What is PBM - Photobiomodulation?
Photobiomodulation embraces the known fact that light is an Essential Supplement. Our unit is the most powerful machine on the market and delivers the dose in the least amount of time. We have 5 Wavelengths of Light 1-Green, 2-Red & 2-Infrared. It is delivered in Just 8-12 Min 3X/Wk. These powerful rays restore our cells. The ARRC (Advanced Rejuvenation and Recovery Chamber) ATP provides Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy which is the application of Red, Green, and Near-Infrared light and has been clinically proven to reduce inflammation, support immune function, and stimulate cellular repair, resulting in improved muscle performance, improved joint motion, enhanced wound healing and much more. It is safe, relaxing, and has no known negative side effects.
In recent studies, Photobiomodulation has demonstrated increased exercise capacity and longer exercise times and improved biomarkers (including reduced lactate, creatine kinase, and CRP) after exercise in people treated with red and infrared light. Photobiomodulation has also been reported to release certain brain compounds that positively affect mood and sleep.
How Does PBM Work?
The use of visible and near-infrared (NIR) light for reducing pain, inflammation, and edema, has been known for almost forty years. The effects are photochemical – just like photosynthesis in plants.
First, we must understand a bit about the cell itself. The air we breathe and the food we eat are combined in the cell to create cellular energy called Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). The actual process occurs in the electron transport chain, which is located in the mitochondria, the cell’s power plant.
Located at the final step of this chain is an enzyme called Cytochrome C Oxidase (Cox). It is where oxygen attaches, and ATP is produced with water as a byproduct.
Traditional medical issues are generally caused by toxicity (pesticides, air/water pollution, sugar, alcohol, processed foods) are treated with toxicity (pharmaceuticals) which all have side effects and only treat symptoms.
This creates a cascade of dysfunction, which creates the negative side effects we see.
Photobiomodulation treats the cells with photons that energize, nourish, and detoxify cells.
Photobiomodulation eliminates Oxidative stress/toxicity from the body!
It triples the output of our mitochondria (energy factories of cells) and Activates the DNA to repair in those same areas of the body that toxins are being released from.
As the cells get healthy, the tissues, organs, and systems get healthy. You get better! It’s a cumulative process brought on by consistently applying this wonderful technology and living a healthier lifestyle!
The Total-Body Benefits of PBM Therapy
4 Systematic Benefits of Photobiomodulation
PBM Helps You Feel, Think, Look
& Perform Better
Oxidative Stress, Improve Energy Metabolism, Reduce Pain & Inflammation
PBM has demonstrated clinical benefits for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Stroke, PTSD & TBI. (Traumatic Brain Injury)
Increases Collagen & Elastin to improve skin tone while nutrients enrich hair and eyelashes and reduce outbreaks.
From the NFL, MMA & Premier Soccer to every branch of the US Military, the ARRC’s ATP PBM helps elite athletes improve speed, strength, endurance & recover.
Photobiomodulation is also Used to Treat Many Chronic Conditions
FAQ about PBM
PBMT works at the cellular level, stimulating repair and normalizing cell function. Many therapies only address symptoms, without addressing the source. With that said, chronic degenerative changes often cannot be “healed”, instead they must be managed. PBMT is a safe, effective, non-pharmaceutical way to manage pain and inflammation.
- is non-invasive
- is non-toxic
- has no side effects
- promotes cell regeneration
- inflammation and pain
That depends on you and your “Human Variables”. Every person’s condition is unique, therefore there treatment course is as well. However, there are some general rules of thumb that apply to PBMT. Acute injuries and inflammation from muscle strains and sprains, cuts, bruises, burns, etc typically show very rapid improvement and can resolve in 2-3 treatments. Long-term, chronic conditions can take as many as 12 sessions to get significant benefits.
Therapy can be done daily, however that is not always practical or convenient. Minimum interval recommendation is 2-3 times per week until your goals are met, then 1-2 times per week for ongoing maintenance. For individuals who exercise frequently or at high levels, 3-5 timed per week is recommended for optimal recovery.
You can disrobe to your level of comfort. It best done with least amount of clothing, either a bikini or briefs.
Unlike high intensity lasers, PBM Therapy does not heat tissue. It does, however, increase circulation so a warming sensation is often experienced. Occasionally, some clients may experience mild fatigue, discomfort, or aches after a session. These responses should reduce after 24-48 hours; if they persist notify us.
Don’t rely on opinion, look at the science
There are over 3,000 studies on LED Light Therapy(PBMT), now called Photobiomodulation. We recommend the NIH website for controlled, peer reviewed and published studies to get what may be the best pure science. Manufacturer based studies are frequently skewed to the biases of the manufacturer and the products they sell.
Read what researchers from Mass General, Harvard and Boston University conclude about LED Light Therapy.
Downstream cellular response (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2790317)
There have been a large number of both animal model and clinical studies that demonstrated highly beneficial LLLT effects on a variety of diseases, injuries, and has been widely used in both chronic and acute conditions (see Figure 7). LLLT may enhance neovascularisation, promote angiogenesis and increase collagen synthesis to promote healing of acute (Hopkins et al. 2004) and chronic wounds (Yu et al. 1997). LLLT provided acceleration of cutaneous wound healing in rats with a biphasic dose response favoring lower doses (Corazza et al. 2007). LLLT can also stimulate healing of deeper structures such as nerves (Gigo-Benato et al.2004), tendons (Fillipin et al. 2005), cartilage (Morrone et al. 2000), bones (Weberet al. 2006) and even internal organs (Shao et al. 2005). LLLT can reduce pain (Bjordal et al. 2006a), inflammation (Bjordal et al. 2006b) and swelling (Carati et al. 2003) caused by injuries, degenerative diseases or autoimmune diseases. Oron reported beneficial effect of LLLT on repair processes after injury or ischemia in skeletal and heart muscles in multiple animal models in vivo (Ad and Oron 2001; Oron et al. 2001a; Oron et al. 2001b; Yaakobi et al. 2001). LLLT has been used to mitigate damage after strokes (in both animals (Lapchak et al. 2008) and humans (Lampl et al. 2007), after traumatic brain injury (Oron et al. 2007) and after spinal cord injury (Wu et al. 2009).