Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a revolutionary treatment that employs red, near-infrared, LED and Laser light to the body at specific frequencies and times to stimulate healing, increase cellular energy, improve blood flow and reduce pain & inflammation.
Photobiomodulation (PBM) is proven to be highly effective in the treatment of musculoskeletal (MSK) problems, wound healing, dermatological conditions, and an extensive range of neurological conditions. Laser and LED beams of light can stimulate the cells in the body that repair tissue, reduce inflammation & pain. This technology is non-invasive, non-toxic, currently utilized in 52 countries world-wide, and has been heavily researched since 1960's.
We are thrilled to offer this revolutionary technology to you on Vancouver Island!
How Photobiomodulation LLLT / cold laser therapy works:
Light can stimulate or inhibit cellular function according to it's intensity and the time applied.
Lasers and LED's produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. When the right wavelength at the right intensity is used at the correct anatomical location for the right amount of time you can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation and relieve pain (analgesia).
We treat musculoskeletal problems including spinal pathologies, acute and chronic soft tissue and sports injuries, joint conditions, arthritis, etc. The objective of the therapy is to provide cellular healing which results in the resolution of pain and other symptoms. Additionally, long term maintenance of arthritis has shown great success.
First developed in 1967, it is now commonly referred to as PBM.
Photobiomodulation is used to: increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair; resolve inflammation and relieve pain (analgesia).
The red and near infrared light (600nm-1000nm) commonly used in PBM can be produced by laser or high intensity LEDs. The intensity of PBM lasers and LED's is not high like a surgical laser. There is no heating effect.
The effects of PBM are photochemical (like photosynthesis in plants). When the correct intensity and treatment times are used, red and near infrared light reduces oxidative stress and increases ATP. This improves cell metabolism and reduce inflammation. These effects can be enhanced with pulses however when analgesia is required there is a second mechanism which works best when a strong continuous beam is applied.
PBM devices are typically delivering 10mW - 500mW (0.01 -> 0.01 Watts). The power density typically ranges from 0.005W/Cm² -> 5 W/Cm².
PBM is popularly used for soft tissue injuries, joint conditions, neuropathic pain, non-healing leg and pressure ulcers.
PBM (photobiomodulation) is considered therapeutic treatment for health-related conditions; soft tissue injuries, joint conditions, neuropathic pain, non-healing leg and pressure ulcers.
National Psoriasis Foundation promotes Laser Light
therapy that "Patients who have found success through this treatment option say it treats scaly skin plaques quickly and effectively, generally within four to 10 brief treatment sessions. It can provide long-lasting relief."
In dermatology, LLLT has beneficial effects on wrinkles, acne scars, hypertrophic scars, and healing of burns.
Photobiomodulation (PBM) describes the use of red or near-infrared light to stimulate, heal, regenerate, and protect tissue that has either been injured, is degenerating, or else is at risk of dying.
One of the organ systems of the human body that is most necessary to life, and whose optimum functioning is most worried about by humankind in general, is the brain. The brain suffers from many different disorders that can be classified into three broad groupings: traumatic events (stroke, traumatic brain injury, and global ischemia), degenerative diseases (dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), and psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder). There is some evidence that all these seemingly diverse conditions can be beneficially affected by applying light to the head. There is even the possibility that PBM could be used for cognitive enhancement in normal healthy people.
Dr. Michael Hamblin of Harvard Medical School, who heads up the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Hamblin is an advocate of PBM — perhaps its most prominent researcher — and the editor of the book Advances in Photodynamic Therapy: Basic, Translational and Clinical (Engineering in Medicine & Biology). Hamblin’s current research is focused on photobiomodulation on the brain, as he believes there is evidence that it can be used in the cases of strokes, traumatic brain injuries, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
PBM supplements the body in 3 ways:
Cells are the building blocks of the tissues, organs and systems. If we can make the cells healthier, then the entire body should get healthier.
So, why would a healthy person use a whole body LED light therapy bed?
Because they want to think, feel and perform better and longer.
Light heals so you can find joy in life.
