WHY NEAR-INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY?
Near-infrared light therapy, in the form of Pulsed Low Level Light therapy (LLLT), has been shown in over 50 years of independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. LLLT is applied to the body using pads containing Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) which disperse light (red, blue or infrared) over a wide surface area, minimizing session times. Pulsed Light is the most profound, safe, non-invasive way to stimulate the innate capacity to heal from within every cell of the body.
The use of near-infrared light therapy with infrared diodes can help promote the healing process in the body. At the basic level all cells in the body have a miniature power plant within, called the mitochondria. This is where our cells’ energy is produced. The technical term for this energy is Adenosine Tri-Phosphate or ATP for short. ATP is formed from oxygen and glucose, both of which are carried to cells by blood flow.
Many adverse physical symptoms are the result of decreased blood flow which means that all cells, including nerves, are not receiving adequate amounts of oxygen and glucose. Therefore the mitochondria cannot manufacture normal amounts of ATP. Nerves, most commonly in the extremities, sense this lack of ATP production by sending pain signals to the brain. In some cases a lack of sensation rather than pain is the chief symptom. Because the mitochondria are very sensitive to light, infrared light therapy can stimulate ATP production in the mitochondria. That is, the nerves receive glucose and oxygen through increased blood flow to the nerves.