What is Red Light Therapy?
About thirty years ago, studies show NASA first applied the medical technique called low-level laser therapy (LLLT), also known as red light therapy, for biological use . The technology, originally called HEALS(High Emissivity Aluminiferous Luminescent Substrate) was found to successfully reduce painful side effects with far red/near infrared Light Emitting Diodes. In a two year trial study, improvement showed in cancer patients and those receiving stem cell and bone marrow transpants. NASA concluded that the treatment device could improve pain by 96%, had no adverse affects, and was easily tolerated .
Figure 1. Wavelengths penetrating skin in various color ranges
Red light therapy uses light emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate healing within the human body [3,4]. Several researchers and studies have shown that red light therapy effectively stimulates the body at the tissue, molecular, and cellular levels . Red light therapy devices used today can use up to two or three wavelengths . The most promising effects have been found utilizing a wavelength of 660NM for RLT and the 850NM wavelength with Near Infrared, also known as infrared A (IR-A).
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