red light therapy
Red light Therapy is a method of therapy that makes use of low-level red light wavelengths for the treatment of skin issues like scars, wrinkles, and persistent wounds. It was initially used in the early 1990s for growing plants in space, where it was found by scientists to promote plant cell growth and photosynthesis. Other terms used for red light therapy include soft laser therapy, photobiomodulation (PBM), biostimulation, low level light therapy (LLLT), photonic stimulation, cold laser therapy, and low - power laser therapy (LPLT).
Red light Therapy in Halifax Nova Scotia helps to strengthen the body’s cells by causing a biochemical effect in the mitochondria of the cells, resulting in more adenosine triphosphate, the energy-carrying molecule. With greater energy, cells work better, can rejuvenate, as well as repair any damages.
Unlike laser or pulsed light therapies that risk damaging the skin's outer layer, red light therapy can penetrate 5 millimeters under the surface of the skin to promote skin and cell regeneration. There are numerous benefits of red light therapy, which has resulted in its growing popularity over the years.
It improves immunity and decreases cancer treatment side effects
Red light Therapy in Bedford has been found to result in an increase in long-wavelength energy through photons to promote cellular healing. It increases ATP production by the body, helping to bounce back from illness more easily. Better immune responses are made possible through stimulation of the body’s lymph system activity and phagocytosis. Through an increase in the body’s immune responses, red light therapy makes it easier to deal with cancer symptoms. It also provides pain relief for the symptoms experienced with cancer treatments like chemotherapy or radiation, specifically in relation to pain relief from oral mucositis.
It promotes circulation and increases the production of collagen
Reduced blood flow in the body can result in conditions like ischemia through lack of oxygen, damaging tissues, especially in the muscles, some of which are irreplaceable. Red light therapy can be used to penetrate the skin’s epidermal and dermal layers, resulting in greater blood circulation and formation of new capillaries.
Production of collagen and fibroblasts also improves naturally with red light therapy, resulting in better health of skin, nails, hair, and joints. Considering our skin protein is 70% collagen, it’s a great way to promote skin health. Not only does it offer a wrinkle-freeee glow to the skin, it also improves joint health, especially for those suffering from arthritis. The benefits of red light therapy with regards to improved circulation and anti-inflammatoryry effects can also offer pain relief and promote healing of the body.
It encourages healing of wounds and can repair tissues
With red light therapy, spectral range light of 600 to 1,300 nanometers can be used to encourage healing of wounds, while repairing tissues and rejuvenating the skin. Fibroblasts which synthesize the body’s collagen and promotes healing are stimulated through red light therapy so that improved circulation can reduce wound healing time. With red light therapy, skin regeneration can be directly stimulated via better cellular proliferation, migration and adhesion. It can also decrease inflammation and pain, while restoring range of motion. With red light therapy, healing can be promoted for conditions like sprains, arthritis, sciatica, tendonitis, torn ligaments, knee pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, and back pain, among many others.
It has an anti-aging effect on the skin and hair
Skin conditions can effectively be treated using red light therapy which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the skin through safe, non – invasive means. Improved skin texture, tone, and reduction in fine lines/wrinkles make it an effective anti-agingng treatment. Through collagen production, red light therapy can help to provide a glow to the skin and raise its moisture level.
Even hair loss can be reversed with red light therapy, which stimulates the growth of hair follicles, helping to promote hair growth, reduce thinning, and offer a more dense appearance of the hair.
It can effectively treat skin disorders
Not only can red light therapy reduce the appearance of signs of aging from the skin, but it can also help to treat a variety of skin disorders and improve skin attractiveness overall. It offers protection to the skin from sun damage, can help to reduce skin redness, broken capillaries, or flushing, reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks on the skin, and protects against several skin conditions. With red light therapy, there is a regeneration of fibroblasts and keratinocytes, as well as a modulation of immune cells in skin tissue such as mast cells, macrophages, and neutrophils, which makes it an effective treatment for skin conditions like acne, dry skin, rosacea, and eczema. Even conditions like psoriasis can benefit from red light therapy, which can result in an improvement in skin plaques and promote healing of the surface of the skin.
It improves joint and musculoskeletal health
Conditions such as arthritis can be made easier for sufferers using red light therapy as it helps to rebuild cartilage and stimulates the production of collagen. By reducing oxidative damage and promoting regeneration of cells and blood flow, red light therapy can reduce joint stiffness and improve musculoskeletal health, offering pain relief to sufferers.
It improves the
quality of sleep
A lack of exposure to sunlight can affect the body's circadian rhythms and, consequently, its production of melatonin, needed for good sleep. Regulation of the body's biological clock is possible using red light therapy for those who don't get enough exposure to the sun, and this can help to reset the body's circadian rhythm and result in better sleep through the release of melatonin.
It can offer muscle
Muscle spasms result in the restricted flow of blood to different regions of the body and can be painful, with cells and tissues suffering from a lack of oxygen. Through red light therapy, muscles can be relaxed, allowing for better circulation of blood, making it a very effective treatment for certain conditions like restless leg syndrome.
It decreases inflammation
Decreased inflammation is brought about by increased blood flow and lymphatic circulation, which help to remove the body’s waste products, reducing swelling and preventing fluid build-up.
It can promote weight loss and combat chronic fatigue
Red light Therapy can help with weight loss through increased rate of energy production by the mitochondria and better circulation. Mitochondria turn glucose into ATP which fuels cells and when functioning of mitochondria is promoted through red light therapy, greater glucose conversion occurs, promoting weight loss. Even improved circulation can promote weight loss through waste removal from the body, although the impact is minimal. Increased ATP activity can also help to combat chronic fatigue.