Low Light Therapy

Light therapy – acknowledged for thousands of years

The first source of light used for medical treatments was sunlight, which is known as heliotherapy.

Dating back to 1400BC, Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Arab physicians integrated light therapy as part of their general medical treatments.

Hippocrates himself recommended sunlight to treat a variety of diseases.

Jumping forward to 1893, Danish physician Niels Ryberg Finsen developed one of the first devices capable of producing technically synthesized “sunlight” – offering substantial benefits such as control over the intensity and emitted light spectrum.

In 1903 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for his research in light therapy and subsequent outstanding therapeutic results.

NASA later pioneered light energy for the space program (in the 1980s). And the US Department of Defense is continuing research into the use of light therapy to accelerate wound healing on the battle field…

“We believe that the use of NASA light-emitting diodes (LED) for light therapy will greatly enhance the natural wound healing process, and more quickly return the patient to a pre- injury/illness level of activity. This work is supported and managed through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center–SBIR Program.”
Whelan, HT et al. 2003

Light is essential for our life and health

Light is an essential nutrient for life on this planet.

And we know that light at the correct wavelength and intensity impacts cellular physiology, specifically near infrared light (near the visible spectrum).

We also know that cells require different wavelengths…hence the full spectrum of the sun.

Photons – in scientific terms light energy is called photon energy – and each of our human cells are loaded with photo sensitive proteins called cytochromes.

We live and breathe because of light, the absence of which can have serious adverse effects on our body and the normal physiological processes within it.

Wellness Tree Light Systems

Our cell tissues respond to different wavelengths that the sun emits.

So we have developed our Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) using wavelengths that are most beneficial to physiological response.

And our models have been specifically designed for different applications, meaning the light systems are a valuable tool in restoring and improving health and vitality.

“Photobiomodulation by light in the red to near infrared range (630 – 1000nm) using low energy lasers or light-emitting diode (LED) arrays has been shown to accelerate wound healing, improve recovery from ischemic injury in the heart and attenuate degeneration in the injured optic nerve.”
Eells, et al. 2004

“Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is being evaluated and introduced into clinical practice for treating both chronic and acute pain, aiding wound healing, decreasing the effects of stroke and for other applications.”
Yamaura, et al. 2009

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