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Light Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

I have been getting a lot of calls with questions on the LIGHTS so I have a lot of answers.


What is infrared or light therapy? Light therapy is currently being used in clinical and home settings around the globe. Light therapy has been in use by the medical profession for more than 20 years, to reduce pain and increase circulation. Its growing acceptance has become more abundant in the medical field.

Can anyone use light therapy? The Quantum Series Light Therapy equipment can be used safely without medical supervision by an individual at home or by a health professional in a clinical setting. The sessions are affordable, completely safe and non-invasive. As is the case with most modalities, if you are pregnant, are light sensitive, or are taking any medications that cause light sensitivity such as Tetracycline, please consult with your doctor regarding the use of any light therapy system.

What happens when The Quantum Series Light Therapy equipment is used? The Quantum Series Light Therapy equipment’s array of infrared and visible light diodes creates a comforting warm feeling under the pads.

The photo energy: • dilates the blood under the vessels, which often causes an increase in circulation. • the light and mild warmth also may reduce and alleviate pain. Additionally, patients and clients may experience: • decrease in local swelling • decreased inflammation • decreased muscle spasms and tightness • increased range of motion • increased lymphatic drainage • increased venous dilation and flow • decreased tension

How does The Quantum Series Light Therapy increase circulation? The infrared photo energy releases nitric oxide from the hemoglobin and possibly surrounding tissue. Nitric oxide is a signaling molecule that is known to relax smooth muscle cells found in the arteries, veins, capillaries and lymph vessels. When these muscles relax, they dilate the blood vessel, thus allowing increased circulation.

How does The Quantum Series Light Therapy reduce pain? Nitric oxide has been shown to be essential for wound healing even if chronic or traumatic. Scientific literature shows that nitric oxide promotes collagen synthesis, collagen fibril alignment, and angiogenesis. Nitric oxide is also a neurotransmitter.

What colors of LEDs work the best? Red is probably more known and researched than any other color. Red seems to stimulate the system, blue to sedate. In recent studies blue light from LEDs has been effective in treating jaundice of newborns and in treating acne and skin conditions.

Who has studied LED Light Therapy? There are volumes of scientific studies available on light therapy. The following is just a sample list of institutions that have conducted clinical studies on the effectiveness of LED Light Therapy

: • National Cancer Institute

• Mayo Clinic, Jeffrey Basford, MD

• Stanford University, Kendric C. Smith

• Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellman Labs

• NASA, Dr. Harry T. Whelan

• Marshall Space Flight Center

• University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.