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Low Level Laser Therapy physics and biological effects

  • Animals photosynthesise using red and infrared light
  • Our cells naturally convert light into Adenosine Tri Phosphate (ATP)
  • Increased ATP accelerates healing, repair and regeneration
  • Treatment is painless, has no side effects and works by healing


Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photobiomodulation (PBM) is certainly not new and has been used in the field of Medicine for over 40 years, primarily in research, treating conditions related to pain and inflammation. Over the 30 years research consistently shows Low Level Lasers, which use small amounts of energy, have very positive effects on illness and disease, yet had no side effects. Over the years the costs of the technology have fallen to within the budget of hospital departments and clinics, but the actual mechanism of how low level laser therapy worked remained difficult to identify, until relatively recently.

Many people will understand that a solar panel on the roof of a building absorbs sunlight and converts this into electricity. In the process known as Photosynthesis, plants are absorbing sunlight and converting this, not into electrical energy, but into a form of chemical energy called Adenosine Tri Phosphate (ATP). As it so happens, it turns out that animals also photosynthesise, and different cells of our body respond to different colours of red and infrared light. Therefore:

  • If you understand what part of the body (skin, ligament, tendon, bone, muscle) is going wrong¬† (degeneration, trauma, disease)
  • If you understand which colour of laser (visible red, near infrared, far infrared) is needed to help get the problem better (regenerate, repair, heal)
  • You can select the right laser and use it to effectively shine light deeper, below the surface of the skin, without pain or side effects
  • The parts of your cells called Mitochondria will absorb this light and convert this into ATP, a form of chemical fuel
  • The processes of repair and regeneration will be accelerated and you will get better

There are many other healing effects that are extremely well understood, such a reducing Oxidative Stress in tissues and the effects on Nitric Oxide you may also wish to research, but treatment without drugs or side-effects that fundamentally helps to heal and repair is not a dream of the future. It is here in the present, right now.