The Benefits of Light Therapy
Pulsed Blue, Red and Near-infrared Light Therapy is a safe, non-invasive technology. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) emit near infrared (NIR) light or light of various colors (polychromatic). Applying these diodes with various wavelengths and light frequencies to the body stimulates a cellular response which ignites a chemical reaction in the body that stimulates the healing throughout damaged blood and nerve cells. In essence the process stimulates blood flow for increased circulation, lymphatic flow, collagen production, angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), and decreased inflammation and pain.
Circulation is the flow of your body and it is essential for everything from blood, oxygen and nutrients to lymphatics, hormones and neurotransmitters. When the flow of circulation is constricted or blocked, we can experience pain and discomfort in a variety of ways.
Inflammation and pain occur when there are low levels of oxygen and blood flow to an area. By increasing blood and lymphatic circulation, pain and inflammation are naturally reduced. NASA began studying LED light therapy several decades ago and found it decreased the time needed to heal injured NAVY Seals by 40%. Light therapy continues to be used as a way to reduce pain, maintain athletic performance, enhance overall well-being, and dramatically speed up wound healing, TBI and post-surgery recovery.
Light therapy stimulates the body’s own innate healing capacity, allowing for regeneration through the nerves, skin, soft tissue, connective tissue and bone. The resulting increased circulation can have far reaching benefits for the body.
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