Research On Light

Research On Light

The Power Of Light!  Light resides at the core of energy medicine as a non-invasive and powerful tool for building cellular health.  Look here for research



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How Light Heals Skin

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How Light Heals Skin

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...

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Macular Degeneration & Near Infrared Light

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Macular Degeneration & Near Infrared Light

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....

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Light & Lung Health

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Light & Lung Health

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...

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Light for Retina Health

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Light for Retina Health

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...

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Nerve Regeneration & Light

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Nerve Regeneration & Light

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...

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Good Light & Bad Light for the Brain

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Good Light & Bad Light for the Brain

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.”...

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Near Infrared Light & Retinal Health

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Near Infrared Light & Retinal Health

Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;854:437-41. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-17121-0_58. Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation in Retinal Injury and Disease. Eells JT1, Gopalakrishnan S2, Valter K3. Author information Abstract Evidence is growing that exposure of tissue to low energy photon irradiation in the far-red (FR) to near-infrared (NIR) range of the spectrum, collectively termed “photobiomodulation” (PBM) can restore the function of damaged mitochondria, upregulate the production of cytoprotective factors and prevent apoptotic cell death. PBM has...

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Light Therapy and Macular Degeneration

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Light Therapy and Macular Degeneration

Acta Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec 18. doi: 10.1111/aos.13354. [Epub ahead of print] 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....

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Why working with the right kind of blue light is important.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why working with the right kind of blue light is important.

The Lowdown on Blue Light:Good vs. Bad, and Its Connection to AMD Release Date: February 2014 Expiration Date: January 31, 2015 Goal Statement: This educational activity will explore the role of light, including how it can damage the eye and its link to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The expert faculty will also cover other relevant topics, such as ways to prevent or reduce the risk of AMD as it strives to increase awareness of this general topic. Faculty/Editorial Board: Mark Dunbar, OD, and Ronald Melton, OD Credit Statement: This...

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Pulsed Light Better Than Continuous in Wound Healing

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pulsed Light Better Than Continuous in Wound Healing

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...

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