What is Red Light Therapy?

When you expose your entire body to red and near-infrared light, a part of your cells called the mitochondria, or the “powerhouse” of your cells, soak it up and make more energy, also known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). By increasing the function of the mitochondria using Red Light Wellness, a cell can make more ATP. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.

Red and near-infrared light occupy the “long end” of the visible spectrum with wavelengths of 630nm-940nm. Red and near-infrared light is effective for use on the skin's surface and penetrates up to two inches into the body affecting the cells, tissues, blood, nerves, the brain, and bone.

At Greenlight Chiropractic & Wellness Lab, our doctors will guide you into a Red Light Therapy treatment plan that is tailored to you.

How Red Light Therapy Works

1. Red/Near-Infared (at wavelengths of 625-670nm red light, 830-910nm near-infared) is delivered to the body via the diodes in the bed.

2. Red/Near-Infared enters the cell's mitochondria and is absorbed by the protein cytochrome c oxidase (CCO) which increases its activity.

3. A result of this heightened activity, threee molecules are affected.

  • Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
  • Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS)
  • Nitric Oxide (NO)

Increase Your Cell's Ability to Repair & Heal

An increase in ATP (energy), the main energy source for most cellular functions, increases the cell's ability to fight infection and accelerate the healing process.

The modulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) activates transcription factors positively impacting cellular repair and healing.

The release of Nitric Oxide (NO), a potent vassodilator, increases circulation, decreases inflammation, and enhances the transport of oxygen and immune cells throughout the tissue.

Benefits of Red Light Therapy

Red and near-infrared therapy is widely used in the fields of medicine, dentistry, and autoimmune diseases. The therapy is safe and natural, which enables it to be offered as an alternative treatment for various health conditions like muscle pain, joint stiffness, arthritis, detoxification, chronic pain relief, reduction of muscle tension, relaxation, improved circulation, weight loss, skin purification, lowered side effects of diabetes, boosting the immune system, and lowering blood pressure.

It’s incredible and almost unbelievable, using red and near-infrared therapy can help the body and has many benefits:

  • Reduces inflammation in the body

  • Increase energy

  • Speeds up fat loss

  • Improve sleep

  • Promotes the repair process of a muscle injury

  • Promotes wound healing and tissue repair

  • Improve healing rate after oral surgery

  • Improves hair growth in people with androgenic alopecia

  • Short-term treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Stimulates healing of slow-healing wounds, like diabetic foot ulcers

  • Improves skin complexion, builds collagen, diminishes wrinkles, scars, redness, and acne

  • Improves cognitive function

  • Decrease the pain of peripheral neuropathy

  • Reduce stretch marks

  • Reduces psoriasis lesions

  • Aids with short-term relief of pain and morning stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis

  • Reduces some of the side effects of cancer treatments, including oral mucositis, which is when inflammation breaks down the lining of the mouth

  • Improves sport/exercise performance by decreasing soreness and reducing indicators of muscle damage

  • Eradicate the human papillomavirus from the body

  • Helps to mend sun damage

  • Prevents recurring cold sores from herpes simplex virus infections

  • Improves the health of joints in people with degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee

  • Reduced pain and improved motion after spinal cord injury

  • Relieves pain and inflammation in people with pain in the Achilles’ tendons

  • Increased fertility in women

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