non-abrasive, non-invasive and restorative
has been established as a useful tool to: Increase vascularity
(circulation) by increasing the formation of new capillaries, which
are additional blood vessels that replace damaged ones. New capillaries
speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen as well as
more nutrients needed for healing, and they can also carry more
waste products away.
the production of collagen: Collagen is the most common protein
found in the body. Collagen is the essential protein used to repair
damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. It is the substance that
holds cells together and has a high degree of elasticity. By increasing
collagen production less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.
the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP): ATP is the major
carrier of energy to all cells. Increases in ATP allo cells to accept
nutrients faster and get rid of waste products faster by increasing
the energy level in the cell. All food turns into ATP before the
cells utilize it. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the
chemical reaction of the cell.
lymphatic system activity: Oedema, which is the swelling or
natural splitting process of the body, has two basic components.
The first is a liquid part, which can be evacuated by the blood
system, and the second is comprised of the proteins that have to
be evacuated by the lymphatic system. Research has shown that the
lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled
with the use of light therapy. the venous diameter and the arterial
diameters can also be increased. This means that both parts of oedema
(liquid and protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve
excitability of nervous tissue: The photons of light energy
enter the body as negative ions. This calls upon the vbody to send
positive ions, like calcium among others, to go to the area being
treated. These ions assist in firing the nerves, thereby relieving
fibroblastic activity that aids in the repair process: Fibroblasts
are present in connective tissue and are capable of forming collagen
phagocytosis: The process of scavenging for an ingesting dead
or degenerated cells by phagocyte cells for the purpose of clean
up. This is an important part of the infection fighting process.
Destruction of the infection and clean up must occur before the
healing process can take place.
thermal like effect in the tissue: The light raises the temperature
of the cells through a photochemical reaction.
tissue granulation and connective tissue projections: Part of
the healing process of wounds, ulcers or inflamed tissues.
acetylcholine release: Acetylcholine causes cardiac inhibition,
vasodilation, gastrointestinal peristalsis and other parasympathetic