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Photobiomodulation (PBM) at Core Chiropractic

Just like food, certain wavelengths of light provide various nutrients to the body. Photobiomodulation or near infrared light reaches deep into our cells. Within those cells are mitochondria, the powerhouses which generate energy. The mitochondria are stimulated to produce an enzyme called ATP which helps the cell use oxygen more efficiently. ATP shuttles oxygen, producing energy throughout the body which relieves oxidative stress, decreases inflammation and facilitates healing.

Some of the benefits of Photobiomodulation (PBM) include:

  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved circulation
  • Pain reduction
  • Improved wound healing
  • More energy
  • Better sleep
  • Improved lymph drainage

What to Expect

During a PBM session at Core Chiropractic, tissue is exposed to low levels of red and near-infrared light for 20 minutes to help repair and regenerate. Some of the chronic conditions helped by PBM include:

  • TMJ
  • Post concussive syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Chronic headache
  • Sinusitis
  • Tinnitus
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis

The applications of PBM therapy are extremely diverse and widely studied. For instance, there is growing pre-clinical evidence to support the hypothesis that PBM could ameliorate neuronal oxidative stress and neuro-inflammation. This could be of significant benefit in the management of nerve tissue injury due to Covid, long Covid and spike protein damage. Although this research is in the early stages, results are encouraging. PBM is also used in hospitals and medical treatment facilities for the management of cancer, autoimmune disorders and neurodegenerative disorders.

For more information, visit the LightCare RX website.

Photobiomodulation Peterborough, Ashburnham, Westmount ON | (705) 740-0101