Moskvin S.V., Khadartsev A.A.
Methods of effective low-level laser therapy in the treatment of patients with bronchial asthma (literature review)
Sergey Vladimirovich Moskvin a,*, Aleksandr Agubechirovich Khadartsev b
a O.K. Skobelkin State Scientific Center of Laser Medicine under the Federal Medical Biological Agency, Moscow, 121165, Russia
b Medical Institute, Tula State University, Tula, 300028, Russia
Bronchial asthma is an autoimmune disease, one of the most common and practically non-treatable by standard methods. At present, the used drugs only maintain a state of temporary remission, simultaneously having a negative effect on various organs and structures and causing side effects.
At the same time, the experts have ignored more than 50 years of successful experience of low-level laser therapy, the results of hundreds of studies proving the effectiveness of the method in treating patients with all forms of bronchial asthma. It is proved that therapeutic and periodic (2-4 per year) courses of low-level laser therapy can significantly decrease the frequency and severity of attacks, reduce or cancel the reception of medicines, as well as negative consequences.
In this brief review, only some part of studies is given as an example; pediatrics issues are almost not discussed. However, the review clearly demonstrates that various methods of laser illumination (specific techniques are given) make it possible to influence almost all the known pathogenesis of the disease, and low-level laser therapy is a truly effective method of treatment.
We note that there are very few publications published on the topic outside of Russia. Russian scientists, as always, are ahead of world science and low-level laser therapy practice.
Keywords: bronchial asthma, low-level laser therapy