Preconditioning or wellness PBM Therapy is an exiting development in Photomedicine. Scientists have discovered that applying PBM Therapy – light in the Red and Near Infra Red (NIR) spectrum to ‘normal tissues/cells’ – cells that are not damaged or diseased:
Preconditioning has huge potential benefits in terms of health and wellness – how might maximising cell function benefit to your health?
What We Already Know About Preconditioning Protecting Your Cells
(LPS – Lipopolysaccharides are very inflammatory chemicals produced by bacteria when you have an infection, and are powerful causes of systemic inflammation and a cause of septic shock)
Preconditioning PBM Therapy Helps Stop Chemicals Damaging And Killing Cells
After reading the above amazing and varied forms of protection preconditioning PBM therapy produces on our cells it is probably not a surprise to you that preconditioning has been shown to help prevent conditions/diseases**.
One debilitating example is Oral Mucositis . Oral Mucositis is a dreadful, red raw, ulcerating condition of the moist skin linings in the mouth and throat (sometimes digestive system and vagina) caused by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It occurs in a very high number of patients receiving radiotherapy and chemotherapy for cancer.
Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy are highly effective treatment methods used to kill cancers cells but it unfortunately does not just target cancerous cells, its also kills/damages lots of normal, healthy cells leading to undue extra suffering and symptoms that could be avoided.
PBM Therapy is already an accepted and proven effective treatment (recommended by NICE) for Radiation Dermatitis (Radiodermatitis) and Oral Mucositis but perhaps now of greater importance is research data analysis proves this condition can be prevented or severely reduced by preconditioning.
PBM Therapy Clinic comment
Almost all the preconditioning research has been performed using hand held devices (like our LX2’s). Researchers did not use whole body PBM Therapy. Why? Whole Body Light beds are very expensive and scarce. There are only about 200 NovoTHOR PBM Therapy light beds at this time in the world and only 7 in the UK (one of which is here at our clinic). Hand held devices by comparison are cheaper and therefore more plentiful.