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University of British Columbia

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Dr. Gunn wishes to draw attention to a successful case in treating a respiratory condition in late 1999.
Rather than using his favored tool (the needle), in this case he opted for laser.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Successfully Treated with Low Level Laser Therapy

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a medical emergency, which may be precipitated by an acute injury to the lung. The injury can also follow direct chest trauma from aspiration of gastric contents or inhalation of toxic gasses. ARDS is not itself a specific disease but a syndrome - a group of symptoms and signs that make up one of the most important forms of respiratory failure.

PDF ARDS Article

Research articles published recently regarding COVID19 in Australia, whereby Dr. Gunn's article above is cited as reference.


Whole-Organ Transdermal Photobiomodulation (PBM) of COVID-19: A 50-Patient Case Study

A Potential Role for Photobiomodulation Therapy in Disease Treatment and Prevention in the Era of COVID-19

Authors: Ann Liebert, Brian Bicknell, Wayne Markman, Hosen Kiat

A 57-Year-Old African American Man with Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia Who Responded to Supportive Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT): First Use of PBMT in COVID-19


Photobiomodulation, low level laser light therapy, LLLLT, UV, ultra violet, COVID-19, respiratory distress, ARDS


iSTOP's role is transitioning to
UBC Gunn IMS Program – Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
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