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Light energy therapy (also known as
Photodynamic therapy) stimulates the natural healing power of the cells
in your body. Photon therapy is a simple, effective, non-pharmacological
alternative. In many cases the management of acute or chronic injuries
and post operative wounds now includes the use of photon therapy because
it is quick, cost-effective, and easy to administer.
Lumen Photon Therapy provides a new system of photodynamic
therapy products utilizing state-of-the-art technology, that can help
provide a complete and lasting resolution of many issues when coupled
with a medical diagnosis. All Lumen products are designed to help
activate the natural healing processes in the body and can be used in
the home, office, or while traveling. Lumen Photon Therapy is a
adjunctive solution providing spectacular results in many cases.
Our products use safe, super-luminous light emitting diodes (LED's)
to produce photons at different wavelengths in the near-infrared/visible
red spectrums. The FDA has approved these powerful, conveniently-sized
models as capable of offering:
Information - The following statements are not FDA approved
for human application
- Increased local circulation
(important for people with restricted circulation in the
- Reduction of discomfort (neck,
back, joint, etc.)
- Improved range of motion
- Muscle relaxation, offering
decrease of tension and spasms
What Does Light Therapy Do?
- Increase vascularity
(circulation) by increasing the formation of new capillaries, which
are additional blood vessels that replace damaged ones. New
capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen as
well as more nutrients needed for healing and they can also carry
more waste products away.
- Stimulate the production of
collagen. Collagen is the most common protein found in the body.
Collagen is the essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and
to replace old tissue. It is the substance that holds cells together
and has a high degree of elasticity. By increasing collagen
production less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.
- Stimulate the release of
adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the major carrier of energy
to all cells. Increases in ATP allow cells to accept nutrients
faster and get rid of waste products faster by increasing the energy
level in the cell. All food turns into ATP before it is utilized by
the cells. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical
reaction of the cell.
- Increase lymphatic system
activity. Edema, which is the swelling or natural splinting
process of the body, has two basic components. The first is a liquid
part which can be evacuated by the blood system and the second is
comprised of the proteins which have to be evacuated by the
lymphatic system. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter
and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with the use of
light therapy. The venous diameter and the arterial diameters can
also be increased. This means that both parts of edema (liquid and
protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve swelling
- Increase RNA and DNA synthesis.
This helps damaged cells to be replaced more promptly.
- Reduce the excitability of
nervous tissue. The photons of light energy enter the body as
negative ions. This calls upon the body to send positive ions like
calcium among others to go to the area being treated. These ions
assist in firing the nerves thereby relieving pain.
- Stimulate fibroblastic
activity which aids in the repair process. Fibroblasts are
present in connective tissue and are capable of forming collagen
- Increase phagocytosis,
which is the process of scavenging for and ingesting dead or
degenerated cells by phagocyte cells for the purpose of clean up.
This is an important part of the infection fighting process.
Destruction of the infection and clean up must occur before the
healing process can take place.
- Induce a thermal like effect in
the tissue. The light raises the temperature of the cells
although there is no heat produced from the diodes themselves. (The
therapy equipment will be warm to the touch because of the
electronics needed to power the diodes.)
- Stimulate tissue granulation
and connective tissue projections, which are part of the healing
process of wounds, ulcers or inflamed tissue.
- Stimulate acetylcholine
release. Acetylcholine causes cardiac inhibition, vasodilation,
gastrointestinal peristalsis and other parasympathetic effects.
Studies Available. Consult your
veterinary health care provider.