The clinical trial results suggest that whole-body PBM can significantly reduce pain and improve the quality of life in patients suffering from FM
ABSTRACT: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic musculoskeletal pain condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Characterized by sensory hypersensitivity, it often results in reduced quality of life, limited physical activity, and psychological symptoms. Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a therapeutic intervention that uses light to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and has shown positive effects in relieving pain. However, there have been no studies on whole-body PBM intervention in subjects with FM.
Photobiomodulation works by using light energy to stimulate cellular function, resulting in the release of endorphins and other pain-relieving molecules. The treatment is non-invasive and can be administered in a doctor’s office or at home using a device. The light energy is delivered via a device that emits specific wavelengths of light, which penetrate the skin and interact with cells in the body. The treatment is painless and has no known side effects, making it a safe alternative to traditional pain management methods.