Infrared light therapy lowers blood pressure, increases blood flow, promotes healing, reduces pain & inflammation.
Infrared Light Therapy can penetrate below the skin layers, providing a much greater depth than regular heating devices. Therefore, this natural method can offer a broad range of health benefits.
As opposed to ultraviolet light, which can be harmful to the skin, infrared light enhances cell regeneration and repair. It is a natural, safe, painless, and non-invasive alternative medicine treatment.
One of the great benefits of Infrared Light Therapy is the positive effects on the body’s cardiovascular health. The use of infrared light increases the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide’s most crucial function is vasodilation.
Vasodilation means the relaxation of the blood vessels’ inner muscles, causing them to widen, improving blood circulation, and lowering blood pressure. Improved oxygen-rich blood circulation is imperative for overall cardiovascular health.
Furthermore, Infrared Light Therapy is a safe, effective, drug-free long-lasting pain management treatment. Improved circulation provides more oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues. Promoting faster healing of tissues and relieving pain and inflammation.
Since the infrared light penetrates around 2 inches deep, it can act on nerves, such as the sciatic nerve. Infrared Light Therapy is beneficial in calming down irritated nerves and decrease pain sensation. The light reduces the tension on the muscles surrounding that nerve, decreasing further the pain. Furthermore, it provides the affected nerve with the much needed oxygenated blood and nutrients to promote healing and stay healthy.
On many occasions, pain is related to ischemia (meaning a lack of blood supply to an area) due to spasms or tension. This natural pain relief method increases blood flow to the affected area and reduces muscle spasms.
For patients with neuropathies, infrared light increases the blood flow to the affected areas and promotes oxygen-rich circulation. For example, in patients with diabetic neuropathy, Infrared Light Therapy helps increase blood flow to the extremities, where circulation is compromised.
Infrared Light Therapy is also beneficial for stress reduction. The soothing warmth of the infrared light relaxes muscles and relieves tension throughout the body. Relaxation methods help balance cortisol levels (primary stress hormone). Also, relaxation helps the body release endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural “feel-good” neurotransmitter making them an essential component in a balanced, happy life.
Infrared Light Therapy can treat many conditions, including joint pain, joint inflammation, muscle pain, spine injuries, nerve pain, arthritis pain, sports injuries, work injuries, exercise injuries, etc
- Relieves pain
- Reduces joint stiffness
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces muscle tension
- Relaxes blood vessels
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves blood flow and circulation
- Helps remove toxins and purify the skin
- Boosts the immune system
How Does Infrared Therapy Work?
An infrared heat lamp emits light waves that release heat energy upon contact. These waves are absorbed by water, and because our soft tissues are mostly water, it is easily absorbed by the body.
Infrared can penetrate the body around 2 inches and stimulates the release of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide relaxes and opens the blood vessels. The increased blood flow promotes healing, reduces pain and inflammation, flushes out toxins, and promotes overall healing.