What is Light Therapy?
Light Emitting Diode (LED) phototherapy is the application of light energy to tissue to obtain therapeuticbenefits.The energy is used to improve cellular performance.Phototherapy is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties and has a variety of applications across many medical fields.Research has shownthat phototherapy can: increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair,decrease wrinkles,decreaseinflammation, improve skin toneand wrinkles, texture and clarity, ease muscle and jointpain, stiffness, spasmand arthritis and kill acne bacteria, and much more.
How Does Light Energy work?
Specific wavelengths of light energy, when properly absorbed, up-regulates compromised cells. The light(photons) energy is absorbed by photoacceptors in the mitochondria and used to create adenosinetriphosphate (ATP). The ATP produced then stimulates various metabolic processes which can result in therepair and regeneration of cell and tissue components. In anarticle, “Therapeutic Light”-by Chukuku S.Enwemeka, PT, PhD, FACSM, he wrote “other reported mechanisms of light-induced beneficial effects includemodulation of prostaglandin levels, alteration of somatosensory evoked potential and nerve conductionvelocity, and hyperemia of treated tissues. The resultant clinical benefits include pain relief in conditions suchas carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendonitis, ankle sprain, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction,shoulder and neck pain, arthritis, and post-herpetic neuralgia, as well as tissue repair in cases of diabetic ulcer,venous ulcer, mouth ulcer,fractures, tendon rupture, ligamentous, tear, torn cartilage, and nerve injury.”
What is Celluma?
Celluma is unique and quite unlike any other low-level light therapy device available today. Based on NASAresearch,Cellumadeliversblue,redand near-infraredlight energy simultaneously to safely treat a widevariety of conditions. Each wavelength is absorbed by different molecules that act as a signaling mechanismfor different cellular processes. For example, some reduce inflammation and some kill bacteria,while othersenhance localized circulation.
Light Therepy is used as an addition to the Facial Acupuncutre and Mirconeedling Sessions, and can be added to the traditional aupucnture sessions.