“Low Level Light Therapy” is a natural therapy that has started to gain extensive acceptance in both the alternative and conventional medical fields of human and animal care. It is a protocol that works by promoting either your or your companion animal’s immune responses by using a safe, noninvasive, painless beam of light at a designated wavelength.
How Does Low Level Light Therapy Work?
“Low Level Light Therapy” being a unique protocol hat harnesses the healing power of specific wavelengths of light energy that dramatically increases circulation to injury sites and areas of chronic pain. The results are rapid relief of discomfort, improvement in sensation, and regeneration of damaged tissues.
Light energy from the light emitting diodes penetrates the skin and is absorbed by proteins within the cells creating more blood flow.
The Healing Power of Nitric Oxide
The key to this dramatic improvement in blood flow is nitric oxide, a short-lived gas that is critical to the health of the arteries. Nitric oxide is the body’s natural vasodilator that sends powerful signaling molecules that help to relax the arteries, regulates blood pressure, fights free radicals, and discourages platelets from grouping together in blood vessels. It is the increase in the production of nitric oxide as well as the improvement of circulation that supports the healing process and pain relief.
Just after 20 minutes of use, blood flow is increased to nerves and other tissues, concluding with a boost in localized circulation persisting for several hours after the light source is removed.
Chronic Pain Relief
Low level light therapy has been used by the U.S. military to speed recovery from soft tissue injuries in elite soldiers in the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and Special Forces. Hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities use it to accelerate the healing of pressure ulcers (bed sores) and decrease the pain from falls by elderly patients. This therapy is also used to ease the pain of neuropathy, restore sensation to patients with nerve impairment, speed up the healing of diabetic ulcers and other wounds and relieve many kinds of chronic pain.
People suffering from chronic conditions like osteoarthritis or whiplash from 15 years ago, conditions that are not responding or are deteriorating, the use of LED light has actually stimulated regeneration. It is believed that light therapy is going to play the biggest part in aiding chronic conditions for people who have already explored many other modalities and have found no solution.
Our light devices use this same light emitting diode technology that has shown to actually promote normal function by a factor of five.
This LED technology has already flown on Space Shuttle missions, and has documented wound healing applications of benefit to Space Station astronauts.
Because light therapy triggers the body’s own defenses while actually treating the sources of pain without masking the symptoms. Light therapy provides relief from pain and discomfort without the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs or surgery.
Light Therapy Penetration Levels
The diagram above shows the depths of penetration of the various New Wave Light Torches:
450nm (Blue Light Torch) - 1st Layer Skin
530nm (Green Light Torch) - 1st Layer Skin
660nm (Red Light Torch) - 2nd Layer Skin
880nm (Infrared Light Torch) - 3rd Layer Skin