What is HealthLight™?
HealthLight™ is a photo-modulated (pulsed, light emitting diodes) device also known as low-level light therapy (LLLT). The infrared and visible red LEDs are the heart of the HealthLight™ Therapy systems, providing gentle but powerful non-coherent light.
What is LED Light Therapy?
After decades of research it was found that certain wavelengths of light within the red, blue and infrared bands were very beneficial to living tissue. Light therapy is currently being used in clinical and home settings around the world. Light therapy has been in use by the medical profession to increase circulation and reduce pain and inflammation for more than 20 years. Its growing acceptance has become more abundant as research continues into the many ways light therapy can help.
Can you explain LED lights and color?
LED light therapy describes the color in terms of the wavelength of the LED's. The wavelength is measured in nanometers (nm). The human eye sees wavelengths as colors. Visible light ranges from the violets at about 380 nanometers to the deepest reds at about 750 nanometers. HealthLight lights are blue 430 nm, red 650 nm and infrared 880 nm. Visible red light penetrates tissue to a depth of about 10mm. Light at this wavelength is very beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and acupuncture points, and is particularly effective in treating infections. Infrared light penetrates to a depth of about 40mm and deeper which makes it more effective for treating organs and provides relief for ailments of bones, joints and deep muscle tissue. Infrared is outside of the visible spectrum and cannot be seen by the human eye.
Can anyone use LED Light Therapy?
An individual can use the HealthLight™ equipment safely without medical supervision at home or be treated by a health professional in a clinic setting. The sessions are completely non-invasive. As is the case with most modalities, if you are pregnant or taking any medications that cause light sensitivity, consult with your physician regarding the use of any light therapy system.
Has the FDA reviewed HealthLight™?
HealthLight™ devices are recognized by the FDA under classification/clearance (IRT) 890.5740. The FDA requires the manufacturing facilities to be registered and adhere to GMP quality standards. HealthLight™ systems have the distinction of being manufactured entirely in the United States, not overseas.
What does it feel like when using HealthLights?
HealthLight™ system's combination of near infrared and red light diodes create a comforting, warm feeling under the pads.
Additionally, patients and clients may experience:
What are the therapeutic effects?
How does HealthLight™ increase circulation?
The infrared light energy releases nitric oxide from hemoglobin and endothelial cells. Nitric oxide is a signaling molecule that relaxes smooth muscle cells found in the arteries, veins, and lymph vessels. When these muscles relax, the vessels dilate, thus allowing increased circulation. Visualize the difference in diameter between a straw and a hose.
Are the beneficial results lasting?
HealthLight™ treatments increase circulation locally by as much as 400% in one twenty-minute session. The results last between 4 - 6 hours.
How often can the lights be used?
You can use the lights up to 3 times a day in the same area, but you should allow a few hours between treatments if you are treating the same location to let the area rest.
Can I be harmed by using HealthLight™ Infrared Light therapy systems?
No, you can not be harmed.
Are there any contraindications to using HealthLight™?
No, there are no contraindications to their use. You should not use over an active fetus or an active tumor.
Who uses HealthLight™?
HealthLight™ is used both professionally in clinics and by people at home as an effective, non-abrasive, non-invasive and restorative part of their continuing therapy.
Professionals use HealthLight™ in their clinical practices to treat a multitude of ailments. Some of the many professionals using HealthLight™ include:
Why are HealthLight™ products pulsed to Dr. Paul Nogier’s frequencies?
HealthLight™ uses a carefully timed sequence of settings, known as pulses, to create an environment in which significant change may occur more rapidly. Pulsing light simply means a frequency has been added to the color. With an added frequency, the LED pulses the color. The added frequency offers additional healing qualities. Pulsed equipment is more effective than non-pulsed, and those pulsed to the tissue resonance frequencies of Dr. Nogier’s brilliant research are the most effective when working on the human body. The pulsing of light at Nogier's frequencies, according to studies, seems to enhance the effectiveness of the various wavelengths in the healing response for many conditions.
What about power?
HealthLights™ have the latest high-powered diodes. The infrared diodes are the new invisium superflux which each has a 100-mw output at 880 nm viewing angles (7 ¼ - 60 ¼), voltage (1.2 – 3.0 volts) - the red at 650 nm and the blue at 430nm output 4,500mcd each (mw for infrared and mcd for visible light). All frequencies can be pulsed at various Nogier's frequencies in the 73-4698 Hz range. The high duty cycles (25 – 100%) are very important for maximizing the benefits of the system. The HealthLight™ system balances all of these factors to deliver the optimal amount of energy.
What is the difference between an LED and a low level laser?
Both contain diodes (a small light with two wires connected to a filament inside) that can be made of the same materials, usually silicon with specific minerals added in specific amounts to produce different colors. In lasers, the diode is mounted in a well-shaped area (like a small tin can with one end removed) that is lined with reflective materials that sends, generally, only one wavelength of light. The result is a narrow beam of light that is concentrated into a beam, referred to as “coherent” light. However, when using low power levels (soft lasers) the light energy does not remain coherent and scatters when it hits the skin. This is given as the explanation why LED’s and low level laser devices have similar healing effects. Most low level (or cold) lasers have a total output of about 100 mw. The HealthLight 3 pad system output is over 17,000 mw. More power generally increases beneficial nitric oxide release and shortens treatment times. Lasers must be used under medical supervision in a clinic. LED Infrared Light therapy can be used as unattended therapy, in a clinic or a home.