What is HealthLightTM?
HealthLight is a photo-modulated (pulsed, light emitting diodes) device also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT). The infrared and visible red LEDs are the heart of the HealthLight Therapy systems, providing gentle but powerful
What is LED Light Therapy?
After decades of research it was found that certain wavelengths of light within the red, blue and
infra- red bands were very beneficial to living tissue. Light therapy is currently being used in clinical settings around the world. Light therapy has been in use by the medical profession to increase circulation and reduce pain and inflammation for more than 20 years. Its growing acceptance has become more abundant as research continues into the many ways light therapy can help.
Can you explain LED lights and color?
LED light therapy describes the color in terms of the wavelength of the LED's. The wavelength is measured in nanometers (nm). The human eye sees wavelengths as colors. Visible light ranges
from the violets at about 380 nanometers to the deepest reds at about 750 nanometers. HealthLight lights are blue 430 nm, red 650 nm and infrared 880 nm. Infrared is outside of the visible spectrum and cannot be seen by the human eye.
Can anyone use LED Light Therapy?
Any individual can use the HealthLight safely, the sessions are completely non-invasive. As is the case with most modalities, if you are pregnant or taking any medications that cause light sensitivity, consult with your physician regarding the use of any light therapy system.
Has the FDA reviewed HealthLight?
HealthLight devices are recognized by the FDA under classification/clearance (IRT) 890.5740. The FDA requires the manufacturing facilities to be registered and adhere to GMP quality standards. HealthLight systems have the distinction of being manufactured entirely in the United States, not overseas. HealthLight is an FDA Approved Class II Medical Device.
What does it feel like when using HealthLights?
HealthLight system's combination of near infrared and red light diodes create a comforting, warm feeling under the pads.
• Dilates the blood vessels locally, causing an increase in circulation (blood flow).
• Stimulates warmth that may reduce and alleviate pain. Many users get so relaxed they actually fall asleep.
Additionally, patients and clients may experience:
• Pain relief
• Decreased tension
• Decreased inflammation
• Decrease in local swelling
• Increase in range of motion
• Increased lymphatic drainage
• Decreased muscle spasms and tightness
• Increased venous dilation and blood flow
• Improvement in peripheral neuropathy symptoms
How does HealthLight increase circulation?
The infrared light energy releases nitric oxide from hemoglobin and endothelial cells. Nitric oxide is a signaling molecule that relaxes smooth muscle cells found in the arteries, veins, and lymph vessels. When these muscles relax, the vessels dilate, thus allowing increased circulation. Visualize the difference in diameter between a straw and a hose.
Are the beneficial results lasting?
HealthLight treatments increase circulation locally by as much as 400% in one session and will continue for 4 - 6 hours, while systemic effects will continue for 48-72 hours.