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Thoughts On Red Light Therapy for Diastasis Recti

Discussion in 'Biohacking 101' started by Matthew Pettit, Jan 20, 2022.

  1. Matthew Pettit

    Matthew Pettit New Member

    My wife's rectus abdominis muscles have separated from having 3 children, which is pretty normal. She's tried fitness programs to help close the gap. They have helped but I believe she's going to need the power of sunlight to heal. Looking into red light therapy to supplement sunlight exposure and hack the process. Any recommendations on a particular light, such as manufacturer, features, free standing, hand held, etc...
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  2. JanSz

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  4. Matthew Pettit

    Matthew Pettit New Member

  5. @Matthew Pettit Have you looking into Jill Miller's work?
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  6. Here a couple of studies

    Efect of photobiomodulation therapy on trunk fexor performance after incisional hernia repair: a randomized controlled trial
    Study results proved that PBMT has a benefcial efect on trunk fexor strength after hernia repair, as it enhanced muscle responses to exercises and improved muscle strength.
    Proposed Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation or Low-Level Light Therapy
    Adenosine triphosphate (ATP)
    An increase in intracellular ATP is one of the most frequent and significant findings after Photobiomodulation (PBM). The stimulated synthesis of ATP is caused by an increased activity of Cox when activated by light. This increased Cox activity is the mechanism of enhanced muscle performance when PBM is carried out before various types of exercises, for example. The authors found an increased ATP synthesis after LED (850±20 nm and 630±10 nm) therapy in different muscles (one with a predominantly aerobic metabolism, and other with mixed aerobic and glycolytic metabolism).

    The effects of PBM on muscle injury using 808 nm light (1.4 J), and observed reduced lipid peroxidation accompanied by a decreased COX-2 mRNA expression and an increased SOD mRNA expression after irradiation. There was a reduced formation of nitrotyrosine, indicating that iNOS activity was lower and, consequently, NO and peroxynitrite production was decreased. In conclusion, the inhibition of oxidative and nitrosative stress contributed to a decrease in the deleterious effects observed after muscle injury.

    635 nm light irradiation at low power can lead to an anti-inflammatory effect by inhibiting prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production and cyclooxygenase 1 and 2 (COX-1 and COX-2) mRNA expression.

    The authors concluded that it takes between 3 and 6 hours for the PBM to exert maximum effect on the muscle physiology, consisting of increased matrix metalloproteinase activity and ATP synthesis. This effect could still be observed 24 hours after the laser irradiation.
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  7. JanSz

    JanSz Gold

    1900 links for PBM studies | Jack Kruse Optimal Health Forum

    @Matthew Pettit

    time 9:20 power and treatment distance
    at 15-16" 70-75 mWatts/cm^2 , (every 15 seconds you get a one Joule of energy)
    10 -60 Joule for deep tissue treatment---> 2.5 minutes to 15 minutes, 15"-16" away
    for skin
    treatment you can go 30" away (time 11:40)
    want 3 to 15 Joules of absorbed energy
    for skin treatment 2-10 minutes 30" away to cover whole body
    time: 12 minutes

    every 40 seconds one Joule of absorbed energy

    EMR FireStorm Review and Dosage Times
    Jan 23, 2020
  8. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    This one depends on the state of the muscle. If it is bad surgery plus PBM is a better choice.
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    Matthew Pettit New Member

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