In the past, diabetics and cancer patients had to take medication with unwanted side effects to alleviating pain from neuropathy. Studies have shown that red light therapy has been successful for pain relief. The treatment can last for days or weeks at a time.
What is Neuropathy?
Generally speaking, neuropathy refers to malfunctions of the nerves. Many people suffer pain from it. The nerves at any location in the body can be damaged from injury or disease. Some causes may be trauma, chemotherapy, or diabetes. Symptoms often begin in the feet with a gradual onset of loss of feeling, numbness, tingling, or pain. Then it progresses toward the center of the body with time. The arms or legs may also be involved.
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
A light therapy device delivers non-invasive red & near infrared wavelengths directly to your body. It uses medical-grade LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes). These photons of natural, therapeutic light produce a chemical reaction in the mitochondria of the cells that boosts energy production and regeneration. Red light therapy is a therapeutic technique that uses red, low-level wavelengths of light. When exposed to red light therapy, the body produces a biochemical effect that boosts the amount of energy stored in cells
Recent studies refer to red light therapy for diabetic neuropathy, pain caused by diabetes. Neuropathy is most common in people who have had diabetes for decades. It is generally more severe in those who have had difficulty controlling their diabetes. The pain can be anywhere but many suffer from pain in their feet.
Red Light Therapy has also gained popularity for combating wrinkles, fine lines, sunspots, discoloration, and other signs of less-than-stellar skin health.
At Chill Cryosauna, we use Red Light Therapy as an add-on treatment to Whole Body Cryotherapy for inflammation and pain management. We also use it as a premium add-on to a Cryoskin Toning Facial for beauty and anti-aging enhancement.