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.

Reduce Body Fat, Regulate Insulin and Metabolism with Light?

Posted in How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, Increasing Circulation, News & Research

Light and metabolism.  It is so cool to see this study show a reduction in body fat AND metabolic regulation. Light ignites the cellular metabolism. Lasers Surg Med. 2015 Oct;47(8):634-42. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22395. Epub 2015 Jul 29. The potential of phototherapy to reduce body fat, insulin resistance and “metabolic inflexibility” related to obesity in women undergoing weight loss treatment. Sene-Fiorese M1, Duarte FO2, de Aquino Junior AE1,3, Campos RM4, Masquio DC4, Tock L5, de Oliveira Duarte AC6, Dâmaso AR4, Parizotto NA2,3, Bagnato VS1,3. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The metabolic flexibility is often impaired in diseases...

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The Antibacterial Power of Blue Light

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

Blue light is a cleansing light that has been found in many studies to have an anti-pathogenic effect. Here it is shown to be effective in inhibiting growth of Staph bacteria at the RNA level which is exciting because it is the mutation of the RNA that keeps organisms like Staph thriving and hard to treat. Blue light here is being offered as a possible solution for antibiotic resistant organisms. 465 nm is the same spectrum we like to work with. Another great reason to shine with blue light. Genom Data. 2016 May 26;9:4-6. doi: 10.1016/j.gdata.2016.05.011. eCollection 2016. RNA-Seq reveals changes in the Staphylococcus aureus transcriptome following blue light...

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Athletic Recovery – Ice or Lights?

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

Lights or Ice to restore muscle after exercise? LIGHTS! Near Infrared and Red Light performed better than ice and lights or ice alone. Light led to “complete recovery to baseline levels” 1 day after high intensity exercise. We have been told for many years to RICE but the evidence seems to show that Lights would be a better choice. Lasers Med Sci. 2016 Dec;31(9):1925-1933. Epub 2016 Sep 13. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) and/or cryotherapy in skeletal muscle restitution, what is better? A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. de Paiva PR1,2, Tomazoni SS3, Johnson DS4, Vanin AA1,5, Albuquerque-Pontes GM1,2, Machado CD1, Casalechi...

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Inflammation, obesity, diabetes and LED light therapy

Posted in How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, Inch loss and metabolism, News & Research

Shining near infrared light 6 times a month on diabetic, obese mice meant 5 times less inflammation in their belly fat and significantly lower blood glucose levels. More good reasons to shine with light. J Biophotonics. 2016 Sep 16. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201600088. [Epub ahead of print] Photobiomodulation reduces abdominal adipose tissue inflammatory infiltrate of diet-induced obese and hyperglycemic mice. Yoshimura TM1,2, Sabino CP3, Ribeiro MS4. Author information Abstract Systemic inflammation is closely related to the development of insulin resistance and type-2 diabetes, since the activation of pro-inflammatory pathways leads to inhibition of insulin signaling....

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Muscle Repair and LED light

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

Muscle Recovery, Collagen Deposition and LED light therapy. Shining therapeutic LED lights on injured muscle “induced a significant reduction in inflammation and increased the amount of new muscle and collagen fibers.” The wavelength studied was in the infrared range. Another study showing the remarkable tissue repair support we get when we shine with light. Lasers Med Sci. 2016 Apr;31(3):531-8. doi: 10.1007/s10103-016-1888-9. Epub 2016 Feb 12. Light-emitting diode therapy increases collagen deposition during the repair process of skeletal muscle. de Melo CA1, Alves AN1, Terena SM2, Fernandes KP1,2, Nunes FD3, da Silva Dde F2, Bussadori SK1,2, Deana AM2,...

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Parkinsons, Deep Brain Health & Light

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

Exciting to see how deeply Red and Near Infrared light can penetrate into the brain tissue.  The authors find promising to use light to support those with Parkinson’s or other neurodegenerative diseases.   We have personally seen several people with Parkinson’s respond well to using light energy applied over their eyes and sinuses.  Check their experiences out the testimonials section of this site. Phys Med Biol. 2015 Apr 7;60(7):2921-37. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/60/7/2921. Epub 2015 Mar 19. Red and NIR light dosimetry in the human deep brain. Pitzschke A1, Lovisa B, Seydoux O, Zellweger M, Pfleiderer M, Tardy Y, Wagnières G. Author information Abstract...

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Blue Light and Bone Health

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

Interesting to see that blue light plays an important role in osteoblast health.  These are the cells that help us build healthy bones.  While blue light had not been thought to penetrate as deeply into bone as red and infrared wavelengths it does seem to have a critical role in the calcium ion channel and on promoting bone health. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 21;6:33719. doi: 10.1038/srep33719. Photobiomodulation (blue and green light) encourages osteoblastic-differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells: role of intracellular calcium and light-gated ion channels. Wang Y1,2,3,4, Huang YY3,4, Wang Y1,2, Lyu P1,2, Hamblin MR3,4,5. Author information Abstract Human...

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Major Advances In Light Therapy Applications

Posted in Brain Health, Heart Health, How Light Energy is Being Used Worldwide, Immune System Support, Increasing Circulation

Photomed Laser Surg. 2016 Mar;34(3):93-101. doi: 10.1089/pho.2015.4015. Epub 2016 Feb 18. “Quantum Leap” in Photobiomodulation Therapy Ushers in a New Generation of Light-Based Treatments for Cancer and Other Complex Diseases: Perspective and Mini-Review. Santana-Blank L1, Rodríguez-Santana E1, Santana-Rodríguez KE1, Reyes H1. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: Set within the context of the 2015 International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies,and of a growing and aging world population with ever-rising healthcare needs, this perspective and mini-review focuses on photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy as an emerging, cost-effective, treatment option...

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Light as an anti-infective – researching alternatives to antibiotics and understanding the power of light

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

Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2013 Oct;13(5):731-62. doi: 10.1016/j.coph.2013.08.009. Epub 2013 Sep 20. Light based anti-infectives: ultraviolet C irradiation, photodynamic therapy, blue light, and beyond. Yin R1, Dai T, Avci P, Jorge AE, de Melo WC, Vecchio D, Huang YY, Gupta A, Hamblin MR. Author information Abstract Owing to the worldwide increase in antibiotic resistance, researchers are investigating alternative anti-infective strategies to which it is supposed microorganisms will be unable to develop resistance. Prominent among these strategies, is a group of approaches which rely on light to deliver the killing blow. As is well known, ultraviolet light, particularly UVC...

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