Red Light Therapy is a treatment that may help skin, muscle tissue, and other parts of your body heal. It exposes you to low levels of red or near-infrared light. Infrared light is a type of energy your eyes can’t see, but your body can feel as heat. Red light is similar to infrared, but you can see it.
Red light therapy is also called low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), and photo biomodulation (PBM).
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
With red light therapy, you expose your skin to a lamp, device, or laser with a red light. A part of your cells called mitochondria, sometimes called the “power generators” of your cells, soak it up and make more energy. Some experts think this helps cells repair themselves and become healthier. This spurs healing in skin and muscle tissue.
Red light therapy uses very low levels of heat and doesn’t hurt or burn the skin. It’s not the same type of light used in tanning booths, and it doesn’t expose your skin to damaging UV rays.
What Does It Treat?
Researchers have known about red light therapy for a while. But there aren’t a lot of studies on it, and they don’t know if it’s better than other types of treatment used to help you heal. Red light therapy may help with:
Dementia. In one small study, people with dementia who got regular near-infrared light therapy on their heads and through their noses for 12 weeks had better memories, slept better, and were angry less often.
Dental pain. In another small study, people with temporomandibular dysfunction syndrome (TMD) had less pain, clicking, and jaw tenderness after red light therapy.
Hair loss. One study found that men and women with androgenetic alopecia (a genetic disorder that causes hair loss) who used an at-home RLT device for 24 weeks grew thicker hair. People in the study who used a fake RLT device didn’t get the same results.
Osteoarthritis. One study found red and infrared light therapy cut osteoarthritis-related pain by more than 50%.
Tendinitis. A very small study of 7 people suggests RLT lessens inflammation and pain in people with Achilles tendinitis.
Wrinkles and other signs of skin aging and skin damage. Research shows RLT may smooth your skin and help with wrinkles. RLT also helps with acne scars, burns, and signs of UV sun damage.
Increase Fertility with Red Light Therapy
Is a female limited to a certain amount of eggs? Is there a biological clock that is ticking and once it runs out the baby making days are over? NO WAY! She is only limited by her metabolism. Red light therapy can increase the metabolism making her more fertile and more likely to have a baby.
What does the Science say?
- From the studies posted below it shows that the female egg has several hundred more times of mitochondria than any other part of the body. When the mitochondrial function declines, the quality of eggs drop, and infertility sets in. However, the study found applying red light therapy to the neck area for a quick treatment of 15 seconds, yes, 15 seconds, Increased fertility 21+% in the women it was tested on. This was done on average for about 21 sessions. These were women who were considered to be “severe infertile patients”. Yet, their fertility improved and some were able to have babies!
- “Until recently Western reproductive medicine has maintained that aging and declining egg quality is an irreversible process. However, research with LLLT being done in Denmark and Japan is showing that it may be possible to improve egg quality, slow down the aging process, and significantly improve fertility in women and men”
- Similarly, Japanese studies have shown a connection between improved fertility and low-level laser therapy concluding that LLLT can help improve the woman’s chances of conception. Under the direction of Dr Toshio Ohshiro at Sanno Hospital, an extended trial on LLLT was performed in 701 severe infertile patients, 156 (22.3%) of whom became pregnant. This resulted in a successful live birth rate in over half (50.1%) of those pregnancies.
- It appears that LLLT (red light) displaces nitric oxide (the biomarker of oxidative stress that blocks oxygen from being absorbed by cells) which allows more oxygen to saturate cells. Laser therapy also allows more ATP (cellular energy) to be produced by the mitochondria of the cells and improves blood circulation, and regulates inflammation. These factors are all beneficial to female reproduction in general.
- Studies show that the mitochondria of older eggs are not so good at producing ATP. However, the rate of division and successful implantation of embryos has more to do with how much energy (ATP) than with maternal age per se. Similarly, it is known that older follicles have fewer defenses against cellular damage caused by oxidative stress, and that this is related to poorer IVF outcomes. “All our cells are powered by little structures called mitochondria. Eggs have about 200 times more mitochondria than any other cell. When eggs are developing, they use a tremendous amount of energy. After 35 years the mitochondria wear down. At age 40, nine out of 10 eggs are abnormal.” Says Brown.” What is exciting about these studies is that they suggest that LLLT actually goes to the root cause of ovarian decline and improves mitochondrial function and ATP (energy) production which is necessary for aging ovaries.”
Boosting Testosterone & Increasing sperm motility
One of the biggest concerns for those who suffer from Low T is infertility. Several studies show that red light therapy helps increase sperm motility, which is essential for successful impregnation. In 2017, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, found that sperm exposed to 630nm re light increased sperm swimming speed and force. (functions correlated with improved reproductive success).
A similar study by researchers from Iran found an increase in sperm motility after exposing sperm to an 830nm NIR light device. Sperm motility is associated with cellular energy; more energized sperm will swim with greater vigor. This is a vital component of male reproductive health, and success in improving sperm motility points to the use of red-light therapy as a way to treat male infertility.
Research in 2015 found an increase in sperm motility in men with “Asthenozoospermia,” which is basically known as having “poor swimmers.” Men whose testes were exposed to red and NIR light showed a decreased ratio of immotile sperm to motile sperm. These findings indicate that red light therapy can safely and effectively improve sperm motility.
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Bun In The Oven
In conclusion, if you are planning on having a baby, or having trouble conceiving. Then red-light therapy will increase your odds and also increase your life energy so you can make more robust and healthy offspring. Red light therapy increases both men and women. So, before you put that bun in the oven, hang out under the red lights and get those mitochondria charged up and ready for life!