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  • Light Therapy and Arthritis

    Arthritis is the leading cause of disability, characterised by recurrent pain from inflammation in one or more joints of the body. While arthritis has various forms and is typically associated with the elderly, it can actually affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. The question we will answe...
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  • Muscle Light Therapy

    One of the lesser known parts of the body that light therapy studies have examined is the muscles. Human muscle tissue has highly specialised systems for energy production, needing to be able to provide energy for both long periods of low consumption and short periods of intense consumption. Rese...
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  • Red Light Therapy vs Sunlight

    LIGHT THERAPY Can be used any time, including night time. Can be used indoors, in privacy. Initial cost and electricity costs Healthy spectrum of light Intensity can be varied No harmful UV light No vitamin D Potentially improves energy production Reduces pain significantly Does not lead to a sun...
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  • What exactly is light?

    Light can be defined in many ways. A photon, a wave form, a particle, an electromagnetic frequency. Light behaves as both a physical particle and a wave. What we think of as light is a small part of the electromagnetic spectrum known as human visible light, which the cells in human eyes are sensi...
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  • 5 ways to minimise harmful blue light in your life

    Blue light (425-495nm) is potentially harmful to humans, inhibiting energy production in our cells, and is especially harmful to our eyes. This can manifest in the eyes over time as poor general vision, especially nightime or low brightness vision. In fact, blue light is well established in the s...
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  • Is there more to light therapy dosing?

    Light therapy, Photobiomodulation, LLLT, phototherapy, infrared therapy, red light therapy and so on, are different names for similar things – applying light in the 600nm-1000nm range to the body. Many people swear by light therapy from LEDs, while others will use low level lasers. Whatever the l...
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  • What dose should I aim for?

    Now that you can calculate what dose you are getting, you need to know what dose is actually effective. Most review articles and educational material tends to claim a dose in the range of 0.1J/cm² to 6J/cm² is optimal for cells, with less doing nothing and much more cancelling out the benefits. ...
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  • How to calculate light therapy dose

    Light therapy dose is calculated with this formula: Power Density x Time = Dose Fortunately, most recent studies use standardised units to describe their protocol: Power Density in mW/cm² (milliwatts per centimeter squared) Time in s (seconds) Dose in J/cm² (Joules per centimeter squared) For lig...
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  • THE SCIENCE BEHIND HOW LASER THERAPY WORKS

    Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses focused light to stimulate a process called photobiomodulation (PBM means photobiomodulation). During PBM, photons enter the tissue and interact with the cytochrome c complex within mitochondria. This interaction triggers a biological cascade of even...
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  • How can I know the strength of the light?

    The power density of light from any LED or laser therapy device can be tested with a ‘solar power meter’ – a product that is usually sensitive to light in the 400nm – 1100nm range – giving a reading in mW/cm² or W/m² (100W/m² = 10mW/cm²). With a solar power meter and a ruler, you can ...
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  • A history of light therapy

    Light therapy has existed as long as plants and animals have been on the earth, as we all benefit to some degree from natural sunlight. Not only does the UVB light from the sun interact with cholesterol in the skin to help form vitamin D3 (thereby having a full body benefit), but the red part of...
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  • Red Light Therapy Questions & Answers

    Q:What is Red Light Therapy? A: Also known as low-level laser therapy or LLLT, red light therapy is the use of a therapeutic tool that emits low-light red wavelengths. This type of therapy is used on a person’s skin to help stimulate blood flow, encourage skin cells to regenerate, encourage coll...
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