When something goes wrong in our bodies, when we get older, injured, sick or stressed, our mitochondria, the powerhouses in our cells, are flooded with excessive amounts of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a poisonous red-brown gas that shoves oxygen out of the way and stops the flow of energy.
When oxygen is displaced and energy is blocked, our cells get burned out by oxidative stress. Oxidative stress increases the production of free radicals. Free radicals cause inflammation, cell mutations and in the worst-case scenario: cell death.
Photobiomodulation Therapy or PBMT (previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy) shines a light on our mitochondria and kicks out the extra nitric oxide. Oxygen can then take back its rightful space inside the cell and assist the flow of energy. This energy can then flow through and fuel our bodies by powering up our cells, one after the other.
In a nutshell, PBMT enables our cells to get back to doing their jobs: regenerating nerves and the tissue of wounded skin, muscle, tendon and bones, fighting infection and reducing inflammation or whatever it is they are programmed to do.