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Weber medical devices 
photobiomodulation 
photodynamic
therapy

WHAT IS PHOTOBIOMODULATION [PBMT] THERAPY?

Just think of it as Light Therapy.

 

It is the use of low levels of red and near infrared [NIR] lights that are at specific wavelengths [i.e. 810 nm and 635 nm] to support our overall health. There is a lot of research in the area of the use of light therapy where it can possibly stimulate, heal, regenerate, and protect tissue that has either been injured, is degenerating or at risk of dying. One thing you might be familiar with, is its use for PAIN [has an anti-inflammatory effect].

 

There is also newer research using this type of light therapy to 'LIGHT UP THE BRAIN' - where it is being used TRANSCRANIAL [around the head] and INTRANASAL [up the nose] to possibly support NEURODEGENERATION conditions [i.e. Dementia / Alzheimer’s / Parkinson’s Disease / Brain Injury, etc.]. It is affecting the brain directly and helping to possibly increase circulation [and get more oxygen] to the brain, stimulate new neuron growth, and overall support / protect brain tissue, but also seen to possibly have systemic effects.

What is Photodynamic Therapy [PDT]:
 

PDT has been used for a long while now, however, there is constant new research in the area in terms of expanding its capability to be a supportive treatment in different pathologies! 

Let's make it simple...the principle is to stimulate a 'light sensitive substance' [photosensitising agent] that is usually able to be taken orally or injected into the body/blood in order for it to accumulate in the area that you want to shine a specific wavelength of light around / into. Once the substance is in the area, i.e. in a cancer tumor, then the light activates the photosensitising agent to react and simply 'kill' the tumor cell [or possibly microbes]. 

It has also been used as an antimicrobial agent against bacteria, fungus, viruses, and parasites...on top of its major use in the cosmetic industry for helping with acne/scars and skin issues in general. The possible way that the tumor or microbe is destroyed is by the production of something called ROS - reactive oxygen species or singlet oxygen --- after the activation of the photosensitized substance through a cascade of events...but the ROS / singlet oxygen inevitably leads to the end result. 

Some examples of NATURAL Photosensitizing Substances that get activated to fight for you in the body at different wavelengths that you might already know about are the following: 

• Curcumin (Turmeric)
• Hypericin (St. John’s Wort)
• Riboflavin - Vitamin B2
• Poly MVA

Weber led pbmt helmet

 

 

 

What is BRAIN PBMT? 

Let's make it simple, it is the use of RED to Near-Infrared [NIR] [600 -1100 nm] LED or Laser light shined on the Brain! The goal is the stimulation of neural activity in order to improve brain function! This area has been researched since 1967!

How does it work and what type of effect does it have?

From what we know Brain PBMT enhances the metabolic capacity of neurons and stimulates anti-inflammatory, anti-apoptotic, and antioxidant responses, as well as neurogenesis and synaptogenesis [brain development]. It has also been seen to increase cerebral blood flow [blood flow to the brain]. One mechanism of action that is proposed is that the light affects a specific complex in the mitochondria [cytochrome c oxidase] that increases the production of ATP [energy]. 

The WEBER LED HELMET uses 320 DIODES at a wavelength of 810nm, where each diode emits 50 mW for total output of power of 16 Watts.  This combo of parameters allows for deep penetration of the tissues, possible microcirculation to occur, and support brain function, and possibly other effects. The therapy is simple, you sit and put the helmet on then turn on the device, where a session would be anywhere from a few minutes to about 30 minutes. The helmet treatment can be individualized by changing the settings of the frequency of pulsation of the light, where different frequencies have been seen to correlate and support different conditions. 

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BRAIN WAVES AND EFFECTS:
 

There are different BRAIN FREQUENCIES that put us into different states! Were you ever curious what they do/mean? 

Here is a simple breakdown of some of the Brain Frequencies and possible effects on our health [researched]: 

 

Delta: 0.1 to 4 Hz

  • Delta waves occur in the dreamless deep sleep phase and during deep relaxation

  • Contribute to recovery and regeneration


Theta: 4 to 7-8 Hz

  • Waves of the subconscious

  • Occur in dreams (REM sleep), during creative states, in trance or during hypnosis

  • Represent structure, orientation, and the willingness to process incoming signals.

