PBM Red Light Therapy & Energy Production

Written by

Shaz Andrew | Naturopath & Holistic Nutritionist

Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT) or red light therapy is the therapeutic application of red and near infrared wavelengths of light to the face and body via light emitting panels.

This treatment uses concentrated levels of light naturally found in sunlight to stimulate healing. As these wavelengths of light penetrate into our tissues and enter the cells, they are absorbed by the cytochrome c oxidase enzyme and calcium ion channels on our mitochondria - the cells' energy producing organelles.

This leads to an increase in production of ATP (cellular energy) and up-regulation of antioxidant defences, which protects the mitochondria and our cells from damage.

Since dysfunctional mitochondria are at the core of ageing and associated with many chronic diseases, PBM therapy offers protective anti-aging and health benefits.

Some of the benefits of regular PBM therapy treatments include:

~ Improvements in energy levels and mood

~ A reduction in inflammation, swelling and pain (including muscular or arthritis related)

~ Faster muscle recovery post-workout

~ Prevents delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)

~ Improvement in skin elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles due to increased collagen production

Book your PBM session at Hana and start reaping the rewards of better functioning mitochondria!

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