How Near-Infrared Light Therapy Works on Inflammation

As medical practitioners, we know you’re always on the lookout for new and improved ways to benefit your clients’ health and wellbeing. Though the use of red light and near infrared light therapy in the field of medicine has been around for hundreds of years in one way or another, it has recently emerged as one of the most highly sought-after approaches to treating a multitude of issues. Specifically, it has been gaining a lot of attention for its proven anti-inflammation properties. Physiotherapist in mask helping female patient with ankle inflammation.


Backed by thousands of clinical studies over the past 20 years, red light and near-infrared light therapy can give your patients’ own healing processes a noticeable boost that eases pain and inflammation. Interested in learning more? Continue reading below:


How Does Near-Infrared Light Therapy Work?

Sound too good to be true? Here’s the science behind the approach: 


Contour Light red right and near-Infrared Light Therapy works by stimulating the mitochondria to energize and detoxify the cells throughout the body. It systematically sets into motion a cascading message throughout the body to rebalance the immune system from an over-reactive inflammatory response M1 phenotype to a healthy immune response M2 phenotype. (Dr. Michael Hamblin) This signals cells to make energy more efficiently and at the same time increases blood flow to damaged tissue to decrease swelling and relieve pain.


Imagine being able to offer your patients a highly effective, non invasive, non pharmaceutical,  ultra-soothing red light therapy treatment that has consistently proven to make a real difference. Adding Contour Light to your menu of services will really give your medical practice a competitive advantage!


Related Article: Benefits of Red Light for Lymphatic Flow


Clinical Support for Infrared Light Therapy

But don’t take our word for it. The combination of red light and Near-Infrared Light Therapy has been the topic of numerous medical studies, with notable results that are worth sharing:


Reducing Inflammation Post-Surgery: 


This trial, published in Lasers in Medical Science, focused on inflammation and pain experienced by patients recovering from surgery. It concluded that patients treated with red light therapy during post-op recovery experienced faster and more noticeable relief from swelling and inflammation. 


Reduced oral inflammation: 


Researchers conducting a separate study assessed the impact of red light therapy on reducing inflammation in periodontal cells. The goal was to improve the surgical environment and overall success rates of orthodontic and dental treatments. The study concluded that red light therapy, when used during dental procedures, greatly reduced inflammation levels, swelling and pain in the mouth. 




A third study analyzed the impact of near infrared light therapy in improving the quality of life for patients with fibromyalgia. As shown in the study, the near infrared light delivered it’s therapeutic properties deep into the muscle tissue that resulted in a cascading anti-inflammatory effect throughout the body that alleviated much of the pain patients were experiencing.


Related Article: Benefits of Red Light Therapy Post-Surgery


Connect With Contour Light


The Contour Light System can be combined with treatments you already provide or offered as a stand alone  proven treatment for pain relief and a higher quality of life for your patients. Offering the Contour Light as a treatment menu option is the easiest decision you’ll make all year.


Whether you’re using it for pain management, skin rejuvenation, or body contouring, Contour Light will make your transition into the cutting edge red light therapy business a smooth and easy process. For more information about The Contour Light System visit our website. You can also watch this video going over the benefits of red light therapy to hear about the device from its creator.


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