Low Level Light Therapy
Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) was developed by NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the 1990s to combat the effects of a zero gravity environment. NASA research proved benefits for cellular healing, mitochondrial function, and tissue repair. The benefits of LED light treatment have been verified in over 5,600 studies. At Integrated Chiropractic & Acupuncture we use the Celluma Pro Low Level Light Panel. The Celluma Pro provides all three therapeutic wavelengths of light: 465nm, 640nm, and 880nm.
What Conditions Can We Treat?
The Celluma Pro has 8 FDA clearances for:
- Muscle spasm
- Muscle & joint pain
- Muscle tissue tension
- Diminished local blood circulation
- Inflammatory acne vulgaris
- Skin rejuvenation
The effects of LED light therapy include:
- Increased microcirculation
- Decreased inflammation & pain
- Improvement of sports injuries/CTS
- Pain reduction in arthritis and neuropathies
- Accelerated tissue repair
How Does It Work?
Each wavelength of light stimulates certain processes within the cells. The Celluma Pro’s mechanism of action for pain occurs when the 880nm near-infrared wavelength:
- Decreases the inflammatory response
- Regulates prostaglandins (chemicals that cause pain)
- Alters nerve sensitivity
This combination results in pain reduction while the 640nm wavelength assists in tissue repair and formation of new collagen. The 465nm light is primarily for the treatment of acne, facial rejuvenation, and skin elasticity. We are very excited about this modality because it not only decreases pain; it accelerates the healing process, helping you achieve recovery faster!