Red Light Therapy For Inflammation
Are you dealing with long-lasting inflammation? If you are, you aren’t alone! Many people suffer from chronic inflammation. It may be triggered by stress, allergies, or a chronic condition such as an autoimmune disorder, arthritis, or asthma. Clinical studies suggest that red-light therapy may bring you relief. So get your energy back with red-light therapy to safely combat chronic inflammation!
What is inflammation?
Inflammation is your immune system’s response to a stressor like a virus, a toxin, or an injury. In response, your body floods the damaged area with white blood cells, proteins, and antibodies. Short-term or acute inflammation, in response to an injury or bacteria, helps your body heal. It only lasts for a few hours or days.
Long-term or chronic inflammation occurs when your body is continually stressed, such as by a condition like lupus. It can last for weeks, months, or years. Unlike acute inflammation, chronic inflammation is harmful. It can leech away your energy, causing fatigue and loss of appetite. It can also cause joint pain, muscle stiffness, fever, chills, and headaches. Over time, it can damage your tissues, organs, and joints. Studies suggest that chronic inflammation may increase your risk of a stroke and contribute to the development of several diseases.
You can reduce your risk of developing cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, neurodegenerative disorders, and autoimmune disorders by combating chronic inflammation.
How to treat chronic inflammation?
Taking medicine to reduce chronic inflammation is a common but risky solution. Many Americans use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to elevate inflammation. These medicines, such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), and naproxen (Aleve), effectively reduce pain and inflammation. Unfortunately, long-term use of NSAIDs is linked to an increased risk of peptic ulcer disease, gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, kidney disease, and liver failure.
According to a study published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, “Each year, the side effects of long-term NSAID use cause nearly 103,000 hospitalizations and 16,500 deaths. More people die each year from NSAIDs-related complications than from AIDS and cervical cancer in the United States.” Those are troubling facts.
Studies suggest that red light therapy may be a safer alternative.
How Red-Light Therapy Combats Chronic Inflammation
Red light therapy uses red and near-infrared light waves to penetrate the skin and target your cells directly. According to a study in the journal AIMS Biophysics, red light therapy can reduce oxidative stress and increase antioxidant defenses. In other words, when it encounters inflamed cells, it acts as an antioxidant. It reduces inflammation. The researchers concluded that benefits of red-light therapy are “particularly important for disorders of the joints, traumatic injuries, lung disorders, and the brain.”
At Fit and Trim of Sarasota, we offer full-body red-light therapy sessions in zero-gravity beds. Our effective equipment exposes your body to safe levels of red and near-infrared light that can combat inflammation. Visit us to find relief from chronic inflammation!
How Can I Get Started?
If you are ready to try a safe therapy to address chronic inflammation, call us today at
941-529-0888! We will schedule a free education consultation with a red-light therapy expert to get to know you and share more information about this holistic therapy. We are passionate about helping you live your life to your full potential!