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Nasal Light Therapy

Low level laser therapy is a very safe and effective technology that has been around for many years​ and has been used predominately to address symptoms of hayfever and sinus congestion as well as a 'brain food' to increase memory, focus and cognition.




How it works

Intranasal light therapy literally stimulates the blood capillaries in the nasal cavity is a very non-invasive method to introduce therapeutic light energy into the human body through the blood. This form of non-ionising radiation on biological systems offers health and medical benefits including effects on cognitive performance, fighting free radicals, combatting Alzheimer’s symptoms and more. The FDA has approved infrared therapy for everything from eliminating microbes and fungus in the human body to killing cancer cells. 

Mitochondria are the key to photo-biomodulation. Mitochondria have a substance called cytochrome c oxidase that can absorb red and NIR light, converting the photonic energy into a form of biological energy called adenosine triphosphate or “ATP.” Cytochrome c oxidase is commonly accepted as a photo acceptor that catalyses cellular level activity when red to near-infrared red light hit the cells.

The therapeutic properties of “concentrated” light, isolated by narrow part-light filter from total spectral irradiation range, were known already in the nineteenth century. This discovery formed the basis for a new field of medicine – light- or phototherapy, and in 1903 N.R. Finsen was awarded the Nobel Prize “in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he opened a new avenue for medical science”. All researchers of that time were convinced that to improve effectiveness of phototherapy it was necessary to meet the following conditions: decrease the width of the spectral range to the limit and set optimal light capacity, contacted area, exposure.

Low level laser therapy, a method of treatment which appeared in the late 1960’s in countries in Eastern Europe, followed by a significant development in Russia, is now continuing to gain recognition around the world. The results of numerous studies of the laws of bio-modulating action (BMA) of low-intensity laser illumination (LILI), carried out on animals, and their treatment regimens formed the basis of the method, widely used both in veterinary medicine and human medicine: urology, neurology, dentistry, pediatrics, otorhinolaryngology, gynecology plus in many more areas.

Studies and references

Randomized, Double-Blind, and Placebo-Controlled Clinic Report of Intranasal Low-Intensity Laser Therapy on Vascular Diseases

International Journal of Photoenergy

Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 489713, 5 pages

Research Article

Timon Cheng-Yi Liu,1,2 Lei Cheng,1 Wen-Juan Su,3 Yi-Wen Zhang,3 Yun Shi,3 Ai-Hong Liu,3 Li-Li Zhang,3 and Zhuo-Ya Qian3


Photobiomodulation using low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for patients with chronic traumatic brain injury: a randomized controlled trial study protocol

Published online 2018 Jan 8. doi:  10.1186/s13063-017-2414-5

Guilherme da Cruz Ribeiro Poiani,2 Ana Luiza Zaninotto,1,2 Ana Maria Costa Carneiro,3 Renato Amaro Zangaro,3,5Afonso Shiguemi Inoue Salgado,4 Rodolfo Borges Parreira,4 Almir Ferreira de Andrade,2 Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira,2and Wellingson Silva Paiva2

Biomedicine (Taipei). 2017 Dec; 7(4): 22. Published online 2017 Nov 24. doi:  10.1051/bmdcn/2017070422

‘Only lasers can be used for low level laser therapy’. Sergey Vladimirovich Moskvin

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