The HealthLight Blog

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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How Massage Therapists Can Use NIR Therapy

By Laurie Velger | January 30, 2020

Adding NIR Therapy to Your Practice Can Bring Many Benefits NIR Therapy is non-invasive, painless, safe, effective, easy to administer, and has no known negative side effects.  For example, a large 8-inch by 15-inch Near Infrared (NIR) Therapy pad can bring many benefits to your massage practice.  The red lights work on the body for…

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Selecting Your NIR Therapy System

By Laurie Velger | January 17, 2020

What you need to know to make the perfect purchase Why not consider the benefits of owning your own Near Infrared (NIR) therapy system?  That way you and your family can use it to get pain relief whenever and wherever you want – in the comfort of your own home while relaxing, reading, studying, watching…

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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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