Light therapy for pain relief is a gentle, non-invasive, drug-free, and chemical-free alternative that has been shown to reduce and in some cases even eliminate aches and pains. Red and infrared LED (light emitting diodes) lights deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissue. There is evidence that they speed up the healing process, reduce inflammation, and ease pain.
LED red light therapy devices incorporate both red and infrared technology into one unit to treat an immense number of problems. Visible red light wavelengths at 660 nanometers are beneficial for treating surface conditions such as wounds, cuts, scars, and infection. While infrared wavelengths at 880 nanometers effectively treat bones, joints, and deep muscle problems. LED light therapy uses a form of energy called “photons” to penetrate deep into the affected area repairing any damage making it all the more effective at relieving your pain problems.
Light Therapy Systems have the ability to activate the production of endorphins and blocks pain-transmitting neurons to offer an analgesic affect. In fact, light therapy is so effective at reducing pain and inflammation that an increasing number of health-care providers are now incorporating light therapy into their treatment plans.