Over 3000 studies suggest that light heals. Like a multivitamin, light therapy can stimulate key cellular reactions that improve the health, energy and function of cells. A full body system illuminates the entire body which could mean 1600+ cm2 of surface area.
If the treatment delivers an average dose of 10 Joules/cm2 then the recipient receives 16,000 + Joules of energy. This is a huge amount of energy!. It is no wonder that users are reporting such incredible benefits.
Dose in Light Therapy is measured in joules which breaks down into irradiant energy (brightness on the skin) times seconds.
A full body system is typically low in terms of energy per cm2 of energy hitting the surface skin. Since it irradiates the entire body, the cumulative energy can be quite large. 10 Joules/cm2 could be equivalent to 10,000 Joules of energy delivered to the body. This is a huge dose of energy..
A multi-wave system is a system that delivers multiple energies. Green for example is a surface energy that is thought to affect the quality of blood cells, while 810 nm near infrared might penetrate deepest into the body to affect connective tissues, muscles and organs. A continuous current system might be felt as heat while a pulsed system might be felt as tingling. So by varying the light we can vary the outcomes.
At the Aurora Wellness, we believe that light therapy is like a multi vitamin. With a multi-wave system the cells are being supplemented with multiple healing signatures, reaching into different depths of the body based on the wavelength, in an extraordinarily safe mid level dose to create a broad systemic benefit to the body.
Reduce Pain, Reduce Inflammation, Restore Mobility!
MLS Laser lasts on average of 15 - 20 mins per session depending on the animals and ailment.
Light energy enters the damaged cells and stimulates inter-cellular activity. This reduces pain in the area and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Once the cells recover the healing process in complete.
Aging, might be defined as the accumulation of mitochondrial dysfunction over time. Think of it like a 4 cylinder motor in a car with 250,000 miles. The motor is wearing out. The fuel lines, fuel injectors, fuel pump and spark plugs that convert gasoline into energy clog and the motor stops functioning.
Mitochondrial dysfunction is thought to be caused by environmental, stress and food based toxicity that blocks production of ATP. This loss of energy starves the cells, increasing the rate of cell death (aptosis). The cellular damage cascades down into the tissues, organs and systems of the body.
As the motors that power the cells become damaged and die, so do the tissues organs and systems. Mobility is damaged as the muscle cells begin to lose their function and resilience and connective tissues weaken. Eventually chronic inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction show up as disease. Skin-tone may be the first sign of aging. PBM’s energetic triggering has been shown to both thicken and tighten the skin and thus reduce wrinkles. It is shown in numerous studies to both accelerate healing of neuromuscular injuries and actually increase neuromuscular performance in elite athletes.
This is a distinction we want to make early. If a person is suffering from an injury or disease light helps them get better. If a person is an elite athlete, light helps them improve their personal performance levels and even break records. It helps both the unhealthy and the super fit, which means it probably helps the average person who isn’t measuring athletic performance. They may not see the reduction in pain, break a personal record, but deep in the cells, the increased circulation, detoxification and improvement in energy is rebuilding the cellular matrix of that person.
Photobiomodulation has been shown to both ‘unclog’ the respiratory chain and create Giant Mitochondria. It is kind of like replacing a worn out 4 cylinder motor with a tuned up V8.
If we can slow halt or reverse mitochondrial dysfunction, then we can effectively slow halt or reverse the aging process. Skin-tone improves, pain shrinks, wounds heal faster and the tissues organs and systems get healthier.
Reducing whole-body inflammation with whole body Photobiomodulation, could prove in research to help prevent the onset of inflammatory diseases like diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, heart disease and cancer.
More studies over extended periods of time will be required to determine how regular use of Photobiomodulation affects the aging process, but researchers are already suggesting that it pre-conditions against cardiovascular damage and age-related decline All of this is done free of side effects.
Medical researchers and industry giants are searching for ways to improve mitochondrial function. They are looking for ways to reduce the onset of disease and improve our quality of life as we advance in age. If that pill is developed, would you take it, or would you just add light?
Light heals the cells. By reversing mitochondrial dysfunction, feeding and detoxifying the cells, it perpetuates the health of the whole body.
Light is essential. You just get better.