Photomedicine Therapy (PMT), more specifically Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT), is the application of red and near infrared light to areas of the body to assist recover from injury or damage. 

Light therapy is a non-invasive natural treatment.

LLLT is different from natural light in that it is one precise color; it is also coherent (travels in a straight line), monochromatic (single wavelength) and polarized (concentrates its beam in a defined location or spot). 

These properties allow laser light to penetrate the surface of the skin with no heating effect, no damage to the skin and no known side effects. Rather, laser light directs biostimulative light energy to the body’s cells enabling the cells to convert it into chemical energy to promote natural healing and pain relief. 

Since its development in the ’60s, PMT therapy has been practiced in many countries and has made great strides in gaining recognition from authorities in medical schools and scholarly journals, as well as with medical practitioners and therapists worldwide.  

As one ages, the energy in our cells, known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP), decreases, much like your cell phone battery. When this happens, it takes longer to heal, energy levels are reduced, muscle mass declines and there is more opportunity for disease. LLLT recharges the cells and increases ATP, offering the following benefits:

  • Reduces inflammation 
  • Relieves acute and chronic pain
  • Stimulates immune system
  • Stimulates nerve function
  • Increases blood supply
  • Develops collagen and muscle tissue
  • Helps generate new and healthy cells and tissue
  • Promotes faster wound healing

This non-invasive treatment, conducted by a state-certified technician, includes the use of a medical device featuring lasers¬ located within tiles. Each tile contains 24 lasers and there are six tiles to each strand, which can be placed anywhere on the body in need of healing. During the 15-30-minute treatment, the tiles are applied to a combination of acupuncture points, damaged areas and muscle groups. As the patient relaxes, the tiles warm up and work their magic. 

What is actually happening is that billions of non-thermal photons of light are radiated from the lasers and pass through various layers of the skin to reach deep into tissue structures. The laser light is then absorbed by the proteins in the mitochondria and interacts with the elements in the cell that are light sensitive. The cell absorbs this light and begins a series of events that transform the light energy into chemical or physical energy to normalize damaged tissue. 

Low Level Light Therapy is a non-invasive, natural treatment which can enhance well-being and brighten overall health.  

Jeffrey Gaal is a quantum practitioner and president of LUZwave, a holistic medical clinic in Palm Desert. He can be reached at (760) 537.3300. For more information, visit

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