Light therapy effects light sensitive areas of cells, the mitochondria being the primary organelle that is very sensitive to certain frequencies. From the study, the reactions are “increased ATP, reactive oxygen species, intracellular calcium and release of nitric oxide are the initial events. Activation of transcription factors then leads to expression of many protective, anti-apoptotic, anti-oxidant, and pro-proliferation gene products.” These are all beneficial actions of the cell that are stimulated from LLLT.

Many of the most compelling applications of LLLT are in the field of neurology (both central and peripheral). Many serious brain diseases and injuries can be successfully treated with noninvasive transcranial laser therapy. Furthermore, in the peripheral nervous system, LLLT can be used effectively for nerve regeneration and pain relief.”

We don’t know exactly how it works, but it does. “Light is a very powerful force and has a myriad of effects. The specific mechanisms of action may vary among various clinical applications of LLLT… in spite of a great number of studies that explored how LLLT works, the exact mechanism of action remains to be fully elucidated.”

“The authors observed that PW [Pulsed Wave] modes were more effective than the CW [Continuous Wave] mode to increase coritical ATP.” In Quantum Neurology, we use the GRT Lite™, which has pulsed light waves in four different wave patterns to prevent the adaptation of the nerves to light therapy.

LLLT has no reported adverse effects, and no reports of adverse events can be directly attributed to laser or light therapy. We believe that the high benefit:risk ratio of LLLT should be better appreciated by medical professionals in the rehabilitation and physical medicine specialties… The particular benefits of LLLT to both the central and peripheral nervous systems suggest that much wider use of LLLT could or should be made in cases of both brain diseases and injuries.”

The studies show that LLLT (low level light therapy):

  • Stimulates ATP formation by mitochondria
  • Increases total antioxidants
  • Promotes the synthesis of DNA and RNA
  • Increases the production of proteins
  • Modulates enzymatic activity
  • Affects intracellular and extracellular pH
  • Accelerates cell metabolism
  • Increases neurogenesis
  • Improves blood flow
  • Reduces pain and many types of inflammation
  • Speeds up skin healing and hair growth
  • Can restore function well beyond 6 months post event
    Has been found to help with:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Degenerative central nervous system diseases like ALS and Parkinson’s
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Peripheral nerve injury
  • Depression
  • Allergies

Some things to know:

  • Coherent light: All the photons peak and valley at the same time together, creating a sharp beam. (laser light)
  • Non-coherent light: All the waves go everywhere, like a light bulb, creating diffused light. (LED light)
  • Why low level laser? “When a laser or other appropriate light source is used on tissue at low incident levels of photon energy, none of that energy is lost as heat but instead the energy from the absorbed photons is transferred directly to the absorbing cell or chromophore, causing photo-activation of the target cells and some kind of change in their associated activity. In clinical applications, this was termed ‘low level laser therapy’ (LLLT) by Oshiro and Calderhead in 1988.”
  • It’s been found effective for a wide range of applications. “LED phototherapy has now been well-proven to work, and is reported to be effective in a large variety of clinical indications such as pain attenuation, wound healing, skin rejuvenation, some viral diseases, allergic rhinitis, other allergy-related conditions, and so on.”

“The systemic effect associated with LLLT has already been suggested as far back as Mester’s pivotal study on non-healing ulcers in 1969, whereby irradiation of one part of the body could induce effects in another unirradiated area.” This demonstrates the holographic effect of light therapy on the nervous system.