Infrared Light Therapy
Infrared LED therapy has come a long way since it was first introduced to the equine market over 25 years ago. Infrared light therapy releases the healing power of nitric oxide by means of infrared wavelengths of light. When infrared LED light therapy is delivered to injury sites or other painful areas, it dramatically increases circulation, reduces inflammation and promotes healing.
How Does Infrared Light Therapy Work?
When infrared LED light therapy is applied, this energy prompts nitric oxide to release, immediately enhancing blood flow in the area. Dramatic improvements can be noted within minutes. Because of the boost in blood flow that is now bringing oxygen and nutrients to the injury or aching joint or tissues, pain and inflammation can be felt reduction can be felt immediately.
What can I expect during an Infrared Light Therapy treatment session?
First, it is simple and painless. Flexible pads with a variety of infrared lights and patterns, are placed directly on the skin over the area of concern. Energy from the lights penetrates beneath the skin and is absorbed by deeply by the tissues.
At the conclusion of a typical 30 minute session, blood flow to the treated area is enhanced by 400%!, This effect typically lasts for several hours. The most dramatic benefits of infrared light therapy are achieved with multiple treatment sessions.
What Conditions Can be treated with Infrared Light Therapy?
- Most musculoskeletal aches and pains
- Arthritis/Rheumatoid arthritis
- Back pain/Sciatica
- Blunt trauma
- Carpal tunnel
- Diabetic nerve pain
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Neck pain
- Surgical incision healing
- Wound healing
The infrared light therapy used in our office is the same technology NASA uses aboard the Space Shuttle. “The use of light therapy with LEDs can help prevent bone and muscle atrophy as well as increase the rate of wound healing in a microgravity environment, thus reducing the risk of treatable injuries becoming mission catastrophes.” NASA Studies.
USE OF INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY & HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
PRODUCES EXTRA ENERGY (ATP)
Supporting Function, Repair & Regeneration
Without Energy we don’t have life. The power house of every cell in the body is the mitochondria. It produces ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) the body’s currency for energy.
Physiologically speaking, there are two natural therapies that can provide the body with a significant rise in ATP: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Low Level Light therapy. Both of these therapies have been shown to physiologically provide a high level of ATP for the body.
Infrared LED Light Therapy
Focused energy shown to benefit localized tissue healing & repair by helping to:
+Reduce pain & inflammation
+Increase blood flow & circulation
+Promote wound healing tissue healing and repair
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Shown to promote wound tissue healing by:
+Helping with the creation of new blood vessels and blood flow to damaged areas of the body
+Helping with the formation of new tissue and collagen