LED light therapy is a healthy, cost-effective alternative to drugs and surgery for healing the body.
SEATTLE, December 20, 2019 – As research continues to validate the science and beneficial effects of light-emitting diode (LED) therapy on the human body, chiropractic offices all over the globe are leveraging the power of LED light therapy (also known as photobiomodulation) to help their patients reduce chronic pain and inflammation. Many chiropractors are also selling TrueLight light therapy devices to their patients for cost-effective, at-home use in between office visits and long-term therapy needs.
LED light therapy is defined as a painless, non-invasive form of treatment that uses specific wavelengths of light to help heal the body. Over 3,000 peer-reviewed scientific studies to date have shown that photobiomodulation can have many positive biological effects, including but not limited to:
- Accelerated muscle recovery
- Faster would/injury healing
- Pain relief
- Improved blood and oxygen circulation
- Reduced inflammation
- Fat loss
- Anti-aging (reduced wrinkles and fine lines)
- Increase in strength and endurance
- Improved hormonal health
- Improved energy levels and mood
- Improved cognitive function
- Reduce skin irritation, UV damage, and redness (e.g. rosacea)
While LED technology is not a literal “magic” pill, it is highly favored because of its far-reaching abilities without pain or the use of drugs. Exposure to the diffused light essentially triggers the mitochondria in the body’s cells and results in the production of additional ATP (energy). So, it’s fair to say that the human body isn’t just fueled by food, but also light.
NASA initially developed this technology to protect astronauts’ health – more specifically, to promote the growth and generation of healthy cells, prevent bone and muscle loss, and speed up wound healing — which can be greatly impacted by a lack of gravity. In the world of chiropractic treatments, which focus on muscle, joint and/or bone pain, photobiomodulation can be a very effective, complimentary tool for muscle recovery, tissue regeneration, and pain management.
TrueLight light therapy devices emit a patent-pending combination of light wavelengths to heal the body from the surface of the skin all the way down to the bone. This combination includes deep red (660nm), red (630nm), near-infrared (NIR) (850nm), and yellow light (580nm). Red and NIR have deep penetration levels, allowing the dispersed light to reach into cells, tissues, blood, nerves, and bones. When the light reaches the cells, it also promotes the release of nitric oxide (NO) from the mitochondria. This is especially important for chiropractors and their patients to know because the release of NO helps dilate blood vessels and stimulate ATP production, which in turn can accelerate healing, muscle recovery, and tissue strengthening. Yellow light has a much shallower penetration level and is ideal for creating primary cellular movement at the top layer of skin. (Think reducing skin irritation and redness.)
Truelight photobiomodulation devices are also unique in that they have two different light modes: steady and pulsed light. It has been discovered that when LED lights are pulsed, they stimulate the cells and enable them to produce more protein and ATP, which can help cells heal faster. Alternatively, a steady beam of light can remove/dull pain, reduce inflammation, and allows muscle tissue to relax.
More and more chiropractors are recommending TrueLight products to patients who are looking for relief – from sports injuries, post-surgery conditions, sprains and strains, plantar fasciitis, and various other conditions ailments that often result in pain and inflammation. These devices can also be used to treat skin conditions, accelerate wound healing, and reduce scar tissue. Since TrueLight products offer both targeted and full-body solutions, chiropractors are also recommending that patients invest in their health by consistently using these devices in the comfort of their own homes for deeper, faster healing.
TrueDark® is a wellness technology brand that empowers people to leverage healthy light for healthier living. While TrueDark eyewear blocks specific wavelengths of “junk”, the TrueLight product line consists of patent-pending light therapy devices that promote faster recovery and deeper rejuvenation. Founded in 2016 by Dave Asprey, the creator of Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof diet, TrueDark has quickly grown from a small startup to an established brand that is on a mission to help people optimize and leverage the light in their environment so that they can sleep, feel, and live better every day.