Got Pain? Shed some light on it!
Updated: Aug 26, 2019
If you experience joint pain, chronic inflammation, acne or more, healing could be as simple as shedding some light on the problem! In recent years, low-level light therapy has been making headlines for the treatment of conditions such as chronic pain and inflammation. Light therapy increases blood flow which helps in tissue recovery and collagen stimulation. You might be wondering if light therapy even works. Clinical studies show that yes, light therapy can definitely help your body heal and decrease pain and inflammation. It is now FDA approved for treating conditions such as joint pain and for healing wounds. It is also used for healing acne, anti-aging, and more.
Light therapy is applied directly through the skin. It is not painful and does not produce any heat. Light waves can be absorbed by the skin to a depth of 8-10mm where it can have positive effects on your cells. According to www.draxe.com, “Light therapy has shown promise for treating symptoms of joint pain or osteoarthritis due to aging, those caused by cancer treatments like chemotherapy or radiation, hair loss, wounds or incisions, acne, wrinkles…” and the list goes on and on. Light therapy can also be helpful for athletes who suffer from tissue damage such as sprains or tears.