Red light therapy involves directing low-level red light wavelengths to treat a range of physical conditions, including chronic pain and inflammation. This regenerative therapy stimulates the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in cells, reducing inflammation and promoting natural healing.
How does red light therapy work?
Red light therapy works by using low-level red light wavelengths, which penetrate skin, entering the tissues, triggering cellular activity. This process is known as photobiomodulation. The red light wavelengths are absorbed by the mitochondria (which generate energy) to promote healing. When the light energy enters the tissues, it stimulates the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the energy source that cells need to function properly, promoting natural healing and cell regeneration. Cell regeneration reduces inflammation and pain by increasing blood flow and oxygenation to the affected area, reducing swelling, and promoting healing in conditions such as arthritis, sports injuries, and chronic pain.