Dr Bernard Brom has over 40 years of experience working with laser. Here, he offers some in-depth insights into coMra’s powerful healing modality.

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The coMra team is always eager to share real-life feedback from trusted medical practitioners who recognise the value of low-level laser therapy (LLLT). Dr Bernard Brom is the Founding Chairman of the SA Society of Integrative Medicine. Possessing over 40 years of experience working with lasers, he offers in-depth insights into this powerful healing modality.

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The clinical use of LLLT (also called photobiomodulation) dates back to the 1960s, when researchers began to discover how lower-powered lasers could have healing applications.1 But the history of light therapy goes back much farther than that, with therapeutic use of light (and colour light) having been documented in ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian societies.2

Today, patients around the world are benefitting from this time-honoured healing practise, as modern devices like coMra bring the power of LLLT into doctors’ rooms and patients’ own homes.3

Dr Brom explains what makes LLLT so effective:

“Doctors who are only familiar with drugs will wonder how one device can heal so many different conditions. The key word here is ‘healing’. Drugs don’t heal and require ‘power’ to have a blocking effect on physiology. By blocking a physiological process symptoms and signs may be improved while those drugs are being taken. LLLs work in a very different way from drugs.

The lasers cannot destroy tissue but the emitted light/photons from the laser can induce a range of healing benefits. So instead of blocking physiology, the light stimulates and helps the body to support healing processes. Healing rather than treating.

Treating requires the daily application of drugs. If the drugs are stopped then the condition will often return to its previous symptomatic condition. Healing is different. The natural innate healing potential uses the photons to correct an imbalance that it knows all about but could not do the healing without help.”

In other words, LLLT supports the body’s natural ability to heal, rather than merely treating the symptoms of an underlying condition. According to Dr Brom, “It is so safe that in 40 years of practice, I cannot actually remember any serious side effects.”

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Low-level laser therapy stimulates several important healing processes in the body, making it highly effective in paving the way to healing:

  • Stimulates stem cell production4
  • Reduces inflammation4
  • Improves microcirculation4
  • Boosts antioxidant activity5
  • Promotes tissue repair4
  • Improves mitochondrial activity6

Find out more about how coMra can support your wellness journey with a combination of low-level lasers, low-intensity ultrasound, coloured light and magnetism in our blog post: How coMra Supports Your Body and Promotes Health.

dr brom“I keep a coMra laser behind my desk and there is seldom a day when I don’t use the laser on some part of my body”, says Dr Brom. “The Palm laser is a small hand-size laser that always comes with me on holiday or when I travel and I have a third laser that is always in the house for use on our friends and animals.”

Visit Dr Brom’s website or subscribe to his newsletter to learn about how LLLT can be applied to heart conditions, respiratory problems, eye diseases and more.

NOTE: coMra is a powerful modality. The uses described above are those recommended by the coMra User Guide. Experience over 10 years has shown that in the case of most chronic conditions, treatments can also be spread out to once or twice per week, without taking the breaks outlined in the guide.


1 Hamblin MR. Photobiomodulation or low-level laser therapy. J biophotonics. 2016;9(11-12):1122. doi:10.1002/jbio.201670113.2 McDonagh AF. Phototherapy: from ancient Egypt to the new millennium. J Perinatol. 2001;21(1):S7-S12. doi:10.1038/sj.jp.7210625.3 CoMra therapy. 4 Avci P, Gupta A, Sadasivam M, et al. Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013;32(1):41-52.5 Avni D, Levkovitz S, Maltz L, et al. Protection of skeletal muscles from ischemic injury: low-level laser therapy increases antioxidant activity. Photomed Laser Surg. 2005;23(3):273-277. doi:10.1089/pho.2005.23.273.6 Ferraresi C, Kaippert B, Avci P, et al. Low-level laser (light) therapy increases mitochondrial membrane potential and ATP synthesis in C2C12 myotubes with a peak response at 3-6 hours. Photochem Photobiol. 2015;91(2):411-416. doi:10.1111/php.12397.