What are the Benefits and Risks of Infrared Light Therapy?

Infrared light therapy is a form of light-based treatment developed in the late 1980’s and 1990’s. NASA provided extensive research into the use and efficacy of infrared light therapy, catapulting it onto legitimate medical platforms with recognition by the Federal Drug Administration as a viable mode of treatment. The FDA approved Anodyne®  Therapy’s infrared light therapy devices for medical use in 1994.

What is Infrared Light Therapy?

Infrared light therapy promotes cell repair and regeneration. Infrared light penetrates the skin to cellular levels where it works to activate particles of nitric oxide that promote circulation. Better circulation leads to a decrease in inflammation. Since inflammation is a primary cause of pain and discomfort, when inflammation decreases, relief from pain results.

Benefits of Infrared Light Therapy

The primary benefit of infrared light therapy is in pain relief. As explained above, pain in the body is frequently caused by tissue inflammation, and inflammation is exacerbated by poor blood flow. When circulation improves and blood moves to, though, and away from inflamed tissues, swelling and pressure subsides. This helps to relieve pain.

Infrared light in cells also boosts oxygen supply and nutrient delivery to injured tissues. These benefits promote healing which leads to the easing of pain and discomfort.

Infrared light therapy is non-invasive, painless, natural, and safe. It can be delivered in an office setting by healthcare professionals or at home with consumer-grade therapy models.

Risks Linked to Infrared Light Therapy

Some people should not undergo infrared light therapy. These include women who are pregnant, people who are sick, people with light allergies, and those who suffer from heart diseases.

An additional risk is not so much about undergoing light therapy but in using it to the exclusion of other recommended treatments. When a healthcare provider has prescribed medication and other treatment protocols in addition to infrared light therapy, the entire healthcare plan should be adhered to. All regimens should be continued, and infrared light therapy should be considered a component of the wider treatment plan and not a substitution for other treatment modes.

About Anodyne® Therapy

Anodyne® Therapy products have enjoyed over 20 years of proven success. With the assurance provided by twenty-five published clinical studies on the efficacy of Anodyne® Therapy products, over 10,000 healthcare professionals have used Anodyne® office and home units to treat over 100,000 patients. Treatment with our suite of products provides relief from pain and discomfort in the feet, knees, back, and joints, as well as relief from general body aches and muscle spasms.

Visit our product page at https://anodynetherapy.com/anodyne-therapy-products/ to see our selection of home and office models and to download a usage manual. The Model 480 Pro is designed especially for healthcare professionals that wish to treat multiple areas on one patient or that need to treat two patients at a time. The Model 120 Home is perfect for consumer use in its size and portability.

This page also contains links to testimonials and clinical studies and a phone number for ordering Anodyne® Therapy products.