes only. You should consult a qualified health practitioner for diagnosis and treatment.


Dr. Mark Breiner's book, Whole-Body Dentistry, is available on-line at www.wholebodydentistry.com or by phone at 1.800.BOOKLOG (800.266.5564).


About Dr. Mark Breiner:

Whole Body News Update expert, Mark A. Breiner, DDS, FAGD, FIAOMT, is a leading authority and pioneer in the field of holistic dentistry. He is the author of the popular consumer education book, Whole-Body Dentistry, a guide to the "dental connection" to whole-body wellness. With more than 30 years experience, Dr. Breiner has helped patients from across the US and other countries attain a higher overall level of dental health and general well-being. Dr. Breiner is a past President of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. He is in private practice in Trumbull, Connecticut.

"Whole-Body Dentistry is more than whether your teeth are healthy; it's whether you are healthy!" - Dr. Robert C. Atkins, M.D.


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