Near-Infrared Light and Heat: Nature's Most Powerful Healing Detox Solution. Medical experts will often paint a hopeless picture, especially when it comes to natural alternatives, for MS patients and those suffering from co-infections such as Lyme disease.
Many feel abandoned and left in the dark. There is, however, a ray of hope beginning to emerge. Photobiomodulation for Eye Conditions.
Red and NIR light therapy for Autoimmune Disorders. Red and NIR for Men's Health. Red and NIR Light Therapy for the Brain. Red/Infra-red Therapy for Cancer. LLLT/Red-Infrared Therapy for Peripheral Neuropathy. Light Therapy (Photobiomodulation) For Alopecia Areata. This article looks at the scientific evidence for photobiomodulation or low level laser therapy in the treatment of alopecia areata.
There are a handful of studies on the topic. A couple of human studies using similar parameters have shown very promising results, while others using different parameters were not as successful. What Is PBM – Photobiomodulation? Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a term used to describe some therapeutic effects of light. Previously the term low-level laser therapy or cold laser therapy was used but photobiomodulation seems to be the accepted terminology going forward, it’s also a more encompassing term. Alopecia Areata This is a unique hair loss condition that normally presents as patchy hair loss.
PBM & Hair Growth. 45 LLLT (Low-Level Laser Therapy) & Photobiomodulation Benefits + Devices. Do Blue & Red Light Therapy Treatments for Acne Work? 2018. Low-level light therapy of the eye and brain. “Quantum Leap” in Photobiomodulation Therapy Ushers in a New Generation of Light-Based Treatments for Cancer and Other Complex Diseases: Perspective and Mini-Review. Joovv Red Light Therapy for Pain Management. Joovv Red Light Therapy for Weight Loss. Low Level Laser Therapy For Chronic Shoulder Pain. I have had pretty good success using low level light therapy (LLLT) for a number of conditions.
However, I have a generalized shoulder/scapular pain that is not well treated by the devices which I currently have. So I decided to take a look at some of the information relating to LLLT treatments of chronic shoulder and scapular pain. This article looks at low level laser therapy treatments for shoulder tendinopathy. I look for the best treatment protocols and the most appropriate devices.
One treatment protocol led to a 7/10 improvement in pain by 3 months. How To Get Stronger Muscles From Light Therapy - Red Light Man. One of the lesser known parts of the body that light therapy studies have examined is the muscles.
Human muscle tissue has highly specialised systems for energy production, needing to be able to provide energy for both long periods of low consumption and short periods of intense consumption. Research in this area has accelerated dramatically in the last couple of years, with dozens of new high quality studies every month. Red and infrared light have been studied intensively for a variety of ailments and conditions, from joint pain to wound healing, possibly because the cellular effects are theorised to work on a foundational energetic level.
So if light penetrates down into muscle tissue, can it exert beneficial effects there? Light Therapy Improves Arthritis Dramatically - Red Light Man. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability, characterised by recurrent pain from inflammation in one or more joints of the body.
While arthritis has various forms and is typically associated with the elderly, it can actually affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. The question we will answer in this article is – Can light be used effectively for treatment of some or all types arthritis? Contents Introduction & Video Arthritis Light Therapy evidence Mechanism of actionSummary References Medical & Healthcare Disclaimer The information contained in this article is not intended or implicitly suggested to be an alternative for professional diagnoses, or profesionally recommended treatments & medical advice.
Introduction. Red light and oral health - Red Light Man. Oral light therapy, in the form of low level lasers and LEDs, has been used in dentistry for decades now.
As one of the most well studied branches of oral health, a quick search online (as of 2016) finds thousands of studies from countries all over the world with hundreds more every year. The quality of the studies in this field vary, from preliminary trials to double blind placebo-controlled studies. Photobiomodulation, Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Infertility, & Menstrual Function. Vladimir Heiskanen recently sent me some more research into photobiomodulation related to thyroid function.
What follows is a translation of the text of one of those studies. It shows improvements in a number of reproductive and hormonal problems in women. The paper does not describe the methods used but refers to a book which does. That book is over 500 pages and the page reference is not given. I wasn’t able to find the book online to look at the methods so there’s a not a lot for me to comment on.
There are tables and references in the study which I have not translated here. Pulsed Light Treatment of Hypothyroidism - Part I - Resonant FM. Pulsed Light Treatment of Hypothyroidism This article is going to take a look at some data on pulsed low level laser therapy in the treatment of autoimmune hypothyroidism.
This study shows two techniques of application, one which affects the autoimmune processes and another which has a stronger effect on thyroid hormones and TSH. You can see the previous articles in this series via the “Content Guide” button at the top of the page. Click here for terms and metrics. *The follow up to this article is now available for Patreon supporters* The Pulsed Laser Treatment Of Hypothyroidism And Heart Disease Pulsing Low level laser therapy refers to a treatment involving relatively low powered light in the red or near infrared range. Russian Experiments. Laser Treatment Of Hypothyroidism - Part II - Resonant FM. The human data on red and near infrared light treatment of hypothyroidism mostly falls into two categories.
The low power output non-pulsed series of studies which I have discussed here and the pulsed studies with much higher peak power output which I will look at in future. This article is going to look at a different series of papers published in Ukraine around 2002 that form the basis of a dissertation. These are low-power non-pulsed treatment methods that have different treatment metrics and different outcome measurements than the papers mentioned in the previous article. Unfortunately some of the most important metrics are not given in these papers and they cannot be calculated from the information that is given. Wavelength and power output range are specified but neither total dose nor time is specified. Ukraine With the occurrence of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl in 1986 rates of hypothyroidism in Ukraine have increased tenfold. Focus Patient Groups. Light And Hypothyroidism - Cure Or Cause? - Resonant FM.
This article takes a look at the effects of near infrared laser therapy on thyroid hormone levels.
Red and near-infrared therapy at low doses can decrease hypothyroidism and the autoimmune response sometimes causing it. Here I am going to look at some animal studies showing positive and negative effects on thyroid hormone. It seems that more is not better. There are many LLLT studies showing positive effects on thyroid hormones in animals and humans, some of which I will go into detail in future. This rabbit study is a good example and has some similarities to the negative studies discussed after. This study takes five groups of eight New Zealand rabbits. The animals were male and weighed 3 to 4kg. In the laser treated groups the animals received either 5 J/cm2, 10 J/cm2, or 20 J/cm2 per session. The location of thyroid gland in rabbits seems to be closer to the mouth/teeth than in humans. Animals had blood drawn at four time points – Baseline. Low Level Light Therapy For Hypothyroidism - Analyzing The Research.
The purpose of this article is to look at the published data in this field (photobiomodulation in the treatment of hypothyroidism) and see how this could be applied to relatively cheap LEDs. Many people have taken to using these devices but it seems that most don’t take a lot of notice of the data from the studies. Dosing is a key factor in photobiomodulation and more is not necessarily better. Photobiomodulation is one of the terms used for treatments using low levels of red or near infrared light.
This article is designed to look at some of the metrics and see if it is possible to use home devices to treat hypohtyroidism, and if so how to closely design the dosing parameters to match with the successful studies. Many leaps must be made because different hardware is used in the studies, thin laser beams or pulsed high power lasers.