What is Photonic Therapy and how does it work ?
Photonic therapy is an advanced form of traditional complementary medicine using light to stimulate recognised acupuncture points. No needles are used. Advanced Photonic Therapy involves safe, low frequency red light (not laser) which supports the healing of conditions and injuries in animals.
Advanced Photonic Therapy draws together scientific principles from the disciplines of mathematics, physics, biochemistry and bioenergetics. It is easy to appreciate how photonic therapy promotes healing in animals by reviewing the basic understanding of how SKIN, ACUPUNCTURE and LIGHT works.
Our skin has bioelectric sensing systems and as the largest organ of our body, has three main functions – protective, sensory and thermoregulatory. Humans are not alone in having bioelectric capability as this also exists in the skins or outer coverings of fish, reptiles, and mammals.
By touching our skin we can change its electrical potential. When skin tissue is compressed, a well is formed which is negatively charged at the bottom and positively charged at the top edges. This is due to collagen, a subcutaneous connective tissue, which has components that are piezoelectric (responds to change in pressure) and pyroelectric (responds to changes in temperature).
Collagen registers the difference between the positive and negative charged areas of the skin and this helps the body to recognise, via the nerves to the brain, whether the touch was by a soft point (a finger), a sharp point, a gentle or a severe intrusion into the skin.
The electrical potential of a person’s or animal’s skin can be used to assist in healing. The skin can be stimulated by light on known acupuncture points instead of needles.
Acupuncture is a therapy which stimulates healing through the properties of the skin. Acupuncture has been used for healing people and animals throughout history. Significant knowledge has been gathered for both intradermal methods (piercing the skin with Bian stones, fish bones, bamboo splinters, silver, gold and stainless steel needles, flower drums, seven star hammers) and externally applied techniques (massage, acupressure, cupping, moxibustion).
Acupuncture, as a therapeutic modality is as strong, if not stronger, than western medicine. The World Health Organisation accepts that acupuncture works, and recognises 2,066 accepted acupuncture points. An acupuncture point is slightly more positive (5 to 45 millivolts) and slightly more acidic (the reduction/oxidation potential is a basic measurement of the acid/base potential of the tissue) than surrounding skin.
By stimulating a set number of acupuncture points, with light or other methods, the healing of a range of illnesses and injuries in a person’s or animal’s body can occur.
Light Interacting with Skin
Western medicine has long accepted the reliability of electromagnetic diagnostic tools. It is widely and clearly understood that the application of a magnetic field on skin induces an electrical field. Applying light to tissue induces an electrical field directly and safely. Collagen, within the skin, converts light energy into a charge which is detected by the nervous system. It is the pyroelectric effect of collagen which facilitates the action of infra-red light, just as it facilitates the action of cold packs, hot packs and warming gels.
Light penetrates tissue in relation to its power and wavelength. When red light is placed on an acupuncture point it promotes the AMP cycle (the cellular energy cycle) directly. The attracted white-blood cells release the hormone serotonin, not histamine, increasing the circulation in the vicinity of the wound, reducing pain and changing the acidity (the redox potential) of the tissue. By applying a red light to the area and making it negative in relation to the surrounding tissue, the wound subsequently heals and scarring is minimised.
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