What Scientific Research Backs up Red Light (Photonic) Therapy?
History of technology: The healing power of light has been around since ancient times. A Nobel Prize was awarded to Niels Ryberg Finsen over 100 years ago for his advancements in the use of red light therapy in treating smallpox and lupus outbreaks in the late 1890’s.
More recently, leading scientists and physicians have been learning and advancing the use of laser-based light therapy for multiple practical health applications – including wound healing in zero gravity to expedite the healing process for astronauts.
References: A few examples of over 4,000 published medical studies
Use of Laser Light to Treat Certain Lesions in Standardbreds, L.S McKibbin DVM, & D Paraschak BSc., MA; Modern Veterinary Practice, March 1984, Sec. 3, p. 13
Biostimulation of Wound Healing by Lasers: Experimental Approaches in Animal Models and in Fibroblast Cultures, RP Abergel, MD; R Lyons, MD; J Castel, MS, R Dwyer. MD and Uitlo. MD, PhD; Harbor UCLA Medical Center. CA: J Dennatol. Surgery Oncol., 13:2 Feb. 1987
The Effects of Low Energy Laser on Soft Tissue in Veterinary Medicine, LS McKibbin & R Downie; The Acupuncture Institute, Ontario Canada; J. Wiley & Sons
Effects of Low Energy Laser on Wound Healing In a Porcine Model, J Hunter, MD; L Leonard, MD; R Wilsom MD; G Snider, MD and J DLxon, MD; Department of Surgery, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City UT, Lasers in Surgery & Med. 3:285-290, 84
Smith, Kendric C, The Photobiological Basis of Low Level Laser Radiation Therapy, Stanford University School of Medicine; Laser Therapy, Vol. 3, No. 1, Jan – Mar 1991
Thomasson, TL, Effects of Skin-Contact Monochromatic Infrared Irradiation on Tendonitis, Capsulitis, and Myofascial Pain, J Neurological Orthopedic Medical Surgery (1996) 16:242-245.
Countless clinical trials and tests have been conducted by NASA, Wisconsin and Stanford Universities, the Mayo Clinic to name a few.
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