How does LED Therapy Work? Numerous studies have concluded the following effects of LED Therapy.
LED’s at specific wavelengths are reported to increase circulation by increasing the formation of new capillaries. This allows more blood supply - hence more oxygen and vital nutrients to reach tissues. This increased circulation also allows for the faster removal of metabolic wastes.
Studies site that LED Therapy stimulates the production of collagen.Collagen is an essential protein for repair to damaged tissue, including ageing skin and scars.
LED Therapy reportedly stimulates the release of ATP – Adenosine triphosphate. ATP is the major carrier of energy to all cells. Increases in cellular ATP levels allow the cells to function more effectively and get rid of wastes faster.
LED Therapy increases the activity of the lymphatic system thus promoting a faster elimination of swelling – oedema in tissues.
LED Therapy reduces the excitability of nervous tissue by stimulating the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain fighting chemicals.
LED Therapy increases the synthesis of RNA and DNA. This helps damaged cells to be replaced more quickly.
LED Therapy increases phagocytic activity hence helps fight infections. Phagocytes help to destroy and mop up dead or degenerated cells.
LED Therapy stimulates tissue granulation which is an important part of tissue repair.
LED Therapy stimulates trigger points and acupuncture points.
LED Therapy helps to relax muscles.
Red Light Therapy can help with:
Tendon and ligament injuries
And much more