The HealthLight Blog

HealthLight’s Research Summary

By Aimee Nguyen | July 1, 2020

The impact of light therapy on pain and circulation has been studied for decades. There are a variety of types of research on light and laser therapy: Research on Humans Research on Animals Basic Research Applied Research HealthLight has only reviewed a fraction of the thousands of studies out there on light and laser therapy.…

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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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Award Winning Science Behind Light Therapy

By Aimee Nguyen | February 18, 2020

The 1998 Nobel Prize was awarded to scientists who discovered the relationship between near infrared light, nitric oxide and increased circulation. Both infrared and red light trigger the release of nitric oxide from blood vessels and red blood cells. Nitric oxide causes local vasodilation that lasts several hours after the therapy session has ended. Vasodilation…

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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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