Intranasal Laser Therapy
Until now, to have one’s blood treated, one would have to use all kinds of sophisticated equipment that was expensive and dangerous. No longer. For low cost and with no threat of toxic side-effects one can safely treat one’s blood at home, expecting the same broad positive medical effects doctors have seen when using older equipment that required surgical procedures.
Intranasal light therapy literally stimulates the blood capillaries in the nasal cavity is a very non-invasive method to introduce therapeutic light energy into the human body through the blood. This form of nonionizing radiation on biological systems offers health and medical benefits including effects on cognitive performance, fighting free radicals, combatting Alzheimer’s symptoms and more. The FDA has approved infrared therapy for everything from eliminating microbes and fungus in the human body to killing cancer cells. We can add Intranasal Laser Therapy to our list of extremely friendly and convenient medial treatments.
Mitochondria are the key to photobiomodulation. Mitochondria have a substance called cytochrome c oxidase that can absorb red and NIR light, converting the photonic energy into a form of biological energy called adenosine triphosphate or “ATP.” Cytochrome c oxidase is commonly accepted as a photo acceptor that catalyzes cellular level activity when red to near-infrared red light hit the cells.
The new simple nasal applicator devices replace machines like those above where doctors had to shunt the blood outside the body or to import, through catheter type injection, the agent of treatment, which in this case is coherent infrared laser light. When monochromatic photons of low intensity irradiate blood, the flexibility of red blood cells improves. They separate from each other and can thus receive oxygen across their entire surface area.
Blood washing back-transfusion therapy and intravascular laser irradiation therapy are costly dangerous medical procedures that can now be done easily, safely and inexpensively in one’s own home. Compared to intravenous laser blood irradiation, nasal laser irradiation for 20 minutes scored 80 % as effective. But if increased to 30 minutes, remarkable 98 % are reached.
Now it is easy to use light to activate the healing properties of the blood. One just slips the applicator into the nose and infrared laser light is applied to the passing blood. Dangerous medical equipment has now been replaced by a little nasal applicator that does not do anything more aggressive than spraying coherent infrared laser light into the blood as it passes by the vessels in the nose.
The laser beam footprint targets the nasal cavity, which is rich in blood capillaries. The device parameters have been derived from researching clinical studies on low level light therapy over the last few decades. Although many researchers now believe that the outcomes between low level laser and the non-laser light emitting diodes (LED) to be similar, the laser light should penetrate deeper into the tissues.
Why Treat the Blood
Chinese medicine’s definition of Blood is different from Western medicine’s definition. Yes, it’s the red stuff in the veins that nourishes the organs, circulates, warms, heals and the like. However, in the eyes of Chinese medicine, Blood is enlivened with energy (Qi), which moves the Blood through the body so it can nourish every aspect of our body from the skin and muscles to the brain and deep organs. It is the quality of Blood circulating through our systems that helps give us vitality, focus and even rosy cheeks.
When Blood is abundant we feel alive, nourished and well connected. Blood does more than run through our veins and oxygenate cells. It ensures we have nourishment and moisture for the entire body. Blood keeps our tendons, skin and hair healthy, strong and flexible. It lubricates joints and allows for smooth movement. Blood also nourishes the mind and is considered the material basis for mental activity. Strong Blood ensures good sleep and helps us wake feeling rested.
Modern Medicine and Laser Therapy
Laser energy at 630-640 nanometers is arguably the most effective for irradiation of blood and the vascular wall. Photons at this wavelength are absorbed by oxygen, improve microcirculation, can change the viscosity of the blood and affect vascular endothelium. More than 25 years of experience of using laser energy at 630-640 nm has shown that this waveband directly influences the parameters of all cells in the blood, blood plasma, the coagulation process and all the structural components of the vascular wall.
The treatment, using photons of infrared wavelength improves the rheological characteristics of the blood and microcirculation; with normalisation of parameters of hormonal, immune, reproductive and many other systems. Intranasal Laser Therapy improves the viscosity of blood and profile of lipids thus the treatment is associated with improvements in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases via improvements of the rheological properties of blood. Under laser blood irradiation, anti-inflammatory effects were observed that improved the immunologic activity of the blood.
With intravenous irradiation medical scientists have reported that the hypoxia of the tissue is improved which leads to a normalization of the tissue metabolism. In addition, the fibrinolysis will be activated. Apart from the elimination of hypoxia and the normalization of tissue metabolism an increase of ATP-synthesis occurs with a normalization of cell membrane potential.
Symptoms of Blood deficiency (Chinese Medicine)
Symptoms of Blood deficiency can vary quite a bit, and each person manifests health patterns differently.
- blood loss
- brittle and dry nail, hair and skin
- cold limbs
- dream disturbed or restless sleep
- dry eyes
- easily awakened
- easily startled
- feeling of weakness in the limbs and muscles
- hand tremors
- lack of warmth–both physically and emotionally
- mood swings
- menses (in women) are scanty and light-colored with a long cycle or no periods at all
- muscle weakness, twitching or trembling
- nervous laughter and laughter at inappropriate times
- numbness of limbs
- pale complexion
- pale lips
- pale nails
- poor vision
- scanty or absent periods
- sensation of cold
- slow growing hair and nails
- slow healing and recover
- slow mental thought
- spasms and cramps of tendons and muscles
- ringing of ears
- weak immune system
Blood Deficiency is a ‘syndrome’ in Chinese medicine. Once it arises it tends to be chronic. In other words, it is very hard to get rid of without treatment. For the full article by Dr. Mark Sircus click here.
The Nasal Light is one of the tools for Total Brain Wellness. There are three interrelated components the other two being the Neuro Light Brain Gym and Brain Skills which will soon be available at the Flower of Light clinic in Lismore.