As a Certified Laser Therapist, Dave Hanemaayer is the first laser therapy expert in Waterloo Region to offer laser for the purposes of treating infertility related health issues.
Laser therapy is also known as low level laser therapy, LLLT, photobiomodulation therapy, laser acupuncture, and cold laser therapy.
This service is offered separate from his massage therapy practice.
Lazer Dave uses modern European laser technology in his practice (RJ Lasers)
Serving the laser acupuncture and laser therapy to quit smoking, weight loss, addiction and infertility needs of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Galt, Preston, Guelph, Hamilton, Toronto, Mississauga, London, Brantford, Paris, Stratford, Acton, Milton, Ayr, Woodstock, Fergus, Elora, Elmira and surrounding areas.
needles pierce the skin as in traditional acupuncture. This is acupuncture "without the puncture". Only gentle
low-intensity laser light is applied to acupuncture points to promote a natural healing response. Laser light is not only more comfortable then traditional needle acupuncture, but in Dave's clinical experience more effective as well.
Infertility rates continue to grow as prevalence has nearly TRIPLED in the last 25 years. Approximately 15% of the population face fertility challenges. In many cases the fertility problem is not a female concern as 40-45% of cases rest with the male being responsible. The underlying causes of infertility are often complicated and challenging to specifically diagnosis (especially males). However fertility experts do agree on one thing and that is women waiting to become pregnant until they are older is a major factor that contributes to decreased rates of successful pregnancies.
Fortunately, a relatively new and clinically proven treatment utilizing laser therapy can increase successful pregnancy rates, even in older women.
Gentle laser light is applied to specific acupuncture points of the hands, lower legs, and ear in addition to the reproductive organ areas of the lower abdomen (without the use of acupuncture needles).
The goal of this more natural, non-invasive, safe and clinically-tested approach is to stimulate blood flow to the reproductive organs and enhance overall cellular production of energy. Laser therapy has been proven to increase the chances of pregnancy, even in challenging fertility situations where women are pursuing Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART).
Recent clinical trials are demonstrating that laser therapy significantly boosts pregnancy rates of women and men. This even applies to women who have been historically unsuccessful with assisted reproduction treatments like In Vitro fertilization (IVF).
It has been Lazer Dave's clinical experience that laser can yield dramatic results for people facing challenging reproductive issues*.
Fertility conditions or situations that are treatable using laser therapy:
Many of the above issues can be difficult to diagnose. As a result, laser therapy is especially relevant if you are having difficulty becoming pregnant without a known cause.
* Results cannot be guaranteed, always consult with your doctor regarding any serious health issues.
Western medicine has traditionally maintained that declining egg quality associated with ageing go hand-in-hand and is irreversible.
Despite this common opinion, cutting edge research using low level laser light conducted in Japan and Denmark demonstrates that it is possible to improve fertility in women and men by slowing down the aging process and improving egg quality.
So what do the studies show? Essentially the research demonstrates that applying laser therapy over the reproductive organs (i.e. ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, etc.) and specific acupuncture points can do the following:
Recent clinical results in Denmark report that laser therapy resulted in a pregnancy rate of 66% success for women after at least 4 years of failure with other assisted reproductive technology (ART) approaches.
In Japan, studies demonstrate a connection between laser therapy and improved fertility. Even in low doses, laser therapy can improve women's chances of conception. Dr Toshio Ohshiro at Sanno Hospital in Japan demonstrated during an extended trial that when laser therapy was performed in 701 infertile patients, 22.3% (156) became pregnant. It is reported that just over half (50.1%) reported a successful live birth rate.
The clinical explanation for the differing results between the Denmark and Japanese studies is that in the Japanese study laser therapy was not directly applied to the reproductive organs. Dave targets the reproductive organs directly with laser therapy in addition to acupuncture points for his laser fertility treatments.
These recent clinical trials and Dave's clinical experience using laser for fertility in his own practice is GOOD NEWS for those facing fertility hurdles and wishing to conceive. Read on to discover the science behind this effective technology.
* Results cannot be guaranteed, always consult with your doctor regarding any serious health issues.
All cells in the body are powered by battery like structures called mitochondria. Ova (egg cells in women) have about 200 times the mitochondria than other cells. When eggs or ova are maturing, they use an incredible amount of energy, especially during embryo implantation and division. When a women reaches approximately 35 years of age, the mitochondria begin to degrade. At approximately 40 years of age, 9 out 10 eggs are abnormal.
Studies show that the mitochondria of older ova or eggs typically produce considerably less adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the source of a cell's energy. This has a serious impact on fertility, as the rate of division and successful outcomes of embryo implantation are reduced when less ATP are present in the cell. The amount of ATP or energy present in ova or eggs is a much more important factor in fertility then the actual maternal age of a woman, especially as it relates to the use of laser therapy. Recent science demonstrates that laser therapy is a game changer in this regard as we now know it has been proven to enhance ATP production.
