Red light therapy is a healing strategy that makes use of red tinted light in order to stimulate the body’s natural defense systems and bring relief from various ailments. The basis for this type of treatment has to do with the fact that red light helps to activate ATP or adenosine triphospate in the muscle tissues, releasing more energy for the body to use. It is possible to employ LED red light therapy at home or undergo treatments conducted by a practitioner.
Employing the therapy simply involves focusing the generated light on an area of the body that is currently experiencing some type of distress. For example, headaches are one of the more common reasons to employ red light therapy. Proponents of this treatment method note that by moving the projected light slowly back and forth over the forehead, the pain of the headache begins to subside and eventually vanishes.
There are a number of different ailments that can be addressed with the use of red light therapy alone or with a combination of blue and red light therapy. Poor circulation is one example. By moving the light up and down over the legs, the blood vessels begin to relax and healthy blood flow is restored. In like manner, the therapy can be used to help counteract stress after a rough day by helping to relax the mind and body.