*Disclaimer: The following articles are academic research papers that relate to light therapy and LED light. BIOLight Therapy. does not make any claims to these authors’ conclusions.

Effect of near-infrared light-emitting diodes on nerve regeneration.

J Orthop Sci. 2010 Mar;15(2):233-9. Epub 2010 Apr 1.
Ishiguro M, Ikeda K, Tomita K.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, 920-8641, Japan.

Conclusion: The regeneration of nerves is improved by LED irradiation, as shown by the increase in mitochondrial oxidative metabolism and thus antioxidation levels in the chamber fluid that is produced from nerve stumps after nerve injury.

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Pretreatment with near-infrared light via light-emitting diode provides added benefit against rotenone- and MPP+-induced neurotoxicity.

Brain Res. 2008 Dec 3;1243:167-73. Epub 2008 Sept 30
Ying R, Liang HL, Whelan HT, Eells JT, Wong-Riley MT.
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA.

Conclusion: Infrared LED treatments can help damaged and even poisoned nerves by increasing ATP production. This increase in ATP allows cells to produce more energy, thus recovering more quickly.

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Low-level laser therapy activates NF-kB via generation of reactive oxygen species in mouse embryonic fibroblasts.

PLoS One. 2011;6(7):e22453. Epub 2011 Jul 21.
Chen AC, Arany PR, Huang YY, Tomkinson EM, Sharma SK, Kharkwal GB, Saleem T, Mooney D, Yull FE, Blackwell TS, Hamblin MR.
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Conclusion: Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) actually acts at the gene level and will activate mitochondria and NF-kB which directly helps inflammation. Studies show this beneficial effect has many clinical applications.

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Effect of light emitting diodes in the photodynamic therapy of rheumatoid arthritis.

Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther. 2010 Mar;7(1):44-9. Epub 2010 Jan 15.
Neupane J, Ghimire S, Shakya S, Chaudhary L, Shrivastava VP.
College of Biomedical Engineering and Applied Sciences, Dhana Ganesh, Handigaun Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Conclusion: The use of photodynamic therapy with LEDs proves to be a non-invasive, effective, and cheaper solution for rheumatoid arthritis.

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