Using near-infrared light to give your cells the energy they need to function at their best.
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Light Therapy (photobiomodulation) is a technique utilizing light waves to achieve therapeutic effects. Typically, wave lengths near the red and infrared spectrum are used due to their profound effect on mitochondria.
How does this happen mechanically? A cell’s mitochondria have photoreceptors (in the form of the cytochrome-C-oxidase enzyme), where red and near infrared waves are being absorbed upon exposure. This leads to increased oxygenation and in turn to increased production of energy (synthesis of ATP). In turn, light-sensitive ion channels are activated within the cell, enhancing the cell’s internal processes.
Photobiomodulation therapy has been used for, among others:
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Certain recent studies demonstrate indicate that photobiomodulation can have positive effects for the health of the brain. In particular, it may spurr neurogenesis (renewal of brain cells), strengthen synapses, increase the production of BDNF and thus help prevent cognitive decline. As mentioned above, Light Therapy can have anti-oxidating and vitalising effects. Studies also demonstrate an increased level of antioxidants in the cell when exposed to red or near infrared light.
Observations suggest a transformation of coenzyme CoQ-10 from its inactive (ubiquinone) to its active (ubiquinol) form (CoQ-10 is very important in the cell’s energy production and many diseases can cause its deficiency).
It was initially believed that lasers were needed for photobiomodulation to be efficient. A growing body of research now agrees that any source of light (e.g. LED) generating red and near infrared wavelengths will have a similar effects in the mitochondria, and thus similar therapeutic effects.Schedule an Appointment
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