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How Does Light Therapy Work and What Does It Do?

LED Red Light therapy is a popular and user friendly type of photobiomodulation using visible red and invisible infrared light to relieve pain, increase circulation and accelerate the body's natural healing processes.

Red light works by increasing ATP (adenosine triphosphate - cellular energy) synthesis in the mitochondria, activating the electron transport system, and many other biochemical and biophysical reactions in the tissue.

Decades of phototherapy research have found that certain wavelengths of light within the blue, red, and infrared bands can be beneficial to living tissue.

  • The light triggers the release of nitric oxide from blood vessels and red blood cells.

  • Nitric oxide causes local vasodilation that lasts several hours after the therapy session has ended.

  • Vasodilation significantly improves blood flow.

  • Improving blood flow promotes positive change in patients, lessens pain and helps nerves to begin to carry sensations again.

What is LED light therapy being used for?

  • Pain

  • Circulation

  • Relaxation of muscles

  • Relief from muscle spasms

  • Aches/stiffness caused by arthritis

  • Support skin healing and rejuvenation

How does light therapy increase circulation?

One of the most dramatic aspects of light therapy is its triggering of the release of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is the body’s natural vasodilator – it widens the blood vessels and capillaries.

After just 20 minutes of light therapy, blood flow is increased to nerves and other tissues, and this boost in local circulation lasts for several hours.

Nitric oxide is also a messenger molecule that triggers healing processes in the body. By increasing the production of nitric oxide, infrared and red light therapy increases circulation, speeds healing and relieves pain.

No Side Effects

Light therapy does not have any side effects. It is all natural and does not add any stress to the body. It is a drug free way to relieve pain.

Quick Results

Many patients experience pain relief after just the first session of light therapy. Chronic and acute conditions may require a series of therapy sessions. Light therapy increases blood flow to damaged areas and accelerates the body’s natural repair process. LED red light therapy tends to produce faster and more progressive relief than many other alternative therapies.

Getting Started is Easy

It's easy to use. We can help you select the best system for your therapy needs and budget. Using the system is as simple as placing the pad over the area needing relief and pushing the button to start a 20 minute pulsed frequency program. Enjoy the warm comforting feeling during therapy followed by greater comfort and relief, then enjoy your day! Be a hero to others by sharing a red light therapy pad with a friend in need. It's easy to offer help for a sore back, painful shoulder, sprained ankle or just about any ache or pain. Your friend will thank you and another person will learn about what light therapy has to offer.

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