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What Does Infra-red Light Do?

Updated: Mar 8, 2023

Red and Infra-red light are used as part of our technique for helping you recover from neuropathy. But you may want to know how it works.

It can get a little "sciency", but that may be exactly what you're looking for. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed into the cells of the body. This releases nitric oxide from the mitochondria inside the cells, the presence of nitric oxide in the nearby capillaries increases their size and allows for more blood flow for several hours. The mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cells, produce more energy immediately upon releasing the nitric oxide. This increased energy is then available to the cells (including the nerve cells) to heal from the damage that caused their neuropathy. Meanwhile the increased circulation is bringing in more oxygen to the tissues and carrying away more waste by-products from the cells. This triad of processes make for much more opportunity to heal than the cells would have if we did not do this treatment. We repeat the treatment three times per week so the tissues in your hands or feet have ample opportunity to improve and heal.


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