Restoration of motion to joints; Redevelop muscles; Adjunct to obesity as part of a diet and exercise program; Relaxation of muscles and relief from muscle spasms; Temporary relief of minor muscle and joint aches, pain and stiffness; Temporary relief of minor pain and stiffness associated with arthritis; Temporarily increases blood circulation; Environmental chemicals; Pesticides; Cleaners; Pollution; UV radiation; Infections; Lifestyle choices; Poor diet; Smoking; Alcohol
The Problem & Solution
When cells age and become stressed, the mitochondria produce their own Nitric Oxide (NO) which competes with oxygen and often wins. This molecule blocks the receptor site that Oxygen binds to during the respiratory process — the process of turning sugar in blood into cellular energy. With a diet rich in anti-oxidants and rest, our body manages excess Nitric Oxide. If the body is too stressed it cannot properly remove enough Nitric Oxide fast enough. This causes ROS (reactive oxygen species), and is known as Oxidative Stress. Reactive oxygen species are toxic and begin the processes for inflammation, cell death and the expression of genes responsible for cancer, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis and other diseases.
When red & near IR (infrared) light is absorbed by a protein in the mitochondria called Cytochrome c Oxidase (CcO), mitochondrial NO is dissociated from CcO and oxygen transport returns to normal. CcO is the last enzyme in the respiratory electron transport chain. This downstream effect increases ATP production among many other beneficial intracellular responses. In other words, the cell functions again at optimal levels. Cells make up tissues, tissues make up organs, and organs make up humans. All aspects of the 11 major organ systems benefit, from faster recovery to improved energy and strength.
Documented Contraindications for Red Light Therapy
Direct Eye Exposure, Malignancy (Cancer), Pregnancy, Thyroid Conditions, Epilepsy, Medications, Lotions, Tanning Creams, or local injections, etc... Gonads (Testicles), Hemorrhage and Active Bleeding, Dark Skin, Tattoo, and Hair.
To ensure efficiency as much skin as possible needs to be exposed. So a swim suit/ trunks must be worn.
Protocol: A2/ Stimulates bone formation.
Protocol: A3/ Wound Healing
Protocol: A5/ Improves mitochondrial dysfunction, Hair regrowth in non inflammatory alopecia.
Protocol: A10/ Neuroprotection, stimulation of neurogenesis in TBI Major depressive disorder, Reversal of cognitive decline, improved brain mitochondrial function, Strength training, Depression, Dental hypersensitivity, TBI treatment, Knee Osteoarthritis.
Protocol: A15/ Promote osteoblast differentiation.
Protocol: A20/ Improved anti-inflammatory effect, Reduced diabetic neuropathy, Periodontist treatment, Degranulation.
Protocol: A30/ Stomatitis
Protocol: A50/ Post Endodontic pain
Protocol: A80/ Improved wound healing, Improved bone health, Improved neuromuscular health in elderly, Accelerates wound healing, Improved diabetic wound healing, Osteoporosis, Improved burn healing.
Protocol: A100-500/ Reduces inflammation and enhances wound healing
Protocol: A250/ Pre-exercise.
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