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The Benefits of Red Light Therapy

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The Benefits of Red Light Therapy

What Are The Benefits Of Red Light Therapy?

LED therapies are a growing form of alternative medicine. Since, they are still growing and the term alternative medicine has a negative effect on many, people often seem to question the benefits of the red light therapy and their effectiveness. We have explained how light therapy works and what are its proven benefits.

Red Light Therapy also gone by the aliases; Low level laser therapy (LLLT), biostimulation (BIOS), photonic stimulation or simply light box therapy, uses certain wavelengths of light to heal, rejuvenate and protect injured or degenerating tissues. It is seen, that the human body has specific positive effects to light in the 600 nm to 900 nm wavelength. The most effective range of red light therapy wavelengths are the wavelengths ranging from 630 nm to 670 nm and from 810 nm to 880 nm, these ranges are also called the therapeutic ranges.

It all depends on wavelengths, so if you’re thinking of starting light therapy at home, do remember to choose the right device and read thorough red light device reviews.   

How Does It Work?
Red light therapeutic wavelengths can easily pass through the human skin tissues compared to other wavelengths, and affect the cells biochemically; increasing mitochondrial function; the red light energy stimulates the adenosine triphosphates (ATPs), also known as the energy packets. Thus, the increased energy at cellular level means heightened bodily functions.

Benefits of Red Light Therapy:
Light Box Therapy is safe and non invasive as it does not use any harmful chemicals, it simply helps the cells to rejuvenate and repair themselves. It also helps relieve pain and, stimulate and enhance the cellular functions. So far there is no evidence of red light therapy side effects.

Here are some confounding salutary effects and benefits of red light therapy.

The red light therapy has been proven to be very beneficial for skin related problems. It helps smoothen the skin tone and complexion. Another favorable advantage of red light therapy is that it helps decrease skin inflammation and also repairs sun damage. 

It aids the building of Collagen and Elastin, both of which are essential for skin regeneration and helps in fading of scars and stretch marks. It is great for women who have stretch marks after pregnancy, as it also increases the blood circulation which is needed for their rejuvenation process. 

Red light therapy is also benevolent for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, because of increased collagen and elastin.

The Benefits of Red Light Therapy on skin

Hair Growth:
Hair growth was the first reported benefit of low level laser therapy (LLLT) or red light therapy. Endre Mester, a Hungarian physician and surgeon is credited for the discovery of biological effects of the low level laser lights. He accidently discovered that low level ruby laser light could regrow hair on mice. Since then, it is highly researched aspect of the red low laser light and many have benefitted from it.

Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions:
Red light therapy has also been practiced for the treatments of several musculoskeletal conditions and diseases like Carpal tunnel syndrome CTS, fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and joint pains. It is also said to escalate the wound healing process. Red light therapy is also used for the treatments of smoking cessation and tuberculosis.

Increased Blood Circulation:
The red light therapy has proven to increase blood circulation and the formation of new capillaries. This is a major advantage and healing factor of low level laser of LED light therapy.

Pain Relief:
Red light therapy reduces inflammation, blocks or desensitizes the nerves to pain caused by injury, wound, surgery, sprain, tear or break.

Faster healing of wounds and injuries:
As we have stated above that red light therapy increases blood circulation, the increased circulation means more blood and oxygen for the cells. 

This helps deliver proper nutrients to the damaged areas of the body, thus, escalating the healing process and helping the cells rejuvenate. It also causes enhanced activity within your lymph system, which leads to reduction in swelling and inflammation of the wounded area. 

The Benefits of Red Light Therapy on pain

It also helps ensure efficient clean up and detoxification of the wounded area without overtaxing the lymph system which helps in prevention of lymphedema. The healing process is hastened because red light therapy stimulates tissue granulation; the forming of new connective tissues and capillaries that form on the wounded surface during healing process. ATPs help cells to heal. 

Research also proves that red light or infrared therapy helps stimulate the production of fibroblasts, fibroblasts synthesize collagen, elastin and proteoglycans in the final healing phases.

Anti Aging Effect:
Red light therapy has the tendency to increase phagocytosis. Phagocytosis is the cleanup process of dead or damaged cells, including dead bacteria, helping to control infection. It also helps in wrinkle reduction and skin tightening, because of increased collagen and elastin levels.   

Skin Diseases:
Red light box therapy is also used to treat skin diseases such as Acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and herpes. It also helps cure cold sores, cuts, scrapes, burns and bruises.

New research is in progress to reduce pain and swelling in breast cancer related lymphedema with the help of low level light therapy. The current results only show temporary pain relief.

Red Light therapy has also been used for the treatments of significant other conditions and diseases such as bed sores, burns, diabetic ulcers, dermal ulcers, oral lesions, surgical wounds, pressure ulcers, oral mucositis, cold sores, nerve regeneration, back pain, lower back pain, arthritis, sciatica pain, knee pain, plantar fascistis (foot pain), tendonitis and fibromyalgia. 

Note: The profoundness of following benefits is based on the researches sourced by National Center for Biotechnology Information.  The research references are given below for your information.

·         Effects of low-power light therapy on wound healing (1)
·         Low-level laser treatment with near-infrared light increases venous nitric oxide levels acutely (2)
·         Efficacy of low-level laser therapy applied at acupuncture points in knee osteoarthritis (3)
·         Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) on muscle tissue: performance, fatigue and repair benefited by the power of light (4)

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  1. Red light therapy is amazing- it's really helped my sister and I'm looking into adding it for sun damage + anti-aging!

    Le Stylo Rouge

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  5. Lovely...
    Thanks for this wealth of information. I didnt know how widely used and beneficial red light therapies are.
    Great to connect with you again..🤗🤗
    Happy New Year Lux

  6. How interesting. I had no clue about red light therapy.

  7. I have seen some of the influencers I follow on social media using this a lot and I was always curious about what good it actually does for you! Interesting to finally be in the know :D

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