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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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.

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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

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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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Light Therapy Increases Nitric Oxide Synthesis

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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...

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Muscle Recovers Better With Light

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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, Mesquita-Ferrari RA4,5. Author information Abstract This study analyzed the effects of light-emitting diode (LED) therapy on the morphology of muscle tissue as well as collagen remodeling and matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2) activity in the...

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Light Improves Sports Performance

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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...

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Depression, Inflammation and Brain Health

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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...

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Reduce Body Fat, Regulate Insulin and Metabolism with Light?

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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,...

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The Antibacterial Power of Blue Light

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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:...

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Athletic Recovery – Ice or Lights?

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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,...

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