What is the LightStim LED Bed?

(AKA: Photobiomodulation/Red Light Therapy)?

Let’s first breakdown what Photobiomodulation actually is: “Photo” = LIGHT. “Bio” = LIFE. “Modulation” = CHANGE.

Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT) is a technical term for light therapy. Using harmless forms of light sources such as low level lasers or LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes), PBMT aids in the facilitation of tissue repair and reduction of inflammation (pain) wherever the beam is applied.

The LightStim LED Bed is the first, full body photobiomodulation (in the form of a bed) to receive over-the-counter FDA Clearance. It is cleared by the FDA for temporary relief of muscle and joint pain, arthritic pain and stiffness (because it reduces inflammation throughout the entire body), muscle soreness and spasm, and increased blood flow, which is the body’s natural way of aiding the healing process by bringing oxygen and nutrients to the areas of pain.

How Does LightStim (Photobilmodulation) Work?

LightStim’s Multiwave®, patented technology simultaneously emits multiple wavelengths (colors) of light. This combination of red and infrared light work together to stimulate an increase in blood circulation and reduction of inflammation. The process does not work by heat. It works because our cells contain “chromophores” which literally absorb light. Once the light is absorbed, it sets off a complex group of physical and chemical reactions within the cell. These reactions can and do extend to cells that have not even been exposed to the light. All the effects of this process have so far been positive and beneficial, providing your body the opportunity to innately relieve pain, expedite healing and promote total body regeneration down to the cellular level.  

Beyond that, the benefits of the 630nm, 660nm, 850-855nm and 940nm wavelengths and LightStim’s patented MultiWave® used in the LED Bed are many and are backed by numerous clinical studies. They include: Two of the four wavelengths used in the Bed are the same that are in LightStim’s FDA Cleared device for wrinkles, which build collagen and elastin to help reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin. This is accomplished with LED by feeding the cells the exact wavelengths of light, which they convert to ATP, (adenosine triphosphate) the fuel that the cell uses to “do its job”. Other wavelengths of the Bed release Nitric Oxide (NO) in the body. (Refer to our FAQ section to learn more on the importance of Nitric Oxide.)


Benefits of LightStim

LED Light Therapy is a non-invasive and natural treatment with over 200 medical and university studies showing no negative side effects. These studies show that LED Light Therapy may help to:

Increase the cell’s production of the body’s
fuel source, ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)

Increase production of NO (Nitric Oxide)


Accelerate wound healing, reduce bruising. redness and swelling


Protect against cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes


Prevent damage to cells caused by free radicals


Decrease exercise induced muscle fatigue


Improve post-exercise recovery and promote muscle regeneration


Release endorphins to inhibit pain


Protect skin from UV damage

LightStim FAQs

Q. Is Red or Infrared Light Therapy uncomfortable?

A. Definitely not. Red and Infrared light therapy is gentle, painless, safe, non-invasive and non-abrasive. There have been no reports of adverse reactions. 

Q. Why is the release of Nitric Oxide important?

A. Nobel Prize winning Nitric Oxide (NO) was dubbed “the miracle molecule” because of its importance as a signaling molecule and its many benefits to the body.

There are clinical studies behind everything stated here about Nitric Oxide. By the time we are 50-60 years of age we are (naturally) releasing only about 15-25% of the NO that we released when we were 20 years old. This is significant because this unreleased NO sits inside the mitochondria of over 250 different cell types in the body and prevents/reduces the production of ATP – the fuel that a cell needs in order to carry out its functions. This “back up” of 75-85% of the cells in our body producing less or no ATP not only causes a reduction in collagen and elastin and ages our skin, but much more importantly produces free radicals, which is a leading cause of degenerative diseases, inflammation, etc. This is the unfortunate “natural” aging process of the body. The LightStim LED Bed incorporates the perfect trifecta to reverse the whole degenerative process, whereby the therapeutic light energy 1) releases the nitric oxide, 2) gives the cell the exact wavelengths of light which the cell converts to ATP, and 3) stops the process of creating free radicals.
NO (in clinical studies) is responsible for the reduction of heart attacks and strokes, and increased blood flow to the brain (which has led some experts to believe it may also help to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia). It also reduces lactic acid build up in muscles, which gives athletes more stamina/strength and reduced recovery time. Couple that with every cell in the body having a full tank of ATP to carry out its functions and that within one second of NO being released it signals every cell in the body to “do its job”. Now think about these benefits to college and professional athletes. Athletes have been taking NO supplements for a number of years, but the best supplement on market only lasts 12 hours at most. The LightStim LED Bed has been tested to show that it not only increases depleted quantities of NO in the body to an optimal level, but that this increase can last for up to 4-6 days. NO has also been shown to boost the immune system and to assist the immune system in fighting off bacteria, defending against tumors and birth defects, reducing inflammation and improving sleep quality. Last but certainly not least, NO has been shown in clinical studies to regulate blood pressure and could possibly make hypertension a thing of the past. NO has other benefits too numerous to mention here, but suffice it to say, it’s easy to see why it was dubbed the “miracle molecule”.

Q. Is there any correlation between Nitric Oxide and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?

A. Yes, this is yet another benefit for increasing one’s available NO in the body. The majority of ED drugs only work on 50- 70% of the male population (depending on the prescription) because it works downstream of NO production. So about the time a man may need this, his production of NO or total available quantity of it can be extremely depleted. This is easily addressed with LightStim LED Bed sessions.


Q. How will I feel after a LightStim LED Bed session?

A. Most individuals report a calm energy unlike anything they’ve experienced before. Also most agree that there is a “conservative euphoria” that goes along with doing Bed sessions. A feeling like “today is going to be a good day” or “I feel like things are going to go well today”. This is probably most attributed to having every cell in your body have a full tank of ATP.

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Orange County’s only Adaptation & Regeneration Center
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Call: (949) 474-4404 

Email: info@ascent-oc.com

Address: 3300 Irvine Ave #200, Newport Beach, CA 92660