Photobiomodulation therapy (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain. It is further defined as the utilization of non-ionizing electromagnetic energy to trigger photochemical changes within cellular structures that are receptive to photons. Mitochondria is particularly receptive to this process. At the cellular level, visible red and near infrared light (NIR) energy are absorbed by mitochondria, which perform the function of producing cellular energy called “ATP”. The key to this entire process is a mitochondrial enzyme called cytochrome oxidase c, a chromophore, which accepts photonic energy of specific wavelengths when functioning below par. The B.E.T. Center uses the Vielight Neuro Gamma and The Vielight Neuro Alpha which delivers painless, noninvasive, non-thermal, non-laser, pulsed, near-infrared light (810nm wavelength) through 5 non-laser LEDs over a 20- minute session. Dr. Lewis and her staff will take an in-depth look at client qEEG's and discuss symptoms to determine if Vielight training is right for the client. Vielight Neuro Gamma and Neuro Alpha The Vielight Neuro Gamma's 40 Hz pulse rate and Neuro Alpha at a 10 Hz pulse rate correlates with EEG gamma and alpha brain oscillations. It is a powerful brain photobiomodulation (PBM) device and is one of two nextgeneration near infrared (NIR) wearable devices, suitable for use at home. The patented combination of transcranial and intranasal stimulation makes the Neuro Gamma ideal for comprehensive brain photobiomodulation, by simultaneously stimulating the ventral and cortical brain areas.
Powerful yet simple, the Vielight Neuro Gamma features microchip-boosted transcranial LED diodes, which generate sufficient power to penetrate the skull. Designed to enhance cerebral blood flow and brain metabolism, the Neuro Gamma delivers transcranial/intranasal 810nm NIR light, pulsed at a gamma oscillation of 40 Hz. The potential benefits of heightened gamma waves are increased focus and improved memory encoding.
Photobiomodulation research has shown the following beneficial physiological effects:
• Activates cytochrome c oxidase (COX) to produce more ATP in the mitochondria.
• Reduces inflammation through production of anti-inflammatory cytokines.
• Improves sleep quality.
• Cognitive enhancement - improved memory , learning ability and reaction time.
• Up-regulation of cytochrome oxidase activity leads to neuro protective effects, self repair& enhanced neuronal function.
• Creates mild oxidants leading to gene transcription, cellular repair and healing.
• Releases nitric oxide from hypoxic/impaired cells back into the system. Nitric oxide is used for cellular communication and it also helps dilate the blood vessels and improve blood circulation.
• Stimulates the mitochondria of white blood cells, potentially leading to improved immune function.
Biological reaction to light is nothing new, there are numerous examples of light induced photo chemical reactions in biological systems. Vitamin D synthesis in our skin is an example of a photo chemical reaction. The power density of sunlight is only 105 mW/cm2 yet when ultraviolet B (UVB) rays strikes our skin, it converts a universally present form of cholesterol, 7- dehydrocholesterol to vitamin D3. We normally experience this through our eyes which are obviously photosensitive. Our vision is based upon light hitting our retinas and creating a chemical reaction that allows us to see. Throughout the course of evolution, photons have played a vital role in photo-chemically energizing certain cells.