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10 Ways Red Light Therapy Can Improve Your Health

Updated: Jun 13, 2023














Red Light Therapy and How it Can Improve Your Health?

Red Light Therapy has become increasingly popular among people seeking alternatives or complementary holistic approaches to improve their health and well-being. This form of Red Light Therapy uses infrared and near-infrared wavelengths that penetrate deep into the skin to help stimulate circulation and promote healing. In this article, we will discuss how Red Light Therapy works and how it can be used to improve your overall health. We will also identify some of the conditions that have shown positive results from the use of Red Light Therapy.


Infrared light has a longer wavelength than visible light and does not produce the same heat as natural sunlight. Near-infrared light includes wavelengths between 780 and 1400nm. In contrast to older forms of infrared therapy, these Whole Body Pods have no harmful UV rays or emission lines, allowing them to be used even on sensitive skin.


1. Benefits Skin Health:

Red light therapy penetrates the skin’s surface and stimulates collagen production, resulting in improved skin tone, texture, and elasticity. This makes it an ideal solution when looking to reduce the signs of aging or improve their overall complexion. It can be used to treat acne, wrinkles, sun damage, and scars. It is a safe alternative to more invasive treatments such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing, with no side effects other than occasional mild redness or itching.


2. Reduces Pain Relief & Inflammation:

Red Light Therapy can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. It has been used for well over a decade to address conditions such as chronic pain, arthritis, and muscle spasms. It stimulates the body’s natural healing processes, increases blood flow to the affected area, and promotes tissue repair. Red light therapy does this safely without the use of drugs or surgery.


3. Hair Growth & Hair Loss Prevention:

Red light therapy is being used to promote hair growth and prevent hair loss. This therapy has been shown to stimulate the scalp and increase blood flow, which can help to nourish the hair follicles and encourage new growth. It is also believed to reduce inflammation in the scalp, which can help reduce hair loss. It has been effective in treating both male and female-pattern baldness, as well as other forms of alopecia.


4. Boost Energy Levels:

Red Light Therapy penetrates the skin and stimulates cells that naturally increase energy levels without the use of stimulants or drugs. It can be used in combination with other treatments such as exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes for maximum benefit. With regular use, Red Light Therapy can help you feel more energized throughout the day and improve your overall quality of life.


5. Improve Sleep Quality:

Sleep is essential for our physical and mental health. Unfortunately, many people struggle to get a good night's sleep. That said, there are ways to improve your sleep quality without the use of medication. Red Light Therapy is a natural method that can help you get a better night's rest. It helps regulate your circadian rhythm and can reduce insomnia symptoms. It has been shown to improve sleep quality by increasing melatonin production in the body and has been effective in treating insomnia by reducing stress levels and improving overall mood.


6. Wound Healing:

Wound healing is a complex process that involves the body's natural ability to repair itself. In recent years, Red Light Therapy has been used to help speed up the healing process with less scarring.


7. Fibromyalgia:

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain and fatigue. It affects millions of people around the world, and there is no known cure. However, recent studies have shown that Red Light Therapy (Photobiomodulation) may be an effective therapy to relieve the pain of fibromyalgia, as well as fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive dysfunction. Targeting the underlying cause of fibromyalgia with this type of therapy can help you experience an improvement in your quality of life. A Triple-Blinded Randomized Clinical Trial from Springer on November 11, 2022 concluded "Whole-body PBM resulted in a significant reduction in pain and an improvement in quality of life in those participants suffering from FM after receiving 4 weeks of treatment. Furthermore, psychological factors such as kinesiophobia and self-efficacy were also improved. Thus, a whole-body PBM treatment is presented as a possible new multifactorial treatment with potential benefits for those with FM.”


8. Psoriatic Arthritis:

Psoriatic Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the joints and skin. It can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. Red Light Therapy helps manage the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, improving the appearance of the skin and improve mobility. It has also been found to be safe and well-tolerated by patients with this condition.


9. Concussion:

Concussions are a serious medical condition that can have long-term effects on the brain. Fortunately, Red Light Therapy is a viable option to help reduce the symptoms of concussion and speed up recovery. It uses infrared light to stimulate healing in the brain after a traumatic brain injury and can reduce inflammation and promote healing in the affected area, and has been shown to be effective in reducing memory, brain fog, and the depression one might experience as a result of the concussion as well.


10. Alzheimer’s Disease:

Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by memory loss, confusion, and difficulty with daily activities. While there is no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, recent research has shown that Red Light Therapy may be an effective treatment option. Red light therapy can stimulate the brain and improve cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease. A study from 2/14/2022 shared by the National Library of Medicine shows this type of therapy can potentially prevent or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease.


The benefits of Red Light Therapy are numerous, ranging from improved circulation and increased energy levels to reduced inflammation and improved sleep quality. It is an effective way to improve your overall health without the use of drugs or surgery. It is safe, natural, and non-invasive; and can be an ideal choice for those looking for a holistic approach to their healthcare needs.


A. J. Harewood


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The information contained in this article, and information curated from third-party links are for informational purposes only and should not be used or interpreted as diagnosis or medial advice. It is your sole responsibility to consult with your medical doctor regarding any therapy plans or complementary care you might be considering for your personal medical care.

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