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Photobiomodulation Shows Great Promise for Athletes, Chronic Pain Syndromes and More

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  • Photobiomodulation is now being used by Olympic athletes and in the Nike Oregon Project to speed post-exercise recovery and healing. Strength trainers are also reporting improved strength
  • Anecdotal evidence consistently shows light therapy can provide rapid and lasting pain relief for burns. It’s also very effective for many other chronic pain syndromes
  • Anecdotally, success has also been shown in the treatment of kidney failure. In some cases, patients have been able to reduce or eliminate their need for dialysis. Pets can also be safely treated for kidney problems
  • Photobiomodulation shows great promise in the treatment of dry, age-related macular degeneration, the No. 1 cause of blindness, and in the treatment of central nervous system disorders
  • Light treatment is also being used in dentistry in lieu of local anesthesia

By Dr. Mercola

Light is perhaps one of the most underappreciated healing agents available. James Carroll, an expert in light as therapy, also known as photobiomodulation, has the ambitious goal of making photobiomodulation a first-line therapy for 100 diseases in 100 countries, by the time he's 100 years old — which is about 45 years from now.


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