Photobiomodulation for Pain

What is Photobiomodulation for Pain?

Photobiomodulation therapy, also known as Firefly Light therapy, is a therapeutic approach that utilizes multi-spectrum light therapy to emit packets of light called photons.

These photons have a range of beneficial effects on the body, promoting healing, pain relief, and overall well-being. The therapy involves using specific wavelengths of light to target and stimulate various systems within the body, leading to positive physiological responses.

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What are the benefits?

What's the difference between Thermography and Mammogram?

Photobiomodulation therapy offers several benefits for individuals seeking pain relief, accelerated healing, and improved overall health. Some of the benefits include:

  • Pain relief: The photons emitted during Photobiomodulation therapy help dilate small blood and lymphatic vessels, breaking the painful inflammatory cycle. This can result in reduced pain levels and improved comfort.
  • Accelerated healing: The therapy promotes the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues by stimulating the immune and nervous systems. This increased activity enhances the body's ability to heal and recover from injuries or ailments more quickly.
  • Improved blood circulation: Photobiomodulation therapy can improve blood circulation by dilating blood vessels, allowing better oxygen and nutrient delivery to tissues. Enhanced circulation can contribute to overall well-being and the optimal functioning of bodily systems.
  • Enhanced immune system function: The stimulation of the immune system through light therapy can boost its activity and response, leading to a stronger defense against pathogens and improved overall health.

Who’s a good candidate?

Photobiomodulation therapy can benefit individuals experiencing various conditions, including chronic pain, inflammation, musculoskeletal injuries, and compromised immune function. It is suitable for individuals seeking non-invasive and drug-free treatment options. However, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine if Firefly Light Therapy suits your specific condition and individual needs.

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The Process

Thermal Imaging

Our practitioner will spend time going over your information to ensure your health concerns are heard and understood. She will then take your picture with our thermal camera. This process is painless, private, and only takes about 10 minutes.

Medical Review

Our practitioner will spend time going over your information to ensure your health concerns are heard and understood. She will then take your picture with our thermal camera. This process is painless, private, and only takes about 10 minutes.

Wellness Plan and Referrals

With this information, we can create a wellness plan using clinically proven methods to address each area of concern. We also work with a large network of practitioners in the Tulsa area as trusted referral sources for additional treatment options if needed.

What science says about Photobiomodulation for Pain

Scientific research on Photobiomodulation therapy has shown promising results in various areas. Studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in promoting tissue repair, reducing pain and inflammation, and improving immune system function. The therapy's mechanism of action, involving the stimulation of enzymes and ATP synthesis, has been well-documented in the scientific literature.

The number of Firefly Light Therapy treatments required can vary depending on individual factors such as the chronicity of the condition, overall health status, and specific treatment goals. Typically, four initial treatments are administered to assess the therapy's effectiveness and gauge the need for additional sessions. The healthcare provider may evaluate the progress and recommend further treatments based on the individual's response and ongoing needs. High-resolution infrared images may be taken before and after the initial treatment to assess blood circulation and objectively measure the impact of Firefly Photon Therapy on the body.

Relevant Links:

Over 55 Years of Photon Therapy Research Reveals Remarkable, Consistent Results
Pain management using photobiomodulation: mechanisms, location, and repeatability quantified by pain threshold and neural biomarkers in mice
Whole-body photobiomodulation therapy for chronic pain: a protocol for a feasibility trial
Efficacy of Photobiomodulation Therapy in the Treatment of Pain and Inflammation: A Literature Review
Low-intensity LASER and LED (photobiomodulation therapy) for pain control of the most common musculoskeletal conditions
A comparative study of the dose-dependent effects of low level and high intensity photobiomodulation (laser) therapy on pain and electrophysiological parameters in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

What We Offer

Woman's Health Check Thermography

Pictures taken: head, neck, breast, thyroid, stomach, reproductive organs, and back.

Can help identify: hormonal imbalance, breast disease, digestive issues, dental inflammation, thyroid dysfunction, lymphatic congestion, adrenal fatigue, reproductive organ inflammation, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, and more.

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Breast Thermography

Pictures taken: breasts, back, and armpit area.

Can help identify: physiological changes often accompanying breast diseases such as cancer, fibrocystic disease, infection, lymphatic congestion, or vascular disease.

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Full Body Thermography

Pictures taken: head, neck, breast/chest, abdomen, back, legs, hands, and feet.

Can help identify: soft tissue injuries, and sensory/autonomic nerve fiber dysfunction, pathology in the vascular, muscular, neural, and skeletal systems. As well as breast disease, digestive issues, lymphatic congestion, adrenal fatigue, dental inflammation, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Photobiomodulation for Pain
How do I get started?

You do not need a doctor's recommendation for Light Therapy. Please call or email your local office to request an appointment.

Can changes in blood circulation be monitored?

Yes. High-resolution infrared images can be taken before and after the initial treatment, clearly detailing blood circulation and the effect of Light Therapy.

Can Light Therapy be combined with other therapies?

Yes. Light Therapy works well alone or with other therapies such as acupuncture, neurofeedback, chiropractic, physical therapy, and more.

How many treatments are needed?

This varies based on many factors, including chronicity of disease, strength of the immune system, frequency of treatments, and much more. A series of 4 treatments is usually administered to evaluate the effectiveness and determine the appropriate number of additional sessions.

Is Light Therapy safe for children and senior citizens?

Yes. Because the treatment is so comfortable, children and seniors welcome its beneficial effects. There are also no worries about applying therapy over many types of implanted medical devices.

Is there any radiation danger or potential to be burned or shocked?

Light Therapy does not emit any x-ray (ionizing) radiation. It only emits pure light. Unlike a laser’s focused light, light emitted by this therapy diffuses and reduces the risk of burn.

Are there any contraindications?

As with any therapy, it is not applied over cancer, infection, a pregnant uterus, or the eyes.

Are the treatments uncomfortable or painful?

Unlike other modalities, no sticky pads or cold gels are required. Most patients feel a pleasant warming sensation over the treatment area.

What are the advantages compared to other therapies?

Faster healing: Accelerates cell development in damaged tissue as well as stimulating bone and cartilage regeneration.

Anti-inflammatory action: Reduces swelling and accelerates healing times of soft tissue injuries.

Increased vascular activity: Results in an increase of microcirculation of the lymphatic system and small blood vessels in injured tissue.

Stimulates nerve function: Accelerates the regeneration of damaged nerves.

Fast: Typical treatment is between 5 and 10 minutes.

Nonpharmacological: No hidden side effects.

Safe: Emits pure, non-ionizing light.

Non-invasive: Unlike painful injections, the skin is not physically penetrated.

Economical: Costs less than other therapy and offers greater benefits.

What happens during a typical treatment session?

Based on your symptoms, you’ll be assessed and given a light therapy session for 5-10 minutes in the appropriate areas. Moderate pain relief is often achieved after only one treatment; however, a series of treatments are often recommended to limit the recurrence of pain.

“Of the 50,000+ studies published on light therapy to date, no adverse side effects have been reported.”

Mark Sloan

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Tulsa: +1  (918) 747-7400

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