Red Light Therapy (RLT) as a potential for healing is not a new concept but in the last decade, research has exploded whereby there are over 5,000 studies published. There is now evidence supporting the cognitive, sleep, mood, post work out recovery, weight loss and musculoskeletal pain benefits. Mitochondria, the “power house” organelle in most of the tissues in our bodies, benefits greatly from RLT. Energy produced by mitochondria is stored in a molecule called adenosine triphosphate ATP. ATP is involved in every biological process in our bodies and works to repair tissue. ATP activity is increased with RLT as it communicates with other brain signaling pathways. RLT therapy includes a whole spectrum of light energy but only Infrared (IR) and Near infrared (NIR) wavelengths of light energy penetrate past our skin into deeper tissues. When used correctly in terms of dosage, with use of a quality LED device, this is a safe and effective tool to augment other Physical Therapy interventions.
Using the RLT just means standing or sitting 10-12 inches away from the panel with protective eyewear worn. The area on your body you would most like to address is exposed to the LED lights. This device can be used 5 days per week, safely, but can still help to hasten recovery once. Every individual has different needs and I encourage you to reach out with questions at any time.
Contraindications: While my panel is a non-thermal device, people taking medications that cause photosensitivity and those who are pregnant should not use this device out of an abundance of caution.
**If you would like a RLT panel for home use, I only recommend a brand that fully discloses their testing techniques, provides full speculations, has good customer service and a warranty. I recommend a few reputable sources and one of them is Hooga. I have a Hooga brand panel and I can guide you on what would be most appropriate for your needs. In addition, here is a 12% discount if you choose Hooga.