The Science: How LED Light Therapy Works

Ever wonder why it’s mentioned to “get some sun” to increase Vitamin D?…. or ever see when a baby is born with jaundice, why they put them under blue light? This is Photobiomodulation (PBM) at work!

PBM or light therapy is basically the ability of certain light wavelengths (color) to penetrate certain levels of your body to trigger reactions that promote better health and wellness. One well known reaction of light therapy is the increase of nitric oxide in the body.

In the realm of health and wellness, one of the most significant discoveries by researchers was the role of nitric oxide and its profound effects on our bodies. This compound, rightfully dubbed the “miracle molecule,” was a finding so important that it led to a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Natural Vasodilator

Nitric oxide acts as a natural vasodilator in both humans and animals. This property is fundamental to understanding why light therapy works and produces positive outcomes. When light therapy stimulates the release of nitric oxide, it leads to the dilation of blood vessels, improving circulation and oxygen delivery throughout the body. This enhanced blood flow is at the core of many therapeutic benefits, from accelerated healing to improved performance.

Understanding the relationship between light therapy, nitric oxide release, and vasodilation is crucial for grasping the mechanism behind the therapy’s effectiveness. It explains why this non-invasive treatment can have such wide-ranging and beneficial impacts on health and wellness.

Vasodilation is the medical term for when blood vessels in your body widen, allowing more blood to flow through them.

In the easiest way to think about it…imagine having a skinny garden hose and trying to water a football field.

Now imagine a fire hose and watering the football field.

The increase in blood flow in your body increases many things like lowering blood pressure, removal of cellular waste, enhances blood flow, and brings vital oxygen and nutrients throughout your body providing healing and pain relief…and that’s just the beginning of many more benefits researchers have been finding with with (PBM) light therapy.

nitric oxide miracle molecule nobel awardThe journey of nitric oxide from a molecule of interest to being celebrated as the “Molecule of the Year” in 1992 by Science journal, and subsequently earning the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1998 for three pioneering US scientists, underscores its significance in medical science. The discoveries by Robert Furchgott, Ph.D., Louis Ignarro, Ph.D., and Ferid Murad, MD, have laid the groundwork for leveraging nitric oxide in therapeutic applications, and understanding why PBM light therapy has positive effects on the human anatomy.

Photobiomodulation (PBM) or light therapy enhances a cascade of beneficial chemical reactions within damaged nerve cells, fostering healing and regeneration. This process, rooted in enhanced blood flow and tissue oxygenation, underscores the therapy’s versatility in promoting health across various physiological domains.

The Multifaceted Benefits of Light Therapy

Light therapy, through PBM, offers a spectrum of health benefits, primarily by:

  • Enhancing Circulation: By forming new capillaries, it speeds up the healing process, enabling faster delivery of oxygen and nutrients necessary for recovery.
  • Stimulating ATP Release: Increasing ATP levels, the energy currency of cells, accelerates nutrient absorption and waste elimination.
  • Boosting Lymphatic Activity: Doubling the lymph vessel diameter, it aids in swiftly removing both liquid and protein components of edema, alleviating swelling effectively.
  • Reducing Nervous Tissue Excitability: The therapy lowers pain by balancing the ions in the treated area, promoting comfort and pain relief.
  • Increasing Phagocytosis: This process is vital for cleaning up dead or degenerated cells, crucial for fighting infections and facilitating healing.
  • Inducing a Thermal-like Effect: PBM elevates cell temperatures, enhancing their function and promoting healing.
  • Stimulating Acetylcholine Release: This neurotransmitter plays a role in various parasympathetic responses, including cardiac inhibition and gastrointestinal peristalsis.

Light and Spectrum Effects on Humans

Different light & wavelengths penetrate to different layers of your body.
This penetration triggers cellular actions that have been know to promote treatments of various afflictions.

Light Therapy – It’s Not Just About Light!

The other factor causing positive outcomes are the pulse rates that PBM devices operate at. Neurocare Systems’ therapy pad systems, equipped with powerful Bright Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs), exemplify the technological advancements in PBM. With LEDs spanning blue (470 nm), red (630 nm), and infrared (850 nm) spectrums and other wavelengths and custom tuned pulse rates these devices cater to a broad range of therapeutic needs, from peripheral neuropathy to chronic pain relief and beyond.

We at NeurocarePro have been at the forefront of manufacturing PBM devices and have been granted FDA Registration Class II medical Device status due to our continual work in the field with Doctors, Practitioners, Wellness Experts, and professionals involved in advancing PBM. Our work comes from the back and forth we have with these professionals to then develop and manufacture devices aimed at these findings.

This is the difference when it comes to shopping on Amazon and seeing thousands of light therapy products and us. We are the manufacturer and we continue to push the development of better ways to deliver products that bring positive effects to the treatment being administered.

NIR Light and Peripheral Neuropathy

A study by researchers from the Joslin Center for Diabetes in Clearwater, Florida, on the effects of NIR on diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) highlights the therapeutic potential of PBM. The findings revealed significant improvements in sensation, balance, and pain reduction, showcasing NIR’s capacity to enhance quality of life for individuals with DPN.

Embracing the Future with NeurocarePro

As an FDA-registered manufacturer of Class II medical devices, NeurocarePro is at the forefront of integrating PBM into the future of healthcare and wellness. Our commitment to quality and delivering products that truly make a difference is unwavering. Through continuous innovation and adherence to the highest standards, we aim to unlock the full potential of PBM, making it accessible and effective for those in pursuit of optimal health.

Photobiomodulation, powered by the miracle of nitric oxide and the precision of advanced light therapy devices, represents a beacon of hope and vitality. With NeurocarePro, individuals and healthcare professionals alike can embark on a journey toward enhanced wellness, leveraging the transformative power of light to illuminate the path to better health.

 I’m blown away from the results of this technology and how well this is working with our patients for brain care and peripheral neuropathy”

Dr. Allan Spiegel, MD, Neurologist

I’ve been using NeurocarePro for years, and their quality is always consistent. They have helped my practice with support. I highly recommend using NeurocarePro products and accessing their team of professionals for assistance with implementation and protocol needs.”

Dr. Richard Busch, DC, Clinic Owner

“UNBELIEVABLE Results!!! I purchased the 2-port controller with the lumbar pad from my doctor in hopes for improving the appearance of a 30yr old keloid scar on my stomach (it was raised & discolored) I am over the moon thrilled with the results. It has not only smoothed out to my skin surface but has completely returned to my original skin tone. I have actually had surgery to revise this incision with zero results, so as you can imagine Neurocare Pro therapy has provided me with a small miracle. Cannot thank you enough.“

Kim G., Patient

“I was in a car accident where I suffered head trauma and applied Neurocare Pro products and protocols and it has been an amazing journey to better health. I saw the results happen to ME and became such a believer that I am now an advocate and affiliate of Neurocare Pro products myself!“

Charla Blevins, Former Patient

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