Photobiomodulation is highly beneficial for wound healing and muscular injuries (this exact discovery by NASA paved the way to many more studies). It was later discovered that it also increases bone healing (fractures, breaks, sprains) and is incredibly effective in treating chronic inflammation by reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines and encouraging anti-inflammatory ones. It increases circulation through Vasodilation, makes oxygen and nutrients more readily available through Oxygenation and re-grows capillaries, lymph vessels and nerves through Angiogenesis. It also increases collagen and fibroblast production, clears up dead or damaged cells, decreases lactic acid production and creates a pain relieving analgesic effect.
Decreases inflammation, swelling and edema throughout the body reducing pressure on nerves.
Powerfully down regulates the body’s inflammatory pathways.
Release Nitric Oxide from within the cell to provide anti-inflammatory effects outside the cell.
Shown to work as well as NSAID’s without the risks of harmful side effects.
Decreases pro-inflammatory cytokines and increases anti-inflammatory cytokines.
Stimulates the formation of new connective tissue andblood capillaries.
Increases fibroblast production.
Increased blood flow means more oxygen and nutrients to the wound area.
Stimulates the production of collagen and the health of the extracellularmatrix.
“…successfully accelerates the acute healing phase via faster wound healing so as to reduce patient downtime.”
“…repair of skin wounds, inducing growth of fibroblasts, collagen synthesis, angiogenesis and subsequent re-epithelialization to wound closure.”
“…LLLT should be highly beneficial in muscle injuries”“…the most significant enhancement in the quality of scars was found for all items and at all evaluations”
“…improve muscle performance, reduce muscle fatigue during exercises and benefit the muscle repair”“…has been shown to promote wound healing processes both in vitro and in vivo at the epidermal and dermal levels in the skin“The combined favorable anti-inflammatory and collagen metabolism effects enhance collagenesis and elastinogenesis.”
“Athletes, people with injured muscles, and patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy may all benefit.”