• Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar Disorder

    Bipolar disorder (BD) is a mood disorder marked by a combination of episodes of depressed and elevated mood. It usually appears in the late teen years or early twenties. During the depressive episodes, individuals present low mood, lack of self-confidence, feelings of hopelessness, and disturbances in sleep and appetite. On the other hand, manic episodes are ch​​aracterized by euphoria, increased energy, irritability and rapid...
  • Epilepsy PBM

    Epilepsy PBM

    Epilepsy is a very common condition, to be more specific, the fourth most common when it comes to neurological disorders. It affects the brain and is the cause of recurring seizure. Seizures are a wide range of bursts of electrical activity in the brain that  momentarily affects its functions. A variety of symptoms can come along with the seizures. Around 2,6 million adults had...
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Neuropulse

    Multiple Sclerosis and Neuropulse

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that can affect the spinal cord and brain, resulting in a variety of potential symptoms, such as issues when it comes to arm or leg movement, balance, sensation and also problems with vision. It is a chronic condition that could produce in certain cases, serious disability. The main symptoms include fatigue, vision problems, muscle stiffness and spasms, difficulty...
  • Headaches

    Headaches

    Headaches can be very painful, hard to handle, affect your daily life, as well as your professional life.   They are considered part of the most disabling conditions worldwide. With approximately 4 million emergency department visits being accounted for in 2016,  they are the 5th most common reason for department visits in the U.S since 2013.  Today, headaches are the second major cause of...
  • Sexual Dysfunctions - Depression

    Sexual Dysfunctions - Depression

    PHOTOBIOMODULATION AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTIONS AS A CONSEQUENCE OF DEPRESSION One of the major symptoms of depression is a decrease in the libido. In other words, a difference in sexual desire, arousal and orgasm. Mood disorders are becoming a very common problem since the pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the coronavirus pandemic has triggered an increase of 25% in the prevalence of...
  • Thyroid Light

    Thyroid Light

    Achieving Thyroid Balance with Light Therapy The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of the neck. It is responsible for managing the body’s metabolism and growth/development by secreting hormones to regulate literally every cell, organ and tissue of the body. A disturbance in thyroid function can eventually cause  widespread  health issues. Hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid) is a condition in which...

Timeline

1903

Red light therapy first gained prominence in 1903, when Danish physicist Niels Ryberg Finsen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, for his pioneering work on the therapeutic and physiological effects of light treatment from artificial light sources and his invention of light therapy for skin tuberculosis.

1967

Hungarian physician, Endre Mester, developed the first low-level laser therapy device in 1967 and tested its effects on skin cancer. He later used the device to show the effects of laser light on wound healing processes. In the 1960s LED Therapy was being used for treatment of chronic pain, arthritis and associated conditions, joint rehabilitation, and soft-tissue injury along with other medical ailments in Eastern Europe and in the USA for equestrian rehabilitation.

1990’s

The study of Red light therapy grows vastly, with trials being done at leading research centers and institutions like . Many professional sports teams and athletes begin using LED therapy to aid in sports related injuries, and physical therapists discover recovery times up to 50 times faster than without Red light therapy.

2000

NASA discovers red light therapy is effective for treating pain while maintaining astronauts' muscle mass while in space, and reports a 40 percent improvement in musculoskeletal training injuries treated with the light-emitting diodes - and publishes a press release stating “NASA scientists have found that cells exposed to near-infrared light from LEDs, which is energy just outside the visible range, grow 150 to 200 percent faster than cells not stimulated by such light. The light arrays increase energy (ATP and nitric oxide) that speed up the healing process.”

2002

Despite being used effectively for nearly a decade the FDA approves the first low level laser therapy devices to treat inflammation, acne and pain

2015

Jessica Charles develops the first wearable Red Light Therapy device and launches Nushape, bringing clinical grade light therapy to the home user at a fraction of the cost paid for in office visits.

Nushape exists to develop top-tier, industry-leading LED light therapy devices for photobiomodulation. Implementation of specific wavelengths of LED light can effectively enhance bodily processes by improving mitochondrial health, ATP production; ultimately aiding the cellular ability to work faster, stronger.
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