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LIGHT THERAPY

Infrared therapy for chronic low back pain
The IR therapy unit used was demonstrated to be effective in reducing chronic low back pain, and no adverse effects were observed.

Therapeutic effects of light therapy for chronic low back pain
Treatment with hot-pack therapy and 890-nm light therapy was associated with reductions in the severity of disability and fear avoidance beliefs in patients with chronic low back pain.

Improvement of pain and disability in elderly patients with degenerative osteoarthritis
Low-power light therapy is effective in relieving pain and disability in degenerative osteoarthritis.

The effects of repeated thermal therapy for patients with chronic pain
These results suggest that a combination of multidisciplinary treatment and repeated thermal therapy may be a promising method for treatment of chronic pain.

Rheumatoid arthritis-affected temporomandibular joint pain
Application of linear polarized near infrared irradiation to patients with RA-affected TMJ pain is an effective and non-invasive short-term treatment.

Infrared laser therapy after surgery diminish pain and accelerate bone healing.
These findings suggest that laser therapy can accelerate bone regeneration.

Effect of a low-level laser on bone regeneration
The low-level laser, associated with rapid maxillary expansion, provided efficient opening of the midpalatal suture and influenced the bone regeneration process of the suture, accelerating healing.

Effect of NASA light-emitting diode irradiation on wound healing
NASA LED for light therapy will greatly enhance the natural wound healing process.

Phantom limb pain treated by far infrared
During a six-month post-treatment follow-up, his phantom limb pain occurred seldom for only a few seconds at a low 1-2 rating on the pain scale.

NASA light-emitting diode irradiation on molecular changes
Light-emitting diodes (LED) for light therapy will greatly enhance the natural wound healing process, and more quickly return the patient to a preinjury/illness level of activity.

Light-induced delivery of nitric oxide eradicates drug-resistant bacteria
Researchers have developed a novel approach for eradicating drug-resistant bacteria from wounds and skin infections

The role of nitric oxide in low level light therapy
The use of low levels of visible or near infrared light for reducing pain, inflammation and edema, promoting healing of wounds, deeper tissues and nerves.

INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY – THE BRAIN

Infrared light helmet reverses Alzheimer's disease in senior patient
Infrared helmet has proven successful in not only halting but actually reversing the progression of dementia.

Augmentation of cognitive brain functions
Infrared stimulation may be used efficaciously to support neuronal mitochondrial respiration as a new non-invasive, cognition-improving intervention.

Infrared Helmet For Reversing Early Alzheimer's
Medical experts have found that safe exposure to infra-red light improves learning and cognitive functioning in the brain.

Can light therapy help the brain?
LED therapy increases blood flow in the brain, as shown on MRI scans. It also appears to have an effect on damaged brain cells, specifically on their mitochondria.

Light therapy for brain stimulation
Intranasal light therapy for brain‐related conditions such as mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson’s Disease, migraine, stroke.

Light Therapy May Aid Traumatic Brain Injury
Transcranial infrared light has been shown to reduce brain damage in preclinical models of

Infrared Light Therapy Helmet for dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s...
British researchers are testing a helmet they say may be able to start to reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in weeks.

Infrared light helmet reverses Alzheimer's disease in senior patient
Infrared helmet has proven successful in not only halting but actually reversing the progression of dementia.

Infrared Helmet For Reversing Early Alzheimer's
Medical experts have found that safe exposure to infra-red light improves learning and cognitive functioning in the brain.

Can light therapy help the brain? Can light therapy help the brain?
LED therapy increases blood flow in the brain, as shown on MRI scans. It also appears to have an effect on damaged brain cells, specifically on their mitochondria.

Light therapy for brain stimulation
Intranasal light therapy for brain‐related conditions such as mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson’s Disease, migraine, stroke.

Light Therapy May Aid Traumatic Brain Injury
Transcranial infrared light has been shown to reduce brain damage in preclinical models of stroke.

Infrared Light Therapy Helmet for dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s...
British researchers are testing a helmet they say may be able to start to reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in weeks.

Light therapy restores vision to stroke survivors
Stories of vision recovery through the use of FDA-cleared light stimulation-based Vision Restoration Therapy.

NITRIC OXIDE

Modulation of pain in osteoarthritis: the role of nitric oxide
NO-based intervention may produce substantial pain relief without undesirable side effects by increasing circulation, decreasing nerve irritation, and decreasing inflammation in joints.

