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More About PhotoBioModulation Therapy (PBMT)

Full Body

Starting your PBMT treatments are as easy as going to a tanning booth, only without the harmful UV rays. We will discuss the proper treatment times and distances, show you the equipment, and set you off to absorb the Energy. Our private rooms are set up to relax and invigorate you at the same time. 

FYI ... PBMT is better than natural sunlight. In order to absorb a sufficient amount of Red and Near Infrared photons (650nm and 850nm) you would have to expose yourself to harmful UVA (350nm) and UVB (300nm) rays resulting in a nasty sunburn.

Molecular Mechanism of Action

  • Cytochrome C Oxidase (CCO)​​

    • Electron transport chain component​

  • Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)

    • Unit of energy for cellular function increased with CCO activation by photons of Red and Near Infrared (NIR)​

  • Retrograde Mitochondrial Signaling​

    • Increased Mitochondrial membrane potential - increased ATP synthesis​

  • Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)​

    • Activates Nuclear Factor-kappaB - a redox sensor for oxidation​

  • Nitric Oxide (NO)​​​

    • Increases levels of NO which acts as a vasodilator and normalizes blood pressure​

  • Other beneficial molecules affected by PBMT​

    • Transforming Growth Factor (TGF-B), Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)​

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Cellular Mechanism of Action

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  • Protein Synthesis

    • Enhanced collagen I expression by fibroblasts​

    • Enhanced proteoglycan expression by osteoblasts

  • Inflammation​

    • Inhibits PGE2 production (inflammatory mediator)​

    • Inhibits COX1 and COX2 mRNA expression like aspirin and NSAIDs 

  • Stem Cell Activity​

    • Increases migration, differentiation, proliferation, viability, activation of protein expression​

Tissue Mechanism of Action

  • Muscles 

    • Increased creatine kinase activity​

    • More rapid ATP production

    • Faster recovery

  • Brain and Neurons​

    • Improved mitochondrial function​

    • Anti-Inflammatory

    • Improved neuronal repair

  • Skin​

    • Decreased inflammation​​

    • Increased production of fibroblast growth factors

  • Hair​

    • Stimulates telogen hair folicles​ to enter anagen phase

    • Prolong anagen phase

  • Fat​

    • Facilitate release of triglycerides and intracellular lipids​

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