1990 Volume 2 Issue 4 Pages 149-151
The German medical journal Therapiewoche (publisher Verlag G. Braun, Karlsruhe), one which lays claim to credibility, published an editorial in its issue No. 39, 49 (1989) under a heading which read: `Low-power lasers: Humbug or therapeutic light?' The contents of this article were meant to be an epitaph to LLLT medicine. There was someone who would have that laser light biostimulation does not exist, The intention was to ridicule laser therapy, Various assumptions, presumptions and speculations were said to constitute the true and proper science. Graduate engineer Claus Schwing of Frankfurt, West Germany. is the author of this compendium on laser therapy. The scientific problem appears simple, summarized by him as: Laser therapy is humbug! From a question mark in the heading. the text of the article advances to a statement of fact!
In the following the major passages of Mr Schwing's article are summarized (in translation by the author DK) together with my reply. which unfortunately was not printed in Therapiewoche. I have it to the reader of Laser Therapy to draw their own conclusions.