Considered one of the safest therapies currently available, red and infrared light is used at specific wavelengths and frequencies to speed up the body's healing process.
Light therapy increases blood flow to the area to be treated to help remove waste products from the area more quickly, as well as by decreasing the sensitivity of neural pathways and stimulating the body to release endorphins, which are a natural and non-toxic form of pain relief.
By using light therapy, the ATP production in the cells is also considerably increased. ATP stands for adenosine triphosphate, a vital energy molecule involved in many chemical reactions in the body. Due to the increased ATP, the circulation and oxygen uptake of the cell increases and in this way the healing process is promoted and accelerated.
Light therapy is non-invasive, painless, and can be used often without causing more damage to injuries. This makes it an excellent choice for treating chronic pain.
The shorter wavelength of red light makes it particularly effective in treating infections and suitable for treating problems close to the skin's surface, including cuts and wounds, scars, and acupuncture and trigger points.
The longer infrared waves penetrate deeper, making it a more effective choice for treating problems in bones, joints, bursa or deep muscles.
Light therapy stimulates healing, helps to relieve pain, reduce swelling and inflammation and increases blood and lymphatic vessel diameters, thereby speeding up the elimination of waste products and supplying oxygen and nutrients 'or building blocks' to the treated areas.