As, I continue to grow and learn in my functional nutrition certification program, I realize how important it is to give people options in their healing. We are all different and one size does not fit all. With that in mind, I am open to non-food interventions as well, which is what led me to red light therapy.
At this point you’re probably wondering, what is red light therapy and why you should want it.
Red light therapy is photobiomodulation. Say what? Basically, it is the exposure of your skin to low levels of red light that can penetrate the skin a few millimeters to create a healing response on a cellular level. It doesn’t generate any heat, so it is not painful or damaging to the skin. In fact, quite the contrary.
These are few of the benefits associated with red light therapy:
1. It increases energy by stimulating the production of ATP by the mitochondria
2. Stimulates DNA/RNA synthesis
3. Activates the lymph system which carries waste out of the body
4. Increases blood flow/circulation
5. Repairs and restores connective tissues
And so much more. There are over 3000 research papers that speak to the benefits of this type of therapy!
After digging a little more, I decided to take the leap by purchasing one for myself. I selected the MitoRedLight Mini (https://mitoredlight.com) and here is why. It was recommended to me by a friend whom I trust on such matters. Two, it was on sale and comes with a 60 day money back guarantee. Three, I have a scar on my leg that could use a little TLC and four, I thought that it might be great for my son’s cellular detoxification process. Anything that can help with detoxification in a gentle yet effective way, is worth giving a chance in my opinion.
My device arrived on Saturday and I’ve used it for three minutes daily. If you’re new to light therapy the recommendation is to start slow and work your way up to ten minutes per session. It’s that powerful.
What have I noticed so far? First, the light is very bright, so it is important to wear the protective goggles included with the device. I notice that every time I use it on my old scar, it feels energized, like something is happening on a cellular level.
I expect that as I increase my level of usage, I will see more substantial changes.
While still early yet, if this is something you can fit into your budget, it might be worth it to add as a complementary therapy for pain, hair growth or any myriad of health issues that may benefit from the addition of this treatment. Check out this page for more red light therapy benefits. https://wellnessmama.com/269510/red-light-therapy/
To better health!