Lighting the Way for Quicker, Safer Healing

Lighting the Way for Quicker, Safer Healing

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Originating Technology/ NASA Contribution   Who’s to say that a little light can’t go a long way? Tiny light-emitting diode (LED) chips used to grow plants in space are lighting the way for cancer treatment, wound healing, and chronic pain alleviation on Earth.   In 1993, Quantum Devices, Inc. (QDI), of Barneveld, Wisconsin, began developing the HEALS (High Emissivity Aluminiferous Light-emitting Substrate) technology to provide high-intensity, solid-state LED lighting systems for NASA Space Shuttle plant growth experiments. The company evolved out of cooperative efforts with the Wisconsin Center for Space Automation and Robotics (WCSAR) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison—a NASA...

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Benefits of Red Light Therapy

Benefits of Red Light Therapy

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The main benefits of red light therapy are thought to have come from the energy exchange. The responses of cells and tissues to red light therapy, which does not itself produce much heat, can be comparable to the body’s reaction to heat. Certain wavelengths of red light can penetrate beyond the skin’s surface, where it is absorbed into the cells deeper than other wavelengths of visible light can. This deeper-reaching light can have the following benefits:   Reduce Joint Stiffness Applying heat to a joint can reduce stiffness by as much as 20%, and effects of red light therapy are...

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What Is Red Light Therapy Used For

What Is Red Light Therapy Used For

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Red light therapy has been used to treat many different conditions and ailments. Red Light Therapy Acne Red light therapy can soothe acne because it can improve circulation and inflammation through the energy transfer. This means that painful, swollen spots may be reduced in size and the lymphatic system can more efficiently clear away waste products, which could prevent the build-up of spot-causing products within the skin. It is also thought that it can shrink oil glands and therefore reduce the amount of oil which is produced.   Red light can also be used in conjunction with blue light to...

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Types of Red Light Therapy

Types of Red Light Therapy

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There are a few different ways that you can treat yourself with red light therapy. Some salons offer a tanning bed-style red light therapy machine, which looks very similar to a sunbed. However, the red light therapy beds do not release dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation as sunbeds do.   The most convenient way to treat yourself with red light therapy though is at home. Many kits can be bought for home use. Some kits are designed for use specifically on the face and come in the form of a facial mask, while others are hand-held devices that you hold onto...

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Is Red Light Therapy Safe?

Is Red Light Therapy Safe?

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Red light therapy uses visible light in the form of lasers or LED. It cannot affect DNA so cannot cause cells to mutate or cause cancer. Red light therapy is generally tolerated very well, although results will vary between people and some conditions will respond better than others.   Red Light Therapy Side Effects   It is thought that red light therapy has virtually no side effects and those which may occur will be mild and will not last long. For example, eye strain or a headache may be caused by the glare of the intense light. Take care not...

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