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Red Light Therapy can Heal and Enhance Brain Functions
What is intranasal light therapy and trans-cranial light therapy?
Photo-bio-modulation (PBM) is a treatment is where an infrared light device is placed on your head and in the nasal pathway and an electromagnetic radiation 800 nanometers is emitted.
The device has four light emitting diodes that rest on top of your head. These diodes are meant to be pointed at certain regions of your brain and are kept in place with a wire frame. The intranasal portion is designed to target your hippocampus – the horseshoe-shaped portion of your brain responsible for your memory, emotions, and autonomic nervous system.
This is a completely painless process that takes anywhere from 20 to 25 minutes. It’s recommended that you do this once in the morning and once at night. While this may sound like something out of science fiction, it really isn’t. Biological reactions to light have long been studied. Consider the significance of sunlight on our skin. Sunlight has the distinct impact on your body’s ability to take cholesterol and turn it into vitamin D using liver enzymes. Your body is more than just physical matter; it’s also energy. Light is part of your environment and it directly impacts our health. And the study of infrared light technology has proven to improve health in many different ways.
How does it work?
The near-infrared light stimulates your mitochondria (your energy factories of your cells) in your neurons. The mitochondria in your neurons then increase enzymes, oxygen, and ultimately energy activity. This activity then encourages a boost in ATP, your body’s main energy carrier, which is needed in most bodily functions. This initial release of ATP then works in other beneficial ways.
We can break down the way PBM works into three major ways:
First, your mitochondria absorb infrared light energy. The mitochondria then take that light energy and convert it into ATP (the energy carrier).
PBM also causes mild oxidants to be created, which captures free radicals and encourages cellular repair and healing.
Finally, the light treatment’s impact on your mitochondria releases nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is an important chemical used by your cells to communicate with one another, a key signaling molecule. Nitric oxide also dilates your blood vessels and improves circulation while playing an important role in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels and keeping your arteries relaxed.
These three mechanisms are the key to the healing power of intranasal light therapy. Light therapy is extra fascinating because unlike chemical treatments, like pharmaceuticals, it encourages your body to heal itself. PBM literally gives your brain a boost.
Give yourself a boost in brainpower
These three mechanisms all increase your brainenergy. Intranasal photo-bio-modulation devices stimulate the brain’s highest frequency – the gamma frequency. When your brain is operating at the gamma frequency, your brain waves are extremely fast and this is often associated with conscious perception, thinking, and problem solving.
It’s through the energizing ability of the intranasal device that patients often experience benefits, such as:
An immune system boost