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How Does Natural Red & Near Infrared Light Work

NASA had this same question when it commissioned a company called QDI to conduct research on red light therapy in 1993. After it was proven that the technology could activate plant growth in space, contracts were awarded to investigate the medical application of light-emitting diodes (LEDs)—with a special focus on how LED photon energy transfers to human cells stimulating activity and growth.


This preliminary research demonstrated the effective health benefits of a specific wavelength of red light: 660 nanometers (nm). What began as a way to limit the bone and muscle loss of astronauts has led to hundreds of peer-reviewed clinical studies documenting a wide variety of benefits from various wavelengths withing the red and near infrared spectrum.


Currently, the FDA has approved light therapy for the treatment of joint pain and arthritis, inflammation, edema, tissue repair, exercise performance, reduction of wrinkles, pigmentation, scars, acne and flaccid skin.  Many other off label conditions are awaiting approval, such as hairloss, rosacea, eczema, vitiligo, wound healing, herpes/cold sores, alzheimer's, cancer and much, much more.


At Red Light Life we use only FDA approved, medical-grade quality LED systems using the power of light harnessed at optimal wave lengths, power densities and dosages based on over 400 published clinical research outcomes. 


Red and NIR Light Therapy has a wide range of applications of use in dermatology, especially in indications where stimulation of healing, reduction of inflammation, reduction of cell death and skin rejuvenation are required. The application of Red and Near Infrared Light to disorders of pigmentation may work both ways by producing both repigmentation of vitiligo, and depigmentation of hyperpigmented lesions depending on the dosimetric parameters. The introduction of LED array-based devices versus laser has simplified the application to large areas of skin. 



Research Study Links to PubMed.gov and Journals


Skin Rejuvenation, Acne, Hyperpigmentation, Vitiligo, Photoprotection, Herpes Lesions, Scars & Keloids, Burns, Psoriasis:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126803/


Peripheral Neuropathy:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16504836
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11904323

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15289717

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14693984

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16710647

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16303775

Wound Healing:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19588536/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9865208 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29713842

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29668397 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29546619

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11295756

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10362987

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9041509

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1437861


PAIN STUDIES

Chronic Low Back Pain, Joint Pain:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2539004/

https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/unique-use-near-infrared-light-source-treat-pain

TMJ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24197518

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28218006

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29861802

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29850961

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28294697

Inflammation/Pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30074108

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29909435

MS-spinal treatment

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29742699

Joint pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28740325

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25705083

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24610977

Neck and back pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24511189

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27135465

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20704667

Muscloskeletal pain

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28466181

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4743666

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5903214/

TBI, Brain, Neurological

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28001756

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21182447

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5066074

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28164443

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23964217

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7769534

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26989758

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15557336

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21172691

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214647416300381?via%3Dihub


LLLT Overview 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22045511

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3799034/


Exercise Recovery/Post Workout

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3554033/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24249354

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24942380

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29099680

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27874264

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27050245

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26647747 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27141153

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27034111 



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Red Light Therapy also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), Laser Biostimulation, Laser Therapy, Photobiomodulation (PBMT), Laser Phototherapy, LED Phototherapy, Cold Laser Therapy and Soft Laser.