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Photobiomodulation using Red and Near-Infrared Light

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Red and Near Infrared (NIR) light affect the mitochondria of the cell. They are the small organelles that provide energy for every cell in your body. One mechanism is that certain wavelengths of light stimulate a biochemical (cytochrome c-oxidase) involved in the energy-producing process.

There are other effects being discovered.

If you are planning to try red or NIR therapy there are a few things to consider besides choosing a device. Two points:
* The effect is biphasic. That means that too little has no effect, and too much can have either no effect or create damage. Dosage is important.
* The effect is non-thermal. The goal isn't to heat tissue. So ignore any articles you read about getting a good sweat. That is a completely different therapy.

See the products section for more information on choosing a device. Forget Vitamin D; Why Infrared Light Explains Many of the Benefits of Sunlight – The Hammer of Health. The practice of “heliotherapy” or the use of light (generally sunlight) to produce health benefits dates back as far as Hippocrates, who is said to have recommended sunlight exposure for medical purposes.

Forget Vitamin D; Why Infrared Light Explains Many of the Benefits of Sunlight – The Hammer of Health

Since this time it has been established that wavelengths of light contained in sunshine can have notable effects on human health. Ultraviolet light stimulates the production of vitamin D in the skin. Visible light (especially blue light), when it reaches the eyes, suppresses the synthesis of the hormone melatonin. Finally, infrared light also appears to have notable biological effects which will be discussed later. A number of studies have observed an apparent relationship between factors affecting sun exposure in populations and coronary heart disease mortality. Season changes the amount of sunlight an area’s population is exposed to throughout the year, with summer representing the period of greatest sunlight and winter the period of least sunlight.

Photobiomodulation for Specific Conditions

The Therapeutic Effects of Red and Near-Infrared Light. 1.

The Therapeutic Effects of Red and Near-Infrared Light

Introduction. The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy And Near-Infrared Light Therapy (Updated 2018) - The Energy Blueprint. The Fascinating Healing Properties of Red Light Therapy: Rapid Healing, Reduce Wrinkles & Rejuvenate Health. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you’ve heard me talk about how sunlight is essential for optimal health.

The Fascinating Healing Properties of Red Light Therapy: Rapid Healing, Reduce Wrinkles & Rejuvenate Health

In this article, you will learn how a certain wavelength of light - red light - can have additional benefits of it's own, improving health, beauty and overall well-being. Note: If you're looking for a quick 1 page guide showing you what wavelengths of light have been shown to help specific health and wellness issues, be sure to CLICK HERE. Why Red Light Therapy Improves Your Health, Beauty and Well-Being I’ve talked about the health and mood benefits of full spectrum sunlight.

I've explained how blue light can impair sleep. Red Light Therapy - Red Light Man. Red light therapy involves exposing the skin and body to strong sources of visible red light (610-700nm).

Red Light Therapy - Red Light Man

As a natural, non-invasive method there are a wide variety of applications, not to mention a wide variety of sources. It is most commonly used to treat skin conditions, and it does so well, but there are a whole host of further potential benefits. The beauty of this type of treatment is that there are no known side effects, yet a long and well studied list of benefits. It is a perfectly safe way to promote skin healing, energy production and youthful metabolism all over the body. Contents. Photobiomodulation- How To Supplement Sunlight with Light Therapy - PrimalHacker.

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Photobiomodulation- How To Supplement Sunlight with Light Therapy - PrimalHacker

What to Focus on When Buying a Red Light. Infrared Light Therapy - Red Light Man. Infrared light therapy is a non-invasive method typically used for pain relief and to heal deep injuries, although the benefits extend much further.

Infrared Light Therapy - Red Light Man

Infrared helps energy production, healing and metabolism throughout the body. What is infrared light? Infrared light refers to photons with a slightly longer wavelength than red, being just outside of the human eyesight perception range. There are 3 types of infrared; Far, Mid and Near infrared. We are only interested in near infrared for the purposes of light therapy. Biologically active infrared wavelengths extend from around 700nm to 1000nm. How it works Near infrared energy in this range is absorbed by cells (specifically a protein pump in cells called cytochrome oxidase), making metabolism more efficient. Red Light Therapy Benefits, Research & Mechanism of Action.

The Benefits of Near Infrared Light. The Benefits of Infrared, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Photobiomodulation. “LLLT supplies the brain with metabolic energy in a way analogous to the conversion of nutrients into metabolic energy, but with light instead of nutrients providing the source for ATP-based metabolic energy.” (R) Whether you’re healthy or not, Low-Level Laser Therapy or LLLT is probably the single most effective tool for cognitive enhancement The studies cited in this article are based on LLLT usage in various parts of the body, but LLLT works very similarly no matter where it’s pointed.

I’ve come across many studies that talk about the same mechanism’s no matter which cells/tissues are involved. The studies are all over the map here when it comes to quality. Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Hamblin (Full Interview) LED Light Therapy. Introduction This article is about red and near-infrared light therapy for healing recent injuries and a few other possible things like fibromyalgia pain, dementia, retinal injuries, and wrinkles.

LED Light Therapy

This is closely related to (if not identical in results) to LLLT (low level laser therapy) but it usually uses LEDs instead of weak lasers. For example, you can shine a red laser pointer on a cut for a minute or two to see the pain go away. This article does not discuss SAD, psoriasis, acne, and jaundice which are helped by white or blue light. Inexpensive LED arrays: For the infrared healing wavelengths this article discusses, search for "security camera illuminator 850 nm" on Ebay, Amazon, and Aliexpress.

Differences Between Photobiomodulation and Sauna Therapy - The Best New Performance Enhancing “Drug” – Near Infrared Lamp Saunas. There have been recent articles illustrating the beneficial relationship between sauna therapy and athletic performance.

The Best New Performance Enhancing “Drug” – Near Infrared Lamp Saunas

Much of the information in those articles comes from the work of Dr. Rhonda Perciaville Patrick, PhD. She authored a blog article and has a video about heat conditioning as well. Hyperthermic or Heat Therapy Traditional saunas (e.g. Hyperthermic Conditioning or heat therapy occurs in all saunas and accounts for the performance enhancing changes described in the above article and other similar articles. Exercise particularly intense or extreme exercise increases body temperature. Sauna use has a major impact on athletic performance. Performance endurance is improved up to 32%. Muscles will use less glycogen. Sauna use synergistically combines with high intensity exercise, and intermittent fasting to naturally produce human growth hormone production and release. Healthy levels of heat stress encountered in the sauna induce the production of heat shock proteins (HSPs).

How Does Red Light Therapy Actually Work? The evidence for the benefits of light therapy—also called photobiomodulation—is pretty compelling.

How Does Red Light Therapy Actually Work?

Justin, Cofounder and Head of R&D for Joovv, recently documented that red light therapy really does work—and his experience builds upon what scientists have known for years. But as Justin mentioned, it’s imperative that you choose a device that delivers the right amount of light within a specific wavelength. Remember that crucial fact! Wavelength and energy are vitally important when choosing—and using—a light therapy device. Numerous studies have proven that light therapy—otherwise known as photobiomodulation—provides great benefits when a device combines the right wavelength of light with the right amount of power.

Improved skin tone and complexion[1]Enhanced muscle recovery[2]Reduced acne, rosacea, and eczema[1]Improved appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, scars, and stretch marks[1]Enhanced circulation[3]Quicker healing of wounds and injuries[3]Reduced pain and inflammation[4] Whew! Red Light Therapy - EndAllDisease. THOR Photobiomodulation Therapy/LLLT Products and Training. Yet another NASA NIR LED therapy paper was published recently showing that LED treatment may be therapeutic to damaged neurons, this time in a Parkinson’s disease model.

THOR Photobiomodulation Therapy/LLLT Products and Training

I thought some of you may not appreciate quite how much research has been conducted with LED’s so here is a list of 43 that I found on PubMed. Near-infrared light via light-emitting diode treatment is therapeutic against rotenone- and 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion-induced neurotoxicity. Liang HL, Whelan HT, Eells JT, Wong-Riley MT Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA. Parkinson’s disease is a common progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Neuroscience 2008 Jun 2 153(4) 963-74. THOR Photobiomodulation Therapy/LLLT Products and Training. 36 Photobiomodulation therapy papers published in February 2018. Highlights include: DNA repair mechanisms, modulation of telomere maintenanceImproved motor response in patients with spinal cord injuryPrevention of < grade 2 radiodermatitis in breast cancer patients (RCT)No adverse effects on SCC primary cancer, recurrence or survivalImproved physiological and performance parameters in runnersImproved depth of anaesthesia during endodontic treatment Low power lasers on genomic stability.

Trajano LADSN Sergio LPDS Stumbo AC Mencalha AL Fonseca ASD Exposure of cells to genotoxic agents causes modifications in DNA, resulting to alterations in the genome. J Photochem Photobiol B 2018 Feb 10. THOR LLLT Videos - THOR Laser. Information Videos Introduction to the THOR Treatment Library Time: 01:01 A quick insight into navigating the THOR treatment library, where our customers can learn how to apply our LLLT treatments, and download these for future reference. TOP 10 PROVEN BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT THERAPY - EndAllDisease.

Your Complete Red Light Therapy Dose Guide - EndAllDisease. Interview With Dr Michael Hamblin: Harvard Professor and Infrared Therapy Expert. Why Near Infrared Lamp Saunas are Better than Far Infrared Saunas. Near infrared tungsten lamp saunas have a number of advantages over traditional and far-infrared saunas. EMF stands for Electromagnetic Field, one of the four fundamental forces of our universe. All electrically powered devices emit some electromagnetic radiation. Our homes contain wires carrying 120V (US) current to supply our electrical appliances and even these wires emit some EMF radiation. Near infrared lamp saunas only have wiring on the lamp panel and the lamps themselves emit virtually NO dangerous EMF. In contrast far infrared emitters, emitting frequencies similar to cell phones in the 4-15 micron range maybe quite harmful.

Deep Tissue Penetration Near infrared light has been shown to penetrate tissue up to 30-40 cm in depth. Near Infrared Light Saunas are Safe for Eyes and Don't Cause Cataracts. Some folks selling far infrared saunas try to scare you away from near infrared (NIR) tungsten lamp saunas by telling them to google “glassblower cataracts”. The truth is that exposing tissue to NIR light has been shown to promote tissue repair and that NIR lamp saunas are quite safe for the eyes. These tungsten-lamp-sauna opponents want you to look at an article published in 1984 reviewing cataract formation in Swedish glassblowers.

This article used very old data showing that industrial glassblowers developed cataracts thought to be caused by infrared light exposure, mainly near infrared light. We now know that the article’s conclusions were seriously flawed and that cataract formation in the glassblowing industry is a complex phenomenon. A Skeptical Look at Low Level Laser Therapy. The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy: How to Use Red and Near-Infrared Light Therapy for Anti-Aging, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Performance Enhancement, and Brain Optimization. Complete guide to light therapy dosing - Red Light Man. Light therapy, Photobiomodulation, LLLT, phototherapy, infrared therapy, red light therapy and so on, are different names for similar things – applying light in the 600nm-1000nm range to the body.

Many people swear by light therapy from LEDs, while others will use low level lasers. Whatever the light source, some people notice tremendous results, while others might not notice much at all. The most common reason for this discrepancy is a lack of knowledge about dose. To be successful with light therapy, you first need to know how strong your light is (at different distances), and then how long to use it for. Contents What is the strength of my light? Dosing Low Level Light Therapy - Resonant FM. I touched on the topic of dosing light therapy in a couple of other articles but it it might be a good idea write it up in a separate article. Light can be a tricky subject to get your head around but it is important when using these targeted devices to dose appropriately.

Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation. Biphasic Dose Response in Low Level Light Therapy. Low-Intensity Light Therapy: Exploring the Role of Redox Mechanisms. Photobiomodulation of human adipose-derived stem cells using 810nm and 980nm lasers operates via different mechanisms of action. - PubMed - NCBI. Proposed Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation or Low-Level Light Therapy - IEEE Journals & Magazine. Melatonin modulates the action of near infrared radiation on cell adhesion - Karu - 2003 - Journal of Pineal Research. Effect of red and near-infrared wavelengths on low-level laser (light) therapy-induced healing of partial-thickness dermal abrasion in mice. - PubMed - NCBI.

A new perspective on delivery of red-near-infrared light therapy for disorders of the brain. - PubMed - NCBI.