Light therapy has been shown in over 40 years of independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. Both visible RED and INFRARED light have been shown to affect at least 24 different positive changes at a cellular level. Visible RED light at a wavelength of 660nm penetrates tissue to a depth of about 8-10 mm. It is very beneficial in treating problems close to the surface of the skin such as wounds, cuts, scars, and treating infection. INFRARED light at 880nm penetrates to a depth of about 30-40 mm which makes it more effective for bones, joints and deep muscle problems.
The dpl Nuve Pain is a handheld infrared LED light therapy device, which is FDA approved for treating mild to moderate pain and for skin rejuvenation. View more info about Nuve Pain
The DPL System uses a form of energy called Photons to penetrate deep into the body easing pain and repairing damaged tissues. The DPL Therapy System is a non-invasive, drug free therapy which can be applied to your specific and individual needs.
Evidence indicates that cells absorb photons and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis.
"Doctors at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have discovered the healing power of light with the help of technology developed for NASA's Space Shuttle. Using powerful light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, originally designed for commercial plant growth research in space, scientists have found a way to help patients here on Earth. Doctors are examining how this special lighting technology helps hard-to-heal wounds, such as diabetic skin ulcers, serious burns, and severe oral sores caused by chemotherapy and radiation. The project includes laboratory and human trials, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and funded by a NASA Small Business Innovation Research contract through the Technology Transfer Department at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala..." -- December 18, 2000, NASA, read report
"Powerful light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have been shown to help heal wounds in laboratory animals and are now being tested on humans at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The LEDs were developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to spur plant life in space. Harry T. Whelan, MD, Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, found that diabetic skin ulcers and other wounds in mice healed much faster when exposed to the special LEDs in the lab. Laboratory research has shown that the LEDs also grow human muscle and skin cells up to five times faster than normal..." -- November 11, 2000, Healthlink
"Space light-emitting diode (LED) technology has provided medicine with a new tool capable of delivering light deep into tissues of the body, at wavelengths which are biologically optimal for cancer treatment and wound healing. This LED technology has already flown on Space Shuttle missions, and shows promise for wound healing applications of benefit to Space Station astronauts, and in Special Operations..." -- 2001-2004, University of Wisconsin.
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"Exciting new research provides doctors with an alternative treatment to drugs or surgery for ailments ranging from acne to Alzheimer's... Acne, wrinkles, viruses and more can be treated with light. Healing the human body with a beam of light sounds like something out of a classic Star Trek episode. But even Dr. McCoy never dreamed of the futuristic ways that today's doctors are finding to use different kinds of light in medicine. Researchers are exploring everything from penetrating beams of light that seem to repair heart tissue after a heart attack to "light therapy" that appears to improve Alzheimer's patients' ability to sleep through the night. Doctors are remedying the side effects of cancer treatments, severe acne and other ailments just by shining high-intensity light in varying colors on the affected area. . . ." February 4, 2007, USA Weekend Magazine.
"Light is a form of energy that behaves like a wave and also as a stream of particles called photons. The development of monochromatic light sources with single or a narrow spectra of wavelengths paved the way for studies, which continue to show that appropriate doses and wavelengths of light are therapeutically beneficial in tissue repair and pain control. Evidence indicates that cells absorb photons and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis. Other reported mechanisms of light-induced beneficial effects include modulation of prostaglandin levels, alteration of somatosensory evoked potential and nerve conduction velocity, and hyperemia of treated tissues. The resultant clinical benefits include pain relief. . . " January/Febuary 2004, Rehab Magazine.
The NASA technology being used by Dr. Whelan and his collaborators involves light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which emit a broad spectrum of light that can be used as an energy source for photosynthesis in plants. Quantum Devices in Barneveld, Wis., originally developed the technology so that NASA could grow plants in space. Using similar LEDs, Dr. Whelan and his collaborators are conducting promising clinical trials for brain cancer treatment as well as for relief of oral mucositis, a painful and dangerous side effect of chemotherapy experienced by many leukemia patients. February 2008 Cancer Center News.
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