How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide

Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are a proven technology that have been used world-wide for over 30 years. They are used today by thousands of hospitals, clinics and private practices. There are over 2,500 research studies proving the efficacy of light technology on the human body. Every medical discipline is using or researching light energy for a whole multitude of ailments. You can check it out for yourself on pubmed.com by searching for “light” and just about any condition you can think of and here are a few of our favorite articles and studies. However, we are not about treating, preventing or curing disease. We feel the source of all disease is a body out of balance. We are about balancing the whole body from the inside out to achieve radiant health.

Macular Degeneration & Near Infrared Light

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

Age related macular degeneration and near infrared light. This review states that shining the right light on the body or photobiomodulation “has been applied clinically in the treatment of soft tissue injuries and acceleration of wound healing for more than 40 years.” How does it work? The light energy increases energy production and protective factors in the cell and improves cell replication and growth. Here the researchers take a look at near infrared light and it’s ability to help the body heal from macular degeneration. Their findings in mice? the infrared light “attenuates photoreceptor cell death, protects retinal function and exerts...

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Light & Lung Health

Posted in How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, Immune System Support

Lung Inflammation and Light! Allergies making it hard to breath? Try light! Because certain wavelengths of light shining into the body have often been shown to reduce inflammation, this study looked at the effect on inflammation in the lungs due to allergies. They found LED light (doesn’t say the color in this abstract) was effective. The result on mice was “reduced the lung cell infiltration, the mucus production, the oedema, and the tracheal’s contractile response.” Shine with the right light! J Biophotonics. 2017 Apr 18. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201600247. [Epub ahead of print] Light-Emitting Diode treatment ameliorates allergic lung inflammation in...

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Light for Retina Health

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

More good news on improving eye health with red and near infrared light. Increased blood flow, better cell regeneration and improved mitochondrial function are the key players listed here as well. Keep shining with light. It is amazing what the body can do at a cellular level with healthy wavelengths of light. Mitochondrion. 2017 May 9. pii: S1567-7249(17)30127-7. doi: 10.1016/j.mito.2017.05.002. [Epub ahead of print] Photostimulation of mitochondria as a treatment for retinal neurodegeneration. Beirne K1, Rozanowska M2, Votruba M3. Author information Abstract Absorption of photon energy by neuronal mitochondria leads to numerous downstream neuroprotective effects. Red...

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Nerve Regeneration & Light

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

Nerve regeneration and light! This study of light and the optic nerve found that shining red and infrared LED light “improved nerve regeneration and increased antioxidation levels.” Powerful information. Keep shining with light! J Orthop Sci. 2010 Mar;15(2):233-9. doi: 10.1007/s00776-009-1438-4. Epub 2010 Apr 1. Effect of near-infrared light-emitting diodes on nerve regeneration. Ishiguro M1, Ikeda K, Tomita K. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Photobiomodulation by red to near-infrared light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has been reported to accelerate wound healing, attenuate degeneration of an injured optic nerve, and promote tissue growth. The purpose of...

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Good Light & Bad Light for the Brain

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

Brain health, dopamine levels and light. Wow! This study found that flourescent lighting sources induced neurodegeneration lowering dopamine levels by as much as 30% in the brain of mice while near infrared light was beneficial to the brain and helped it maintain healthy levels of dopamine. Low dopamine is found in Parkinsons and other neurodegenerative diseases. This was with only 3 months of exposure. Powerful insight – “light can be detrimental or beneficial to DA neurons in SN, depending on the source and wavelength.” SHINE WITH THE RIGHT LIGHT Brain Res. 2017 May 1;1662:87-101. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2017.02.026. Epub 2017 Mar 2. Fluorescent...

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Pulsed Light Better Than Continuous in Wound Healing

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

PLoS One. 2016 Nov 18;11(11):e0166705. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166705. eCollection 2016. Photobiomodulation with Pulsed and Continuous Wave Near-Infrared Laser (810 nm, Al-Ga-As) Augments Dermal Wound Healing in Immunosuppressed Rats. Keshri GK1, Gupta A1, Yadav A1, Sharma SK1, Singh SB1. Author information Abstract Chronic non-healing cutaneous wounds are often vulnerable in one or more repair phases that prevent normal healing and pose challenges to the use of conventional wound care modalities. In immunosuppressed subject, the sequential stages of healing get hampered, which may be the consequences of dysregulated or stagnant wound inflammation. Photobiomodulation...

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Light Therapy Increases Nitric Oxide Synthesis

Posted in Athletic Performance & Injury Recovery, How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, News & Research

Discov Med. 2011 Feb;11(57):154-9. Therapeutic photobiomodulation: nitric oxide and a novel function of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase. Poyton RO1, Ball KA. Author information Abstract Currently, light therapies are widely used in both human and veterinarian medicine. The application of light to clinical therapeutics includes: photodynamic therapy, used to kill cancer cells; UVA therapies, used to treat a variety of skin diseases; and photobiomodulation, used to promote cell growth and recovery from injury. Photobiomodu-lation uses light emitting diodes (LEDs) or low energy lasers, which emit light in the visible red to near infrared range. Light in this range...

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Light Improves Sports Performance

Posted in Athletic Performance & Injury Recovery, How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide

J Biophotonics. 2016 Nov 22. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201600176. [Epub ahead of print] Photobiomodulation in human muscle tissue: an advantage in sports performance? Ferraresi C1,2,3, Huang YY1,2, Hamblin MR1,2,4. Author information Abstract Photobiomodulation (PBM) describes the use of red or near-infrared (NIR) light to stimulate, heal, and regenerate damaged tissue. Both preconditioning (light delivered to muscles before exercise) and PBM applied after exercise can increase sports performance in athletes. This review covers the effects of PBM on human muscle tissue in clinical trials in volunteers related to sports performance and in athletes. The parameters used were...

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Depression, Inflammation and Brain Health

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

Neurophotonics. 2016 Jul;3(3):031404. doi: 10.1117/1.NPh.3.3.031404. Epub 2016 Mar 4. Review of transcranial photobiomodulation for major depressive disorder: targeting brain metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress, and neurogenesis. Cassano P1, Petrie SR2, Hamblin MR3, Henderson TA4, Iosifescu DV5. Author information Abstract We examined the use of near-infrared and red radiation (photobiomodulation, PBM) for treating major depressive disorder (MDD). While still experimental, preliminary data on the use of PBM for brain disorders are promising. PBM is low-cost with potential for wide dissemination; further research on PBM is sorely needed. We found clinical and...

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