Red Light Therapy stimulates mitochondria within the cell, which increases the production of ATP, causing damaged cells to accept nutrients and eliminate toxins faster. ATP also signals the brain to release endorphins, anti-inflammatories and serotonin.
Each Photonic Health light has a wavelength of 660nm. This is the strength of the light to penetrate the skin and reach the deeper tissue layers. When the light is illuminating the tissues, it is being absorbed by the cells, ALL types of cells. The cells in our body, as well as stem cells, have functioning mitochondria. Mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell as it is responsible for the production of energy, or ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Inside the mitochondria we have an enzyme called cytochrome c oxidase. This is a chromophore (meaning light absorbing molecule). When cytochrome c oxidase is exposed to light, it releases nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a chemical that has a general effect of vasodilation (opening of the blood vessels). By increasing blood flow to any given area of injury or imbalance, the body can heal itself. This can also benefit the absorption and circulation of nutrients, supplements and medications throughout the body.
Another chemical released by the cell when illuminated with Photonic Health red light is ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species). These are chemicals released by a cell to signal the body that the cell is under oxidative stress and needs help from the immune system, as well as providing a chemical buffer around healthy cells to protect them from damage.
I use my Photonic Health light in conjunction with Pulse Therapy because some horses are not comfortable with the loops around their heads. Focusing the light on specific points helps the horse release tension at its poll and TMJ.