The beneficial role of sunshine to health has been known for centuries. Light has been used as a healing modality for over 100 years. Many good scientific studies have demonstrated that certain wavelengths (colors) of light are especially beneficial to induce changes in our bodies that can assist in recovery from chronic illness and injury.
The ability of ultraviolet light to inactivate germs and viruses has been well shown and ultraviolet light systems are used to disinfect operating rooms and hot tubs. Red and infrared light wavelengths have been demonstrated in many scientific experiments to play a role in enhancing mitochondrial energy production, reduction of inflammation, increasing stem cells, and enhancing regeneration and repair.
Texas Integrative Medicine now offers photobiomodulation treatments using the Thor LX2 LLLT which delivers high-intensity red and near-infrared light to the body via external illumination.
Texas Integrative Medicine also offers a 15 watt high-power laser that provides a 980 nanometer wave length diode laser to achieve greater depth of penetration and delivers more joules of photons to deep tissue targets. This laser is used to treat areas of pain and inflammation from a variety of sources. Tissues including bone, joint, ligament, tendon, soft tissue and organ tissue can be effectively treated. Studies show that 980 nm photons interact with the cytochrome C receptors of mitochondria in a way that results in enhanced mitochondrial energy production and liberation of beneficial nitric oxide.
The beneficial properties of this type of laser therapy reduce inflammation and accelerate healing by encouraging tissue repair and cell growth. Studies show that stem cells are increased with infrared laser application. By encouraging growth of new capillaries, vascular supply is increased to healing tissues.
We now also offer treatments that provide ultraviolet A (UVA), visible red, and visible green light directly into the bloodstream via a fiber-optic cable. This method of light delivery is available as a research tool since it has not yet received approval by the FDA. Learn more at www.UVLrx.com