What is Photobiomodulation Therapy?
Have you heard about the benefits of photobiomodulation therapy? This revolutionary treatment is effective at stimulating the brain and the body. If you’re dealing with issues like tight vagina muscles, female dryness, and pelvic floor disorders, red light therapy can help you get back on track to optimal physical and mental health.
Photobiomodulation therapy helps to stimulate, protect, and repair the brain at a cellular level. In this post, we’ll look at how photobiomodulation therapy can benefit your health.
What Is Photobiomodulation Therapy?
Photobiomodulation involves the use of near-infrared light (NIR). This wavelength penetrates deep into tissues without being an invasive procedure.
A therapist uses a NIR light device to stimulate your skin and tissues. They place the light device on the affected area and run it over the skin for 20 to 30-minutes. The duration of the treatment depends on the severity of the disorder or injury.
The NIR light stimulates energy production in the mitochondria, forcing them to step up your ATP production, which is the body’s primary fuel source. As a result, you feel more energetic and vital after treatment with a red light machine.
The red light device projects NIR light waves at between 610nm to 700nm. This spectrum allows the light waves to penetrate up to 10mm into the epidermis, unleashing healing power that rejuvenates tissues, ligaments, and muscles.
Therapists recommend you wait for 48 to 72-hours between sessions to allow your body to adjust to the changes. However, it’s important to note that it’s impossible to hurt yourself in any way by using NIR technology on your skin.
Low-level light laser therapy doesn’t have any side-effects, as it doesn’t contain any UV rays. However, first-time users may experience side-effects such as a mild headache, fatigue, and a dry throat after their first therapy.
Therapists use RLT to stimulate repair and recovery anywhere in the body. Two common uses for the treatment are for pelvic disorders, and for the brain to relieve the feeling of depression. Red light stimulates recovery from both conditions.
What are the Benefits of Using Photobiomodulation Therapy?
Using light therapy to stimulate pelvic recovery and brain function might seem like nonsense, but it’s not. While there is no peer-reviewed scientific research on the benefit of RLT and NIR therapy, speak to any patient, and they’ll tell you it works.
Sure, it could all be a placebo effect, but the results speak for themselves—patients who use RLT and NIR therapies notice the following benefits.
- Improvement in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, particularly those with “sundowner syndrome.”
- Relief from the psychological effects of PTSD
- Cognitive repair and enhancement
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Restoration of the vagina and pelvic floor after childbirth
- Curing insomnia and other sleeping disorders
How Does Photobiomodulation Work?
The mitochondria are the body’s energy powerhouses, and they exist in all our cells. Research shows that positive results occur when the mitochondria absorb red and near-infrared light waves.
The absorption of the red light enhances ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production through the respiratory system containing the mitochondria core. ATP acts as a signaling molecule, leading to tissue repair.
ATP also promotes the release of nitric oxide (NO), resulting in enhanced circulation and cellular function.
Where Can I Get Photobiomodulation Therapy?
There are red light devices and NIR machines available online for purchase. This is the most affordable option.
What Can I Expect from Photobiomodulation Therapy?
Most PBM sessions last for around 20-minutes. Most patients run a protocol that allows for treatments three to four days a week, with a day off in-between sessions. Your total treatment period lasts for two weeks, and you should notice a significant improvement in your condition after concluding your treatment.
We recommend adjusting your diet and eating right to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your light therapy. Remove all sugar and processed foods from your diet and replace them with sources of healthy fats and whole grains.
Reach out and book your first therapy session today – Your brain and body will love it.