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Red Light Therapy 101 by Kaiyan Medical
What is RLT? Red Light Therapy (also known as RLT) refers to treatment from LEDs or class 1 cold lasers that deliver wavelengths of natural red and near-infrared light.
JUST LIKE THE SUN red light therapy generally describes natural light treatments that deliver the same therapeutic red and near-infrared wavelengths as natural sunlight.
USED BY NASA light therapy technology has been used in medicine for decades, and NASA experimented with red light therapy use in space in the 1980s and 1990s. In the past 10-20 years, red light therapy has become more widely used thanks to breakthroughs in LED lighting technology that have made it possible to have affordable treatments.
YOUR BODY IS LIKE A BATTERY science now shows the body operates like a battery. Certain wavelengths of sunlight power it, and your general health is determined by your ability to receive and maintain a charge. This is what light therapy is all about.
Red (visible light) wavelengths range from 600-660nm. Red light boosts the formation of collagen and elastin and assists in cell communication. It penetrates superficially and can be used for various skin ailments.
Far Infrared (invisible light) wavelengths range from 750-850nm. FIR stimulates healing, increases mitochondrial function, and improves blood flow and tissue regeneration. It penetrates deeper into the body.
RLT AFFECTS MULTIPLE BODILY SYSTEMS:
FASCIA- the therapeutic effect of red light energy can be carried through the fascia network to other parts of the body where it is needed. This, in turn, elevates the body's capacity to communicate via this charged matrix in a positive feedback loop.
IMMUNE SYSTEM- Beaming red light and far-infrared light on to cells creates a short, low-dose metabolic stress that builds up the cells' anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and natural defense systems, making the body stronger and more resilient to infections.
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM- Red light therapy had been shown to aid the circulatory system's functioning and increase the micro-circulation of blood, one of the most recognized and well-documented effects of this therapy. Red light stimulates the formation of new capillaries carrying more oxygen to the body.
NERVOUS SYSTEM- Red light energy affects the nervous system in several crucial ways; myelination of fibers and a better lamellar organization of the myelin sheath, improvement of electrophysiological function, facilitation of neural factors, increase of vascular network and collagen, faster regeneration of nerve lesions and functional improvement of damaged nerves.
BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT THERAPY FOR HORSES
SOFT TISSUE INJURY
SALIVARY GLAND PROBLEMS
SPRAINS, STRAINS AND SPLINTS
LIGAMENT, TENDON AND MUSCLE INJURIES
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