A Breakthrough in Full Body Photobiomodulation
When our cells age and become stressed, the mitochondria produce their own nitric oxide (NO) which competes with oxygen, and often wins. This molecule blocks the receptor site that Oxygen belongs in during the respiratory process — the process of turning sugar in our blood into cellular energy. With diet (rich in anti-oxidants) and rest, our body manages excess Nitric Oxide. If the body is too stressed it cannot properly remove enough Nitric Oxide fast enough. This causes ROS (reactive oxygen species). This is known as Oxidative Stress. Reactive oxygen species are toxic and begin the process for inflammation, cell death and the expression of genes responsible for cancer, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis and more.
When red & near IR light is absorbed by a protein in the mitochondria called Cytochrome c Oxidase (CcO), mitochondiral NO (nitric-oxide) is dissociated from CcO and oxygen transport returns to normal. CcO is the last enzyme in the respiratory electron transport chain. This downstream effect increases ATP production among many other beneficial intracellular responses. In other words, the cell functions again at optimal levels. Cells make up tissues. Tissues make up organs. Organs make up humans. All aspects of the 11 organ systems benefit. From faster recovery to improved energy and strength.
“Photo” means light. “Bio” means life. “Modulation” means a change in something. Photobiomodulation is the use of light to cause a therapeutic change to the body. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT), also known as LLLT (low-level laser therapy) is exposing the body to certain light colors (wavelengths) that encourage healing (wounds, tendons, muscles, nerves, bones) and reduces inflammation and pain. There are no side effects and it’s non-invasive. It is not a heating therapy nor ablating. In normal healthy individuals, benefits such as improved strength, ATP, recovery time and less fatigue are realized.
Light Therapy Technology
Originally developed by NASA research to treat astronauts, light therapy has evolved to devices that provide professionally administered light and laser treatments. Today Aspen Photomedicine has further advanced light therapy technology behind our new TheraLight whole body light therapy system. The TheraLight pod has identified the specific spectrums of light that generate the desired effects naturally within our body’s cellular structures. Optimal results are achieved with high power LED light micro-chips that have been engineered to medical grade specifications and are safe for all skin types.