If someone asked you to reveal the secret to improved health, what would you say? Stop smoking? Cut down on alcohol? Don’t eat too much sugar? Give up junk food and eat better? Take vitamin and mineral supplements? Drink fruit and vegetable juices? Exercise more? Reduce stress? Get more sleep?
Yes, all of these are good answers and important actions to take to improve your overall health. But there is another very important answer that most people would not think of that is quite fundamental to health and wellness — and that is “increasing circulation.”
Circulation is Key
Maintaining good circulation throughout the body is a crucial key to good health. Good circulation means that oxygenated blood, nutrients, and hormones are flowing to support your nerves, tissues, and organs, allowing them to function properly. And waste products are being adequately removed. Diabetics, especially, need to be aware of maintaining good circulation, especially in their feet, or they may experience a host of related medical issues. So what can you do to help increase and maintain proper circulation in all the various areas of your body?
Red/Infrared Light Therapy Increases Circulation
A painless, easy, and highly effective way to increase circulation for better health is through the use of Red/Infrared Light Therapy. Red/Infrared Light Therapy (also known as “photobiomodulation” or “PBM”) is “the use of red and near-infrared light to stimulate healing, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation.” Red/Infrared Light has a wide range of beneficial effects on the body, and can even advance the repair and regeneration of nerves and tissues.
Higher quality, professional-level Red/Infrared Light Therapy systems have been granted FDA clearance for increasing circulation, and also for relieving pain, relaxing muscles, relieving muscle spasms, and relieving the aches and stiffness caused by arthritis. Red/Infrared Light Therapy systems are considered to be Class II medical devices.
Being Used Worldwide
Chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, acupuncturists, podiatrists, and other health practitioners around the world are now using Red/Infrared Light Therapy as a highly effective and dependable treatment method that increases circulation wherever needed in the body. In addition, Red/Infrared Light Therapy also provides quick pain relief, and triggers the biochemical stimulation that supports and accelerates healing. And because Red/Infrared Light Therapy is so easy to self-administer, many practitioners encourage patients to purchase their own therapy systems for in-home use to augment their in-office treatments.
How Red/Infrared Light Therapy Works
When a Red/Infrared Light Therapy Pad is placed on the body, photons of light are released which induce cascades of beneficial biochemical processes within the cells. “Radiation of tissue with light causes an increase in mitochondrial products such as ATP, NADH, protein, and RNA…” Nitric oxide is also released which increases circulation, so that blood teeming with oxygen and nutrients can now flow more freely into nerves, muscles, joints, and other tissues within that local area. In turn, this accelerates the body’s natural healing processes, leading to better health and wellness. “This vasodilation increases the availability of oxygen to treated cells, and also allows for greater traffic of immune cells into tissue. These two effects contribute to accelerated healing.” This boost of healing stimulated by Red/Infrared Light Therapy continues for several hours after the therapy session concludes.
Red/Infrared Light Therapy Benefits the Entire Body
Red/Infrared Light therapy can benefit virtually every external part of the physical body, as well as the heart, liver, and other internal organs. Red/Infrared Light Therapy can even uplift the emotions. Just place the light therapy pad over any area of the body where increased circulation is needed. And increasing circulation leads to the added benefit of also relieving pain wherever the light therapy pad is placed. A typical therapy session lasts for twenty minutes, and can be administered as needed to improve and then maintain good circulation in any area of the body.
Red/Infrared Light Therapy is Safe
Unlike taking too many supplements or engaging in extreme or too much exercise for one’s condition, Red/Infrared Light Therapy poses no potential harm or risk. In the case of chronic conditions, Red/Infrared Light Therapy can be used daily, and even more than once per day. Red/Infrared Light Therapy/PBM “has an almost complete lack of reported adverse effects…The remarkable range of medical benefits provided by PBM, has led some to suggest that it may be ‘too good to be true’.” But thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies found on pubmed.gov prove Red/Infrared Light Therapy’s remarkable benefits!
In Conclusion – Red/Infrared Light Therapy for Improved Health
As the list of negative side effects for most pharmaceuticals today is far longer than the list of benefits, it has become increasingly important to take active steps to avoid the potential risks of prescription drugs (and surgery) by using alternative approaches to improving and maintaining health and wellness. If you are looking to repair or enhance your health (and/or relieve pain) Red/Infrared Light Therapy can help you to effectively increase circulation and stimulate and accelerate your body’s own innate healing ability. One Light Therapy system can bring you, your family, and/or your patients a lifetime of improved health!
 Hamblin MR. Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation. AIMS Biophys. 2017;4(3):337-361. doi:10.3934/biophy.2017.3.337, p.1.
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 Hamblin MR. Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation. AIMS Biophys. 2017;4(3):337-361. doi:10.3934/biophy.2017.3.337, p.14.