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Red Light Therapy FAQs

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.

Can I use multiple modalities at the same time?

Yes, multiple modalities should provide a better and quicker resolution to patient complaint(s).

Physical therapy paired with LED phototherapy can provide patients even greater success.

Qualified physical therapists give professional instruction and design the program to increase range of motion, strength, balance for a better overall quality of life.

Other modalities such as nutrition, vibration, chiropractic, massage, electrical stimulation, acupuncture, and PEMF may be combined with light therapy.

Are there any side effects to near-infrared light?

Our LED light therapy does NOT use UV light. LED phototherapy is painless and easy. After decades of research, there are no known side effects.

However, keep away from the thyroid and uterus if pregnant. Also, do not use to treat active cancer.

How long until I sees results?

The answer is depends on disease state and condition.

For acute conditions: we get customers starting to feel a difference in the first few treatments.

For chronic conditions: improvement occurs over weeks and we find the level of maximum improvement is between 24-36 treatments. Less frequent maintenance treatments will be needed to maintain the results.

How frequently can I do a treatment?

1-2 times per day, a minimum of 2-3 hours apart, for 3 or more times per week.

What do the red light therapy pads feel like?

A slightly warm, comforting feeling. The pads operate near body temperature. There should be no discomfort.

How come some of the lights seem to be off?

You can see blue/red lights, but you can’t see infrared lights because it is an invisible wavelength of light. It might not look like they are on, but they are actually on. If you took your cell phone and looked at the pads through the camera, you’ll actually be able to see the infrared lights on.


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