New Treatments Can End Opioid Use in Australia
An Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released on November 8th revealed that more than three million Australians have an opioid prescription, and about 715,000 used pharmaceutical opioids for non-medical uses in 2016-17. Pharmaceutical opioids were more likely than heroin to be involved in opioid deaths and opioid hospitalisations. In the decade to 2016, hospitalisations because of opioid poisoning increased by 25 percent.
Three Australians die from opioid use every day and 150 are hospitalised because of the drugs, the new research shows.
The study reiterates the rising number of deaths caused by opioids in Australia, with a recent study from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre also showing deaths from the drugs have doubled over the past decade.
“The number of deaths in 2016 is the highest recorded since a peak of 1245 in 1999, when the rate was around seven deaths per 100,000 people,” AIHW spokeswoman Lynelle Moon says.
Research is emerging to support alternatives to narcotics. These range from acupuncture, meditation, exercise and proper nutrition, chiropractic treatment, massage, and MLS Laser Therapy.
MLS Laser Therapy is a powerful alternative to addictive pain medications.
The MLS Laser (Multiwave Locked System) is a patented laser therapy system that combines the power of dual wavelength design that produces simultaneous action on pain, inflammation, and oedema through 905nm pulsed emissions synchronised with 808nm continuous emissions. This results in deeper tissue penetration and longer lasting results.
It’s a non-invasive form of laser therapy with no known risks or harmful side effects. It’s for these reasons that many pain patients find MLS Laser Therapy an appealing form of treatment, especially because it requires no medications, injections, or surgery. It is not addictive, and patients experience no pain while receiving treatments.
When applied, the MLS laser produces photons of light that penetrate tissue 3-4 cm deep. At this deeper tissue penetration, MLS Laser Therapy can provide the greatest anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. The light produced by the laser then acts on localised cells, accelerating their growth and reproduction, while helping cells take in more nutrients at a faster rate.
In multiple studies, it has been found that the MLS Laser significantly reduces chronic pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic arthritis, and knee injuries. Researchers have found favourable analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and biostimulating effects of laser.
MLS Laser Therapy helps boost mitochondrial activity, helps lymph drainage, reduces pain and swelling, promotes the parasympathetic system and quickens the healing process.
It is used to treat:
- Muscle soreness, strains, and tears
- Degenerative joint conditions (Arthritis, Bursitis)
- General pain and bruising
- Neurological conditions
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Wounds and ulcers
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Amongst other conditions and diseases.
GP’s, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists, orthopaedic surgeons, and neurologists are using the MLS Laser to help their patients recover faster.
MLS Laser Therapy works by directly acting on areas of the body damaged by conditions and diseases that cause chronic pain. This is unlike other alternative medicine and prescription medication that must go through different pathways and can’t target the source of pain directly.
The MLS Laser has brought relief to thousands of patients worldwide and is at the forefront of not only modern medicine’s evolution, but the battle against the opioid crisis.