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Bone mineral density improvement by Vitamin D plus fluoride is augmented by laser acupuncture – RCT March 2023


Effect of laser acupuncture on pain and density of bone in osteoporotic postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial

Menopause. 2023 Mar 21. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000002166 Behind Paywall
Elham S Hassan 1, Ahmed Mohamed Maged 2, Amal Kotb 3, Mona Fouad 2, Noura El-Nassery 2, Wafaa M Kamal 4

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the value of laser acupuncture (LA) on forearm bone mineral density (BMD) and wrist pain in osteoporotic postmenopausal women.

Methods: Sixty-eight postmenopausal women diagnosed with osteoporosis were randomly allocated equally to one of two sets. The drug-only group received calcium and vitamin D3 supplement containing fluoride daily for 12 weeks, whereas the drug/LA group received LA therapy for 20 minutes per session, three sessions weekly, in addition to the same supplementation. The primary outcome parameter was assessment of BMD of the nondominant arm. Other outcomes included wrist pain.

Results: There was a highly significant improvement in the
T-score of forearm BMD in both groups

  • -2.844 ± 0.476 to -2.597 ± 0.478 and
  • -2.944 ± 0.486 to -1.652 ± 0.728 in the drug-only and drug/LA groups, respectively; P < 0.0001) and

visual analog scale score (

  • 7.50 ± 0.79 to 4.24 ± 1.07 and
  • 7.24 ± 0.82 to 3.09 ± 0.75 in the drug-only and drug/LA group, respectively; P < 0.0001).

The improvement of both BMD and pain score was significantly higher in the drug/LA group (-1.303 and 4.15) compared with the drug-only group (-0.247 and 3.26; P < 0.0001).

Conclusions: LA in combination with calcium and vitamin D supplementation containing fluoride is an effective modality in improving forearm BMD and reducing pain in osteoporotic postmenopausal women.


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  1. Energizes the mitocondria
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  3. Increases Magnesium
  4. Increases Nitric Oxide

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