What is Light Therapy?
Light therapy is among the earliest recorded healing modalities. Solar therapy was first used by the Egyptians, and forms of light therapy were also practiced by the ancient Greeeks, Chinese, and Indians.
The body needs light to be healthy. Clinical studies are now extablishing how different wavelengths of light affect the body at a cellular level, the conditions that can be successfully treated using light therapy, and the optimal conditions needed to absorb the benefits of light-based treatments.
All light falls along a spectrum of wavelengths. Red and infrared light that falls within the wavelength range of 630-850 nanometers (nm) is extremely beneficial, and often referred to as the "therapeutic window". These wavelengths of light are bioactive in humans, which mean they have a biological effect on the body like antibiotics or vitamins and affect the function of our cells. This Platinum LED light therapy consists of both 630nm wavelength and 660nm alongside an optimized near-infrared blend of 810nm, 830nm, and 850nm wavelengths.
Sunlight includes a component of red light, it is the light wavelength that contributes to the enhanced sense of well-being we experience after a few hours outdoors. LED light therapy harness the regnerative healing red light wavelengths, without the more problematic UVA and UVB light rays that can cause skin cancer and premature aging. LED light theapy, therefore, is the therapeutic science of utilzing red and infrered light wavelengths to assisit with the treatment of health conditions, and promote general well-being.
Red light wavelengths measure between 630nm-700nm. These are an ideal length to penetrate skin cells and sebaceous glands, offering benefits for skin texture and tone, smoothing fine wrinkles, promotiong colleagen production and generally rejuvenating the appearance of skin.
Near-infrared light (NIR) wavelengths are longer than red light wavelengths, and measure between 700nm-1,100nm. They penetrate deeper into the tissue to deliver energy to the body's cells and can pass through bone to assist with healing deep wounds, muscle aches, nerve injury and joint pain.
When delivered together, there are positive effects on the skin, metabolic processes, nervous ststem, endocrine system, and general immune system.
How LED Light Therapy Works
During a LED light therapy treatment, chromophores within our cellular mitochondria absorb red and infrared light photons, and convert them into energy. Mitochondria
are the powerhouses of cells, responsible for making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the cell's form of energy, and enhancing the consumption of oxygen. Once this red light energy has been absorbed by the body, it is then used by the cells to build new proteins such as collagen and elastin, and to assist with cellular regeneration. Red light gives cells a helping hand, ensuring mitochondria reaches its potential by providing it with a full tank of fuel which results in optimal performance for the organism. The process by which red light transforms bodily tissue at a cellular level has been scientifically proven. Improving the performance of mitochondria in the body improves the body's overall performance and health.
Genral Benefits of Light Therapy
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