Drug-free pain relief is possible with light therapy from Pristine Wellness.

What is Polychromatic Light Therapy?

Polychromatic light therapy (PLT) is the simultaneous use of two or more wavelengths of light (color) provided by light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This light penetrates tissue to different depths and is naturally absorbed by the cells to assist in the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy required for cell repair and regeneration. PLT also facilitates the release of nitric oxide, supporting the body with improved circulation and reduced inflammation. Improved circulation (blood flow) is one of the most vital components of the healing process.

“Photobiomodulation” (PBM) is the newly established (2016) Medical Science Heading (MeSH keyword) used by the National Institute of Health published research database to describe this emerging science. “PHOTO” means light. “BIO” means living tissue. “MODULATION” means change. PLT initiates the PBM process which releases nitric oxide – gently increasing circulation (blood flow) throughout the body delivering vital nutrients. Evidence demonstrates PBM signals damaged cells to begin their repair processes. This mechanism of action is a photo-chemical response, not a heat/thermal response, therefore the tissue is safe from thermal damage making the Inlight Therapy systems both safe and effective for home use.

Inlight’s proprietary Progressive Multi-Pulse™ technology delivers different wavelengths of light in varied pulsed rates. Legally marketed as an FDA Class II Medical Device, Inlight’s neoprene therapy pads with polychromatic red, blue, and near-infrared diodes are applied directly to the skin to benefit the body through skin response.

What Can Light Therapy Do for Me?

Try a different approach! Drug-free pain relief is possible with light therapy from Pristine Wellness. Polychromatic Light Therapy has been shown to decrease pain associated with many common conditions, including the ones listed below with no known side effects. Perhaps the best benefit of low-level light therapy over painkillers is that light therapy stimulates your body’s natural self-healing abilities, helping to significantly reduce symptoms over time.

  • Neck and back pain
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammation and swelling
  • Bone spurs/fractures
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Tennis elbow
  • Healing wounds
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sore or tight muscles
  • PTSD
  • Anti-Aging
  • Hair rejuvenation

While Polychromatic Light Therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing pain and improving circulation across a variety of conditions, certain types of Peripheral Neuropathy may respond particularly well – especially those related to circulatory issues such as diabetes.

Polychromatic Light Therapy can also be a powerful support for athletic recovery. Efficient flushing of lactic acid from muscles relies on good circulation and reduced inflammation – both of which may be improved through regular use of LED Polychromatic Lights.

Extensive research has been done on the effectiveness of Polychromatic Light Therapy. Read studies like these and more from our partners at InLight Therapy or by searching the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health website (www.PubMed.gov). Some helpful search terms to use are: LLLT, LED photobiomodulation, or NIR.

What to Expect

Light therapy sessions are non-invasive and only take 20-30 minutes. After identifying the area of concern, neoprene pads of different shapes, sizes, and types are placed on the body, plugged into a controller and turned on. The pads get slightly warm but not hot and while many clients report results almost immediately, substantial progress is more common after several sessions. Pads range from 90 to 264 diodes embedded in square, rectangular, “T”, and other specialty shapes to fit certain body parts. The pads all contain near-infrared diodes with red and/or blue diodes. The color combinations provide different therapeutic benefit and the controller has several different program options to choose from depending on the therapeutic goal.