Red & Near Infrared Light Therapy
What is Photobiomodulation? (PBM Therapy)
Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of red and infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain. First developed in 1967, it is now commonly referred to as PBM. Current research on red and infrared light therapy is extensive with over 7,000 research publications.
PBM therapy works by stimulating the mitochondria in our cells to produce more ATP, otherwise known as cellular energy. When our cells have more energy, they’re better able to carry out their necessary functions!
Our PBM device provides scientifically validated wavelengths of Deep Red (660 nm) and Near Infrared (850 nm) light completely around the body. Red light is absorbed by the skin, boosting collagen production & aiding skin conditions. Near Infrared penetrates deeper aiding muscle recovery, cellular renewal, and joint pain. Our PBM device is F.D.A. approved as Class II medical devices.
Benefits of Red Light Therapy
- Reduces wrinkles
- Builds collagen
- Repair sun damage
- Cellular health & repair
- Decreased headaches & migraines
- Improved circulation
- Wound healing
- Better lymphatic drainage
- Decreased inflammation
- Pain relief
- Fading scars and stretch marks
- Hair growth
- Stimulating positivity
- Better sleep
- Improves psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema
- Improved rye health (Age-related macular degeneration)
- Increased energy
- Improved athletic performance
- Increased testosterone in men
Benefits of Infrared Light Therapy
- Improved memory & cognitive function
- Detox the cells
- Increased energy production (ATP) in mitochondria
- Weight loss, boosts metabolism
- DNA repair
- Lowering blood pressure
- Cardiovascular improvement
- Pain relief
- Reduction in Fibromyalgia pain
Issues Infrared Light Can Benefit
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Dementia & Alzheimer’s
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD & ADHD)
- Mood Disorders (anxiety, bipolar, major depression)
- Arthritis & Joint Health
- Bone Healing
- Thyroid Function (including Hashimoto’s thyroiditis)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Stroke recovery
- Long COVID
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
How many sessions are necessary?
PBM offers the best results when practiced regularly. The benefits are cumulative, so consistency and frequency are the key. People with chronic issues will benefit greatly by utilizing PBM equipment at least 3-4 times a week. Those who are looking to incorporate PBM into their regular wellness routine would benefit from a weekly session.
The science behind PBM
How does PBM Therapy work? The most well studied mechanism of action surrounding red and near infrared light therapy is increased mitochondrial energy production in the cells. Mitochondria are tiny organelles that are the energy power plants of all the cells in our body. Red and near infrared light therapy helps the mitochondria create more of that energy.
The specific photons found in red and near infrared light interact with photoreceptors within our cells called cytochrome c oxidase. This interaction stimulates the mitochondria in our cells to use oxygen more efficiently, which allows the mitochondria to produce more ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Adenosine triphosphate is a complex organic chemical that provides energy to drive many processes in living cells, e.g. muscle contraction, nerve impulse propagation, and chemical synthesis. Found in all forms of life, ATP is often referred to as the “molecular unit of currency” of intracellular energy transfer. When our cells have more energy, they simply perform better and the body follows suit!