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LED polychromatic light therapy involves the use of light emitting diodes (LED) delivering red, blue, and infrared light to the skin. These three (3) wavelengths stimulate beneficial innate cellular responses increasing circulation and activating the release of nitric oxide.
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NASA studies demonstrate cells exposed to LED light therapy exhibit a 150% increase in cellular metabolism suggesting enhanced cellular repair and vitality. Medical researchers across the globe are currently investigating a wide array of physiologic benefits produced by LED light therapy.
LED light therapy is non-abrasive, non-invasive, painless, and restorative. It is safe in the clinic or at home for all ages and skin types.
What is Polychromatic Light Therapy?
The term ‘polychromatic’ denotes that more than one (1) wavelength is used simultaneously, meaning that each In Light Wellness Systems™ polychromatic light therapy pad has at least two (2) different wavelengths.
What is LED Therapy?
In Light Wellness Systems™ is a photo-modulated (pulsed, light emitting diodes) device also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT). The infrared and visible red LEDs are the heart of the In Light Wellness Systems™ therapy system, providing gentle but powerful non-coherent light. In Light Wellness Systems™ uses a carefully timed sequence of settings, known as pulses, to create an environment in which change may occur more rapidly.
Who is Polychromatic Light Therapy for?
In Light Wellness Systems™ can be used both professionally in a clinic and by people at home as part of their continuing therapy. Common pad designs between clinical and home units allow clients to receive the same benefits at home as in the clinic.
Why choose In Light Wellness Systems?
In Light Wellness Systems™ is a system, a group of components designed to work together. Pads are available in various shapes and sizes to suit different needs.
Easy to use
– Simple controls
– Automatic & manual override settings
– Flexible pads with flexible positioning and Velcro style straps
200mw 17º infrared LEDs, 4,500 millicandlaria (mcd) visible red LEDs. The effective “as measured” output per diode is 72Mw/cm2 for IR and 5Mw/cm2 for visible red.
Cross contamination safety
The use of an inexpensive off the shelf plastic bag (baggie) as a barrier is simple, easy, and effective. There is no requirement to wrap the area or pad in cling film.
A detailed and comprehensive manual is available for all clinical units.
Why should you be interested in LED Therapy?
Effective, non-abrasive, non-invasive, and restorative
Increase vascularity (circulation):
Polychromatic light therapy has been established as a useful tool to increasing the formation of new capillaries, which are additional blood vessels that replace damaged ones. New capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen and nutrients needed for healing, as well as carrying more waste products away.
Stimulate the production of collagen: Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. Collagen is the essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. It is the substance that holds cells together and has a high degree of elasticity. By increasing collagen production less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.
Stimulate the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP): ATP is the major carrier of energy to all cells. Increases in ATP allow cells to accept nutrients faster and get rid of waste products faster by increasing the energy level in the cell. Food turns into ATP before the cells utilize it. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical reactions of the cell.
Increase lymphatic system activity: Oedema, which is the swelling or natural splinting process of the body, has two basic components. The first is a liquid part, which can be evacuated by the blood system, and the second is comprised of the proteins that have to be evacuated by the lymphatic system. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with the use of light therapy. The venous diameter and the arterial diameters can also be increased. This means that both parts of oedema (liquid and protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve swelling.
Reduce the excitability of nervous tissue: The photons of light energy enter the body as negative ions. This calls upon the body to send positive ions, such as calcium, to the area being treated. These ions assist in firing the nerves, thereby relieving pain.
Stimulate fibroblastic activity that aids in the repair process: Fibroblasts are present in connective tissue and are capable of forming collagen fibers.
Increase phagocytosis: The process of scavenging or ingesting dead or degenerated cells by phagocyte cells for the purpose of clean up. This is an important part of the infection fighting process. Destruction of the infection and clean up must occur before the healing process can take place.
Induce a thermal like effect in the tissue: The light raises the temperature of the cells through a photochemical reaction.
Stimulate tissue granulation and connective tissue projections: Part of the healing process of wounds, ulcers or inflamed tissues.
Stimulate acetylcholine release: Acetylcholine causes cardiac inhibition, vasodilation, gastrointestinal peristalsis and other parasympathetic effects.
Many people with complaints of pain associated with the following issues have reported positive results using LED light therapy:
- Acute neck and back pain
- Ankle problems
- Arthritis pain and restricted movement
- Bone spurs
- Bone fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Deep muscle problems
- Golfer’s/tennis elbow
- Open wounds with negligible formation of scar tissue
- Leg pain
- Pain relief
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Pressure ulcers
- Shoulder pain
- Sore backs
- Tendon problems
- Tennis elbow
- Tight muscles
- Training (resistance/cardio)
- Reduction of scar tissue
- Wrist pain
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Benefits of LED Light Therapy
A closer look illustrates how the use of 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.
Patients with neuropathy often have 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. And this is the main reason for falls.
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.
Why does Light Therapy Work?
Light energy stimulates the release of nitric oxide from hemoglobin into the blood stream. When nitric oxide is released from hemoglobin, it enters the muscle cells in the walls of the blood vessels. The muscle cells relax as the blood vessel diameter enlarges, allowing more blood to flow through the vessels.
Benefits of Increased Nitric Oxide
Increasing nitric oxide levels in the body offers a host of benefits. These can include:
Inflammation occurs when oxygen levels are too low, so increasing blood flow via nitric oxide reduces inflammation.
• Tissue regeneration
Tissues that need to heal require oxygen, nutrients, ATP and growth factors. Nitric oxide provides an environment for enhanced healing. The key to accomplishing this? Better blood flow.
• Pain reduction
Pain occurs when oxygen levels at the nerves are are too low. Think of how painful your finger becomes if you wrap a rubber band around it. The rubber band cuts off blood flow, thereby depriving nerves and other cells of oxygen. The pain recedes when the rubber band is removed.
• Increased localized circulation
Nitric oxide is increased locally when light energy is applied to any specific site. Along with it, blood flow increases at the same point.
Depth of Light Penetration
Light is composed of photons. Photons are quantum units of energy. A photo emitted at a specific wavelength or color contains the same irrespective of the source. Light near the blue end of the spectrum penetrates about 2 to 3 millimeters. Light at the red end of the spectrum penetrates about 8 to 10 millimeters. And, near infrared light penetrates about 20 to 100 millimeters. Near infrared light is more energetic than visible light, less resistant to reflection and absorption, and therefore penetrates soft tissue to a deeper level. These are generalizations because the more red cells with hemoglobin in the path of the photons, the shallower the depth of the penetration. Remember, hemoglobin absorbs the near-infrared light energy, thereby releasing nitric oxide.
Benefits of Light Therapy
The net result of light therapy is a cascade of beneficial chemical reactions throughout damaged nerve cells that stimulate healing. This response can be directly attributed to increased blood flow. This enhanced, localized blood flow improves tissue oxygenation and therefore plays a role in the following:
• improved sensation, which offers better gait and balance when walking;
• reduced pain, which can allow for better sleep at night, as well as reduced burning and stinging sensation in the extremities;
• increased oxygenation, which acts to reduce inflammation; and finally,
• increased circulation, which offers the body decreased wound incidents and shorter healing times.
Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the FDA. In Light Wellness Systems™ devices are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
FDA product listing
All In Light Wellness Systems™ devices are FDA cleared.
The In Light Wellness Systems™ manufacturing facility is an FDA registered facility and subject to regulation and inspection requirements.