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Migraine and Headaches: PBM Showing Positive Results

Even more articles are being released from various patients and companies using this ‘state of the art’ technology of Photo-bio-moduation. Headache and migraine sufferers, who are tired of popping the pain pills, can finally have sigh of relief knowing that their discomfort can be alleviated with a modernised treatment. This specific treatment is known as Intranasal Photo-bio-modulation Therapy.

The Sphenopalatine Ganglion

A ganglion is a group of nerve axons. Nerves, as you may already know, ‘are like wires that connect the brain to the rest of the body in both directions. The sphenopalatine ganglion has several connections to the areas believed to have a causative factor in migraines.’ The cause of these sever headaches and migraines still, somehow, are unknown. 

The sphenopalatine ganglion has connections to three areas that are all believed to be related to headaches. Those areas are meeting points of the brain so this is the area which could be the source of headaches.

Shining Light on the Head: Photo-bio-modulation, treatment for migraine headaches Photo supplied by Science Direct

Shining Light on the Head: Photo-bio-modulation, treatment for migraine headaches
Photo supplied by Science Direct

SCIENCEY INFORMATION CONCERNING THE NERVES 

The superior cervical sympathetic ganglion, trigeminal nerve via connections with the maxillary nerve, and the suboccipital nerves at the base of the skull. They are all connected to the sphenopalatine ganglion which is the closest nerve to the outside of the body.

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Intranasal photo-bio-modulation (administered through the nostrils) pumps light energy into the nerve by firing up ATP production. Adenosine triphosphate(ATP) is a complex organic chemical often called the “molecular unit of currency” of intracellular energy transfer. Simply think of the process of photo-bio-modulation as jumping the nerve batteries. The sphenopalatine ganglion has been the site of nasal opioid delivery for treatment of headaches. In some experiments, cocaine was used.

DISCLAIMER: We are not recommending the use of cocaine to treat migraines or headaches.

Photo-bio-modulation treatment, and the use of Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT)  shows great promise in the treatment of migraines and headaches. There will be more reports on this in the future. Watch this space!

To view the original article written by Darien of Core Health, click this link.

 

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An NIR Fix For Women’s Pelvic Floor by Joylux

NIR Treatment for the Female Pelvic Floor

Ever heard of or experienced the frightful truth of ‘every time you sneeze you’ll pee your pants. And that’s something you’ll have to learn to live with’?

Colette Courtion, the former CEO of cosmetic device company Jenu Biosciences,  did extensive research on the topic as she was expecting her first child, and found that the field of research was hugely underrepresented in the medical field. According to Kaiser Permanente, about one-third of women suffer from one or more pelvic floor disorders. Most women are prescribed Kegel exercises or extremely unnecessary and invasive surgery, with not many other options or alternatives.

Courtion’s thoughts were, “I’ve been working with these technologies that are about rebuilding collagen and elastin in the tissue. Could I do the same for the vaginal tissue and help eliminate these symptoms?”

Joylux, was launched in 2014 which is a company that brings together technologists and gynaecologists to assist in managing women’s body and health problems. From the beginning, Joylux’s employees and team members were female. “I wanted them to be women so that they could really understand from a firsthand experience what the issues were and what we’re solving for,” says Courtion. She now serves as Joylux’s CEO.

The NIR Vaginal Device

vSculpt, was launched in 2017, which was the ‘first home-use vaginal rejuvenation device using light-energy (red and infrared LEDs), gentle heat, and sonic technology to treat the vaginal tissue and pelvic floor muscles in the U.K. and Canada. A year later, it launched the product in the U.S. under the name vFit.’

This method of laser treatment for vaginal tissue does already take place with Doctors at the controls. This Joylux product now provides those stay at home health types to use themselves. For self treatment.

vFit by Joylux NIR LLLT Vaginal Treatment

vFit by Joylux

The Research

Joylux, together with the Benchmark Group, surveyed 2,300 women and found that 50% of respondents reported bladder leakage issues, and more than 65% experienced vaginal dryness or pain during intercourse. It wasn’t just older women reporting issues, but women in their 20s and 30s, many of whom reported that their birth control–which affects estrogen levels–lowered natural lubrication.

