Red light therapy is a natural, non-evasive, cost-effective and risk free alternative to improving your skin’s appearance and healing properties in your body. It is an alternative therapy with many benefits and no known adverse side effects.
How does it work, and what are the benefits?
Visible red light is capable of penetrating the skin to a depth of about 8 to 10 mm. Once absorbed, the light energy is converted to cellular energy, stimulating the body’s natural processes on a cellular level and kicking off a whole series of metabolic events, including:
• Increased circulation & the formation of new capillaries
• Increased lymph system activity
• Increased production of collagen and fibroblasts
• Increased release of ATP, or raw cellular energy
• Increased phagocytosis, or cellular clean up
• Tissue granulation stimulated
• Inflammation reduced
All of these things work together to produce many benefits in the areas of anti-aging, the healing of wounds and injuries, & the relief of pain.
In traditional Western medicine a therapy has to be measureable in a lab and tested by the FDA. NASA discovered undeniable wound healing results from red light therapy and 10 years later after thoroughly researched with FDA approved for anti-aging and pain relief, with wound care applications.
Red light therapy in Eastern medicine has a focus on the energy systems of the body. There is a practice of “Colorpuncture” where a narrow beam of red light is used to stimulate acupuncture points. The philosophy is light is energy and so is your body.
Still curious about red light therapy? Have more questions? Below are some informative and clinical studies regarding red light therapy or check out Red Light Therapy yourself at Totally Tan. We have two different options for red light therapy at an affordable monthly cost.
Helpful links for more information regarding red light therapy
http://womenshealthency.com/articles/red-light-therapy-%C2%96-does-it-really-work/ Womens Health Encyclopedia
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17903156 Medical gov
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9REC1wSEmM – NASA Red Light Therapy and near infrared therapy on cancer