Red Light Therapy (RLT) helps with oxidative stress. Pollution, radiation, and exposure to cigarettes damage our bodies through free radicals. The experts at Healing Ketamine in Orem, Utah, are here to help you. Kendall Miller, CRNA, BLS, ACLS, and the exceptional team offer Laser Therapy to manage many health conditions. To learn more, call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Laser therapy is when laser light is tuned to specific wavelengths and frequencies and applied to an organism in order to stimulate metabolic processes at the cellular level. The photon energy of laser light can effectively penetrate the skin and underlying structures, which accelerates the body’s natural healing process. Laser therapy utilizes the wavelengths and frequencies of visible red and near infrared (NIR) light to treat a variety of conditions at their source within the body through safe, non-invasive, and painless procedures.
Depending on the condition, treatment times for this drug-free, non-invasive procedure will last on average 5-10 minutes but is based on the size of area, depth of penetration needed and condition being treated.
Most people notice a warm, often soothing feeling. There is no pain associated with a treatment. Many also experience reduced muscle tension and tightness, reduced inflammation and improved range of motion.
The treatment does not require the use of drugs or surgery, and there are no dangerous side effects or risks. In addition, Laser therapy provides enhanced treatment outcomes faster than any other treatment modality.
Red Light Therapy (RLT) helps with oxidative stress. Pollutions, radiation, and exposure to cigarettes damage our bodies through free radicals.
In addition to free radicals produced by pollutant exposure, the human body is constantly producing free radicals during a process used to turn food into energy, called oxidative phosphorylation.
Everyone produces some free radicals naturally in their body through processes like exercise or inflammation. This is normal and part of the body’s intricate system of keeping itself healthy.
You may also be exposed to free radicals in the environment. Some sources include:
* certain pesticides and cleaners
* cigarette smoke
A diet high in sugar, fat, and alcohol may also contribute to free radical production.
Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals are compounds that can cause harm if their levels become too high in your body. They’re linked to multiple illnesses, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Prolonged oxidative stress can damage your DNA and other important molecules in your body. Sometimes it even leads to cell death. Damage to your DNA increases your risk of cancer, and some scientists have theorized that it plays a pivotal role in the aging process.
Red light, at specific wave lengths, is readily absorbed by chromophores in the mitrochondria of the body’s cells, which activates metabolic energy processes. Red and near-infrared wavelengths of light promote ATP production, which boosts energy transport within cells, leading to increased cell proliferation. This boot in the body’s natural healing cycle helps reduce inflammation and promotes healing of damaged tissue.
Red light is different from other forms of light because it penetrates deeper into the skin. Blue and ultraviolet light mainly affects the upper layers of the skin, while red light can be absorbed by cells deep in the body.
Red light therapy is also called photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy because of the change in the body induced by light.
PBM therapy is dose-dependent. Accurate dosage is a combination of wavelength and exposure time. Different wavelengths are more readily absorbed by different tissues in the body, so it is important to select the wavelength that is appropriate for an individual’s concerns and goals. Exposure time should be incremental and consistent.
When the correct dosage is achieved, photobiomodulation therapy has a positive impact.
PBM can be used to manage many conditions, such as:
* Nerve pain and nerve regeneration
* Soft tissue healing
* Anxiety and Depression
* Improved skin appearance and elasticity
* Improved muscle performance and recovery