Light therapy has been around for many years and is utilized to treat a variety of conditions. It is used to treat mood disorders including anxiety and depression, stimulates collagen, creating an anti-aging effect, psoriasis and acne as well as wound healing, neuropathy and painful inflammatory conditions.
How does it work? Light therapy utilizes specially designed, soft, neoprene light emitting diode (LED) pads against the skin. Light therapy has been shown in over 50 years of independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits. Volumes of scientific studies are available on LED therapy from such prestigious institutions as the Mayo Clinic and NASA. The special frequency Light Emitting Diodes cause the release of nitric oxide from red blood cells, improving circulation and decreasing inflammation. Nitric oxide is proven as essential for wound healing.
Nitric oxide also functions as a signaling molecule or neurotransmitter, acting as a safe and natural pain reliever. Light therapy which strikes the retina of the eye is also utilized to treat various mood disorders such as anxiety and depression and is known to create a "feel-good effect" afterwards.
Light therapy treatments are cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All of the sessions are pleasant, safe, noninvasive and may produce dramatic results in a short period of time. Although many patients notice an improvement after the initial treatment, most patients require an average of 4 to 6 sessions.