Activo -Med Wave Light Pulse and why it is one of my favorite tools.
WLP is both a low level laser, and pemf in one.
Different modalities working on the body's cells in different ways.
Light is energy that behaves like a wave, made up of particles called photons. Near infrared wavelengths in the 600 nm to 1000 nm range react with tissues differently than far infrared.This technology is referred to as photobiomodulation, or more commonly light therapy .
When applied to damaged cells using low energy lasers or light-emitting diode (LED) , these specific wavelengths have been shown to promote tissue repair and modulate pain. Studies show that a photoacceptor molecule within the cell called cytochrome c oxidase actually absorbs the photons and accelerates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy the cells use.
Damaged cells have a hard time making the energy they need to repair themselves, and light therapy gives them the fuel they need to repair and regenerate cells restore homeostasis and reduce inflammation.
Light therapy provides not only a temporary increase in circulation but also increases new capillary formation. These treatments help tissue and nerves heal more quickly with less scar tissue, while reducing pain caused by injury, arthritis or other inflammatory conditions.
PEMF - pulse electro-magnetic therapy works on the microcirculation. All energy is electromagnetic in nature. All atoms, chemicals and cells produce electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Every organ in the body produces it own signature bioelectromagnetic field. Nothing happens in the body without an electromagnetic exchange.
Therapeutic pemf is designed to positively support cellular energy which helps restore normal function. This is done with specific frequency, waveforms, intensity over a specific time period depending on the condition being treated.
The Wave Light Pulse is just one of the pieces of equipment that Activo-Med manufactures using more than one modality. The Power Pads can also be ordered with a combination of modalities including pemf,Light therapy and massage.
The combination of the pemf and Light therapy, to me , just makes sense in that you are revitalizing cells through the light therapy increasing the energy of the cell through increased ATP production which then makes the oxygenation of the newly revitalized cells more effective. The visible red light therapy is working to about a depth of 8 - 10 mm, the infrared approx. 30 - 40 mm and the pemf has the ability to travel through the body.