Light Therapy Studies

Light Therapy Studies

Research Study Links to PubMed and Journals  Click the links below to view study abstracts on PubMed.gov

Peripheral Neuropathy:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16504836
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11904323

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15289717

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14693984

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16710647

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16303775

Wound Healing:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19588536/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9865208

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29713842

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29668397

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29546619

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11295756

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10362987

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9041509

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1437861

PAIN STUDIES

Chronic Low Back Pain, Joint Pain:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2539004/

https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/unique-use-near-infrared-light-source-treat-pain

TMJ

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24197518

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28218006

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29861802

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29850961

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28294697

Inflammation/Pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30074108

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29909435

MS-spinal treatment

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29742699

Joint pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28740325

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25705083

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24610977

Neck and back pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24511189

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27135465

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20704667

Muscloskeletal pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28466181

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4743666

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5903214/

TBI, Brain, Neurological

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28001756

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21182447

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5066074

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28164443

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23964217

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7769534

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26989758

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15557336

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21172691

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214647416300381?via%3Dihub

LLLT Overview

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22045511

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3799034/

Exercise Recovery/Post Workout

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3554033/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24249354

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24942380

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29099680

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27874264

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27050245

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26647747

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27141153

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27034111

Hair Loss

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3944668/

 Infrared therapy reduces inflammation in the body. : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5523874/ ,https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16503786

origin: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3601794/

Inflammation causes things such as: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279298/ 

Fibromyalgia etc: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22718472 ,https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20662037,https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24801056 

Wound type: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29399303 

& why https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-thyroid-fibromyalgia-connection-3231681

Fat Loss - Circumference Reduction

A study in the Journal of Obesity Surgery researched red light therapy for body contouring. This 2011 double-blind, randomized study performed light therapy at 635-680 nanometers (nm) on participants for four weeks and recorded effects on the waistline. At the end of study, participants had achieved a statistically significant reduction in waistline girth.[4]  

  • In a similar study published in Lasers in Surgery Medicine, participants who received light therapy showed a significant reduction in overall circumference, including each part of the body. Researchers concluded that light therapy can cut down on the circumference of the specific areas that are treated.[5]
  • A 2013 study in the same journal also found benefits from red light therapy at 635 nm for contouring the hips, thighs, and waist. At the end of the trial, researchers found a mean loss of 2.99 inches in overall body size compared to the starting point. Separately, the thigh, waist, and hip areas all showed a reduction too. Researchers concluded that red light therapy at this level and wavelength was safe and clinically effective (Figure A).[6]Figure A: Comparison of inches lost between Test Group and Placebo Group.

 Conclusion: The Data Shows That Red Light Therapy Truly Does Enhance Weight and Fat Loss and is an adjunct to obesity when combined with diet and exercise.  These are General Wellness Products and have a low risk to users safety.  No Physician or license is required to offer the service to others.   

 Overall, red light therapy has shown positive results for fat loss and body contouring across several different clinical studies. This type of therapy offers a safe, non-invasive alternative for helping people improve their looks and their overall health. It’s time to add weight and fat loss to the long list of light therapy benefits!

 References:

 [1] Peterson P.S., Lei X, Wolf RM. CTRP7 deletion attenuates obesity-linked glucose intolerance, adipose tissue inflammation, and hepatic stress. American Journal of Physiology. Feb 2017;10:1152.

 [2] Avci P, Nyame TT, Gupta GK, et al. Low-Level Laser Therapy for Fat Layer Reduction: A Comprehensive Review. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Aug 2013;45(6):349-357. 

 [3] Figueiro MG, Plitnick B, and Rea MS. Light Modulates Leptin and Ghrelin in Sleep-Restricted Adults. International Journal of Endocrinology. 2012.

 [4] Caruso-Davis MK, Guillot TS, Podichetty VK, Mashtalir N, Dhurandhar NV, Dubuisson O, Yu Y. Efficacy of low-level laser therapy for body contouring and spot fat reduction. Obes Surg. 2011. Jun;21(6):722-9.