Pain and analgesia: The dual effect of nitric oxide in the nociceptive system
Potential use of nitric oxide in pain therapy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15715920

The role of nitric oxide in tendon healing
Clinical trials that demonstrated a significant positive beneficial effect of NO treatment on clinical symptoms and function in patients with Achilles tendinopathy, tennis elbow, and supraspinatus tendonitis.

A Role for Nitric Oxide in Muscle Repair
Evidence is presented that nitric oxide (NO) mediates satellite cell activation.

Nitric oxide and repair of skeletal muscle injury
Greater regeneration over fibrosis, resulting in better functional recovery.

Nitric oxide modulates fracture healing
These results show for the first time that NO is expressed during fracture healing in rats and in humans, that suppression of NOS impairs fracture healing.

Nitric oxide: a newly discovered function on wound healing
The unveiled novel mechanisms support the use of NO-containing agents and/or NO synthase gene therapy as new therapeutic regimens for impaired wound healing.

Nitric oxide in wound-healing
nitric oxide was found to have wide-ranging impact on cellular activities, including the cellular responses engendered by wound healing.

Nitric oxide reduces organ injury and enhances regeneration
Nitric oxide substitution counteracted the decline in hepatic arterial inflow and caused a significantly greater increase in cell proliferation.

The effect of nitric-oxide-related supplements on human performance
NO supplements can induce benefit in exercise capacity when the NO metabolism is impaired by age and/or estrogen status.

Sex behavior, and nitric oxide.
Treatment of sexual dysfunction and provide increasing evidence for a role of nitric oxide in the mechanism of ginsenoside action.

All-natural nitrite and nitrate containing dietary supplement promotes nitric oxide production and reduces triglycerides in humans.
Natural products and botanicals chosen specifically for their NO activity shows promise in restoring NO homeostasis in human subjects at risk for cardiovascular disease for use as a dietary supplement.

Experimental Treatment Uses Nitric Oxide for Acne
Researchers test slow-release nanoparticles on frustrating skin condition

Effect of nitric oxide on testosterone and cyclic GMP production
NO exerts a biphasic effect on testosterone secretion

NITRIC OXIDE TREATMENT – THE BRAIN

Involvement of nitric oxide in learning and memory processes
The experimental findings reviewed provide sufficient evidence that NO activates the computational ability of the brain.

Low-level light therapy improves cortical metabolic capacity and memory retention
These data suggest that LLLT can enhance cortical metabolic capacity and retention of extinction memories, and implicate LLLT as a novel intervention to improve memory.

Neurological and psychological applications of transcranial lasers and LEDs
Cognitive enhancement; Cytochrome oxidase; Low-level light therapy.

Nitric oxide signaling in brain function, dysfunction, and dementia
Abnormal NO signaling could therefore contribute to a variety of neurodegenerative pathologies such as stroke/excitotoxicity, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease.

Nitric oxide in traumatic brain injury
Immediate increase in NO by neuronal NOS, is effective in improving neurological outcome in some models of traumatic brain injury.

BEET ROOT

Red beets and beet juice top the list of healing antioxidants
Medical researchers are optimisticaly suggesting that beets and beet juice may be a useful healing therapy for a variety of degenerative diseases.

Blood pressure-lowering effects of beetroot juice
Data strengthen the evidence for cardioprotective BP-lowering effects of dietary nitrate-rich vegetables.

Liver-protecting effects of table beet
The changes in metal element and fatty acid concentrations confirmed that these elements have an essential function in cellular pathways.

Beetroot consumption acutely improves running performance
It would be prudent for individuals seeking performance benefits to obtain nitrates from whole vegetables, such as beetroot.

Beet juice lowers blood pressure
It turns out that the organic form of nitrate found in beet juice is the key to its blood pressure lowering benefits.

Self.com (nutritional data – beets)
This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Folate, Potassium and Manganese.


WhFoods.com (beneficial about beets)
Promote Optimal Health • Antioxidant Benefits • Anti-Inflammatory Benefits • Support of Detoxification • Other Health Benefits

Beets increase nitric oxide and testosterone levels
Beets are a cardiovascular system superhero with testosterone boosting benefits.

TELOMERES

Nitric Oxide Activates Telomerase and Delays Endothelial Cell Senescence
NO interferes with telomerase activity thereby inhibiting telomere shortening.