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  • Animals have a mirror of Photosynthesis
  • Our cells absorb infra red light
  • This powers the processes of healing


Leigham Practice is one of London’s leading centres treating illness and injury with therapeutic lasers.

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photobiomodulation (using light to affect biological systems) is not new and has been used in the field of Medicine for nearly 30 years, primarily in the treatment of pain and inflammation. However, it is only fairly recently that it is becoming understood how light can actually heal.


Put simply, animals have a mirror of Photosynthesis, which is the mechanism by which plants absorb light from the sun. In plants ultraviolet light (just beyond the colour blue that we can see) in parts of their cells called chloroplasts. In animals the equivalent parts of cells are called mitochondria, and this is where infra red light (just beyond the colour red that we can see) is absorbed an a chemical called Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is produced, which acts as fuel for the biological processes that make up ‘life’, including healing, repair and regeneration.

When a therapeutic amount of the right wavelength of light is delivered to an injured or diseased area this can accelerate healing, kickstart a chronic healing process that has stalled or can even have a disease modifying effect for autoimmune disorders.

Treatment without drugs or side-effects is not a dream of the future. It is here in the present, right now.