Red Light Therapy as a holistic alternative modality of healing goes back a long way. In 1903, Niels Ryberg Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his successful work on using ultraviolet (UV) to treat people suffering from lupus vulgaris, a type of tuberculosis. A while later and after the invention of low-level lasers such as the ruby and helium-neon laser in the early 1960s, a Hungarian physician called Endre Mester discovered by accident that low-level ruby light could enhance hair growth. He also went on to discover how lasers could accelerate wound healing. With the introduction of LEDs by those studying the techniques, the term was changed to “low-level light therapy” or photobiomodulation. The methods have been promoted for the alternative treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and even smoking cessation among many others.
Using light therapy increasing the vibration in a cell and is akin to jump starting a dead car battery; it accelerates the mitochondria within a cell, which increases ATP production. ATP sends signals to the brain so the brain releases endorphins, anti-inflammatories, serotonin, and more!!
At Just Breathe I am using the HYUNLAI Red Light Therapy stand with deep red 660nm and near infrared 850nm light therapies purchased from Amazon. I would highly recommend you purchasing a unit like this for at home use.