Posts by marta14

Light and Neuroprotection – Parkinsons and Beyond

Posted in Brain Health, How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide

This is a really wonderful review of how light is received by the body both directly and indirectly to help with cell regeneration in the brain and entire body. Impact Factor for 2016 is 1.769 Click here to view optimized website for mobile devices Journal is indexed with PubMed and Science Citation Index Expanded Table of Contents PERSPECTIVE Year : 2017 | Volume : 12 | Issue : 4 | Page : 574-575 Why and how does light therapy offer neuroprotection in Parkinson’s disease? John Mitrofanis Ph.D. Department of Anatomy F13, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia Date of Acceptance 27-Mar-2017 Date of Web Publication 4-May-2017 Correspondence Address: John Mitrofanis...

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Stroke Recovery & Light

Posted in Brain Health, Heart Health

Profound results with red light and stroke recovery – This study found that shining red LED onto the head “generated a significantly smaller infarct size and improvements in neurological function based on neurologic test score.” They found “LED therapy profoundly reduced neuroinflammatory responses.” “LED therapy also decreased cell death.” To reduce tissue damage and reduce brain inflammation they applied red light on the head 2 times a day for 30 minutes a time for 3 days starting 4 days after a stroke.   Low-level light emitting diode (LED) therapy suppresses inflammasome-mediated brain damage in experimental ischemic...

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Skin Health & Light

Posted in How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, Skin Health

Skin Health and Light! Great full length study & article on low level light application and skin health. This goes in detail about scarring, inflammation, vitiligo, acne, herpes, pigmentation, and skin disease and finds that shining the right spectrum of low level light like that from light emitting diodes “appears to have a wide range of applications of use in dermatology, especially in indications where stimulation of healing, reduction of inflammation, reduction of cell death and skin rejuvenation are required.” Shine with light for healthy skin. Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring Pinar Avci, MD,1,2 Asheesh...

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Lung Fibrosis and Light

Posted in Lungs

Powerful to see something so simple helping with an issue that is so challenging. Lasers Med Sci. 2017 Jul 16. doi: 10.1007/s10103-017-2281-z. [Epub ahead of print] Photobiomodulation therapy improves both inflammatory and fibrotic parameters in experimental model of lung fibrosis in mice. Brochetti RA1, Leal MP1, Rodrigues R1, da Palma RK2, de Oliveira LVF2, Horliana ACRT1, Damazo AS3, de Oliveira APL1, Paula Vieira R4, Lino-Dos-Santos-Franco A5. Author information Abstract Lung fibrosis (LF) is a chronic and progressive lung disease characterized by pulmonary parenchyma progressive lesion, inflammatory infiltration, and interstitial fibrosis. It is developed by...

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Inflammation & Light

Posted in Athletic Performance & Injury Recovery, Brain Health, Decreasing Pain, How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, Inch loss and metabolism, Lungs

Using light therapy to help the body lower inflammation in this research from Harvard. AIMS Biophys. 2017;4(3):337-361. doi: 10.3934/biophy.2017.3.337. Epub 2017 May 19. Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation. Hamblin MR1,2,3. Author information Abstract Photobiomodulation (PBM) also known as low-level level laser therapy is the use of red and near-infrared light to stimulate healing, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation. The primary chromophores have been identified as cytochrome c oxidase in mitochondria, and calcium ion channels (possibly mediated by light absorption by opsins). Secondary effects of photon absorption...

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Macular Degeneration & Light

Posted in Eye Health

Using light to help improve eye health in the case of dry macular degeneration.   Acta Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun;95(4):e270-e277. doi: 10.1111/aos.13354. Epub 2016 Dec 18. Photobiomodulation reduces drusen volume and improves visual acuity and contrast sensitivity in dry age-related macular degeneration. Merry GF1, Munk MR2, Dotson RS1, Walker MG3, Devenyi RG4,5,6. Author information Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of photobiomodulation (PBM) treatment for patients with dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: Assessments on 42 eyes with dry AMD (age related eye disease study (AREDS) 2-4) were conducted. Multiwavelength light emitting diode (LED)...

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Lung Inflammation & Light

Posted in Lungs

Check out this great study about shining red light (660nm) on the lungs to help with lung inflammation and fibrosis.  We have an owner in our group who is doing well with her lung issues after adding daily light sessions to her wellness routine. Lasers Med Sci. 2017 Jul 16. doi: 10.1007/s10103-017-2281-z. [Epub ahead of print] Photobiomodulation therapy improves both inflammatory and fibrotic parameters in experimental model of lung fibrosis in mice. Brochetti RA1, Leal MP1, Rodrigues R1, da Palma RK2, de Oliveira LVF2, Horliana ACRT1, Damazo AS3, de Oliveira APL1, Paula Vieira R4, Lino-Dos-Santos-Franco A5. Author information Abstract Lung fibrosis (LF) is a chronic...

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How Light Heals Skin

Posted in How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, News & Research, Skin Health

This is a great study to illustrated how red, near infrared and blue light affect skin health by lowering inflammation, increasing circulation and cell renewal and balancing pigmentation issues.  Great research from Harvard here and remember that light is penetrating deeper than the skin and they are finding similar cellular changes in deep bone and brain tissue.   Semin Cutan Med Surg. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2014 Aug 8. Published in final edited form as: Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2013 Mar; 32(1): 41–52. PMCID: PMC4126803 NIHMSID: NIHMS430657 Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring Pinar Avci, MD,1,2 Asheesh Gupta,...

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Light Owner Training

Posted in Blog, Events

We are excited to be offering our light owners this exciting free training for getting the most out of their light systems in home and professional use. In Idaho Falls, ID – Thursday, July 13  5pm -8pm:  Holistic Health Services 2300 N. Yellowstone Hwy Idaho Falls, ID Friday, July 14th  8am -6pm:  Radiant Life Resources School of Massage, 1110 S. Blvd.  Idaho Falls, ID  83401   In Ft. Collins, CO Friday, July 21 6pm -8pm Saturday, July 22 8am – 5pm Location for both days:  North Side Azatlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow Fort Collins, 80524 More details about the upcoming trainings: Just following up with a little more information about our Owners...

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