LIGHT THERAPY AS A HEALING TOOL
Throughout the ages, sunlight (as the earliest form of phototherapy) has been known to have both healing and wellness properties. Light is energy, and energy sustains life – it cannot be destroyed, but it can be transformed into other forms.
Photizo Light Therapy harnesses the healing power of red and infrared light at specific wavelengths and frequencies proven to be effective in accelerating natural healing of the body, reducing swelling and inflammation, stimulating the immune system and relieving pain. Cells that are injured can actually be rejuvenated by light.
All biological systems have a unique absorption spectrum that determines what wavelengths of radiation will be absorbed to produce a given therapeutic effect. The visible red and invisible infrared portions of the spectrum have been shown to have highly absorbent and unique therapeutic effects in living tissues.
Photizo Light Therapy has broad treatment applications and using these units, wounds and other injuries can heal faster and chronic conditions can be managed without the overuse of pain and anti-inflammatory medication.
Unlike ultrasound and electrical stimulation, infrared technology is so gentle that patients can use it frequently without causing more damage to injuries or other chronic pathologies.
The Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) used in Photizo Light Therapy devices do not deliver enough power to damage the tissue, but they do deliver enough energy to promote natural self-healing and pain relief.
The FDA has approved light therapy for the treatment of head and neck pain, as well as pain associated with CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome). In addition to these conditions, the literature indicates that light therapy may be beneficial in three general areas:
- Inflammatory conditions (e.g., bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, etc.).
- Wound care and tissue repair (e.g., diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, bedsores, mouth ulcers, fractures, tendon ruptures, ligament tears, torn cartilage, etc.).
- Pain control (e.g., low back pain, neck pain, and pain associated with inflammatory conditions — carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, post-herpetic neuralgia, etc.).