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Photobiomodulation (PBM) | Light based PAIN TREATMents

Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a term describing treatment with light in order to stimulate and accelerate the body’s natural healing processes. This treatment has also been called Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) or cold laser therapy.

High-powered lasers are used in our office for removing moles, skin resurfacing, eliminating brown or red discoloration and removing unwanted hair. In contrast, PBM is used to treat joint, tendon and muscle injuries, to speed healing after procedures and to stimulate wound repair. PBM is also being investigated for its role in treating side effects from cancer therapy, pain, traumatic brain injury, and macular degeneration among other conditions.

PBM can be thought of as “human photosynthesis” or “mammalian photosynthesis” as it is also used in veterinary medicine. Light energy has different effects on our cells depending on the color (wavelength) of light, power, and the time that the light is applied. In general, tiny doses have little or no effect, small doses are effective in promoting healing response, larger doses have inhibiting effects (useful for treating pain) and even larger doses can be used to remove abnormal tissue. Using the proper dosage and wavelength is key in achieving the therapeutic goal, as too much or too little will be ineffective.

Dr. Bowen is proud to offer two different light-bases pain treatment modalities; NovoThor light pod and CuraLase Photon Beam therapy.

Why Novothor?

NovoTHOR® is a whole body red light therapy bed that uses red and near-infrared light to treat injuries, reduce pain, relax muscles/joints, and increase blood circulation. Pain medication cover up pain by interfering with chemical signals, but don’t heal. NovoTHOR® actually relaxes and redevelops muscles — relieving the pain at the source, instead of just hiding it. As we become more aware of the long term effects caused by the extensive use of pharmaceutical drugs and how it is a poor solution for chronic pain, people have been turning to NovoTHOR as a solution for managing their pain without the use of NSAIDs or opioids — with life changing results.

The body is a system, not a set of individual parts. Injuring your leg puts additional strain on your back. NovoTHOR is a whole-body treatment, treating the entire system — in just 15 minutes.

NovoTHOR handles 2.7kW1 of power with ease, distributing the power to light engines and drivers that regulate power flow, keeping the precise amount of power to meet strict dosage requirements. A mixture of active and passive cooling keep the LEDs efficient and the temperatue cool.



Drugs cover pain up by interfering with chemical signals. NovoTHOR actually treats the source of the pain, relieving muscular and joint pain.


NovoTHOR improves muscle performance, improving the effectiveness of your workout or helping you hit levels you’ve never reached before.


Whether it’s an injury or a workout, NovoTHOR can redevelop muscles, relax them, and improve their blood flow, helping you get back on your feet, faster.


NovoTHOR treats the whole body, from your head to your toes, all at once in less than 15 minutes. It’s relaxing and will leave you feeling better than ever.

Why CuraLase?

CuraLase clinics have administered over 100,000 treatments to over 8,000 patients from 44 states and 31 countries, establishing an international reputation for exceptional patient care. Achieving over a 90% success rate, CuraLase offers a non-invasive treatment option to individuals with pain. CuraLase delivers a pathway for patients to “get their quality of life back.”

The CuraLase crystal controlled frequency Photon Beam Therapy technology produces a monochromatic, coherent beam, which delivers the purest, most powerful and deepest penetrating source of energy to the cells.

The results are relief of pain, decreasing inflammation, increasing circulation and accelerated healing.

The CuraLase Photon Beam Therapy delivers a unique wavelength which transports photons of energy to the deep tissue rather than being absorbed superficially. This enables the photons to reach the targeted tissue and stimulate the cellular process. The higher energy state (ATP) enables the cell to carry out it’s cellular function at an enhanced level.


For over a decade and a half, the developers of CuraLase have been refining this photon delivery technology, and have developed a device that provides a wavelength and delivery system that not only is matched specifically to the receptors at the cellular level but also avoids absorption by water, fat and other soft tissue during the delivery process.

Photon Beam Therapy is the delivery of photons targeting a specific area of tissue. The effectiveness of photon therapy is proportionate to the dosage of energy delivered, the abundance of chromophores, and intracellular molecular substrates that are capable of absorbing and responding to the photon stimulation in the targeted tissue.

When the photons are delivered with the appropriate parameters (wavelength and dosage) the energy is absorbed by the molecular substrates in the mitochondria. These substrates, known as chromophores, are integrated into the mitochondrial respiratory chain. The respiratory chain is subsequently stimulated to increase ATP production.

The result of the increased ATP production is tissue-specific and positive effects have been demonstrated. These include resolution of inflammation and increasing circulation which aids in wound healing and pain relief.

CuraLase was awarded FDA clearance in 2005

  • Autoimmune
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Cervical (Neck) Pain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraines
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder/Rotator Cuff
  • TMJ Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Wound Care
  • Oral Mucositis

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