Photobiomodulation is all about healing the body with light. But does it really work? Emerging evidence says yes! Let’s learn how light leads to health.
We’re here to shed some light on a promising new health therapy: photobiomodulation (PBM for short). While modern PBM involves advanced technologies, the concept of using light for healing has ancient roots. Ancient civilizations, including the Egyptians, Greeks, and Chinese, recognized the therapeutic effects of sunlight.
These days, PBM is becoming more of an exact science. By using red and near-infrared light, it actively energizes our cells’ mitochondria, turning a beam of light into a source of cellular rejuvenation.
At FLCCC, our team of doctors & medical experts are excited by the simple power of light to heal. In this post, we’ll hear what they have to say while reviewing some of the latest research on photobiomodulation.
What is Photobiomodulation (PBM)?
If you’re looking for a great introduction to photobiomodulation, check out FLCCC advisor, Dr. JP Saleeby, on Fox News in Myrtle Beach. He appeared on the ‘Wellness Wednesday’ show to discuss the benefits of PBM:
Want to go a little deeper? Last year, FLCCC co-founder Dr. Paul Marik joined Dr. Saleeby on the DocSaleeby Show for a discussion on the use of PBM as a treatment for Long COVID. Dr. Marik says he came to learn about PBM through his work trying to help the vaccine injured.
👉 Watch here: PBM as Treatment for Long COVID
How Does Photobiomodulation Work?
Just absorb light and let the healing begin… is photobiomodulation real? If that seems too good to be true, pinch yourself! The science is in, and they know exactly how PBM works. To get a quick rundown, watch this short video:
Photobiomodulation (PBM), also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is revolutionizing the way we approach healing. It works by harnessing the power of light energy, specifically red and near-infrared wavelengths of light.
PBM directly stimulates the electron transport chain within our cells’ mitochondria. This absorption of light energizes the cells, leading to a cascade of therapeutic effects. Next time you are standing in the sun, think about that!
At the 2023 FLCCC Educational Conference, Dr. Paul Marik spoke again about the positive benefits of photobiomodulation in his lecture, ‘Sunlight, Photobiomodulation and Sauna Treatment’. He explains how these therapies work at the cellular and metabolic levels to increase melatonin production, reduce inflammation, and decrease the risks of chronic inflammatory diseases.
What is Photobiomodulation Used For?
‘Photobiomodulation is Neuroprotective’ – Dr. Mobeen Syed
FLCCC’s Dr. Been also discussed PBM’s positive anti-inflammatory effects on the brain in a prior episode of ‘Long Story Short:
Extensive research, including clinical trials and studies using animal models, has demonstrated PBM’s effectiveness in various fields. It stands out in reducing pain and inflammation, enhancing wound healing, and boosting blood flow. The therapy devices used in PBM ensure deep light penetration, promoting the release of nitric oxide, a crucial factor in cellular repair processes.
In both short-term and long-term applications, PBM has shown remarkable outcomes. Specifically, in the treatment of conditions like oral mucositis, its benefits have been highlighted in clinical settings. These promising results reflect PBM’s potential in managing diverse health issues, from acute injuries to chronic conditions.
Ongoing studies showing PBM’s efficacy continue to support its standing as a powerful, non-invasive treatment option, offering a beacon of hope in the realm of health and wellness. With minimal side effects, PBM is one of the safest medical interventions we could hope for.
As we’ve seen, photobiomodulation is not just a modern medical marvel; it’s a therapy rooted in the wisdom of ancient healing practices, revitalized by cutting-edge science.
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