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Photonic Red Light Therapy

In 1903, Niels Ryberg Finsen won The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contribution in treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation in 1895. With this, he opened a new avenue for medical science. In 1893, Finsen devised a treatment for small pox in red light. He published many documents on the topic, the most notable ones were “The effects of light on the skin” (1893) and “The use of concentrated chemical light rays in medicine" (1896).

​A Photonic Red Light emits 630 - 680 nm of light. This wavelength is able to penetrate through the epidermis (outer skin) to the tissue below (the dermis) which consists of collagen, elastin reticular fibres and contains hair follicles, blood vessels and nerve endings, sebaceous glands. Once red light has penetrated the dermis it is converted into ATP (adenosine triphosphates which is a nucleoside triphosphate used in cells as a coenzyme often called the “molecular unit of currency” of intracellular energy transfer). If you would like to learn more on the science behind light therapy there is some excellent information available.

​Some of the many benefits of Photonic red light therapy are:

  • ​Activates acupoints (needleless acupuncture).

  • Increases the production of endorphins assisting with pain relief.

  • Suppresses enzymes that create swelling, redness and pain assisting in the reduction of inflammation.

  • Increases cellular regeneration, assisting in the healing of wounds, burns, bruises, insect bites.

  • Relieves muscle tightness and soreness.

  • Relieves acute and chronic pain.

  • Improves tendons, bones, skin, cartilage by increasing collagen production.

  • Antiviral properties.

People are usually more familiar with hearing about laser treatments. 


A simple way of explaining the difference between LEDs and laser is:

Laser emits a single beam of light which cannot be switched off by a cell. This is important to remember as it means the cell cannot stop the stimuli and the cell could be damaged. Laser should only be used by a qualified practitioner. 


LED “bathes” the cell in light, the cell can control the amount of light needed, making LEDs very safe. 

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Fast healing with Photonic Red Light Therapy