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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Why I Prefer HealthLight’s NIR Light Therapy Equipment Over Other

By Laurie Velger | June 17, 2020

The pain was excruciating — the worst pain I had ever experienced! I had been sitting on the linoleum floor engrossed in sorting papers.  All of a sudden, it felt like something “slipped” in my lower back. When I tried to stand up, the pain was unbearable. I had to crawl around the apartment on…

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“Get the Picture” of How NIR Light Therapy Relieves Pain

By Laurie Velger | June 4, 2020

According to a 2015 study, “One out of three Americans is affected by chronic pain annually.”[1]  So for those searching for pain relief, NIR (near-infrared) Light Therapy is providing much needed help.  NIR Light Therapy is non-invasive, has no known adverse side effects, and is an effective all-natural alternative to both pharmaceutical drugs (which may…

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Light Therapy Frequently Asked Questions

By Aimee Nguyen & Rob Berman | May 14, 2020

Below are the most commonly asked questions about light therapy. How does light therapy work? Light therapy works by increasing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) synthesis in the mitochondria, activating the electron transport system, and many other biochemical and biophysical reactions in the tissue. Decades of research have found that certain wavelengths of light within the blue,…

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The Cutting-Edge Chiropractor:  Make Your Clinic Stand Out with NIR Therapy

By Rob Berman | May 1, 2020

When Ronald Collins DC, owner of Hilton Head Chiropractic in Hardeeville, South Carolina, first made the decision to introduce NIR (near-infrared/red light) Therapy into his practice in January, 2020, he was somewhat skeptical.  But after just two weeks, he was amazed at the results of his new LED pad systems — how effective NIR Therapy…

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Difference Between Blue, Red, & Infrared

By Aimee Nguyen & Rob Berman | April 17, 2020

HealthLight produces products that have multiple colors: blue, red, and infrared. Why do we use different wavelengths? Two main reasons: depth of penetration and different biological effects. Blue Light Researchers have found that blue light wavelengths within the visible light spectrum (especially wavelengths between 400 and 470 nm) are intrinsically antimicrobial and do not require…

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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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How Chiropractors Can Use NIR Therapy

By Laurie Velger | March 18, 2020

The Benefits of Adding NIR Therapy to Your Practice According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of chiropractors in the United States is growing by leaps and bounds: “Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.”[1]  “In 2018, there were…

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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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