The benefit of red light therapy and how to choose what is right for you

Have you ever wondered about red light therapy?  What is it?  What can it do for you?

I’d been wondering about other skin treatments that are a bit different than the typical routine.  I done a bit of research and came across a site that has a lot of information on red light therapy.  Since it is a hardly heard of yet, I decided to look into this.

Red light therapy is a treatment that literally can improve blood circulation.  By doing this you’re increasing the benefits of your muscles and heart.  The muscles need more circulation to keep form getting leg cramps (also known as Charlie Horses).

red light therapy

Other benefits of this type of therapy:

  • An enhanced formation of new capillaries
  • Increased lymph system activity
  • A boost in the production of collagen and fibroblasts
  • Improved release of ATP, which basically means more raw cellular energy
  • Increased phagocytosis, which means more effective cellular cleansing
  • Significant tissue granulation stimulation
  • Most forms of inflammation may be reduced
  • It also reduces what is known as “crows feet”

I also figured out that the therapy is know by other names.  However, I cannot pronounce any of them.

  • LLLT or low level light therapy
  • LILT or low intensity light therapy
  • photobiostimulation
  • biostimulation
  • photobiomodulation
  • photonic stimulation
  • photorejuvenation

There are downsides to this type of therapy.  Red light therapy also is a huge energy consumption if you don’t choose the right device.  The body absorbs only so much energy.  By the cells of a person’s body absorbing the energy, it can be harmful to an extent.

There are different devices and with different energy levels.  Each energy level can benefit different types of treatment.  I do have to say that since it can benefit the effects of joint pain, it will take a bit more than the treatment of just skin benefits.  The joints are not only harder to reach, but also have to have more circulation to be able to move them.  Walking does put a lot of pressure on your knees.  Especially those that have been dancing or certain exercises in the past.

The transfer time is a different matter.  How long does it take to reach different parts of the body?  That depends on the part of the body that you’re wanting to treat.  Again, if you treat the knees, how long will it take to get the right amount of energy to that part without going over what the cells can tolerate?

Well, I hope you’re good at math and using a device that shows the energy amount that it uses.  Some of the devices show what the energy level is that it produces.  I do suggest using those so that your body doesn’t become a science experiment.

According to Light Therapy Device, here is how you figure that out:

First you figure out the energy in Joules.  (Joules is a derived unit of energy in the International System of Units. It is equal to the energy transferred to (or work done on) an object when a force of one newton acts on that object in the direction of its motion through a distance of one metre (1 newton metre or N. · m according to Wikipedia.)  When you figure this out, you then divide that by the photo flex.  (The photon flux is defined as the number of photons per second per unit area.)

To make it easier, talk with a specialist about the type of device that you  should be using and what they recommend.  The main type of doctor that I would talk to is a pain specialist at a pain clinic (if the one you speak to will tell you).  If they won’t, go to a different type of physical therapist.  Some may come with a pamphlet with better instructions or more details of what you need.

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Brought to you by Bit O’ Everything with the curiosity in mind.  Research done on LightTherapyDevice.com.  No compensation received.  All thoughts and research done by Bit O’ Everything.  This post is in the guidelines of the FTC.  All thoughts included are my own.

9 Comments

  1. I have had numbness in my fingertips for over 10 years now so I worry that it will eventually spread to other limbs because I don’t have a clue what caused it. I would try anything ethical to try to get the sensation back in my fingertips or help decrease the numbness.

  2. This sounds great. As I age I can definitely use some better circulation. Thank you so much for sharing

  3. That is pretty funny. I kept thinking red light at a traffic light when I read it, until I got further into it.

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