Firefly: A Breakthrough in Photobiomodulated Light Therapy

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Imagine you could regrow your hair, treat chronic pain, or solve your digestive problems without addictive drugs or invasive medical procedures. With photobiomodulated light therapy, all this and more is possible.

This blog post unravels the science, applications, and potential of harnessing low-intensity light for regenerative healing and well-being. Also, we’ll introduce Firefly, an innovative modality Dr. Blatman now offers to treat pain, dermatological issues, and other medical conditions that might not respond as well to traditional treatments.

What Is Photobiomodulated Light Therapy?

Photobiomodulated light therapy uses low-intensity light to stimulate cells, restore their function, and promote healing. This non-invasive type of treatment has the potential to reduce inflammation, heal wounds, improve cellular metabolism, and accelerate the repair of damaged tissues.

During photobiomodulated light therapy, your Cincinnati regenerative medical provider uses a specialized device that produces low-level laser or light-emitting diode (LED) light. Patients receive this treatment in various healthcare settings depending on the health issue. Some individuals self-administer this therapy at home under their providers’ guidance.

Medical practitioners in pain management, wound healing, dermatology, and other fields have used this form of light therapy and seen results. Patients seek this non-invasive alternative to surgery and drugs for many conditions:

• Non-healing ulcers and other wounds
• Alopecia and hair loss
• Arthritis and chronic joint and musculoskeletal pain
• Psoriasis, acne, and other dermatological issues
• Joint inflammation
• Sports injuries

Researchers continue to examine the benefits and healing mechanisms of photomodulation. This treatment is considered safe, and investigations of its potential benefits continue.

What is Firefly, and How Is It Different from Other Low-Intensity Light Therapies?

Not all tools delivering photobiomodulation are created equal. Some devices can be expensive to acquire, forcing practitioners to pass those extra costs on to patients. Others emit light that doesn’t penetrate very far into the body.

Dr. Blatman has started using Firefly light therapy by Bales Photonics to overcome the limitations of current photobiomodulation devices. Over 20 years of engineering research and testing have gone into developing this innovative treatment modality.

With Firefly, a provider can use one or more of eight different wavelengths, providing individualized treatment. Also, Firefly can reach up to eight inches into the body and be integrated with scanning equipment, enabling more comprehensive diagnosis and care. Finally, Firefly is affordable, meaning that the ease with which clinics can acquire this device translates into patient cost savings.

The Firefly has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to increase circulation and alleviate inflammation and pain. In addition to being safe, Firefly is ten times more powerful than traditional LED-based light therapies.

Firefly Delivers Results

To assess the efficacy of Firefly light therapy, one can use infrared imaging to see differences in increased blood circulation before and after treatment. After 4-6 Firefly sessions, a provider can note changes in circulation and inflammation, which inform further treatment recommendations and prognosis.

Firefly light therapy has been used in numerous healthcare settings to treat the following conditions:

• Auto-immune disorders
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Back pain
• Bell’s palsy
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Complications of diabetes
• Fungal infections
• Gastrointestinal problems
• Severe menstrual cramping
• Neuropathy
• Osteoarthritis
• Parkinson’s disease
• Plantar fasciitis
• Cognitive decline/Alzheimer’s
• Stroke and traumatic brain injuries
• Non-healing wounds

Getting Local Regenerative Care with Light Therapy

If you can’t seem to get rid of your chronic pain or have a wound that won’t heal, it may be time to consider photobiomodulated light therapy. Blatman Health and Wellness Center offers Firefly as a versatile approach to address various medical conditions. Contact Dr. Blatman’s office today to learn more about this innovation and schedule an initial consultation.

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