Light: The missing piece of the wellness puzzle
For as long as we can remember, diet, exercise and hydration have been promoted as important means of wellness. However, there is one element not talked about enough: light. Light provides functional support for the human body and is a vital piece of the wellness puzzle.
If you have yet to indulge in the goodness that is light therapy, now is the time. Professional athletes, movie stars and biohackers have been using light as a mode of wellness for many years to enhance performance and keep the body in prime condition. Now, light therapy is more available and affordable for everyday people wanting to optimize their health.
Light Emitting Diode (LED) therapy, also known as red light therapy, low level light therapy or photobiomodulation (PBM), is a process that uses varying wavelengths of light including red and infrared light for a non-invasive, soothing and gentle treatment. It sets in motion the body’s inherent pain-relieving process while promoting total body wellness and peak physiological function.
This type of treatment is typically approached with hesitation by the consumer, but the results speak for themselves. Below is a list of the benefits from light therapy:
- Increases nitric oxide levels (for more on the benefits of nitric oxide: Podcast Link Here)
- Improves circulation & reduces lactic acid build up
- Promotes hair growth
- Provides testosterone enhancement for men
- Optimizes sleep
- Reduces wrinkles, fine lines and acne
- Stimulates collagen & elastin production
- Reduces inflammation
- Decreases joint pain and stiffness
- Accelerates healing
- Improves brain, mood & heart function
LED does not contain ultraviolet rays which therefore makes it safe for regular use. Consistency is key. Using red light therapy on a regular basis will maximize results. However; in most cases, you will begin to see positive results after just one use; typically in the areas of skin, soreness and pain!
All red light devices are not created equal. It is important to ensure the device you choose (either full bed, handheld and/or single panels) is high quality.
At Victory Men’s Health, we use the LightStim LED Bed, which is the first LED bed to receive FDA Clearance. It is FDA cleared to relieve arthritic pain, a variety of minor aches and pains, relax muscles and increase local blood circulation. The LightStim bed delivers a comprehensive full body treatment with 18,240 medical grade LEDs. The unique, custom design ensures the closest proximity of the skin to the light source for superior results. It also includes sophisticated sensors that monitor and adjust body temperature on a millisecond-by-millisecond basis for consistent tissue temperature and increased blood flow throughout the entire body.
To book your session or talk to one of our team members regarding red light therapy, please contact us below
Available at the Town & Country, Missouri clinic only.