I tried Red Light Therapy and This is why...
Many studies show promising results for Red Light Therapy. The most interesting to me is increased circulation that benefits the health of skin and sub-cutaneous tissue. This is the feature benefit that enhances the appearance of the skin.
Additional clinical research is being done to prove that RLT is effective. Therefore it currently is not endorsed as a proven method for improving health or circulation. Unfortunately until there is a substantial amount of evidence pointing to it's non-invaisive health benefits, RLT will not be covered by most insurance companies.
Don't let that deter you from trying Red Light Therapy. At one point everything now endorsed by the medical community was once not endorsed and going through studies in the same way.
There are gyms and spas across Canada and the US that offer this as part of there perks for being a member. Check out your local Planet Fitness.
This fringe, holistic, non-invaisive therapy may one day be the primary therapy for some common ailments.
The evidence that is coming in to attest to benefits is strong and consistent. So here is why I am hopping into a red light booth twice a week for 12 minutes.
At the moment studies show promising evidence in these areas:
reduces psoriasis lesions
promotes wound healing
promotes tissue repair
improves hair growth in people with androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness in men and women)
helps to relieve of morning stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis
treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
improves skin complexion by building collagen to diminish wrinkles
prevents recurring cold sores
Aids in repairing sun-damaged skin
improved joint-health in the degenerative conditions osteoarthritis
helps improve the look of scars
relieves pain and inflammation in the Achilles Tendons
I suffer from Raynaud's Syndrome which is a mild Auto-Immune reaction affecting the circulation predominately in fingers and toes.
So far, I can't say if RLT has reduced the occurance of symptoms associated with Raynaud's Disease. The other benefits it potentially offers are not inconsequential. For me, 12 minutes of peace and quiet in a warm booth with no phone, disruptions or social media, sounds like like dream. Sign me up!
Stay strong! ❤