ADVERTISING: Advertorial — How low-light laser therapy can improve degenerative brain disorders
Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr.
| March 8, 2023 1:00 AM
With degenerative brain disorders escalating to epidemic proportions, brain health should be a top concern for most everyone these days. From meditation to medication, people are seeking ways to improve their brain health and keep it healthy for life.
According the CDC, “Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia, is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that affects about 5.7 million Americans, including 1 in 10 adults aged 65 and older. It is the sixth leading cause of death among all adults and the fifth leading cause for those aged 65 or older. In 2020, the estimated cost of caring for and treating people with Alzheimer’s disease was $305 billion. By 2050, these costs are projected to be more than $1.1 trillion.”
Fortunately theirs is a proven tool, which you and even your doctor properly no anything about and surprisingly, is both economical and easily available to you. Low-level laser therapy.
There’s a massive amount of scientific research that has shown LLLT to be physically, cognitively, and psychologically beneficial not only as a healing modality, but also as a preventative measures. Researchers are still in the process of fully understanding exactly how it works its healing magic in your brain and body.
The most glaring result seems to be that light emitted from the LLLT devices creates a photochemical reaction, not photothermal, within the mitochondria. Thus creating increased ATP production. Mitochondria are critically important not only for optimal brain and mental health, but overall health. Mitochondria are so important to our bodies, that if the mitochondria in the cell stops working, tissues and eventually organs will not have the energy to operate. This process can result in tissue or organ failure and eventually death.
Research studies has confirmed LLLT activates the cytochrome oxidase enzyme. The light emitted from the laser penetrates the skull and is absorbed by photon-sensitive molecules within brain which are part of the cytochrome oxidase enzyme. This enzyme is critical in mitochondrial respiration. The light being absorbed by these molecules results in the cell having more energy. This light-induced activation of cytochrome oxidase enzymes, triggers increased production of ATP, which the cell uses for energy. Studies have also shown that LLLT increases oxygen levels in the prefrontal cortex area of the brain and increases cerebral circulation. Many studies have associated lower oxygen levels and cerebral blood flow in that area of the brain with depressive disorders.
LLLT therapy has been shown to reduce neuroinflammation. Research shows a strong relationship between concentrations of pro-inflammatory biomarkers in the central nervous system and major depression. Inflammation of the brain is also seen in concussions. It’s believed that a combination of the beneficial effects of LLLT on the brain help degenerative conditions. Increased neurogenesis, ATP production, enhancement of mitochondrial membrane potential, elevated oxygenation and blood flow, generation of neurotrophic factors, increasing antioxidants, Nerve Growth Factor, and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) and reduced neuroinflammation may synergistically allow the brain to heal.
There is mounting evidence that LLLT could be a low-cost, effective treatment for degenerative brain disorders, without any documented harmful side effects. It’s pretty much a no brainer.
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Dr. Wayne M. Fichter Jr. is a chiropractor at Natural Spine Solutions. The business is located at 3913 Schreiber Way in Coeur d’Alene. For more information, please contact us at 208-966-4425.