Pain and Inflammation
Near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths are also part of natural sunlight, but with an important difference. Unlike full-spectrum sunlight, which contains harmful ultraviolet rays, red light has been shown in thousands of clinical studies to stimulate positive results. “The amount of hard scientific evidence is exponentially increasing,” says Michael A. Hamblin, an associate professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School and the world’s foremost expert on red light therapy.
Infrared demonstrated statistically significant improvement in their pain severity, fatigue, depression, and other factors, without any adverse side effects.
One of the foremost researchers on infrared, Dr. Michael Hamblin, published a study which suggests that red light and near infrared (NIR) can decrease inflammation and oxidative stress.
Deep Penetration into the Body
When the infrared light is shined onto bare skin, light photons absorb into the body’s tissues, where they stimulate various beneficial biological processes. NIR light’s longer wavelengths allow deeper penetration into the underlying tissues beneath the skin, including muscles, connective tissue, bones, the organs, and even the brain.
Studies Show Improvement
Hundreds of studies and clinical trials have shown that red light therapy can help relieve innumerable conditions and disorders. In a 2013 study published in the scientific journal Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, the authors (one of whom was Dr. Hamblin) infrared is a fast-growing technology used to treat a multitude of conditions that require stimulation of healing, relief of pain and inflammation, and restoration of function.”