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One of the most dramatic aspects of light therapy is its triggering of the release of nitric oxide, often called the “miracle molecule”. Nitric oxide is the body’s natural vasodilator – it widens the blood vessels and capillaries.
What is infrared light therapy?
Infrared Light Therapy, or photobiomodulation, is a unique therapy that harnesses the healing powers of infrared light. It emits special wavelengths of light energy that dramatically increase circulation to injury sites and areas of chronic pain. The result is a rapid relief of discomfort, improvement in sensation, and regeneration of damaged tissues.
How does infrared light therapy work?
Treatment with the NIR light system is simple and painless. Flexible pads, containing multiple infrared and visible red diodes, are placed directly on the skin over the area of pain or injury. Light energy from the diodes penetrates deeply into the body and is absorbed by proteins within cells releasing nitric oxide, the body’s natural vasodilator. After just 20 minutes of treatment, blood flow is increased to nerves and other tissues, and this boost in local circulation persists for several hours after the pads are removed.