Light therapy, or phototherapy, is a form of alternative medicine that uses light energy to heal and restore the body. It has been used for centuries to treat various ailments, from skin conditions to physical injuries, and is now being used to improve overall health and wellness. One of the most popular forms of light therapy is the combined use of deep red (660nm) and near infrared (850nm) light. This type of light therapy has been found to have numerous health benefits, ranging from improved skin health to increased energy levels and enhanced cognitive function. In this blog we will discuss the various health benefits of deep red and near infrared light therapy, as well as how it works and how to safely use it.
What is Deep Red (660nm) and Near Infrared (850nm) Light Therapy?
Deep red and near infrared light therapy, also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT), is a form of phototherapy that uses low-energy light waves to stimulate cellular regeneration. The two wavelengths used are 660nm (deep red) and 850nm (near infrared). Deep red light is often used to treat skin conditions such as acne, wrinkles, and age spots, while near infrared light is used to treat deeper issues such as muscle pain, inflammation, and nerve damage.
When applied to the skin, these light waves penetrate the tissue, stimulating the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is an important molecule that is involved in the energy production of cells, and its increased production leads to increased energy levels and improved cellular health. In addition, the increased production of ATP also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which helps to improve the appearance of skin and reduce signs of aging.
Health Benefits of Deep Red and Near Infrared Light Therapy
The health benefits of deep red and near infrared light therapy are numerous. Here are some of the most common benefits:
1. Improved Skin Health
Deep red and near infrared light therapy has been found to be effective in treating various skin conditions, including acne, wrinkles, age spots, and psoriasis. The light waves penetrate the skin, stimulating the production of ATP, which helps to improve cellular health and reduce signs of aging. In addition, the increased production of collagen and elastin helps to improve the appearance of skin and reduce wrinkles and age spots.
2. Increased Energy Levels
The increased production of ATP also leads to increased energy levels, as the molecule is involved in the production of energy in cells. This can help to improve mental clarity, reduce fatigue, and increase overall wellbeing.
3. Enhanced Cognitive Function
The increased production of ATP has also been found to improve cognitive function. Studies have shown that the increased energy levels can help to improve memory, focus, and concentration.
4. Reduced Inflammation
Near infrared light has been found to be effective in reducing inflammation. The light waves penetrate deep into the tissue, stimulating the production of anti-inflammatory molecules that help to reduce swelling and pain.
5. Improved Immunity
Deep red and near infrared light therapy has been found to be effective in boosting the immune system. The increased production of ATP helps to improve the body’s ability to fight off infections and diseases.
Safety and Side Effects
Deep red and near infrared light therapy is generally safe and has few side effects. However, it is important to use the therapy correctly and follow the instructions provided by your doctor. Overuse of the therapy can cause skin irritation, dryness, and redness. It is also important to avoid exposing the eyes to the light.
The Red Light Therapy lamps from Phipower
Phipower has an excelent Red Light Therapy Lamp that is suitable for local body treatment and the face.
In addition, Phipower has a state of the art 1500W Full Body Red Light Therapy Lamp that is suitable for the treatment of the entire body.
The Phipower NIR light therapy equipment can be used to achieve the health benefits as described above.
One of our customers recently gave a review about her experience with our full body red light therapy lamp:
Erna Ruiterkamp – November 24, 2022
“I have rheumatoid arthritis and this has caused my joints to become inflamed in my hands and wrists. I also have osteoarthritis in my thumb joints and therefore live with pain every day. In addition to taking a cold water dip in my canal in front of my house every morning and then doing the breathing exercises of Wim Hof, it is together with this red lamp that pulls me through every day and significantly reduces the pain. I was first allowed to try it out, which was an incredibly nice gesture from Phi Power that made me tack immediately. The pain is significantly reduced and I feel instant relaxation when I lie under the lamp. I therefore bought this lamp in a sky version so that I can easily lie under it every day. My 19-year-old son with chronic back pain is also under the lamp every week and experiences the same relief as I do. I am very happy that I was given the opportunity to test it, which convinced me that everything I am doing now will reduce my rheumatism and maybe even ban it from my body in the longer term.
Secretly I also have the idea that this lamp will help me through my annual winter dip and I am very happy with my purchase. Peter Klaren, thank you very much for your good care and for introducing this lamp to my rheumatic life. I can’t live without it now!”
Deep red and near infrared light therapy is an effective form of phototherapy that has numerous health benefits. It can be used to treat a variety of skin conditions and can also help to improve energy levels, cognitive function, immunity, and reduce inflammation. It is generally safe and has few side effects, but it is important to use it correctly and follow the instructions provided by your doctor.