Yes, just as the name indicates, this therapy is actually given by laying you down on a red light therapy bed or keep you in the vicinity of red light. Why? When? Who? What? All the four W’s will be answered below as follows:
What Is A Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy or RLT is a therapeutic technique by the personal trainer Boca Raton that uses red low-level wavelength light to treat many diseases or offer some sort of therapy to patients with a certain illness. These include depression, treatment of cancer, arthritis, Achilles heel and getting rid of your facial wrinkles as well making your hair grow in volume and in general!
When Was It Brought in Practice?
RLT has been in practice for a long time now. Many saunas and spas first tried to use it then slowly it took place in doctor’s clinics and labs. Although the treatment is yet to become famous properly and many are still hesitant about it but whoever has tried it, has good words to say about this particular form of therapy.
When to Use RLT?
RLT is not used to directly treat diseases. So, if you’re suffering from full-blown arthritis or cancer then you cannot depend solely on red light therapy. Similarly lying in the red light therapy bed will hardly cure you of your depression. This is only used to provide some relief to the patients. For example, a person suffering from cancer will be exposed to red light but not for treatment rather for creating another form of medication.
Who Should Be Allowed for RLT?
It has slowly been observed in some cases of patients suffering from various diseases that RLT does in fact completely cures the specified disease but the majority are not sure or in favor at all. Anyways for now red light therapy has been conducted to those suffering with:
- Sugar ulcers
- Skin diseases
- Post-partum depression
- Hair growth or hair diseases
- Diminishes scars
- Relieves pain and inflammation in Achilles’ tendons.
How Does the Red Light Therapy Works?
Red light therapy is said to increase the functioning of mitochondria. Mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell and are functional with the presence of energy-carrying molecules called ATP (adenosine triphosphate). By increasing the function of mitochondria by RLT, you are in turn increases the production ATP which means more energy and hence better working. It is said to be different from laser lights or laser therapies. So far studies and experiments have suggested that it does not cause any harm to the skin or damages your internal organs. Rather it is trying to soothe a human body of extra pain and recurring sickness.
Benefits of RLT
The benefits of red light therapy bed are now causing an uproar on the internet. Some of these include:
- Better circulation of blood
- Production of collagen
- Cures wounds
- Provides faster recovery from illness and sickness
- Provides relief from thyroid problems etc.