Photo-biomodulation or Low Level Laser Therapy

Effects of Low Level Laser Therapy


  • pain relief - even anesthesia of single nerves
  • powerful anti-inflammatory effects
  • anti-oedematous effects
  • promotes healing of wounds, deeper tissues and nerves
  • prevents tissue damage
  • increases mitochondrial respiration and ATP production
  • reduces oxidative stress 
  • activates stem cells

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)

has been investigated for clinical use since the 1960s. One of the first uses was to treat hair loss or alopecia. Since then thousands of studies have been done to find the biological effects of light therapy.

Red light and Near-Infrared-Light reduce inflammation and pain. 

When there is pain there is inflammation. LLLT works by increasing cell energy (ATP) by 200-300%. Furthermore, LLLT using near infrared light reduces pain sensation. Because LLLT increases the availability of stem cells, regeneration of damaged tissue starts and the underlying condition causing the pain repairs. 

The indication for Low Level Laser Therapy is wide, as many especially pain full and degenerative conditions are due to inflammation:

  • chronic pain in the musculo-skeletal system including old injuries, degeneration like arthritis, bursitis, CRPS and the like 
  • chronic abdominal pain caused my inflammation
  • degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease
  • to stimulate repair in conditions after decreased blood flow as in myocardial infarction and stroke
  • traumatic brain injury 
  • depressive and anxious mood disorders. 

Ongoing research for the successful application of LLLT reveals more and more indications through clinical trials and the above lists is certainly not yet complete. 

Hamblin-Mechanism of anti-infllamation with PBM
Research paper summarizing the anti-inflammatory effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or Photo-Bio-Modulation (PBM)
Hamblin-Mechanism of anti-infllamation w
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