How does light therapy work?
Phototherapy using deep penetrating light (DPL)
Increasingly researchers state that, apart from the molecular interaction on a biochemical basis, the factors of information and energy also play an extremely important role for the organism. Not only is the biochemical component necessary, but also the biophysical component is a critical component to treat an illness most effectively. The biophysicist Prof. Dr. F. A. Popp furnished one of the most important scientific contributions with his photon theory . There is no theory today, which can explain the multiple interactive effects in the organism better than Popp’s.
According to quantum theory, light consists of light bundles, also mentioned as quanta or photons. The photons are absorbed by the skin and spread in the body. Popp’s contribution was to state that each cell communicates with other cells by means of bio photons. Likewise, three Russian scientists S. Stschurin, V.P. Kasnaschejew and L Michailowa confirmed, after over 5,000 experiments, that living cells transmit information by bio photons.
How does Photon Therapy work?
The radiated photons are absorbed by the skin, multiply in the body and spread everywhere. They reach the brain passing the branching of the nervous system as well as the spinal cord and harmonize (in the meaning of modification) the production of different hormones: endorphins, serotonin. Using other pathways, the photon signals arrive at the adrenal gland and modify the production of DHEA and cortisol.
There is no life possible without light. According to Prof. Dr. F. A. Popp, in each cell of our body, light radiates by so called bio photons. In affected cells the intensity of the light diminishes. The regeneration of these weakened cells is stimulated by supplying light in the form of photons. At the same time, that means that the photons do not have a stimulating effect with fully functioning cells (battery effect).
The photon therapy used in the infrared wave band can activate many metabolic processes including cell division for cyclic AMP metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation, hemoglobin, collagen and other proteins synthesize leukocyte activity, production of macrophages and wound healing. If macrophages are exposed to infrared light within the range of 880nm, they release substances, which are helpful in repairing damaged cells and which support production of connective tissue.
Infrared light has been proven to have positive effects on leukocytes, several types of lymphocytes, several types of enzymes, prostaglandin production, and collagen cells. It was proven that infrared photon radiation leads to an increase of the ATP concentration and the ATP activity in living tissue (Energy).
Endorphins are also mentioned as endogenous morphine, since they resemble morphine in chemical structure. They are found in different places of the body and the central nervous system and are considered responsible for and/or participating in different functions such as pain reduction and well-being.
Furthermore, endorphins have a controlling influence on the reactions of the body in stressful situations and on homoeostatic mechanisms such as heart circulation, respiration, digestion and thermal regularization. Patients with chronic pain were found to have a lower level of endorphins in the cerebrospinal fluid. Treatment increased endorphin levels, resulting in pain reduction. Addictive behavior is attributed to a suppression of the bodies own production by endorphins as well.
Cortisol plays a substantial role in stress situations in addition to adrenaline and noradrenalin. With shock or stress, increased cortisol production takes place. Stimulation with the infrared light results in lower cortisol levels. The patient feels a pleasant continuous relaxation. In short, there is no form of pain or illness that won’t be positively affected by this technology.
Photo Bio-Stimulation & the human body
All plants perform Photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the simple process of converting sunlight and water into glucose and oxygen (photo energy – chemical energy). Cellular biologists have determined that our bodies use a similar principle in the final digestive process whereby proteins, fats and sugars are broken down within the mitochondrion membrane into the smallest molecular nutrient elements, called pyruvates.
Certain light wavelengths (red and infrared) on the low level of the color spectrum are absorbed by the human body and stimulate the mitochondrion membrane to produce ATP (adenosine tri-phosphate) energy. ATP is the fuel that all cells utilize to perform cellular activities, including DNA and RNA synthesis, cellular repair (called Mitosis) and collagen production.
While Photo Bio-Stimulation is a critical biological process, long-term sun exposure subjects the body to high-level, dangerous light wavelengths as well (UVA/UVB). Long-term sun exposure, combined with injuries and natural aging, damages and ages skin, resulting in older, less efficient functioning cells in skin tissue. Visual effects include skin discoloration, loss of tone, loss of elasticity, reduction in collagen and the thinning of the dermal layers. Over time, this creates tosis (the aged face).
There is an abundance of positive research regarding the benefits of low-level light therapy. Below is a collection of links where you can read the research for yourself.