Red Light Therapy
Red/Near-Infrared (NIR) light therapy, also known as photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy, is a non-invasive treatment that uses specific wavelengths of red and near-infrared light to stimulate cellular function and promote healing in the body.
During a red/NIR light therapy session, a device emitting these wavelengths of light is placed close to the skin or the area of interest. The light penetrates into the skin and tissues, where it is absorbed by the cells. This process stimulates the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the energy source for cells, and triggers a series of biological responses that promote healing and regeneration.
Some of the potential benefits of red/NIR light therapy include:
Pain relief: Red/NIR light therapy can be very effective for reducing pain and inflammation in the body, making it a useful treatment for conditions such as arthritis, back pain, and sports injuries.
Improved circulation: By promoting the production of ATP and stimulating the formation of new blood vessels, red/NIR light therapy can help to improve circulation and promote healing in damaged tissues.
Skin rejuvenation: Red/NIR light therapy can help to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing the signs of aging, improving skin tone and texture, and reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Improved mood: Red/NIR light therapy has been shown to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety in some people.
Improved athletic performance: Red/NIR light therapy can help to improve endurance, reduce muscle fatigue, and promote faster recovery times in athletes and people who engage in regular physical activity.
It's important to note that while red/NIR light therapy is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, it may not be suitable for everyone and should be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional. The effectiveness of the treatment may also vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated.