This next short animated video explores the technology and science behind polychromatic light therapy and how it relates to the FDA Clearances regarding increased circulation and relief of pain:
Some important points to come away with after viewing the above video clip:
- When there is a lack of oxygen and glucose in the blood vessels, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production decreases, which is sensed by nerves and sent to the brain as either pain or a lack of sensation in the outer extremities.
- Light energy stimulates the release of nitric oxide from hemoglobin, which enters the muscle cells through the walls of the blood vessels, causing the vessels to increase in diameter and allowing more blood flow, increasing oxygen and glucose.
- The increase of oxygen and glucose, along with stimulation from Infrared Light Therapy, increases ATP production. This decreases pain and inflammation, and increases tissue regeneration in the localized area.