L.E.D. Phototherapy & Cold/Soft Laser Therapy
All of the latest medical therapeutic methods seem to have a common target: to increase and stimulate blood circulation in the area being treated by using various stimulants, steroids, etc.
A Light Emitting Diode (L.E.D.) Light Therapy Unit, however, improves and stimulates blood circulation using a completely natural method . . . a Light Beam. Light being absorbed by the skin and underlying tissues, stimulates cell activities and metabolism, promotes muscle relaxation, accelerates all repair mechanisms and, of course, increases blood circulation.
The result is that all toxins and metabolism by-products are taken away from the suffering tissue, while at the same time, food/energy and vitamins are supplied through the increased blood current."
L.E.D. Light Therapy is a conscious move towards a natural method of healing. The principal and application of this is through biostimulation of the cells by pure Monochromatic Light. In the healing process, Light is absorbed by the cell, accelerating tissue repair, thus speeding up recovery time. This method of biostimulation is particularly successful in the fields of Dentistry, Dermatology, Neurology, Physiotherapy and is a must in the world of beauty and fitness."
"From a nutritional point of view a lack of Sunlight can cause deficiencies. Without Sunlight vitamin D cannot be metabolized in the human body, which can result in rickets. Most enzymes need Light for proper functioning. Hormones and vitamins as well. Studies have shown that different Lights affect different enzymic reactions for healing purposes. For example, babies who suffer from jaundice and are placed under a blue light are termed 'blue babies.' "Space Age in Medicine"
a study conducted at the Phototherapy Clinic of "Shmuel Harofe"
They found that "pain and disability before treatment did not show statistically significant differences between the three groups (tested). Pain reduction in the red and infrared groups after the treatment was more than 50% in all scoring methods. We observed significant functional improvement in red and infrared-treated groups, but not in the placebo group."
They concluded, "Low-Power Light Therapy is effective in relieving pain and disability in degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee."
A Synopsis of the Therapeutic Effects of Monochromatic Single-Wavelength Red Light
Depending upon whether the Light Beam is continuous or pulsed (turned on and off very rapidly), the Single-Wavelength Light photostimulates the afflected cell tissue differently. "Continuous Light" sedates the tissue, resulting in relief of pain, relaxation of tense muscles and reduced swelling. This is accomplished by an increase in cellular blood flow (which causes a warm feeling deep within the tissue) and by actual physical tissue relaxation. "Pulsed Light" stimulates the DNA within the afflicted cell, causing the cell to produce an increased quantity of protein and calcium, which results in an accelerated healing of the tissue from 3 to 5 times faster than normal.
To reach the problem areas, the Light Beam can either be applied directly to the skin, where it penetrates about one inch into the soft tissue, or for deeper penetration into the body, it can be applied to the acupuncture points. A Single-Wavelength Light Beam will travel through the body's acupuncture-meridian channels like an optical fiber, to reach internal areas within the body. The light also acts as an extremely effective Acupuncture-Point Stimulator Device. Therefore, using a combination of both direct application and Acupuncture/Acupressure-Point Techniques, any problem area within your body may be reached by the light.
There are only two available methods of producing this desired Monochromatic Single-Wavelength Light Beam without introducing other wavelengths or impurities. The first is with a "Laser" and the second is with a "Light-Emitting Diode," or L.E.D.. The choice of material used in the construction of both devices determines with specific wavelength is produced. Both devices produce a Monochromatic Single-Wavelength, but the Laser produces Coherent Light (in-phase) while L.E.D.s provide Non-Coherent Light (out-of-phase). This type of Laser uses very Low-Power, compared to the normal High-Power Lasers used in surgery and advanced technology applications. These are referred to as "soft, Cold or weak Lasers," and they produce only enough Light power to stimulate damaged cell tissue. Soft-Lasers have been well researched and used over the past 25 years. They are available in many clinics, hospitals and doctors' offices around the world. The most extensively published uses have been for relief of pain, accelerated healing of wounds, treatment of skin conditions, wrinkle removal and acupuncture-point stimulation. Soft-Lasers are NOT readily available for home use. They are expensive and are approved for use ONLY by Licensed Physicians, Health Professionals and Clinical Technicians. They can be harmful, if over-used or if they come into contact with the eyes. Therefore, individuals must go to a Licensed Health Practitioner, if they desire treatment with a "Soft Laser."
Today, however, thanks to the technological development of L.E.D.s, an individual may take advantage of this Phototherapy concept in the home. L.E.D.s have changed from a simple 15 millicandle "indicator-type light," used in electronic equipment, to the 500-times brighter (8000 millicandle) Light now used in medical applications. Photo-Stimulation by an L.E.D. Unit is now 90% as effective as the "Soft Laser" unit. This means, for example, that arthritis pain, which is relieved by a "Soft Laser" in 6 minutes would be relieved by an L.E.D. unit in about 7 minutes!
The advantages of using L.E.D.s is tremendous. The cost of L.E.D.s is one-tenth of the cost of the "Soft Laser" and their life-expectancy is 20 times longer (l00,000 hours of use). Better yet, an L.E.D. is completely harmless, cannot be over-used, has NO side effects and can even be used on the eyes. Therefore, you can do nothing wrong with it! This allows the L.E.D. Phototherapy Unit to be used on a much wider range of problems than the "Soft Laser." The results show that when using "Photo-Stimulation" on afflicted cell tissue, it is the "Monochromatic Single-Wavelength" feature that is more important to cellular response than is the "Coherent" (Laser) or "Non-Coherent" (L.E.D.) aspect of Light.
The following uses represent those problem areas where a significant number of researched techniques, reported testimonies and observed results have been recorded:
Accelerated Wound Healing Addictive Habit Reduction: Tobacco, Food, Drugs & Alcohol Arthritis Asthma Back Pain Blood-Building Burns Circulation Improvement Emotion Eyes & Ears Facial Toning (Wrinkle Reduction) Food Allergies Headaches Herpes Insect Stings & Bites Pain Relief Sinus Relief Skin Condition Muscle Sprains Stress Release Swelling Reduction Teeth & Gums Ulcers Whiplash
The simplest way to use this "Photo-Stimulation" technology is to acquire an L.E.D. Phototherapy Unit. The L.E.D.s have allowed a very important medical technology to now be used by individuals, in their own homes, as well as in the offices and clinics of the Health Professionals.