“For 50 years no less than 1000 books were published (monographs, collections, methodical and clinical materials), thousands of researches were carried out.”
Until recently laser therapy was ignored in some countries, especially in Western Europe and the United States, it was considered that its effectiveness was not proven, there was little reliable research, mechanisms were not known, etc. Only at the beginning of the 21st century attitude toward low level laser therapy (LLLT) has changed, it was clearly shown that negative studies on LLLT were results of a wrong set of parameters, conclusions of these negative studies are quoted often while some read only abstracts, without scrutinizing a publication carefully.
LLLT has been applied in clinical practice since the 80’s of the last century in many countries: Japan, China, Canada, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, Latin America and Eastern Europe. However, this highly effective method of treatment was never as widespread as in Russia.
A quote from me: “In Russia, laser therapy is a standard of care similar to how antibiotics are a standard of care in America. Meaning, everyone in Russia knows about these lasers. But here in America, people look at you like you’re crazy.”
Here’s the full link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5474383/