  • They contribute to clear thoughts and better decision-making


Alpha: 8-9 to 13-14 Hz

  • State of wakeful relaxation

  • Alpha waves represent non-arousal

  • Can occur during daydreaming, visualization, or reflection


Beta: 13-14 to 30-38 Hz

  • Normal wakefulness that occurs while going about everyday activities (working, reading, running, driving a car, etc.) > External focus/attention

  • Beta waves represent arousal and intense neural activity

  • Are observed when there is inner restlessness, fear, and stress and when the inner commentator/critic is active

 

Gamma: ≥ 38 Hz

  • Gamma waves are observed in highly focused activities with strong concentration (e.g. during problem-solving processes: logical/conscious thinking)

  • Are associated with cognition and memory retention

  • Can be evoked by focused meditation and are then related to the feeling of contentment

Weber Laser Watch

It is as easy as putting on your watch! The Weber Laser Watches were made to be worn on the left wrist in order to be able to affect different acupuncture points and meridians along the ulnar / radial arteries [shines the light into the blood] and midline. The SPECTRA watch has 4 different colours of light used [red, green, blue, and yellow] while the ACTIVE+ watch uses 2 colours [red and green]. Each of the colours of light has a different effect on the body [see below]. 

Therapeutic Effects of Different Light Colours:
 

Different light colours get absorbed in the mitochondria - which is the powerhouse of energy production in the body. Here is a simple breakdown of some of the possible physiological effects of colours on our health: 

RED LIGHT [apprx 650 nm]:

  • has an analgesic / sedative effect; increases microcirculation; improves blood cell health and improves immune system markers. 

BLUE LIGHT [apprx 450 nm]:

  • releases Nitric Oxide [NO] = vasodilation; lower blood pressure; anti-aging; anti-inflammatory; treating infections;

GREEN LIGHT [apprx 532 nm]:

  • effects the red blood cell and carrying oxygen; decreases lactic acid build up; increases blood flow and helps with blood viscosity; increases the production of ATP in the mitochondria. 

YELLOW LIGHT [apprx 589 nm]:

  • has an antidepressant effect; supports serotonin and Vit D production; positively affects the hormonal system; positive effect on enzymatic systems such as the anti-oxidants that affect detox systems. 

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 Weber Laser Watch Attachments:

Applicator Pad Attachment:

Possibly supportive for Pain & Muscle Tension - Red light has analgesic, spasmolytic and sedative effects. Yellow light alleviates (chronic) pain syndromes.
Skin - Blue light acts anti-inflammatory by reducing pro-inflammatory cytokines and contributory factors for a variety of conditions (NF-kB, CRP, IL2, IL6, TNF alpha, Leptin, chemokines etc). Red light improves oxygen delivery to tissue.

 

Ear Applicator:

Possibly supportive toward Hearing loss, Tinnitus - A lack of the vital cell energy ATP (adenosine triphosphate) can lead to tinnitus. An undersupply results in cell damage and subsequently in cell death. The laser can possibly boost cell metabolism by enhancing ATP production and supporting healing processes of degenerative diseases. It also improves microcirculation in tissues and accelerates cell growth.
 

Intranasal Applicator:

Intranasal blood irradiation can possibly give relief from rhinitis, sinusitis and allergic reactions. In case of colds red light can support the decongestion of the nasal mucosa. Furthermore, red light inhibits histamine release and reduces the reaction of the immune system cells to allergens. Due to the many fine blood vessels inside the nose the intranasal application is ideal for external blood irradiation.

Oral/Throat UV/Blue Light Applicator:

With a photosensitizing agent [i.e. Riboflavin - Vitamin B2] ingested/sprayed intranasally or gargled in the mouth/throat, this applicator can then be applied orally [with the UV/Blue Light intranasal applicator at the same time] to activate the substance and help support localized common cold infections of the nose/mouth/throat. 

possible Supportive Effects of the Laser Watch
 

  • Boosting cellular energy by increase of ATP synthesis

  • Immune system stimulation

  • Improvement of microcirculation and reduction of blood viscosity

  • Activation of macrophages

  • Positive effects on heart and metabolism

  • Improves the function, behavior and cell elasticity of red blood cells

  • Increases oxygen delivery

  • Activates reparative and stabilizing pathways

  • Releases Nitric oxide (NO) and activates telomerase

  • Brings down blood pressure

  • Reduces inflammations

  • Pathogen deactivation (effective against bacteria and

    viruses)

  • Detoxifying effects

  • Positive influence on the general mood (i.e. anti-

    depressive effects)

  • Improves Serotonin and Vitamin D production

  • Pain relief

  • Positive effects on the hormone system

  • Activation of stem cells


Possible Supportive Areas of Application

 

  • Internal Diseases (Diabetes, chronic liver and kidney diseases)

  • Metabolic disorders

  • Cardiovascular diseases

  • Allergies

  • (Chronic) Inflammation

  • Hypertension

  • Auto-immune diseases

  • Sleep improvement

  • Prevention of jet lag and thrombosis

  • Immune system strengthening

  • Tinnitus

  • Depression, fatigue-syndrome and burn-out

  • Anti-Aging

  • General performance increase (in sports)

  • Additive Cancer Support (in combination with photosensitizing agents) and prevention

Eirini Healing Solutions has the weber led helmet and laser watch Available for Patients!

 

Talk to Your ND to see if this Therapy might be Right for You!

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