When our cells are stressed they produce a molecule called Nitric Oxide. This molecule blocks the receptor site that Oxygen belongs in during the respiratory process — the process of turning sugar in our blood into cellular energy. Usually, through rest and the consumption of anti-oxidants, the body is able to dispose of excess Nitric Oxide. However, when stressed the body does not have the capacity to remove enough Nitric Oxide. This leads to molecules known as “reactive oxygen species” being leaked into the cell. This is known as “Oxidative Stress.” Reactive oxygen species are toxic and trigger mechanisms for inflammation, cell death and the expression of genes responsible for cancer, Alzheimer’s, osteoarthritis and more.
Unlike injections and prescriptions which mask the symptoms and do nothing to treat the injury, High-Intensity Light Therapy delivers light energy units, in the form of photons, to damaged cells. These photons, absorbed by the cells through light therapy stimulate the mitochondria to accelerate the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). This biochemical increase in cell energy is used to help transform cells from a state of illness to a stable, healthy state. The result is it reduces inflammation, increases blood flow, stimulates tissue growth, and helps aid the body’s own healing process.