BioScan Treatment


BioScan Light Treatment

Both visible and infrared light have been proven to be beneficial in clinical healing related to pain relief, wound healing and equine sports medicine. The mechanism of action is believed to be the absorption of the infrared energy by cellular tissues which causes a biological response of releasing healing enzymes within those cellular tissues. Not all frequencies of light radiation result in such absorption of energy. BioScan has identified those frequencies that work best.

Some frequencies of light radiation penetrate deeper than others. BioScan has discovered and combined into it’s BioScan light devices those frequencies that provide optimal penetration and absorption of energy.

What does light therapy actually do?

Light therapy can:

  • Increase vascularity (circulation) by increasing the formation of new capillaries, which are additional blood vessels that replace damaged ones. New capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen as well as more nutrients needed for healing and they can also carry more waste products away
  • Stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is the most common protein found in the body. Collagen is the essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. It is the substance that holds cells together and has a high degree of elasticity. By increasing collagen production less scar tissue is formed at the damaged site.
  • Stimulate the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the major carrier of energy to all cells. Increases in ATP allow cells to accept nutrients faster and get rid of waste products faster by increasing the energy level in the cell. All food turns into ATP before it is utilized by the cells. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical reaction of the cell.
  • Increase lymphatic system activity. Edema, which is the swelling or natural splinting process of the body, has two basic components. The first is a liquid part which can be evacuated by the blood system and the second is comprised of the proteins which have to be evacuated by the lymphatic system. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with the use of light therapy. The venous diameter and the arterial diameters can also be increased. This means that both parts of edema (liquid and protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve swelling.
  • Increase RNA and DNA synthesis. This helps damaged cells to be replaced more promptly.
  • Reduce the excitability of nervous tissue. The photons of light energy enter the body as negative ions. This calls upon the body to send positive ions like calcium among others to go to the area being treated. These ions assist in firing the nerves thereby relieving pain.
  • Stimulate fibroblastic activity which aids in the repair process.
  • Fibroblasts are present in connective tissue and are capable of forming collagen fibers.
  • Increase phagocytosis, which is the process of scavenging for and ingesting dead or degenerated cells by phagocyte cells for the purpose of clean up. This is an important part of the infection fighting process. Destruction of the infection and clean up must occur before the healing process can take place.
  • Induce a thermal like effect in the tissue. The light raises the temperature of the cells although there is no heat produced from the diodes themselves. (The BioPack cluster will be warm to the touch because of the electronics needed to power the 30 diodes.)
  • Stimulate tissue granulation and connective tissue projections, which are part of the healing process of wounds, ulcers or inflamed tissue.
  • Stimulate acetylcholine release. Acetylcholine causes cardiac inhibition, vasodilation, gastrointestinal peristalsis and other parasympathetic effects.

Scientific Studies

Clinical Studies on Photodynamic Light Therapy Following is a sample list of scientific institutions that have conducted clinical studies on the efficacy of Photodynamic Light Therapy

  • NASA’s Space Medicine Program
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, California
  • National Cancer Institute
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellman Labs
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
  • Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Royal Brisbane Hospital, Physiotherapy Department, Herston, Queensland, Australia 4029
  • St. James Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Institute of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Padua and Associazione Italiana per la Ricercae, l’ Aggiornamento Scientifico, Padua, Italy.

Benefits of BioScan LED Light Therapy

BioScan light energy at wavelengths of 660nm and 880nm provides a therapeutic effect on living tissue. The clinical data referenced above clearly demonstrates that LED light therapy:

  • Stimulates cellular reproduction
  • Relaxes muscles and stimulates nerve transmission
  • Stimulates acupuncture points and immune response
  • Reduces scar tissue and stimulates wound healing
  • Stimulates production of collagen–the most important component of wound healing
  • Increases blood capillary circulation and vascular activity
  • Stimulates production of endorphins and enkephelins from the brain
  • Increases RNA/DNA synthesis
  • Stimulates production of adrenal– which facilitate long term pain relief
  • Is beneficial for arthritis
  • Stimulates synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP–an immediate energy source for muscle contraction and essential in the metabolism of all organisms
  • Does no damage to healthy tissue
  • No reported side effects

Call our office at 636-489-5350 or email us to speak with one of our highly trained consultants about helping your pet feel better and being able to live a pain free life using BioScan.

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