Photobiomodulation at its Best
Low-level laser therapy, or LLLT, is a modality that uses different frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum to which the human system is biologically responsive. It is very similar to how plants use sunlight to function. Red and infrared light have been shown to reduce inflammation, regulate immune responses, up-regulate energy production, and increase increase cellular efficiency. There are also bonus cosmetic effects as well - acne, scars, psoriasis, and other dermatological conditions have been successfully treated with LLLT. The majority of these effects are mediated by little organelles called mitochondria that are found in every cell. The wavelengths provide a signal that is translated into action - action that depends on what the cell that the mitochondria is in needs to function, like immune cells, connective tissue-making cells, brain cells, muscle cells, and so on. That is why there is such a versatility in the application of the laser, because results are bye and large tissue-dependent. LLLT can also be used as a neuromodulatory tool as an adjunct to other therapeutic modalities. At Dasein Health we utilize the CytonBrite laser system, which uses an international 10-20 EEG cap to selectively stimulate regions of interest. Because of its power (six 1-watt LEDs) we are able to better customize treatment plans and achieve greater benefit over much smaller spans of time.