Precise application of visible light to transform medicine.
Light therapy involves the use of light in the visible spectrum range to stimulate physiological reactions and changes in the body. This stimulates the natural healing power of your body at the cellular level. Light therapy has the potential to transform medicine and is already being used by doctors today in a number of ways including tissue regeneration, pain management, and the control of inﬂammation.
Regulation of inflammation
Transformational promise of light therapy.
Light treatment is a departure from how medications have been administered in the past—by swallowing, by inhalation, by chemical absorption through the skin, or intravenously. This addition to what can constitute a medication brings new possibilities for treatment and new promise for patients for whom traditional methods were impossible, impractical or just ineffective.
Light: creating an antiviral environment.
EmitBio research has shown that precise wavelengths of safe, visible light can be effective at both inactivating viral particles before infecting the cell, as well as inhibiting viral growth after the virus has infected the cell. This light has also been shown to signal activation of the body’s innate immune response, for example, by stimulating the release of the body’s reserves of nitric oxide among other things.
Advanced light therapies are made possible by solid-state devices
The limitations of traditional light sources had always been an obstacle in the development of practical light therapy. Traditional light sources, such as incandescent or halogens, produce a broad spectrum of light, which has to be ﬁltered out to isolate the desired wavelength. Both the light source itself and the imperfect ﬁltering process require a lot of power, which results in high levels of heat which limits possible therapeutic applications.
The replacement of traditional light sources with solid-state light sources (LEDs) changed everything. LEDs require much less power and their small size provides design ﬂexibility, but most importantly they are tunable to precise wavelengths of the visible light spectrum, which enables the medical community to use speciﬁc frequencies to stimulate speciﬁc biological responses.