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


Light and Neuroprotection – Parkinsons and Beyond

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Light and Neuroprotection – Parkinsons and Beyond

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...

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Skin Health & Light

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Skin Health & Light

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...

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Inflammation & Light

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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...

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Macular Degeneration & Light

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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:...

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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 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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