When asked whether these  respondents were interested in a home solution, 95% of them answered yes. “That tells me that it’s an underserved market,” says Courtion. “They are looking for something to help them because they’ve been suffering for so long.”

The trade-off is time. Medical procedures last five to 10 minutes, with one or two follow-ups, while an at-home device–at a fraction of the cost–requires 10 minutes of use every other day for six to eight weeks. Joylux conducted a study showing vFit is on par with office procedures, which was published in the peer-reviewed International Urogynecology Journal.

“Women are becoming far much more empowered to embrace their health in all parts of their life,” says Courtion.

Joylux is on the rise, with their products and innovation into NIR. So is Eyekandi Life Tech! To view the original post, This Vaginal Device Company Promises To Fix Women’s Sex Lives, click the link and read away.

Keep up to date with our progress into NIR and LLLT on our PBMT specific website.

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Pre & Post Workout LLLT and BBS with Eyekandi Life Tech

Bio Hack your Workout with Eyekandi

At our Eyekandi Life Tech headquarters in Chiang Mai Thailand, we take bio-hacking seriously. If there’s a way to increase results we will generally look into it. When theres a way to increase our performance in terms of our BBS workout? Well now, we’re pretty serious.

With the development and launch of our new app, BBS (Body By Science App available for iOS iPhone/iPad), as well as the research we are doing with LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy), Photo-bio-modulation, and NIR (Near Infrared), we have seen incredible results with ourselves. We have recently come across research which has been going on in the background for a number of years by Chiropractors and Sports Science enthusiasts. This backs our own studies and confirms what we have found:

“Combining pre and post workout LLLT can ‘ease muscle fatigue’ and reduce inflammation”

LLLT exposure either before or after fatigue reduced the post-fatigue concentrations of serum lactate and creatine kinase. The results were more pronounced when the LLLT was applied after exercise.

Based on this research, it would appear that low level laser therapy can be a valuable addition to any chiropractor’s treatment regimen to reduce muscle fatigue for those patients who regularly exercise or participate in sports.

In addition to combining LLLT with pre and post workouts, research has also shown that LLLT helps to treat some injuries to the muscles.

LLLT may ease muscle fatigue before and after workout https://www.chiroeco.com/low-level-laser-therapy-to-treat-muscle-fatigue-before-or-after-exercise/

LLLT may ease muscle fatigue before and after workout
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Knee injuries and conditions treated by LLLT include tendonitis, bursitis, meniscus tears, runners knee/chondromalacia patella, knee joint effusion, iliotibial band syndrome, osgood schlatters disease, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Very low power is used with the application of LLLT and no heating of or damage to the tissue occurs. It also increases cell metabolism.

LLLT emit light in the red and infrared range. Red and infrared light infiltrate the human tissue. This is where the energy from the light is then absorbed and turned into biochemical energy. By increasing cellular energy in the treated area, LLLT is therefore speeding up the healing process and reducing inflammation and pain.

By using LLLT, Photo-bio-modulation or NIR light technology, you are reducing the impact of muscle fatigue, pain and inflammation. Therefore using LLLT before and after your BBS workout, you will have increased stamina and less chance of injury in order to receive good results.

For the geeks: here is some science

Photons, which are particles of electromagnetic energy, are emitted from the low power light. These photons enter the tissues and are absorbed in the mitochondria, which are tiny structures within the substance of each individual cell. The energy is converted to chemical energy within the cell. The permeable state of the cell membrane changes which in turn produces various physiological effects. These physiological changes affect a variety of cell types including macrophages, fibroblasts, endothelial cells and mast cells.

Absorption of light by plants is the driving force for much of the life on earth, so why not humans too?!

Give it a try and let us know how it goes!

 

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