The HealthLight Blog

HealthLight and its devices are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Devices are intended for temporary relief of minor pain, muscle aches and stiffness and increased circulation.

Foot & Ankle Pad vs. Foot & Calf Pad

By Aimee Nguyen | November 5, 2020

The 122 Foot & Ankle Pad and the 131 Foot & Calf Pad are two of our most popular pads. Both pads are available in our Clinical and Express At-Home product lines. Both can be used on the lower legs and feet. There are lots of similarities between the two pads, but there are key…

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Clinical vs. Express At-Home: What’s the Difference?

By Aimee Nguyen | October 8, 2020

  HealthLight has been manufacturing photo-modulated (pulsed, light emitting diode) devices also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT) devices for over 15 years. HealthLight has two different product lines: Clinical and Express At-Home. In this blog post we’ll be going over the key differences between the two lines. Clinical Line The Clinical Line makes it easier…

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Frequently Asked Questions – Part II

By Aimee Nguyen | July 31, 2020

Part II of our Frequently Asked Questions Series. Below are some of the most common questions we get about light therapy. How does light therapy relieve muscles spasms, aches, and stiffness? Light Therapy dramatically stimulates muscle trigger points and acupuncture points non-invasively providing musculoskeletal pain relief. After just 20 minutes of light therapy, patients experience…

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Benefits of LED Light Therapy for Treatment of Chronic Pain

By Aimee Nguyen | July 15, 2020

Increased circulation. Better nerve sensitivity. Reduced pain. Unfortunately, these are the needs of millions of people. Those with diabetes. Those suffering from Peripheral Neuropathy. Those with chronic pain. Poor sensation in the toes or feet is usually caused by a lack of blood supply or nerve damage. This condition can be symptomatic of a large…

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HealthLight’s LED Light Therapy (Phototherapy) Research Summary

By Aimee Nguyen | July 1, 2020

The impact of LED Light Therapy on pain and circulation has been studied for decades. There are a variety of types of research on phototherapy treatment: Research on Humans Research on Animals Basic Research Applied Research HealthLight has only reviewed a fraction of the thousands of studies out there on phototherapy treatment. Our research mostly…

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Light Therapy Helped Donnie Continue Playing His Favorite Sport

By Aimee Nguyen | March 27, 2020

It is estimated that at least 20 million people in the United States suffer from foot and leg pain. Research supports the conclusion that near infrared light therapy is successful in alleviating pain and improving circulation. For Donnie Althoff, the numbness and pain in his toes and feet made playing his beloved golf more and…

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Beth’s Success with Light Therapy

By Aimee Nguyen | March 3, 2020

Beth Dawson suffered from chronic pain in her feet, and was told by her physician there was not much that could be done to alleviate her symptoms.   “I progressively got worse and worse,” she said. “My gait was off, I didn’t walk like I had, I had to walk slower, I had to hang…

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The Award Winning Science Behind LED Phototherapy

By Aimee Nguyen | February 18, 2020

The 1998 Nobel Prize was awarded to scientists who discovered the relationship between near-infrared light (NIR), nitric oxide and increased circulation, ushering in a movement toward numerous, safe applications for LED phototherapy. In LED phototherapy, both infrared and red light trigger the release of nitric oxide from blood vessels and red blood cells. Nitric oxide…

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Helping Aging Parents with Health Issues

By Aimee Nguyen | January 7, 2020

As our population ages, issues arise around health and independent living. Many adults find themselves dealing with the health issues of their parents, sometimes nearby but often from several states away. It is a growing issue revolving around quality of care, safety, and quality of life. About 17 percent of adult children care for their…

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