We are very excited to introduce to our patients the newest modality to our clinic. As most of our patients know we at Radovich Chiropractic pride ourselves on being as up to date as possible with the newest technology and treatment options available. As such, we proudly introduce the Light Bearer. Come on in and give it a try.
Light therapy is one of the oldest therapeutic methods used by humans (historically as solar therapy by Egyptians, later as UV therapy for which Nils Finsen won the Nobel Prize in 1904). The use of lasers and LEDs as light sources was the next step in the technological development of light therapy, which is now applied to many thousands of people worldwide each day. In LLLT, the question is no longer whether light has biological effects, but rather how energy from therapeutic lasers and LEDs work at the cellular and organism levels, and what are the optimal light parameters for different uses of these light sources.
The Light Bearer device has been 3 years in development, has gone through 3 prototype phases, and is now in its production phase. It has been used in Doctor Michael Leahy's Champion Health Clinic in Colorado Springs for over a year now with positive results for each client who has received this therapy.
To learn more go to www.lifelightllc.com.
The results of the biochemical and cellular changes in animals and people when using LLLT therapy include such benefits as increased healing of chronic wounds, improvements in sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, pain reduction in arthritis and neuropathies, and amelioration of damage after heart attacks, stroke, nerve injury, retinal toxicity, and much more.
The use of low levels of visible or near-infrared (NIR) light for reducing pain, inflammation, and edema; for promoting healing of wounds, deeper tissues, and nerves; and for preventing tissue damage has been known for many years. Originally this was thought to be isolated to only laser light (soft or cold lasers). Today, and for several years now, it has broadened to include photobiomodulation and photobiostimulation using non-coherent light (LEDs).
The Mitochondria are thought to be the likely site for the initial effects of light, which leads to increased ATP production, modulation of reactive oxygen species, and induction of transcription factors. These effects in turn lead to increased cell proliferation and migration (particularly by fibroblasts), modulation in levels of cytokines, growth factors and inflammatory mediators, and increased tissue oxygenation.