Low Level Laser Therapy for Fertility 
Boost IVF Results With Fertility LLLT Treatment
By Dr. Lisa Grant
Dipl. NCCAOM Oriental Medicine
Fellow, American Board of Oriental and Reproductive Medicine
There is exciting research and clinical data demonstrating that LLLT (low level laser therapy) helps improve fertility in women over 35, especially women with poor egg quality and older eggs.

As women age, or due to certain fertility conditions, their eggs don’t create as much ATP (the energy molecule of the body). Lower ATP means your eggs can’t develop as strongly or power the process of fertilization, implantation and pregnancy. A tremendous amount of energy within the cells is needed for follicles (eggs) to mature and for early embryos to divide and implant.
 How do lasers help fertility?
Lasers benefit fertility because the rate of division and successful implantation of embryos is profoundly affected by the amount of energy they have.

When eggs are developing, they use a tremendous amount of energy; and early embryo division and implantation requires lots of energy too.

After 35 years, the mitochondria in follicles decreases. At age 40, 9/10 eggs are abnormal. In addition, older eggs are also more affected by oxidation, which can break DNA and contribute to abnormal embryo development.
 A research paper on LLLT and fertility explains it this way:

“Every cell in our body, except red blood cells, run on the energy source ATP, or Adenosine Triphosphate. ATP is produced by the mitochondria inside our cells.

Throughout our body, most cells have around 2,000 mitochondria. Some more, some less. A few exceptions stand out, brain cells and heart cells with around 10,000 each. But the oocyte, the human egg cell, goes way beyond that, with a whopping 600,000 mitochondria.

This goes to emphasize how much energy it takes to create new life.

But even with 600,000 mitochondria, when their efficiency drops with age, the result is still a rapid decline in fertility rate. This is where PBM (LLLT) comes into the picture. Numerous scientific studies have shown that when cells with a lack of energy are exposed to laser light, the mitochondria will start producing more ATP.

This will directly influence the oocyte, increasing the energy level and drastically improve the chances of conceiving. Aside from egg quality issues, there are a number of complications that can impede the likelihood of getting pregnant….”
( Arne Grinsted and Maja Grinsted Hillegass. “PhotoBioModulation for Infertility”. EC Gynaecology 8.9 (2019): 875-879)

In addition to egg quality issues, problems such as endometriosis, PCOS, premature ovarian failure, abdominal scarring and hypothyroidism can affect egg quality and create issues with blood flow to the ovaries and lining, inflammation and oxidative damage.

 The Celluma Delux Low Level Light Laser
All of these are addressed with the Celluma LLLT device since it covers the whole body, including the entire abdominal area.

The LLLT Celluma Delux (which is what we have in the office) is a low-powered, warm, red-and-infrared wave laser.

The Delux is a laser mat, which covers the entire body, so it works with THE ACUPUNCTURE MERIDIANS THAT GOVERN FERTILITY HEALTH!

This is why I’m so excited: Celluma LLLT works with the length of the meridians that directly nurture and support fertility, maximizing its effect on the whole process of egg development, blood flow, and healthy uterine lining!
 What does LLLL treatment look like?
Optimal treatment protocol for fertility is 6 treatments between cycle day 1 to ovulation.

Each session is done with 23-25 minutes face up, and 10 minutes face down.
 Conditions that may benefit from LLLT Low Level Laser Therapy for fertility:
 Women who have not responded to conventional therapies:
  • low AMH
  • high FSH
  • poor responders
  • women 35 and over
  • women diagnosed with PCOS or ovulatory disorders
  • women diagnosed with endometriosis or painful menses 

    Women who have issues with their uterine lining such as:

    • Endometriosis
    • History of abdominal surgery or D and C
    • Thin lining during IVF cycles
    • Women going through IVF fresh or frozen cycle to support implantation
     Beneficial effects of LLLT/photobiomodulation for fertility:
    • Increases mitochondria function and ATP (energy) production
    • Regulates inflammation
    • Decreases damage caused by oxidative stress
    • Improves blood circulation which can benefit ovaries and uterine receptivity
    • Softens scarring and adhesions (from earlier surgeries or infections)
    • Decreases stress and promotes parasympathetic function
    • CoQ10 absorption-synergistic effect with LLT
    Please contact the office at 702 539 9185 to schedule!
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