Red Light Therapy

Low-level Red-Light Therapy, Infrared Therapy or also called “Photobiomodulation” is the application of pads to the skin emitting infrared light/blue for healing purposes. This is a very relaxing, non-invasive healing technique that is used in combination with other therapies or stand alone. This enhances mitochondrial function, reduces stress to tissue, improved anxiety/depression, cognitive function, pain reduction, improved age-related vision loss, wound healing, hormone balancing effect, hair loss, enhanced collagen production, anti-aging effects, and improvement with neurodegenerative disease. The light therapies can penetrate several inches into the body even though the pads are placed comfortably on the skin on any location needed. Most patients who visit our clinic are suffering with chronic pain, fatigue, brain fog, neurological symptoms, and anxiety/depression. Patients commonly report improvement immediately after receiving treatment with reduced pain and stress relief.

Treatment time is 20-60 min depending on need. This can be added onto medical appointment

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Here is some suggested peer-reviewed article supporting the benefits of red-light therapy:

  • Al-Quisi, Ahmed Fadhel et al. “Efficacy of the LED Red Light Therapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders: Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.” Pain research and treatment vol. 2019 8578703. 6 May. 2019, doi:10.1155/2019/8578703

  • Hamblin MR. Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation. AIMS Biophys. 2017;4(3):337-361. doi:10.3934/biophy.2017.3.337

  • Gale GD, Rothbart PJ, Li Y. Infrared therapy for chronic low back pain: a randomized, controlled trial. Pain Res Manag. 2006;11(3):193-196. doi:10.1155/2006/876920

  • Reuss, Anna Maria et al. “Blue-light treatment reduces spontaneous and evoked pain in a human experimental pain model.” Pain reports vol. 6,4 e968. 8 Dec. 2021, doi:10.1097/PR9.0000000000000968

  • Cardoso FDS, Gonzalez-Lima F, Gomes da Silva S. Photobiomodulation for the aging brain. Ageing Res Rev. 2021 Sep;70:101415. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2021.101415. Epub 2021 Jul 26. PMID: 34325071.

  • Torres AE, Lim HW. Photobiomodulation for the management of hair loss. Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed. 2021 Mar;37(2):91-98. doi: 10.1111/phpp.12649. Epub 2021 Jan 13. PMID: 33377535.

  • Heiskanen, Vladimir, and Michael R Hamblin. “Photobiomodulation: lasers vs. light emitting diodes?.” Photochemical & photobiological sciences : Official journal of the European Photochemistry Association and the European Society for Photobiology vol. 17,8 (2018): 1003-1017. doi:10.1039/c8pp90049c

  • Ferraresi C, Huang YY, Hamblin MR. Photobiomodulation in human muscle tissue: an advantage in sports performance?. J Biophotonics. 2016;9(11-12):1273-1299. doi:10.1002/jbio.201600176
  • Hamblin MR. Shining light on the head: Photobiomodulation for brain disorders. BBA Clin. 2016;6:113-124. Published 2016 Oct 1. doi:10.1016/j.bbacli.2016.09.002

  • Hennessy M, Hamblin MR. Photobiomodulation and the brain: a new paradigm. J Opt. 2017;19(1):013003. doi:10.1088/2040-8986/19/1/013003

  • Askalsky, Paula, and Dan V Iosifescu. “Transcranial Photobiomodulation For The Management Of Depression: Current Perspectives.” Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment vol. 15 3255-3272. 22 Nov. 2019, doi:10.2147/NDT.S188906

  • Gutiérrez-Menéndez A, Marcos-Nistal M, Méndez M, Arias JL. Photobiomodulation as a promising new tool in the management of psychological disorders: A systematic review. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2020 Dec;119:242-254. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.10.002. Epub 2020 Oct 15. PMID: 33069687.

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