PBM Light™ can be used on virtually any surface of your body, but is particularly effective on inflamed joints and arthritic pain in hands, elbows, knees and ankles, fatigued muscles, TMD and TMJ (jaw and facial) pain, osteoarthritis and oral mucositis, sore muscles like shoulders, neck, back, wrists and achy hands and knees. The oral cavity benefits greatly from PBM Light™, treating canker sores, abrasions, cold sores etc. This red infrared light therapy device can also be used for tennis elbow, swimmer’s shoulder, runner’s knee, ankle sprains, carpel tunnel syndrome, sprained ankles, plantar fascitis and even mild traumatic brain injury.
Although powerful, the light wavelengths emitted by PBM Light™ and PBM Light™ + are completely safe. Light in the range of 600-1,000nm is within the normal visible and invisible light spectrum, but contain no harmful UV or radiation. Even still, it is recommended to avoid looking directly into the light source and to use protective eyewear (included) while using PBM Light™ close to your eyes.
Is there evidence to prove these benefits?
Light therapy has been studied for decades, dating back to 1960 when Endre Mester, the first person to use Low Level Laser Therapy in an effective and beneficial mode, using the technology to successfully stimulate wound healing on mice. Studies have since shown that Red Light Therapy (RLT) is amazingly effective in relieving muscle and joint pain, arthritis, muscle spasms, relieving stiffness and temporarily increasing blood flow and circulation at the treatment site.
Are there any other benefits to PhotoBioModulation and Red Light Therapy?
Research has really ramped up in recent years, revealing even more novel uses for this technology. Red Light Therapy can increase collagen production, helping your skin reach a healthy and radiant glow. Even hair growth can be stimulated with PBM Light™ by treating areas of the scalp.
How does it work?
As the human body emits infrared (thermal) energy naturally, our bodies respond to red and infrared IR light as well. PBM Light™ from Oral IQ™ emits red and infrared (IR) light energy, stimulating mitochondria, the “power plant” of the body’s cells. This process increases production of ATP (the cellular-level energy unit) which in turn increases functional cellular efficiency. Enhanced physiological functions take place when cellular function becomes more efficient including fast pain relief, chronic pain relief, reduction of inflammation, better muscle recovery and increased cellular production.
What’s the difference between PBM Light™ and other Red Light Therapy (RLT) devices?
Oral IQ™ has designed PBM Light™ to be the best home device for light therapy on the market. Our patented devices contain three (3) different wavelengths which target different depths of tissue at the same time. PBM Light™ + is especially unique in that it trades the 630nm wavelength found on the original PBM Light™ for a 940nm diode. This wavelength is especially effective at deeply penetrating muscle and bone, reaching far deeper than most other home RLT devices on the market.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911. If you have a serious injury, always seek medical treatment from your personal primary care physician or a health care facility near you. After receiving medical treatment PBM Light™ can be used as part of your healing and recovery regimen for external, surface and/or superficial injuries.
How long does the PBM battery last? How long does it take to charge?
With a full charge PBM Light™’s battery should last between 6 – 8 hours of use. For best battery health, charge overnight (8 hours) and disconnect after no greater than 12 hours.
Absolutely! If you have a pet that suffers from arthritis, swollen joints and/or skin problems (including missing fur), photobiomodulation therapy can be beneficial.
What does it feel like?
Regardless of which PBM Light you use, the only sensation you will feel is a soothing gentle warmth. In certain cases a slight tingling sensation may be felt, indicating rapidly increasing blood flow as your cells respond to the therapeutic effects of the wavelength. Keep in mind, longer and/or infrared wavelengths (like that found in the Plus model) are more responsive when treating deeper tissues.