Over the past ten years, CNY Fertility has been very successful at improving outcomes for our clients by incorporating eastern medicine with high-tech western protocols. A new therapy we are recommending is LED Light Therapy, which has myriad benefits for our fertility patients but also helps improve overall wellness in anyone.
LED Light Therapy (or Light Emitting Diode Therapy) is a non-abrasive, non-invasive, and restorative treatment that uses specific color wavelengths to penetrate different levels of the skin, providing a wide range of benefits.
It is a useful tool for improving circulation throughout the body by increasing the formation of new capillaries, stimulating the production of collagen, and stimulating the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which is the major carrier of energy to all cells.
This myriad of benefits is the reason why LED therapy is believed to improve your fertility naturally and improve your success at any fertility treatment.
How does LED Therapy improve my fertility?
Light may be able to enhance your fertility by returning you to balance. By working directly over your eyes, we can affect your entire endocrine system by sending light frequencies to your hypothalamus.
By elevating nitric oxide levels in the body and increasing the formation of new capillaries that replace damaged ones, Light Therapy increases vascularity (circulation). New capillaries accelerate the healing process by carrying more oxygen and more nutrients required for healing. They are also able to carry away more waste products. This can be an essential component in preparing your body for pregnancy, especially if you have endometrial lining issues.
Collagen is an essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. It is the most common protein found in the body and is the substance that holds cells together. LED Light Therapy can stimulate the production of collagen. By increasing collagen production, less scar tissue is formed. There are studies that prove collagen is an essential nutrient for the ligaments that support your uterus. If you have any prolapse concerns, collagen induction may help you reverse this pattern.
Light Therapy is able to stimulate the release of ATP. ATP, or adenosine triphosphate, is the major carrier of energy to all cells throughout the body. Increases in ATP allow cells to accept nutrients faster and get rid of waste products more quickly by increasing the energy level in the cell. Increased ATP helps support your fertility by giving you the cellular energy you need to maintain a healthy pregnancy. A lack of energy can be a contributing factor to recurring miscarriage and may be an underlying cause of chronic inflammation and immune disorders.
Edema, the swelling or natural splinting process of the body, has two basic components: liquid and protein. Research has shown that the lymph vessel diameter and the flow of the lymph system can be doubled with the use of Light Therapy. The venous diameter and the arterial diameters can also be increased. This means that both parts of edema (liquid and protein) can be evacuated at a much faster rate to relieve swelling. A well-functioning lymphatic system is an essential part of your overall fertility. A sluggish lymphatic system can contribute to chronic inflammation and immune disorders.
New capillaries can increase blood flow which assists in a more rapid and greater healing response. An IVF transfer can be considered an “invasive” procedure and improved healing may help ensure implantation.
During LED Therapy, photons of light energy enter the body as negative ions. This requires the body to emit positive ions, like calcium among others, in the area being treated. These ions assist in firing nerves, thereby relieving pain and reducing the excitability of nervous tissue. This may assist your fertility, especially after embryo transfer when you want a calm, assimilating environment for implantation.