Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy
This one-of-a-kind therapy uses red LED light for inflammation and near-infrared light for pain. It is used primarily to treat injuries, reduce pain, relax muscles/joints, and increase blood circulation. It has also been used to help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more.
Best of all, it is non-toxic, non-invasive, FDA-approved, and there are no contraindications (except for pregnancy). It was discovered over 50 years ago and has been the subject of much research. Over 4,000 laboratory studies and over 700 clinical trials have been performed using PBM therapy, and it has been used for years throughout the world in over 70 countries.
People are constantly bombarded with toxins in the environment – in food, water, and air - but also exposed to them when there is an injury or trauma. This toxic overload causes oxidative stress, which is a state where cells do not have enough oxygen to provide the energy they need to perform all their functions. If cells are not performing at their best, the body does not work properly. Over time and left unchecked, this can lead to chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and even cancer. Oxidative stress is the number one medically accepted reason for why we have chronic diseases.
Given at the recommended dosage (660 nm for LED and 850 nm for near infra-red), the red light penetrates to the mitochondria in the cell to increase cellular energy. Cells need energy (or ATP) so the body can heal itself and work properly.
PBM therapy is completely safe and very effective. After just a few sessions of no more than 20 minutes each, clients feel more energy, notice improved muscle performance and effectiveness of workouts, feel muscles are more relaxed as blood flow is improved, and say pain is relieved along with muscle soreness and joint pain.
Getting to the root of the problem by using the correct dosage of light in the body, PBM does not just mask a symptom but helps make lasting changes at the cellular level. The U.S. Army, Navy, Harvard Medical School, and NASA, along with NFL, NBA, MLB, MMA, NHL, and other high performing athletic teams use Photobiomodulation. This includes our U.S. Olympic track teams, who have this therapy at the Oregon Nike training facility.
Total You Health has helped people with a wide variety of conditions using Photobiomodulation. These include various types of arthritis, Fibromyalgia, MS, Lupus, Lyme disease, and more. Athletes have also used this therapy to help injuries, muscle strains, neuropathy, and pain in the neck, shoulder, back, and knee areas heal quicker. See the testimonials for more information.
Total You Health offers two types of PBM therapies. One of which is the NovoThor whole body red light pod and the other is the Thor LX-2 used for spot treatment. Both use the same dosage of light and get great results.
NovoThor Whole Body Red Light Pod
The NovoThor is a whole body red light therapy that uses red LED light for inflammation and near-infrared light for pain. It is used primarily to treat injuries, reduce pain, relax muscles/joints, and increase blood circulation. It has also been used to help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more. The red light comes from the top and the bottom of the body pod. This ensures the whole body is exposed to the same consistent dosage of light. While it looks like a tanning bed, it does not have harmful UV rays like a tanning bed does. The bed is very relaxing, warm, and some people even fall asleep during treatment.
Thor LX-2 Spot Treatment
The LX-2 spot treatment unit uses the same dosage of light as the NovoThor bed but since the light is more concentrated, it can penetrate deeper in the body. Most sessions with the LX-2 can be accomplished in 15 minutes unless a client has two or more body parts that need treatment. Each probe has a certain setting and a technician performs the suggested protocol on the client’s area(s) of concern. The LX-2 uses three different probes that are applied in a certain order. First, the larger, red LED light is used for inflammation. This instrument is used all over the area of concern and each placement lasts for one minute.