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Near Infra-Red LED Light and Sonic Therapy Device

According to NASA wound healing studies, Near Infra-Red LED infra-light therapy increases mitochondrial activity 600%. There are also reports that claim that infra-red light has reduced Brain Cancer tumors, especially Glioma (Ted Kennedy’s cancer by 50%. There is a prototype Infrared Helmet designed to treat brain cancer and alzheimer’s. It may be that Infra-red Led light breaks down the amyloid plaque in the body through the increase in mitochondrial activity. Essentially Near Infra-Red LED light is adding energy back into the cells free of charge without the harmful effects of the sun associated with the ultra-violet spectrum. The Red Light Spectrum runs from 620-750nm. This device is 660nm within the range of the NASA studies.
      Studies are nice, but I like hands on experience since I like to see the results firsthand. There are infrared devices on the market designed for skincare to reduce wrinkles, improve skin tone and promote collagen growth.  All of these Infrared laser light or LED machines  are way over-priced; they sell from $300 on the low end to $3000 on the high end for the Infrared lasers.
There has been a lot of interest and money in low laser light therapy (LLLT) for healing, but there is no reason to believe that the coherent light from a laser is any better than LEDs, sunlight, or halogen lights.  Laser light does not penetrate more deeply and cells do not know the difference: all photons are the same and the benefits are based on the action of each individual photon, not on bulk properties such as all the photons having the same polarity and coherency.  The word "laser" has a superior marketing appeal for companies because it sounds interesting and mysterious.  It also costs a lot which means patients can't do it on their own.  These are the reasons there has been much more research in LLLT for healing than LEDs and halogens: companies and researchers have expected more profit. Now on to vibration, the application that I am interested in is for promoting bone growth as I am going through palate expansion with a device called the Homeoblock created by a Dr. Belfor. Originally, when I had braces they pulled teeth to deal with crowding. Afterwards, they closed the gaps in the mouth by narrowing the palate. This is incredibly destructive to the person creating all sorts of health problems ranging from Insomnia, chronic fatigue to sleep apnea and poor self esteem. There are a whole cadre of emotional and mental problems that go along with the narrowing of the palate, basically one is in for a miserable life. Now this particular Near Infra-Red light has a sonic part or vibration aspect. Back to another NASA study; this time dealing with bone and muscle loss for astronauts that work in space. Muscles and bones atrophy very quickly in space without the support of Earth's gravitational fields. NASA scientists came up with a simple solution like that duct tape idea in Apollo 13, a vibration pad to stimulate bone and muscle growth. There is also another study that uses ultrasound to stimulate regrowth of teeth and bone by a Jie Chen. Chen's device is a the ultrasound machine that gently massages gums and stimulates tooth growth from the root once inserted into a person's mouth, mounted on braces or a removable plastic crown. The wireless device, smaller than a pea, must be activated for 20 minutes each day for four months to stimulate growth, he said. It can also stimulate jawbone growth to fix a person's crooked smile and may eventually allow people to grow taller by stimulating bone growth,  
 I thought finding an LED light source would be relatively easy to find but much to my chagrin; it took me well over two years to locate a LED light that was affordable. The device I have found is a simple; it has 20 LEDs, 20 red (660 nm)  The LED array size is 1.8 x 1.8 inches. This is a simple device is comparable to the expensive LED devices on the market. Application time for each treatment area is 30 minutes 2 x per day.

Conditions that LED Infra-Red Light therapy may help are:

  • sports injuries such as knee, ankle, shoulder, etc
  • burns, scrapes, and pain relief from cuts
  • ulcers
  • macular degeneration
  • laser burns to the retina
  • fibromyalgia pains
  • preventing bruising and inflammation if it's fresh injury
  • bunion pain
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • tendinitis
  • myofascial pain
  • minimize recent nerve injury
  • wound healing, especially in diabetics
  • bursitis
  • wrinkles
  • aging
  • acne
  • spots
  • bone healing
  • existing
  • bruises and inflammation
  • back pains
  • rosacea
  • psoriasis
  • eczema
  • dermatitis
  • poison ivy

   Now basically you are getting 2 devices in one for a measly $45. Near Infra-Red light to stimulate Mitochondrial production for skin regeneration. Vibration therapy for bone growth for improved facial appearance. Palate expansion in-conjunction with enlightened orthodontics such as the Homeoblock; a light wire device that is only worn at night. The Weston Price studies attributed Happiness as a function of perfect structure, the Greeks also believed in this ideal. The modern diet of high grain processed food has created a gradual inter-generational skeletal degeneration of the skeleton and the head. This degeneration is the main cause of Unhappiness; emotional and mental well-being are mainly caused by bad structure. There is also another therapy called NCR- Neuro-Cranial Restructuring that expands the skull back into it's optimal position and works incredibly well with Enlightened Orthodontics. If you would like more info on Orthodontics for Adults and NCR feel free to contact me.

This device has been discontinued by the company last week without notice. They are coming out with a new more expensive model in the spring of 2011 that is FDA approved. Thank the government for making all our lives more difficult and less efficient.