We know that Red light therapy is good for your overall health, however LLLT or Low level laser therapy as it is sometimes known, has enormous healing capabilities with so many common ailments, from Arthritis to Back Pain, or skin conditions and depression. So what actually is Red Light Therapy?
Red Light Therapy is a natural therapy, that falls under the category of ‘alternative and complementary medicine’. It is also known as (LLLT) low level laser therapy, (BIOS) biostimulation, or photonic stimulation. This therapy emits red, low light wavelengths through the skin cells to below, to stimulate cellular rejuvenation and collagen, increase blood flow and much more. Once the red light is absorbed into the skin it transforms into cellular energy where it stimulates metabolic events.
For Back Pain:
Red Light Therapy has recently been called “ A Revolutionary Solution for Back Pain”. This is great news when Back Pain and Lower Back Pain effects 80% of us at some stage in our life. Studies carried out demonstrated that portable infrared therapy packs strapped to the backs of individuals were effective at reducing chronic lower back pain.
How it works:
How it works for your pain again is quite simple, the infrared light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the mitochondria, there is evidence that the infrared light stimulates mitochondrial functioning. The mitochondria is the part of the cell that stimulates healing. This increases the metabolism and as a consequence speeds up the healing process which is simulated in muscle, bone, skin and tissue. As the healing continues, the pain subsides.
For a list of Red Light Therapy Products and more information to assist with your Back Care and Chronic Back Pain, please refer to redlightclinic.com
Which type of red light therapy best suits your condition. There are several different machines, with different led light strength’s. Different wavelengths treat different conditions so it is a good idea to find out which wavelength is best suited to your need.
The most effective wavelengths of red light are in the ranges of 630-670 nanometers and 810-880nm. This therapy penetrates between 8-10 millimeters into the skin, depending on which area of the body the light is being used on, it can easily reach into nerves, blood vessels, lymph pathways and more.
Benefits of Red Light Therapy
There are so many benefits to Red light therapy. The FDA approved Red light therapy for chronic joint pain, wound healing, wrinkles, hair loss and acne. It is pain free and natural with virtually no side effects, the only that have been noted are slight headache and eyestrain. LEDs are compact and portable, durable and long lasting. This therapy has a list a mile long of ailments and conditions it can assist with. Here are just a few:
- Psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, acne and other skin conditions
- Stretch marks
- Improves circulation and blood flow
- Improves immune functions
- Rejuvenates and smooths skin tone
- Builds collagen to reduce wrinkles
- Decreases inflammation
- Helps repair sun damage
- Activates lymphatic system to improve detoxification
- Helps fade scars and stretch marks
- Improves hair growth
- Speeds up wound healing
- Relieve muscle spasms
- Tissue repair
- Helps with symptoms of restless leg syndrome
- Improved joint and musculoskeletal health due to stimulation of collagen and rebuilding cartilage
- Reduction in depression and fatigue due to sensory stimulation.
- Aids pain relief in diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis and the side effects of Cancer.
Besides helping with the above mentioned conditions it is also worthy of noting that Red Light Therapy is 100% natural, drug and chemical free, non invasive, painless, safe for all skin types and all ages, it can be self administered at home, it has no short or long term adverse side effects, it is FDA approved and scientifically proven for over 40 years. It is also known to be the secret weapon of sports extremists against aching muscles and joints.
Red light naturally stimulates our senses and is attention getting, energizing our central nervous system, so it is no wonder NASA uses it to activate the ‘fight or flight response’.
Being in fight or flight mode causes reactions in the body such as increased sweating, heartbeat, higher concentration and improved blood circulation, we usually think of these stress response mechanisms as being negative, however when it comes to red light therapy it is a positive as it carries nutrients to our cells and other areas needed to promote healing.