Effective, Non-Abrasive, Non-Invasive and Restorative
Light energy stimulates the release of nitric oxide from hemoglobin into the blood stream. When nitric oxide is release from hemoglobin it enters the muscle cells in the walls of the blood vessels. The muscle cells relax as the blood vessel diameter enlarges allowing more blood to flow through the vessels.
Increasing nitric oxide levels in the body offers a host of benefits. These can include:
- Increased localized circulation
- Tissue regeneration
- Pain reduction
What is Light Therapy?
Light Therapy is a photo-modulated (pulsed, light emitting diodes) device also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT). The infrared and visible red leds (polychromatic light therapy) are the heart of the light therapy system providing gentle but powerful non-coherent light. The light therapy system uses a carefully timed sequence of settings known as pulses to create an environment in which change may occur more rapidly.
Light Therapy has been established as a useful tool to increase vascularity (circulation) by increasing the formation of new capillaries which are additional blood vessels that 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.
It is also useful for:
- Stimulating the production of collagen
- Stimulating the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
- Increasing lymphatic system activity
- Reducing the excitability of nervous tissue
- Stimulating fibroblastic activity that aids in the repair process
- Increasing phagocytosis
- Inducing a thermal like effect in the tissue
- Stimulating tissue granulation and connective tissue projections
- Stimulating acetylcholine release
Typical uses for Light Therapy