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What is Polychromatic Light Therapy (PLT)?
Polychromatic light therapy (PLT) is the simultaneous use of two or more wavelengths of light (color) provided from light emitting diodes (LEDs). Researchers call the biological effects of PLT photobiomodulation (PBM).
PLT delivered via light emitting diodes at various wavelengths penetrates tissue to different depths and is naturally absorbed by the cells to assist in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), energy required for cell repair and regeneration. Researchers hypothesize the unique benefit of polychromatic light is the synergistic effect of infrared (IR) with either blue or red allowing both colors to penetrate tissue more deeply than in a monochromatic application. PLT energy application also facilitates the release of nitric oxide, supporting the body with improved circulation. Improved circulation (blood flow) is one of the most vital components of the healing process.
Light, whether from the sun or from technology, is absorbed by the skin and triggers beneficial biological changes at the cellular level. These changes are unique to PBM, that is, unmatched by any other medical intervention. InLight’s PLT therapy pad designs allow you to target the area of concern. PLT LED light energy is a valuable tool in restoring and improving health and vitality.
How Does Polychromatic Light Therapy Work?
The key to understanding how polychromatic light therapy works is called photobiomodulation.
Every mammalian cell is built with specialized photoacceptors to receive light. Our cells actually require light for optimal function which means our bodies need light for optimal health. The body understands pulsed light as an instruction set triggering the release of nitric oxide and signaling the cell to produce anti-inflammatory and restorative proteins. Most notably, the Noble Prize winning signaling molecule nitric oxide is released with PLT.
PLT is delivered via pulsed frequencies. These pulsed rates are another important instruction set” used by the body to stimulate its self-healing processes. InLight Medical PLT systems delivers the healing benefits of polychromatic light using their Progressive Multi-Pulse™ technology.
PLT triggers the release of nitric oxide which increases circulation to relieve pain and stimulates the body’s innate healing processes.
Pain Relief and Wellbeing
Many people with symptoms of pain or impaired circulation associated with the following conditions experience positive results from using polychromatic light therapy:
- Joint pain: neck, back, knuckles, elbow, knee, wrist
- Inflammation and swelling
- Bone fractures
- Non-healing wounds
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Tight muscles
- Mood Disorders
- Skin conditions
The more we understand the value of increasing circulation to our tissues, the easier it is to understand how and why low-level polychromatic light therapy supports the body’s innate healing processes regardless of the condition. And, why PLT provides a wealth of additional healthy benefits that support full-body wellness.