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    Intravascular laser irradiation of blood (ILIB) –Activate Your Health

    Art editor Img  I-Hsiu Liou, MD
      Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      Assistant professor

      What is ILIB?

      Intravascular laser irradiation of blood (ILIB) is also a low-power   therapeutic tool that is applied in many clinical events to facilitate  circulation.

      Mechanism involves well-understood intracellular processes with  Cytochrome c, a photoacceptor, which can be stimulated by    ILIB, promotes adenosine triphosphate (ATP)production to    enhance the efficacy of the respiratory chain in the mitochondria.

    Evidenced-based medicine: Increase circulation & Anti-free radical!

    Geneal indication of ILIB: pain treatment, tissue repair, and postendovascular restenosis.

    According to medical journal, ILIB can :

    1. Ehance oxygen trasportation by red blood cell:ILIB can facilitate circulation.
    2. Improve activity of mitochondrial of white blood cell:ehance immuinity. ILIB revealed a significantly higher mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number, white blood cell adenosine triphosphate (WBC ATP) synthesis, and total antioxidant capacity (TAC)。
    3. Antioxidant defenses to prevent from free radical attack: The chronic SCI study confirm that the application of a He-Ne laser could improve mitochondrial activities (DNA and ATP synthesis) in WBC and reinforce antioxidant defenses in the blood serum of chronic SCI patients.
    4. Regulation of lipid metabolism : ILIB would increase HDL(good cholesterol) and reduce LDL (bad cholesterol)。Good cholesterol will protect you from cardiovascular disease, while bad cholesterol will increase risk of brain stroke.
    5. Analgesia:decrease pain.


    Clinical application:

    1. Stroke: ILIB can improve the blood circulation in brain after stroke and improve functional recovery!
    2. Sinal cord injury: ILIB can ehance antioxidant defenses and decrease LDL and ehance HDL.
    3. Fibromyalgia: ILIB had a better effect on pain severity, sleep, mood disorder, and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.
    4. Daytime Energy: Our clincal experience reveal that ILIB can make you full of energy with better mood and motivation。
    5. Insomnia: Our clincal experience reveal that ILIB can make you sleep easily in the evening with good sleep quaility.
    6. Decrease chemotherapy side effect


    Treatment plan

    (Fig 1: Intravascular laser irradiation of blood (ILIB)  Made by: Dr.I-Hsiu LIOU劉亦修 )

    Accessible & available treatment: outpatient/inpatient

    After evaluation by your phisiatrist in physical medicine and rehabilitation department, you can start ILIB treatment.

    Art editor Img

    (Fig 2: Intravascular laser irradiation of blood (ILIB)    Made by: Dr.I-Hsiu LIOU劉亦修 )

    (Fig 3: Intravascular laser irradiation of blood (ILIB)    Made by: Dr.I-Hsiu LIOU劉亦修 )