In June 2010, my wife Kinna was admitted to the hospital with a ruptured bowel. She spent 11 days in the hospital, and when she was released, spent another 14 days attached to IV antibiotics at home. This actually started us on a journey that has changed our lives.
Kinna has had Rheumatoid Arthritis since the age of 26. In addition to that, she also has Fibromyalgia and Osteo Arthritis. For many years she was prescribed anti inflammatory medicines for the inflammation and pain associated with her disease. For several years she had to use the assistance of a cane to walk.
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History of Light Therapy
The Life Light device has been 6 years in development. It has gone through 3 prototypes phases and is now in production phase. It has been used in Doctor Michael Leahy's Champion Health Clinic in Colorado Springs for over 3 years with positive results for each client who has received this therapy.
FDA Registration Number: 3010772932
Benefits of Light Therapy and why it works
The Mitochondria are thought to be the likely site for the initial effects of light, which leads to increased ATP production, modulation of reactive oxygen species, and induction of transcription factors. These effects in turn lead to increased cell proliferation and migration (particularly by fibroblasts), modulation in levels of cytokines, growth factors and inflammatory mediators, and increased tissue oxygenation.
The results of the biochemical and cellular changes in animals and people when using LLLT therapy include such benefits as increased healing of chronic wounds, improvements in sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, pain reduction in arthritis and neuropathies, and amelioration of damage after heart attacks, stroke, nerve injury, retinal toxicity, and much more.
Although I primarily rely on my hands to treat soft tissue and joint problems I have used laser and light therapy modalities for several years now and have found that sometimes there are fantastic results. The difficulty has always been in consistency. Often the light source does not maintain a full output over months of use and LED light pads are usually cumbersome and difficult to shape to the body. Price is usually an issue as well. We now use Life Light’s device and for the first time I know I can depend on the machine to deliver what I need. Five wave lengths instead of the typical one or two. Consistent light output for maximum therapeutic effect. No excessive heat from the pads. Reliable components to avoid breakdowns. More control over operation of the machine. I now feel comfortable that when I recommend and use this machine I will expect a good result rather than just hope for one.
Dear Life Light, My name is Sergio Franco. I had an unfortunate accident on January 21st 2014 that left me with a severely broken left leg. The tibia and fibula bones were both broken which required surgery. After surgery I started the healing process with Pulse and Performance under the guidance of Asha Defreitas-Moseley. The treatment and knowledge I have received has been invaluable. I began walking again a couple months after the accident. However I plateaued a bit after a certain stage in my recovery. It was then, that Asha offered to try something new and different with the Life Light Infrared machine. At first I was skeptical, but the relief I experienced after the first session with the machine was amazing. This machine became pivotal in my recovery by speeding up the healing process, reducing swelling, reducing pain and helping regain flexibility. I am forever grateful for all the benefits of the Life Light Infrared Machine. Kind Regards, Sergio Franco…
Tib/fib ORIF This particular athlete was accustomed to having to hobble a bit after sitting/lying for a long period of time when his ankle was not being used. After his first session with the Life Light therapy, he messaged me later completely blown away. He was able to go straight into walking on his ankle without the hobbling and had not even noticed he had done that until a while after. He was able to forget he had an injury and move and act like he would have if he was not injured. The Life Light combined with the ART helped him to get over that last bit of stiffness he was still experiencing in his ankle.
Hamstring strain grade 2. The athlete was seen about 3 hours after the injury took place. He was scanned by the sports medicine physician to determine the full extent of the injury at which time it was diagnosed as a grade 2 sprain to the biceps femoris. Less than 48 hours later, he was scanned again using the diagnostic ultrasound and the doctor, not knowing that the Life Light was applied both days using the protocols for inflammation and soft tissue healing, sent me the pictures of what he saw. His message to me that accompanied the pictures, “No hyperaemia… Well done.”
In the brief period that I have been able to use the Life Light in my practice, I have been able to see incredible results with my patients! This tool has been able to help my patients get results much faster than I have been to achieve in the past. One of the first patients that I used the Life Light on came in after severely spraining his ankle playing soccer. After 3 sessions of the Life Light over a 4 day period, his swelling was completely gone and he had full range of motion with NO PAIN! After 8 days, he was back on the field competing again. After seeing results like this from using Life Light, I can’t help but wish that I had this tool for myself back when I was in high school and college! The results that my patients have seen have them excited and recommending the Life Light to their friends and other patients! This is a tremendous tool that will be valuable in any health care office. I’m excited to see how many more people I will be able to help in the…
Great effective tool. The Life Light has been a great addition to my practice for both the rehab and massage departments. I have used it on a cross section of injuries from neck pain due to axial loaded impact to a tib/fib ORIF post op. I have had my clients report significant improvements. Whether chronic or acute, the Life Light paired with the ART made a huge difference that allowed me to progress the athlete’s recovery on a continuous basis.
I was in Colorado Springs for a seminar where I was introduced to the life light by Dr. Mike Leahy’s endorsement and Rick Suman passionate enthusiasm about the piece of equipment. I own and operate a chiropractic office in Canada and we have a high number of athletes, ranging from Olympians and professionals to weekend warriors. I have an office whose auxiliary equipment reflects this cliental. Having just purchased the life light, I myself got hurt. I pulled a calf muscle early Sunday morning while playing tennis. It was a very humid morning and I was dehydrated from a social event the night before. The pain was incredibly intense. It took me several minutes to get to my car. This was my dilemma: I had a golf match in a few hours for our playoffs in our club championships that I could not re-schedule. With the pain being so intense, it was try and play or forfeit. I decided to drive to my office and used several life light protocols for approximately one hour and a few Advil’s. …
July 3rd of this year I had surgery on my right ankle. The surgery went well with the removal of two gout deposits and reattaching a ruptured Spring Ligament. My first post-op was six days later at which time the surgeon wanted to put a cast on the right foot/ankle. The discussion took a little extra time as I did not want a cast as it would have kept me from being able to treat my ankle with Life Light, which I had begun immediately after surgery. Finally he agreed to a removable splint. At my next follow up visit the surgeon stated that my recovery was three (3) weeks ahead of what he anticipated. I am quite certain that Life Light therapy was a major factor in accelerating my recovery. By the six week check-up I was a month ahead of the surgeon’s expectation, and was cleared for activities he figured I would not be doing for six months. There are many variables in one’s healing process. Life Light therapy increased my healing rate and decreased my recovery time.
Patient with severe post concussion symptoms from a motor vehicle accident suffered from nausea, multiple headaches daily, and blurry vision. I used the Life Light machine on her, headaches disappeared, nausea is gone. I am very impressed.
“ I’ve been using light therapy for a couple of years with positive results in relieving joint pain and inflammation. When Rick advised me to try using the Life Light device for a sinus infection I was a bit skeptical but I followed his recommendation. After 4 treatments over the course of a weekend I was back practicing Monday morning – no headache, no runny nose and my energy levels were back to normal. I can’t wait to keep exploring the clinical benefits of light therapy with my patients. Thanks Life Light”