$220/New Patient and $165/Established patient + office visit as this therapy is always with practitioner and involves additional evaluation and management. (Louisville with Mike Kehoe, PA-C, PhD)
1. What is LED?
Laser Energetic Detox is an attempt to modulate the body’s response to a variety of toxins. It employs the use of ART (Autonomic Response Testing) as a means by which to determine which toxins are most burdensome to a given patient’s body at any given time and then determine which Bach Flower remedies are best suited to antidote them. Biophotons of a specific frequency (ie. light of a specific frequency) is passed through a glass vial containing the homeopathic (highly-diluted) toxin solution and then onto the body in a sweeping fashion. This is thought to promote the release of the toxin over the course of the next 24 ½ hours.
2. How does LED work?
Emerging science has proven the existence of a ‘light body’ surrounding the physical one, and suggests that light is likely to form the foundation of a communication system used by every cell in the body. LED is thought to accelerate and amplify the process cellular detoxification by using light to communicate information about the toxins paired to Bach Flower remedies.
3. Does it work on similar energy pathways as acupuncture?
Yes. It turns out a laser beam of specific frequency can stimulate acupuncture points — perhaps more effectively than needles. By “painting” the entire body we make sure that all appropriate acupuncture control points (of which there are thousands) are stimulated during the session.
4. How do I dress for the LED treatment?
Light clothing is fine. However, all metal is removed from the body prior to the treatment; jewelry, clothes with metals, belts, electronic devices, etc., might be better left at home.
5. Can I detox everything in one (1) LED session?
Usually multiple sessions are required. It all depends on the number of toxins identified in the initial ART review. However, for many adults, especially those who have chronic illnesses, this number can be significant. The toxins will be prioritized using ART principles and broken up into separate LED sessions such that a manageable number of toxins are addressed at each session.
6. What is the potential for adverse reactions?
With rapid detoxification comes the potential for detox reactions. Therefore, the sessions are frequently carried out once or twice per week. With proper patient preparation (see below) the risk is small. It’s common to feel slightly more tired for the rest of the day after a session. Please plan to ‘take it easy’ after a session.
7. How long does the LED session take?
The initial session to determine the toxin load and prioritization is generally conducted at the time of an office visit scheduled for 60 minutes. This office visit is billable to insurance and the ART is bundled into the cost of first LED session, which is $220. Subsequent sessions are shorter but do include a brief office visit with the provider to review how the previous session was tolerated, discuss any questions and an abbreviated ART session to refine the protocol. This office visit is again billable to insurance and the ART is bundled into the cost of the follow up LED session, which is $165. In most cases, the whole thing takes about 30-40 minutes.
8. How many sessions are necessary?
An average of 3-5 LED sessions is common but more or less may be needed and it’s not always possible to predict the total recommended number at the time of the first visit.
9. Can all toxins be detoxed through LED?
In most cases a single session is adequate to make any given toxin undetectable by ART. The primary exception to this rule is Mercury. This is thought to be because Mercury (Hg) can take many forms in the body. We believe it can be safely and effectively treated with LED but several sessions may be required. Some patients need ‘booster’ treatments every 6-12m; others may require treatment with chelation therapy.