What is Photobiomodulation?

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What is photobiomodulation? If you are interested in healing your pain and improving your health naturally, photobiomodulation may be a treatment for you. PBM therapy uses wavelengths that are able to stimulate the body’s cells and support cellular energy production. The light used by Aspen Laser is safe and non-invasive, which means you can use it at home or in your office.

What is the mechanism of action of photobiomodulation?

The wavelengths of the LEDs in our light therapy systems are chosen carefully to produce specific effects in the human body. This allows us to target a wide variety of conditions with our LED light systems. Some of the most common applications for our PBM therapy systems include the reduction of inflammation and the stimulation of collagen growth in the body. The light emitted by the LEDs in our system is also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), red and near infrared light therapy or low-power laser irradiation. It is important to note that this term was adopted after LED lights, the type of lights used in our devices, became more popular for research purposes.

What is photobiomodulation?

The scientific name for photobiomodulation is “photophysical and photochemical events induced by non-ionizing electromagnetic energy.” It’s more commonly referred to as PBMT or LLLT.

The way this works is that visible red to near infrared light is absorbed by mitochondria in the cell, which performs the function of producing cellular energy called ATP. This energy is necessary to perform the functions of the cell, including healing and reducing pain. When this energy is absorbed by the enzyme cytochrome oxidase c, a molecule in the mitochondria, it triggers a series of downstream effects that are dependent upon the cellular environment. These effects include the release of nitric oxide, a decrease in oxidative stress and an increase in ATP energy in the cell.


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