Moreover, it is well known that older follicles have fewer defensive capabilities against oxidative stress which causes cellular damage. This has a direct impact on In Vitro Fertility (IVF) outcomes. Studies show that laser therapy treatment positively influences IVF success rates.
Increasing energy levels (ATP), improving blood circulation, reduction of scar tissue and inflammation are all very beneficial to the female's reproduction potential.
General Effects Of Laser Therapy
Increased production and release of:
Clinical Benefits Of Laser Therapy Specifically For Infertility Issues
While traditional Chinese acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the treatment of various infertility issues, laser acupuncture or laser therapy has been shown to have an even higher rate of success. Plus laser light is very comfortable and relaxing, as opposed to the potential discomfort associated with traditional acupuncture needles.
A 2008 study reported in Fertility & Sterility magazine found that “implantation rates were significantly improved with laser acupuncture” when patients are treated with laser acupuncture before and after embryo transfer.
These are general guidelines, your individual situation needs to be assessed and a tailor made treatment plan developed:
Schedule your first appointment by clicking the blue "SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT" icon and choosing "Laser Therapy For Infertility Program". This first appointment includes an in-depth consultation and your first laser treatment. Subsequent appointments are then booked according to your individual fertility needs.
Before your first appointment, Dave will email you a list of consultation questions. In addition, you will be required to make a 50% deposit via PayPal (mandatory). PayPal account not necessary to complete deposit, only a credit card number.
When you come for your first laser therapy treatment for infertility issues with Dave Hanemaayer at his clinic (101 Lydia Street, Kitchener), Dave will first conduct a detailed health history assessment. This is also your time to address any remaining concerns or questions. Then, he will introduce and explain the laser devices he will use for your laser treatment(s).
Next, he will have you relax
by lying down on a comfortable treatment table and have you put on protective eye wear. For the most part you will remain clothed during your treatment (except the abdomen area). Dave will begin treatment by applying gentle laser light to acupoints on your face, neck, arms, and legs. Simultaneously, he will also use a specialized laser device to treat your lower abdominal area in order to stimulate directly the reproductive organs.
Most clients find treatment extremely relaxing and some even fall asleep for a short nap. You may feel a slight warm sensation through your body or a relaxing "heaviness" in your arms and legs. As the necessary points and areas are stimulated with the laser light, your body should begin to release endorphins and other powerful neuro-chemicals which promote a pleasant sense of calmness.
At the conclusion of treatment, Dave will ask you to slowly get up and before you leave book or confirm your next treatment date(s) and time(s).
Dave generally does not need to consult directly with your family physician, fertility specialist or Naturopathic Doctor unless your infertility condition is especially challenging and would benefit from collaboration.
Dave is of course receptive to questions or concerns from your fertility specialist(s) who may be new to the use and proven benefits of laser therapy for infertility concerns.
Your family physician, fertility specialist, Naturopathic Doctor, or any other therapist you are concurrently seeking professional treatment from for your fertility concern(s) should be aware of your laser therapy treatments. This will allow them to factor laser therapy into any Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment plan and/or general fertility treatment plan.
Yes. Laser therapy is safe and painless. There are few if any absolute contraindications to treatment. There have been over 5000+ scientific studies completed on laser therapy and no serious side effects have ever been recorded. Any potential minor side effects will be discussed with you before your treatment(s).
Recent clinical trials out of Denmark show laser therapy had a 66% pregnancy success rate for women after at least 4 years of failure with other assisted reproductive technology (ART) approaches.
Based on Dave's clinical experience using laser for fertility issues, he estimates his rate of success higher than the Denmark results*. He attributes these results to a "combined" therapeutic approach by not only using laser locally on the reproductive areas of the lower abdomen, but also stimulating acupuncture points (no needles, just gentle laser light) on the neck, face, arms and legs. This approach likely promotes compounded and synergistic results, with the end result of increased chances for higher pregnancy rates*.
*Results cannot be guaranteed.
For most infertility related health concerns, it is optimal to start early in the follicular phase of your cycle.
However, if you have a long standing chronic condition where you have significant scar tissue in the abdominal area due to previous surgery, Sexual Transmitted Disease (STI), endometriosis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) or similar, then the timing of treatments is not as critical.
During your first appointment, the consultation process will help Dave develop and propose a treatment plan detailing the amount and frequency of treatments. The treatment plan will be based on your unique infertility challenges and individual situation.
Dave Hanemaayer, RMT, CAMA
101 Lydia Street, Kitchener ON,