Philips Physiotherapy Electric Light (BWELL)
Infrared therapy is a safe, drug-free, and effective way to reduce pain and inflammation throughout the body with the use of light. Though the method is relatively simple, it has become the center of many studies for its effectiveness in the treatment of a wide array of health conditions.
Why is infrared light useful?
The sun doesn’t only provide the world with light, but also heat and energy for people and other living things to survive and grow. Humans absorb the rays of the sun through the skin and eyes, and use the energy for many metabolic processes. This is evident from the wide array of conditions, such as depression, fatigue, depressed immune function, and sleep disorders, that occur during sunlight deprivation.
Infrared therapy has been used in a wide range of applications for many years. It is one of several innovative therapies used to help patients suffering from pain and/or injury. Infrared therapy utilizes numerous light wavelengths between 780 nm to 1000 μm, which are directed at injured or inflamed sites in the body.
Infrared light can penetrate deep into the skin layers, reaching the tissues of the body. Photo-bio stimulation is the process wherein living tissue shows biochemical responses when exposed to light energy via respiratory chain component absorption.