Why choose Intranasal Light Therapy?
Over the course of history, our bodies have evolved to react to light – from the way our skin cells react to harmful UV light by producing melanin, to the way our bodies produce more melatonin in the presence of red light, which plays a crucial role in our circadian rhythm sleep cycles. Similarly, NASA discovered that our cells react positively to light in the visible red spectrum through a process known as photobiomodulation.
A few decades before NASA’s discovery, Russian scientists developed intravenous light therapy after observing the positive effects of irradiating blood cells with experimental lasers. This method was primarily used to treat cardiovascular diseases by improving blood rheology. In the year 2005, laser blood irradiation therapy was government-certified in Germany, leading to the establishment of more than 300 centers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy.
The basis of intranasal light therapy goes like this : the nasal cavity has a high concentration of blood capillaries. Thus, irradiating the nasal cavity is similar to irradiating intravenously while being non-invasive, due to the close proximity of blood capillaries to the light source source. This leads to the photobiomodulative effects of light therapy while granting someone the convenience of using it anywhere, except underwater!
Besides that, the intranasal channel is an excellent pathway to irradiate the cortical and pre-frontal areas of the brain to achieve neurological stimulation, according to a Harvard study. This could potentially helping some degenerative neural conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinsons. However, at present, testing is still in the experimental stage. When accompanied with transcranial stimulation, improvements could be substantial.
Other interesting uses of light stimulation
Scientists utilize lasers to regrow teeth through photoactivation – Source
A Japanese farm, half the size of a football field, produces 10,000 heads of lettuce per day – Source