Dr Houssien is a consultant rheumatologist and holds the American Board of Low Level Laser certificate from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery in California.
He was driven by passion to offer patients new treatment options for musculoskeletal conditions — injuries or damage to the body’s joints and tissues that support the limbs, back or neck. With a view to avoid side effects of standard therapies, by using a remedy that was non-invasive and non-drug-based, where patients should feel a difference after the first session.
Extensive research that showed a significant degree of pain-reduction could be achieved by using low-level laser acupuncture (LLLTA). Dr Houssien developed his new method by using low-level laser LLLT on traditional acupuncture points, as well as applying pressure during the treatment to simulate the effect of acupressure. Laser acupuncture (LLLTA) is an integral part of the strategy he uses in his clinic.
The effectiveness of LLLT remains arguable. However, it has shown benefit in the treatment of painful neurological and musculoskeletal disorders such neck and low back pain and was approved in 2002 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a non-significant risk device that may be used an adjunctive treatment of painful conditions.
Laser acupuncture affects the function of connective-tissue cells called fibroblasts and increases the production of natural substances such as endorphin which decreases the pain and Serotonin which decreases the muscle spasm.
The treatment helps to accelerate connective tissue repair and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent without causing any significant complications. The primary goal was to treat patients more efficiently, reducing most treatments to one or two sessions; patients should feel a difference after the first session.