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Learn More About Light Therapy

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Research

There are currently 5,000 + peer-reviewed scientific studies reporting on the incident-free, protective and restorative properties of light therapy for a number of health conditions.

Home Use

SYMBYX’s medical-grade PDCare laser is flexible, compact and easy to use at home device. 
A non-surgical and non-thermal treatment.

Drug and Pain Free

No synthetic substances are introduced to your body. Low level laser therapy does not interfere with your exisiting medication or physical therapies either.

History of Light Therapy

In 1903, the Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to Danish Physician, Niels Ryberg Finsen, for his work in treating Smallpox and Tuberculosis with light.

Further interest in the field was pioneered by Professor Endre Mester, a Hungarian physician and scientist, who in 1967 successfully used light to heal wounds and regrow hair in mice and people.

NASA also experimented frequently with light in the 1970's and 1980's and successfully used LED light to grow flowers in space.Today, light is used to pre-prime patients prior to surgery (including cardiovascular surgery) as well as for several neurodegenerative disorders.

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Laser vs LED

Light therapy includes the use of both LED lights and lasers.
Laser is a single wavelength that is more focused, powerful and operates at faster speeds than LED. Lasers also transmit further than LEDs and with fewer errors.

High quality, medical grade laser diodes are preferred by and incorporated into all SYMBYX devices because they provide greater precision, increased reliability and consistency over time, and significantly reduced treatment times versus LEDs. SYMBYX devices deliver laser light to the stomach, neck and specific chronic pain sites.

PBM is typically measured in nanometres and the colour or visibility of the light will depend on the wavelength. Applying an optimal dosage of light (which considers wavelength, application time and intensity or strength) is critical.Treatment or application above or below a threshold level of nanometers will have little or no effect.

Research Supporting Light Therapy

"PBM was shown to be a safe and potentially effective treatment. Improvements were maintained for as long as treatment continued, for up to one year in a neurodegenerative disease where decline is typically expected."

How does light therapy offer neurological protection in Parkinson's disease?

Treating the microbiome to affect changes in Parkinson’s patients.

Michael R Hamblin, 19 May 2017, Mechanisms and Applications of the Anti-inflammatory effects of Photobiomodulation, AIMS Biophysics Journal

Strong evidence identifying inhibition of nerve function as a mechanism for the clinical application of PBM in pain and anesthesia.