PHOTO BIO-STIMULATION WORKS

 

In over 2,500 studies and clinical trials photo bio-stimulation has been shown to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits. Recent discoveries by NASA and others have created a revolution in our understanding and ability to control the photo bio-simulative process. As a result of these amazing new discoveries, our Shuttle Astronauts now use infrared light to combat the muscle and bone wasting effects of zero gravity. Navy Seals use LEDs to heal injuries up to two and a half times faster than without LED light, and U.S. submariners use them to stay strong and healthy during their long tours undersea.

·        Tests conducted with scanning laser Doppler demonstrate increases in microcirculation from 400% to 3200% after one LED treatment.

·        Studies have shown that human tissue exposed to light from LEDs, grows at a rate from 150 to 200% faster than cells not stimulated by such light.

·        Cells treated with LED Light show a five-fold increase in growth phase specific DNA synthesis.

·        150% increases in the production of ATP (cellular energy) have been observed in cells exposed to LED Light.

 

 

SCIENTIFIC TEST RESULTS

1.      The Medical College of Wisconsin/ NASA Light-Emitting Diode Medical Program – Progress in Space Flight and Terrestrial Applications
Harry T. Whelan, M.D. et al., Space Tech. & App. Int’l. Forum 2001, (vol. 552:35-45), 2000, (vol. 504:37-43), 1999 (vol. 458:3-15).

• Describes how LEDs are being used to heal hard to heal wounds such as diabetic skin ulcers, serious burns, oral sores, and musculoskeletal training injuries.

 

2.      A Systematic Review of Low Level Laser Therapy with Location-Specific Doses for Pain from Chronic Joint Disorders
Bjordal JM, et al., Journal of Physiotherapy Science 2003,49(2): 107 –16

• A review of 11 randomized controlled trials of 565 patients with chronic joint disorders suggests that LLLT treatment significantly reduces pain and improves health status in chronic joint disorders.

 

3.      Treatment of Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow- with LLLT: A Multicenter Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Clinical Study on 324 Patients
Simunovic Z, Trobonjaca, Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery, 1998 June; 16(3): 145-51

• Total relief of pain with consequent improved functional ability was achieved in 82% of acute and 66% of chronic cases.

 

4.      Paper presented to the British Medical Laser Association
"241 " Workshop and A GM The Royal London Hospital. April 1996, Moore, Kevin C.

• Report of a comparative study in 50 patients with inversion injuries of the ankle Kumar (3) found that pain was reduced by 70-90%. Compared to conventional physiotherapy the laser treated patients showed a more rapid resolution of symptoms and an earlier return to full weight bearing.

• In a similar report involving 938 patients with osteoarticular pain Soriano (7) found pain attenuation of 88% when treating a variety of acute conditions such as tenosynovitis, lumbago and cervical pain.

• Report of a double blind crossover trial (Moore et al.) (15) in which patients suffering from postoperative neuralgia reported a mean reduction in pain levels of 74%.

 

5.      Effects of Skin-Contact Monochromatic Infrared Irradiation on Tendonitis, Capsulitis, and Myofascial Pain
Thomasson, TL , J Neurol Orthop Med Surg (1996) 16:242-245.

• Panels of infrared LEDs were used in the above-mentioned conditions with total to excellent relief from pain in 88 percent or higher of all cases treated.

 

6.      The Beneficial Applications of Low Level Laser Therapy.
Walker, Morton, Medical Journalist’s Report of Innovative Biologics. The Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients, Nov. 2002

• A Boston University School of Medicine randomized, single blind, placebo-controlled study showed that carpal tunnel syndrome, treated with a low-level laser, markedly reduced wrist pain or caused it to disappear altogether.

 

7.      Psoriatic arthritis treatment with low power laser irridation. A double blind clinical study
Ortutay J et al., Lasermedizin - Laser in Med Surg. 1998: 13 (3-4): 140.

• 87% of the patients in the treatment group had a remission of clinical activity: increased range of movement, decreased joint stiffness and tenderness. In the placebo group, only 20% of the patients improved.

 

8.      Improvement of Pain and Disability in Ederly Patients with Degenerative Osteoarthritis of the Knee with Narrow Band Light Therapy
Stelian, J, MD et al., Journal of American Geriatric Society 1992; 40: 23-26

• Self applied treatment of light therapy to both sides of knee for fifteen minutes twice a day for ten days resulted in significant pain reduction and functional improvement in fifty percent of subjects tested.

 

9.      Effect of NASA Light Emitting Diode (LED) Irradiation on Wound Healing
Whelan, H.T. et al., Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery. 19 (6): 305-13,2001.

• Treatment with red LEDs reduced pain and speeded healing in humans.

 

10. The Use of Low Energy Photon Therapy (LEPT) in Venous Leg Ulcers: A double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study
Gupta, AK, et al., Dermatol Surg 1998;24(12):1383-6.

• Light therapy with LEDs speeded the healing of leg ulcers.

 

11. The Use of Monochromatic Infrared Energy Therapy in Podiatry: A new treatment is available for wound healing
Dale Carnegie, D.P.M., Podiatry Management – November/December 2002.

 

12. Biomechanical effects of three different periods of GaAs laser photostimulation on tenotomized tendons
Enwemeka, CS, et al., Laser Ther 1994;6:181-188. 1

• Rabbit tendons healed much faster and stronger with LLLT

 

13. Photobioligy of Low-power Laser Effects
Karu, Tiina, Health Physics 1989/56(5):691-704.

• Monochromatic visible light stimulated DNA production, growth of normal cells, and many other basic functions of living organisms. The same effects were found with low-level laser light as with non-coherent light (non-laser light) leading the investigator to conclude that coherent (laser) light is not needed to achieve these results.