Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation

@inproceedings{Hamblin2017MechanismsAA,
  title={Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation},
  author={Michael R Hamblin},
  booktitle={AIMS biophysics},
  year={2017}
}
Photobiomodulation (PBM) also known as low-level level laser therapy is the use of red and near-infrared light to stimulate healing, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation. The primary chromophores have been identified as cytochrome c oxidase in mitochondria, and calcium ion channels (possibly mediated by light absorption by opsins). Secondary effects of photon absorption include increases in ATP, a brief burst of reactive oxygen species, an increase in nitric oxide, and modulation of calcium… CONTINUE READING
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