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What is Red Light Therapy?

Updated: Feb 16, 2022

Red Light Therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free way to relieve existing pain and support the body’s natural healing. Red light therapy often includes both visible Red and invisible Infrared light. The two wavelengths or colors of light work similarly. Both Red and Infrared Light produces a wide range of beneficial effects on the body and supports the body’s repair and regeneration of nerves and tissues. Pain relief can often be immediate right after a therapy session.

How Red Light Therapy Works

Red Light Therapy relieves pain, but it also stimulates and accelerates the body’s own innate healing. When a Light Therapy Pad is placed on the body, photons of light are released which induces cascades of beneficial biochemical processes within the cells. Light Therapy works by increasing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) synthesis in the mitochondria, activating the electron transport systems and many other biochemical reactions in the tissues. Nitric oxide, the body’s vasodilator, is released, which increases circulation, so that blood rich with oxygen and nutrients can now flow more freely into nerves, muscles, joints, and other tissues within that local area and accelerate the body’s natural healing processes.

Safe and Easy

Red Light Therapy has been found to be risk-free and can be administered without concern for harmful side effects. According to Dr. Michael R. Hamblin, Red Light Therapy has been proven to have “…an almost complete lack of reported adverse effects.”

Relief in 20 Minutes

So what is a typical Red Light Therapy session like? A typical session usually lasts twenty minutes. Depending upon where the light therapy pads are needed for pain relief and healing support, you will either sit or recline. All you need do is relax and stay comfortable. You can feel gentle heat. Photons of light will penetrate deep beneath your skin. Patients have described their Red Light Therapy sessions as comfortable, relaxing, and soothing. There is no downtime after a treatment session, and this boost of pain relief and beneficial cellular processes continues for several hours or even days after the session. Chronic pain conditions may require a series of therapy sessions, each one building on the last maintaining support for the healing process, relieving pain, and increasing circulation.

Getting Started

Patients with chronic pain management needs will benefit from purchasing a Red Light Therapy system for home use, which may also benefit the entire family. And, since Red Light Therapy pads are made of flexible neoprene, this makes each pad very versatile. The same therapy pad can be used to treat issues that affect different areas of the body.

Try Red Light Therapy

Now that you know what Red Light Therapy is, you can depend upon Red Light Therapy to provide fast-acting and effective pain relief. And HealthLight makes the most durable and most powerful clinical-strength Red Light Therapy devices available today. The systems are FDA cleared and manufactured in the US in an ISO certified facility. We offer a variety of systems to meet the needs of any individual, family, or health clinic. Purchasing a Red Light Therapy system will provide you and/or your patients with effective pain relief, plus stimulate, accelerate, and support the body’s own innate healing processes — the best way to maintain health and wellness, and, hopefully, avoid drugs, injections, and surgery.

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