What is the Life Vessel?
Sep 05, 2019 05:55PM
By Sharon Worrell
The Life Vessel is an FDA-cleared, Class II medical device chamber that utilizes infrared light, sound, visible light and vibration for non-invasive stress reduction. Relaxation benefits include higher energy levels, improved sleep, stronger cognitive abilities, an enhanced immune
system and reduced stress.
Infrared light has been shown to increases blood circulation and cell oxygenation while reducing inflammation. This promotes faster healing of deep tissues and pain relief.
Sound and vibration can be soothing, relaxing and may be effective at slowing brain waves. Vibrational frequency may enhance metabolism, increase bone density, reduce cortisol,
elevate growth hormone, and improve lymphatic flow.
Visible light therapy has been studied for pain reduction and muscle recovery. A study published in the journal “PAIN” (Feb 2017-Vol158;2) found pain reductions of up to 60 percent. “Looking at green light seems to lead to an increase in the body’s production of enkephalins, pain-killing opioid-like chemicals. And it reduces inflammation, which plays a role in many chronic pain
conditions,” said researcher Mohab Ibrahim, MD, PhD. In Contrast, red light has the ability to penetrate tissue. “Certain wavelengths of red and infrared light (660-905 nm) reach skeletal muscle tissue, stimulating the mitochondria to produce more ATP, a substance that cells use as fuel,” says Ernesto Leal-Junior, Ph.D., the head of the Laboratory of Phototherapy in Sports and Exercise at Nove de Julho University in Brazil.
When stress is reduced in the body there is a positive effect in the autonomic nervous system that controls bodily functions such as digestion, blood pressure, heart rate, and the operation of major organs and glands. A balanced ANS is essential for an individual to maintain good health and optimal healing abilities.
It is important to note the Life Vessel does not cure disease. Rather, through the combined modalities of vibration, light, sound and infrared, the Life Vessel facilitates the body’s ability to relax, de-stress and balance, thus enhancing an individual’s natural ability to self-regulate
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page 31 of the September 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings.