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The healing power of Red Light Therapy

According to a report published by Chronic Pain Ireland in 2017, an estimated 598,000 people in the Republic of Ireland are living with chronic pain at a severe level. That is roughly 12% of the population. Even more are living with more mild conditions that are being poorly managed.

If you are a long-term sufferer of pain, be it as a result of arthritis or another chronic condition, you may have gone down several routes to try and eliminate or alleviate that pain – be it a natural remedy or a man-made drug. Such is the severity of these chronic conditions for some people, many even source drugs which are not prescribed and may not be safe for them to take.

One treatment that is becoming increasingly popular is Lumired Red Light Therapy – a completely drug-free treatment that is scientifically proven to repair human cells.
This treatment can provide long-term relief from a variety of chronic conditions, ranging from aching muscles to chronic back pain, and can also speed up muscle recovery

A non-invasive alternative that might work for you.

Red Light Therapy is a completely painless treatment that has no side effects and is extremely accessible to many due to the fact it can be administered at a very low cost. Furthermore, it is a treatment that can be administered safely at home using a Red Light Therapy device.

Athletes and active people are also increasingly working Red Light Therapy in Ireland into their routines due to its positive impact on post-exercise recovery.

The science behind Red Light Therapy.

Red light produces a biochemical reaction inside the cells of the target area, which strengthens the mitochondria (membrane-bound cell organelles) within the cells themselves. Among other important functions, mitochondria are responsible for energy production. They also contribute towards heat production and the storing of calcium. So essentially, Red Light Therapy prompts a “charging” effect on the cells of the body.
During the treatment, red and near-infrared light (free from UV) penetrates your skin and cells to ultimately boost the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – the product of cellular respiration. ATP helps the body’s cells to repair any damage and promote rejuvenation.

Where did this treatment come from?

It is widely understood that moderate exposure to sunlight can have a positive impact on joint and muscle pain. This is due to a boost in Vitamin D levels.
Red Light Therapy is essentially a more concentrated treatment that can more accurately and effectively target problem areas that are causing pain or discomfort.

After Red Light Therapy (RLT) was successfully used in the 1990s by scientists to grow plants in space through promoting growth and photosynthesis of plant cells, RTL was studied to see if its effect could aid in pain reduction and cellular growth in people. The results were inspiring and fruitful, and Red Light Therapy continues to be used today to aid in pain relief, tissue repair, and muscle improvement.

Chronic pain is an unfortunate staple in the lives of many people. This impediment to daily life comes in many forms such as arthritis, inflammation, or chronic pain, among others. Red Light Therapy has been proven to lessen pain and promote cellular regeneration to improve functionality and lead to a healthier daily life.

Red Light Therapy exposes the body to red light, which increases cellular metabolism. Athletes the world over from players in the NFL, NBA, Olympics, and even MMA fighters and Boxers have taken advantage of the benefits of Red Light Therapy. RLT is quickly becoming a mainstay in professional gyms across the world for those who train.

Red Light Therapy isn’t only for athletes; it’s an advantageous process that anyone who experiences chronic pain, exercises regularly, or is in the process of losing weight can utilize. RLT improves blood flow, meaning your muscles receive more blood and they perform better. Increased blow flow will also lead to muscle tissue healing quicker and being able to endure more strain.

Red and near-infrared light increase the growth of cells. RLT has an anti-oxidation effect on cells, increasing hormones while decreasing muscle fatigue. These processes attribute to lessening cellular decay and eventual cell death.
There is a myriad of studies centered around RLT, and those studies have revealed significant help in reducing pain. Such as:

  • Osteoarthritis. Red Light Therapy reduced pain by more than 50% in studies with people who suffered from Osteoarthritis.
  • Dental Pain. After experiencing Red Light Therapy, people suffering from Temporomandibular Dysfunction Syndrome (TMD) reported having less pain, tenderness, and clicking.
  • Tendinitis. A small study found that people with Achilles Tendinitis reported that after Red Light Therapy, their inflammation and pain had reduced.
  • Dementia. People with Dementia who underwent twelve weeks of Red Light Therapy slept better, were angry less, and had better memory retention.
  • Hair Loss. After twenty-four weeks of at-home RTL, people with androgenetic alopecia grew thicker hair. The study was performed in conjunction with another study that implemented the use of a fa RLT device and the results were not the same. RLT assisted in growing thicker hair.

Red light is natural, and it can penetrate deep into the skin to reach the cells. This process has been proven to not only increase cellular growth and functionality, but to lessen pain, inflammation, and discomfort. No one should have to live with daily pain when there is an inventive, low-risk, and side-effect free method of improving daily life. RLT is a painless and stress-free process that can and will improve your health and happiness.

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