Photobiomodulation (PBM), formerly known as phototherapy and LLLT, is a therapeutic application of carefully selected types of light to support healing and reduce inflammation. Most of the time, this therapy involves infrared and/or red light, but it may be used with other wavelengths of visible light or frequencies outside the visible spectrum. PBM tools may provide continuous exposure or may be pulsed on/off depending on the goals of therapy.
For whole body therapy or for treating regions of the body we use panels of RED/IR LED. These BioMax panels are produced by Platinum LED Therapy Lights. See the link below to learn more about
To treat the brain and head, we use the Weber LED helmet which has 320 IR LEDS. This tool can provide continuous or pulsed light treatment modes depending on the needs of the patient. To learn more about the Weber helmet visit the link below.
Our final tool is the Senergy Tennant Biomodulator with the BioTransducer attachment, which we use to treat smaller and more delicate parts of the body. Learn more about the Senergy Tennant Biomodulator at the link below.
Photobiomodulation is very gentle, but it can be a warm and energy intense therapy. Many people prefer to start with shorter sessions and increase duration in future treatments. People with dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, palpitations, and severe fatigue may find this therapy difficult to tolerate.
Photobiomodulation has been shown in studies to improve mitochondrial efficiency in the production ATP. In human studies, PBM is being studied for the treatment of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and Parkinsons Disease. It is also being evaluated for the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke. Studies on treatment a variety of pain conditions have been published for tempromandibular disorders (TMD), neuropathy, osteoarthritis, dry macular degeneration, and slow-healing wounds. PBM is also being studied for treatment of mood disorders including depression.
Depending on the type of therapy being provided or the part of the body being treated, different attire may be helpful. When treating any part of the head, the main concern may be how the treatment may impact hair and styling. When treating larger parts/regions of the body, it may be optimal to maximize exposed skin, and a change of clothing may be helpful. Be sure to ask us about what choices for attire may be best before the day of your first session.
Photobiomodulation usually requires several treatments before impact may be observed, though each individual session may be beneficial in its own way. If you and your docotr decide to use photobiomodulation as treatment for a condition or symptom, ask you doctor how many sessions and how often they should be given for your situation.