Light Therapy creates these principal effects in the body, resulting in multiple biological benefits:
Increased vascular circulation increasing the formation of new capillaries. This accelerates the healing process by carrying more oxygen and nutrients needed for healing and carrying away more waste products.
Stimulated production of collagen. Collagen is used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. By increasing collagen production, less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.
Stimulated release of ATP. ATP (adenosine tryphosphate) carries energy to all cells. This allows cells to accept nutrients faster and get rid of waste products faster. All food turns into ATP before the cells utilize it.
Increased lymphatic system activity. Edema, the swelling process of the body, consists of both liquid and proteins. Light therapy enables lymph vessels, veins and arteries to relax and widen enough so that both liquid and protein can be evacuated at a much faster rate, relieving swelling.
Calmed nerve tissue. The photons of light energy enter the body, triggering the release of positive ions like calcium to enter the area being treated. These ions assist in firing the nerves thereby relieving pain.
Stimulated fibroblastic activity that aids in the repair process. Fibroblasts are connective tissue cells that form collagen and elastin proteins.
Increased phagocytosis, the process of cleaning up dead and degenerated cells in order to fight infection and activate healing.