• Kourtney

Benefits of Red Light Therapy

Red light therapy is beneficial in many different ways, and it's actually been shown through research to slow down aging, promote healing, and support the foundations of health.

Red light therapy can be an affordable way to encourage the healing of bodily tissues, fuel your mitochondria, and support stem cell production within the bone marrow.

Below are some research articles that show just how effective red light therapy can be:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4146146/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5988166/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5587748/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3499892/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4848333/

Often, I will suggest red light to my clients who are dealing with low levels of copper, or with autoimmunity. Red light helps address autoimmunity by supporting the metabolism, improving immune cell function, and protecting against inflammation.

Red light has been shown to improve:

  • wound healing and tissue repair

  • hair growth

  • carpal tunnel syndrome

  • psoriasis lesions and eczema

  • arthritis

  • premature aging and wrinkles

  • sun-damaged skin

  • cold sore infections

  • scars (by causing them to fade)

  • acne

  • hashimoto's thyroiditis

Using red light in the morning is a great way to start the day. Twenty minutes is a good amount of time, and during this time, you can rest or listen to a podcast or music. Of course, you can also use it in the evening.

If you're looking for an affordable option for red light, then this listing on Amazon is a great option. Because it is smaller, you will want to move it around to different areas. If you are hypothyroid, it's a great idea to use it over your thyroid. If you are losing hair, for example, you can use it over your head region. If you are currently struggling with acne, you can use it over your face - just watch out for your eye. You can also purchase a full body system. If you want to invest in a full-body system, Joovv is a great brand.

Tips:

  • try to use red light daily, or at least 3x a week

  • increase red light usage during the fall and winter

  • anytime you have a skin issue, consider using red light on your skin (acne, a scar, a rash, etc.)

Red light is an amazing addition to consider for your wellness journey. When used in conjunction with nutritional and lifestyle changes, there can be so many positive improvements to your life.


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