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THE SCIENCE

What Does Dynamic Light Therapy Do?

  • Increases circulation by increasing the formation of new capillaries, which are additional blood vessels to replace damaged ones. New capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen as well as more nutrients needed for healing and they can also carry more waste products away.

  • Stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. It is the essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. Collagen holds cells together and has a high degree of elasticity. By increasing collagen production, less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.

  • Increases RNA and DNA synthesis. This helps damaged cells to be replaced more promptly.

  • Stimulates fibroblastic activity, which aids in the repair process. Fibroblasts are present in connective tissue and can form collagen fibers.

  • Stimulates tissue granulation and connective tissue projections, which are part of the healing process of wounds, ulcers, or inflamed tissue.

  • Stimulates the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the major carrier of energy to all cells. Increases in ATP allow cells to accept nutrients faster and get rid waste products faster by increasing the energy level in the cell. All food turns into ATP before the cells utilize it. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical reactions of the cell.

  • Increases lymphatic system activity. Edema, which is the swelling or natural splinting process of the body, has two basic components. The first is a liquid part, which can be evacuated by the blood system and the second is comprised of proteins, which have to be evacuated by the lymphatic system. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with the use of light therapy. The venous diameter and the arterial diameters can also be increased. This means that both parts of edema (liquid and protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve swelling.

  • Relieves pain. The photons of light energy enter the body as negative ions. This calls on the body to send positive ions like calcium among others to go to the area being treated. These ions assist in firing the nerves, thereby relieving pain.

 

How Does It Work?

According to quantum theory, light consists of light bundles, also mentioned as quanta or photons. The photons are absorbed by the skin and spread in the body.

The radiated photons are absorbed by the skin, multiply in the body and spread everywhere. They reach the brain passing the branching of the nervous system as well as the spinal cord and harmonize (in the meaning of modification) the production of different hormones: endorphins, serotonin. Using other pathways, the photon signals arrive at the adrenal gland and modify the production of DHEA and cortisol.

Cellular Effects

There is no life possible without light. According to Prof. Dr. F. A. Popp, one of the leading contributors to photon theory, within each cell of our body light radiates by so called bio photons. The intensity of the light diminishes in affected or damaged cells. The regeneration of these weakened cells is stimulated by supplying light in the form of photons. Additionally,  the photons do not have a stimulating effect with fully functioning cells.

The photon therapy used in the infrared wave band can activate many metabolic processes including cell division for cyclic AMP metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation, hemoglobin, collagen and other proteins to synthesize leukocyte activity, production of macrophages and wound healing. If macrophages are exposed to infrared light within the range of 880nm, they release substances, which are helpful in repairing damaged cells and which support production of connective tissue.

Infrared light has been proven to have positive effects on leukocytes, several types of lymphocytes, several types of enzymes, prostaglandin production, and collagen cells. It was proven that infrared photon radiation leads to an increase of the ATP concentration and the ATP activity in living tissue (Energy).

Hormonal Effects

Endorphins are also mentioned as endogenous morphine, since they resemble morphine in chemical structure. They are found in different places of the body and the central nervous system and are considered responsible for and/or participating in different functions such as pain reduction and well-being.

Furthermore, endorphins have a controlling influence on the reactions of the body in stressful situations and on homoeostatic mechanisms such as heart circulation, respiration, digestion and thermal regularization. Patients with chronic pain were found to have a lower level of endorphins in the cerebrospinal fluid. Treatment increased endorphin levels, resulting in pain reduction.

Cortisol plays a substantial role in stress situations in addition to adrenaline and noradrenalin. With shock or stress, increased cortisol production takes place. Stimulation with the infrared light results in lower cortisol levels. The patient feels a pleasant continuous relaxation. In short, there is no form of pain or illness that won’t be positively affected by this technology.

Photo Bio-Stimulation & Mammals

All plants perform Photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the simple process of converting sunlight and water into glucose and oxygen (photo energy – chemical energy). Cellular biologists have determined that mammals’ bodies use a similar principle in the final digestive process whereby proteins, fats and sugars are broken down within the mitochondrion membrane into the smallest molecular nutrient elements, called pyruvates.

Certain light wavelengths (red and infrared) on the low level of the color spectrum are absorbed by the human body and stimulate the mitochondrion membrane to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) energy. ATP is the fuel that all cells utilize to perform cellular activities, including DNA and RNA synthesis, cellular repair (called Mitosis) and collagen production.

There is an abundance of positive research regarding the benefits of low-level light therapy. You can read more here

 

The Advantages Of LED Lights

While LED’s do not deliver enough power to damage the tissue, they do provide enough energy to stimulate a response from the body to heal itself. With a low peak power output and high duty cycle, the LED’s provide a much gentler delivery of the healing wavelengths of light. The LED approach puts dramatically more energy into the treatment area at a much lower cost to deliver the treatments Moreover, LED’s are neither coherent nor collimated and they generate a broader band of wavelengths than do single-wavelength lasers. Non-collimation and the wide-angle diffusion of LED’s confer upon it a greater ease of application since light emissions are able to penetrate a broader surface area. Moreover, the multiplicity of wavelengths in the LED enable it to affect a broader range of tissue types and produce a wider range of photochemical reactions in the tissue.

LED’s are safer, more cost effective, provide greater energy output per unit of surface area and a gentler experience than other types of light therapy. The results are faster treatment times for a given area.