Photobiomodulation …. It’s a bit of a mouthful, but this is the ‘new’ word that is now used to define all Therapies that use Light as their medium. Thankfully it is more often than not abbreviated to …. PBM !!
Read the Review in the latest edition of the journal Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery written by its Editor-In-Chief, Michael Hamblin
The new wording however, does not change the way light works and interacts with every cell in the body.
Photobiomodulation (aka Laser Therapy) succeeds directly because of its intricate interaction with tissue – it supplies energy, in the form of photons (packets of light energy), to cells that are compromised – whether stressed, injured or diseased – and is used to help heal wounds, control infection, strengthen tendons and ligaments or mend fractured bones.
It is only a change in the name, however PBM does more accurately describe the effect light has on tissue :
Photo (light) – bio (of the body) – modulation (adjustment)
So there you have it !!