and PEMF Therapy
Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy may be beneficial when it comes to improved skin appearance, wound healing and pain management, according to current research.
Red light therapy uses the therapeutic application of light energy primarily to aid in the healing of skin and muscular conditions, such as scarring and tendonitis. By exposing the body to a low wavelength of red light (620 to 750 nanometers), red light therapy stimulates increased energy production in the cells, which may lead to myriad health benefits.
While there are promising studies suggesting the efficacy of red light therapy, more research is necessary to fully determine its potential benefits. However, it’s already being used with success in many different clinical settings.
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) is based around using extremely low/gentle electromagnetic fields and pulsing them. This combination can stimulate our cells' magnetic field and "charge" our cells with the energy they are designed to operate at and need to operate at their maximum potential. Used to treat a wide variety of conditions with any sort of inflammation, from insomnia to chronic fatigue & fibromyalgia. Over 400 trials using PEMF can be found on Pubmed. Like any physical therapy, feeling better takes commitment and consistency
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Some of the benefits of red light therapy include pain relief, improved circulation, increased collagen production for anti-aging and so much more !! But when combined with PEMF ( Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Frequency ) technology, this therapy has even more power to aid in your recovery process, relaxation experience, and mental well being.
How Do They Work?
How does Red Light Therapy Work?
Red light therapy has been featured in more than 3000 scientific studies; thereby the fact that it is effective has been quite well established. It is difficult to measure the biochemical processes that unfold on the cellular level; however there are universally accepted standing hypotheses on how red light affects the human body.
The scientific community postulates that the process involves a reaction by the body to these specific wavelengths of light. Since near infrared and red light wavelengths can be found in the sun; our bodies are inherently receptive to these beneficial wavelengths.
With red light therapy; the therapeutic process begins in the mitochondria. In the modern world, we are exposed to so many things that cause cellular stress, from radiation, free radicals, ph imbalances, injuries etc. An overabundant byproduct of this oxidative stress is Nitric Oxide (NO) which, to the detriment of the cells, binds with an enzyme called Cytochrome C Oxidase in the mitochondria. The fundamental pathway of action by red light lies in the decoupling of this bond through a mild stress influence on these organelles. This process frees up the Cytochrome C oxidase to optimally produce ATP, the energy that all powers all living cells.
The benefits of this are significant, but they don’t stop there; the release of Nitric Oxide is also very advantageous, as NO acts as a natural vasodilator, relaxing the walls of the blood vessels and allowing more blood to flow which in turn can help speed up healing and help reduce inflammation. There are many cascading and beneficial spinoff effects that take place as a result of these core processes which is why red light therapy has been associated with so many positive health outcomes.
Human cells are densely packed with mitochondria, and good cellular respiration is fundamental to good health. One medical hypothesis holds that the degradation in the quality of the mitochondria through the over-accumulation of free radicals, can actually speed up the aging process. This may be one of the reasons that the use of red and NIR wavelengths on human tissue are so closely tied to anti-aging benefits.
"We see many patients with chronic pain and chronic fatigue in family practice. Unfortunately, conventional medicine doesn't have much to offer for these conditions.
People are tired of taking pills. Red and near infrared light are wonderful modalities which fuel mitochondria and helps the body regenerate. Red light has a wavelength of 650 nm and works on your skin, NIR has a wavelength of 850 nm, and penetrates 2 inches deep and works on joints, tendons, nerves and muscles. NIR also promotes a profound relaxation due to increased melatonin production. The contraindications for this therapy are if you have burns, active cancer, lupus, epilepsy or are pregnant. I have personally tried red and infrared light therapies and noticed improved skin texture, energy levels and reduction in knee pain just after 4-5 sessions. If you have any questions with regards to red light treatment please don't hesitate to contact me."
Dr. Izabella Kogan MD, PhD, CCFP