 [5] Jackson RF, Dedo DD, Roche GC, et al. Low-level laser therapy as a non-invasive approach for body contouring: a randomized, controlled study. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Dec 2009;41(10):99-809.

 [6] McRae E and Boris J. Independent evaluation of low-level laser therapy at 635 nm for non-invasive body contouring of the waist, hips, and thighs. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Jan 2013;45(1):1-7.

How Does Light Therapy Work to Reduce Fat?

It has been well documented that red light at certain wavelengths stimulates mitochondrial and cellular energy (called adenosine triphosphate, or ATP) production. This happens as part of the cellular respiration process in which cells break down and convert stored energy—releasing waste products along the way.

Most researchers agree that light therapy affects adipocytes, which are cells that store fat, causing the lipids to disperse. In other words, light therapy helps the body wash away fat cells.[1]

Light therapy may work in other ways that affect fat and weight loss. For instance, a 2012 study in the International Journal of Endocrinology showed that light can affect hunger, which could help prevent the buildup of extra fat before it even begins. This study found that red light helped control levels of the hunger-related hormones leptin and ghrelin in sleep-deprived participants.[3]

A study in the Journal of Obesity Surgery researched red light therapy for body contouring. This 2011 double-blind, randomized study performed light therapy at 635-680 nanometers (nm) on participants for four weeks and recorded effects on the waistline. At the end of study, participants had achieved a statistically significant reduction in waistline girth.[4]  

  • In a similar study published in Lasers in Surgery Medicine, participants who received light therapy showed a significant reduction in overall circumference, including each part of the body. Researchers concluded that light therapy can cut down on the circumference of the specific areas that are treated.[5]
  • A 2013 study in the same journal also found benefits from red light therapy at 635 nm for contouring the hips, thighs, and waist. At the end of the trial, researchers found a mean loss of 2.99 inches in overall body size compared to the starting point. Separately, the thigh, waist, and hip areas all showed a reduction too. Researchers concluded that red light therapy at this level and wavelength was safe and clinically effective (Figure A).[6]Figure A: Comparison of inches lost between Test Group and Placebo Group.

 Conclusion: The Data Shows That Red Light Therapy Truly Does Enhance Weight and Fat Loss and is an adjunct to obesity when combined with diet and exercise.  These are General Wellness Products and have a low risk to users safety.  No Physician or license is required to offer the service to others.   

 Overall, red light therapy has shown positive results for fat loss and body contouring across several different clinical studies. This type of therapy offers a safe, non-invasive alternative for helping people improve their looks and their overall health. It’s time to add weight and fat loss to the long list of light therapy benefits!

 References:

 [1] Peterson P.S., Lei X, Wolf RM. CTRP7 deletion attenuates obesity-linked glucose intolerance, adipose tissue inflammation, and hepatic stress. American Journal of Physiology. Feb 2017;10:1152.

 [2] Avci P, Nyame TT, Gupta GK, et al. Low-Level Laser Therapy for Fat Layer Reduction: A Comprehensive Review. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Aug 2013;45(6):349-357. 

 [3] Figueiro MG, Plitnick B, and Rea MS. Light Modulates Leptin and Ghrelin in Sleep-Restricted Adults. International Journal of Endocrinology. 2012.

 [4] Caruso-Davis MK, Guillot TS, Podichetty VK, Mashtalir N, Dhurandhar NV, Dubuisson O, Yu Y. Efficacy of low-level laser therapy for body contouring and spot fat reduction. Obes Surg. 2011. Jun;21(6):722-9.

 [5] Jackson RF, Dedo DD, Roche GC, et al. Low-level laser therapy as a non-invasive approach for body contouring: a randomized, controlled study. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Dec 2009;41(10):99-809.

 [6] McRae E and Boris J. Independent evaluation of low-level laser therapy at 635 nm for non-invasive body contouring of the waist, hips, and thighs. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Jan 2013;45(1):1-7.

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