Light Therapy

What Is Light Therapy?

light-theraoyLED light therapy is an effective, non-abrasive, non-invasive, and restorative therapy.

Infrared Light Therapy or photo-biomodulation, is a unique therapy that harnesses the healing powers of infrared light. It emits special wavelengths of light energy that dramatically increase circulation to injury sites and areas of chronic pain. The result is a rapid relief of discomfort, improvement in sensation and regeneration of damaged tissues.

Light therapy works to increase circulation by increasing the formation of new capillaries or blood vessels that then replace damaged ones. New capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen and nutrients needed for healing and carrying more waste and toxins away.

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Today Light Therapy is being used to ease the pain of neuropathy, restore sensation to patients with nerve impairment, speed up the healing of diabetic ulcers and other wounds and relieve many kinds of chronic pain. It has also been used by hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities to accelerate the healing of pressure ulcers (bed sores). Finally, light therapy has also been used by the US military to speed recovery from soft-tissue injuries in elite soldiers in the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers and Special Forces.

Finally, Light Therapy also helps in the healing process by:

  • Stimulating the production of collagen, which is used by the body to repair damaged tissue and replace old tissue. Increased collagen production facilitates less scar tissue forming at damaged sites.
  • Stimulating the release of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which allows cells to accept nutrients and remove waste faster and carry healing energy to all cells.
  • Increasing the lymphatic system activity which reduces swelling at a faster than normal rate.
  • Reducing the excitability of nervous tissue relieving pain.
  • Stimulating fibroblastic activity that aids in the repair process.
  • Increasing phagocytosis—a cleansing process for degenerated or dead cells.

Near Infrared Light has been the subject of at least 15 studies involving 5000 patients. The results have been published in many journals such as Diabetes Care, Age and Aging, Practical Pain Management and the Journal of Diabetes. Most of these studies involved patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Significant pain reduction and improved sensation were routinely observed.

Additionally, NASA’s studies have shown that cells which have been exposed to LED light therapy have a 150% enhancement to their cellular metabolism, thereby accelerating repair and replenishment.

Heal Your Body
There are 3 ways to get light therapy for your own health.

  • Make an appointment to use our lights here at Hands On Health.
  • Rent a Light System from Hands On Health and use in the convenience of your own home.
  • Purchase a Light System from Hands On Health and use them in the convenience of your own home.

Book Your Appointment Today

Treatment with a LED light system is simple and painless. Flexible pads containing infrared and visible red diodes, are placed directly on the skin over the area of pain or injury. Light energy from the diodes penetrates beneath the skin and is absorbed by proteins within cells that lay beneath the skin. Those cells release nitric oxide, the body’s natural vasodilator. After 20 minutes of treatment, blood flow is increased to nerves and other tissues, and this boost in local circulation persists for several hours after the pads are removed.

Again, the sessions are non-abrasive, non-invasive, painless, and result in absolutely no downtime. It is safe for all ages and skin types.

To book your appointment call us today at 208.466.0901.

About In Light Wellness Systems

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the company has 30 years of history in innovation and advancement of light therapy devices, and prides itself in the fact that each device is not only manufactured right here in the US with the highest quality materials available, but also is classified as a Class II Medical Device and FDA approved for increasing circulation and pain relief.