A GIDE TO INFRARED THERAPY FOR PAIN…

Infrared therapy for pain is a natural, non-invasive treatment for pain relief for all sorts of problems. Knees, in particular, seem to suffer from inflammation of the joints. Other areas include neck pain from a strain or just fatigue from bad posture. Shoulders are another common site for pain and the infrared light therapy can soon improve the circulation around the shoulder to alleviate the pain.

There are many benefits of Infrared therapy for pain which include that it’s been scientifically proven for over 40 years.

You don’t need to visit a hospital or clinic to relish infrared light therapy.

It’s been demonstrated that infrared boosts your blood flow which helps with circulation.

It’s cost-effective and will save you time and money.

This is excellent for the well-being of your heart and has been proven to decrease the accumulation of plaque and fat in your arteries.

Obviously, it is essential that before using any type of light therapy,  you visit your GP to find the reason for your pain and treat which may also be treated with medication.

There are a number of causes that can demonstrate pain including arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and many more. But, Infrared light therapy is a tested treatment for any condition characterized by pain and inflammation. It improves cellular energy creation, improves blood flow and decreases inflammation.

The point is that the red light dilates the blood vessels and so foster the blood flow. The quantity of infrared rays emitted is based on the size of the particles.

LED technologies for treating arthritis at home, are not merely effective, they’re also very affordable. Saunas are a huge investment, but as soon as they are assembled in your house, they may be used each and every day. There is lots of information about the healing capabilities of Light therapy online and you should research it properly before buying any.

Cordless models offer you more options in regard to use since you don’t have to be near a socket. Another important element is that it must not boost the sensitivity of your skin. The device should have an automated shutdown to avoid an accident but the majority have this anyway.

There isn’t any question that sunlight is essential for health. Infrared light therapy has been shown effective by hundreds of studies all around the planet, it is 100% natural and does not have any known adverse side effects.

 

2019 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO WALK MORE FOR BETTER HEALTH…

Walking for health encourages people to get active by arranging health walks up and down the Country for all levels of fitness.

Walking will improve stamina, help keep weight gain at bay and reduce your risk of major diseases. 20 minutes of walking can burn up 100 calories.

It is also beneficial for SAD sufferers who feel low and lathargic due to the lack of sunlight in the winter months. At this time of year one in eight of us can suffer from winter blues and one in 50 of us suffer from SAD through lack of sunlight.

Its the sunlight that tells your brain to produce serotonin, which is needed to boost our mood and energy. Lack of it as autumn turns to winter causes an increase in the production of melatonin (which makes us sleepy) and a reduction in serotonin is what can cause depression.

One of the most obvious ways to treat SAD is to get outside in the daylight for at least 20 minutes a day but you can also invest in a light box. Light therapy is the most effective way of decreasing the symptoms. Also it is believed that eating foods rich in an amino acid called tryptophan increases the amount of serotonin in the brain.

Also they say that Australian research found that taking vitamin D supplements for only five days in late winter improved the mood of people with SAD. It can also prevent osteoporosis, support immunity and regulate weight. Of course the best way to get Vitamin D is through the effects of sunlight on bare skin. Amazingly they say that Vitamin D lasts for 60 days in the body so if you’ve been away for your annual

Walking for life was set up in 2000 and now has over 600 local schemes with 66,000 regular walkers nationwide.

For more details of walks in your area go to the Walking for Health website.

LIGHT THERAPY AND INFRA-RED LIGHT THERAPY FOR PAIN…

Light therapy is a treatment mainly used to treat SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and depression. But it is now recommended for a number of other complaints including chronic pain and chronic fatigue.

Exposure to the light is thought to alter your Circadian Rhythms and suppress your body’s natural release of melatonin which is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Based on NASA ‘research on healing’ using LED lights, it is safe, effective, affordable, soothing, relieves stiffness, chronic pain and is a safe alternative to drugs.

The light can help to increase circulation which helps to alleviate joint stiffness as well as reduce some of the swellings that may be causing your pain. It uses specific wavelengths of light or even daylight, to help relieve pain. Other benefits include experiencing pleasant warm and tingling sensations, a stimulation of collagen production and an increase in energy.

Beurer TL40 Daylight Lamp SAD Light from £43.99 is

  • Compact daylight lamp
  • Combats Seasonally Affected Disorder (SAD)
  • Handy desk top size, also suitable for wall hanging and Intensity of light approx. 10.000 Lux (at a distance of 15 – 20 cm)
  • Certified medical product
  • No UV rays or flicker

The Lumie Brightspark – SAD Lightbox for SAD Light Therapy at your desk is ideal for work especially if the light is not daylight and you don’t get outside much. It’s £115 and

  • Lumie Brightspark lightbox to lift your mood, boost concentration and restore your natural energy
  • Proven to treat the symptoms of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and winter blues
  • Slimline design to use at your desk or in the office – typically 45-90 minutes treatment
  • Certified Medical Device (class 2a), producing 10,000 lux at 20cm, independently measured
  • Manufactured by Lumie, Europe’s leading light therapy specialist, 3-year warranty

Infrared Light Therapy for pain is being called ‘The best-kept secret for pain relief’. Natural and safe, infra-red therapy is recommended for the relief of muscular pain, sore muscles, arthritis, bursitis, backache, tennis elbow, joint pain and related pains.

All you do is aim the light to the painful area, then the deep penetrating infra-red energy will be felt as gentle warmth in the treated area. Taut muscles will then loosen up to give much-needed relief.

Its 200w infra-red warmth is very comfortable and penetrates deep into the skin, improving blood circulation, and this begins the healing process as pain is relieved.

Philips makes a 150w infra-red light for £39.00, which states: ‘

  • Deep penetrating infrared light warms the muscles, stimulating blood circulation to effectively relieve aches and pains

Another plus point, of course, is that there are no side-effects, but just like anything else you might try, speak with your GP before buying one of these units.

Top Ten tips from the Huffington Post on how to use light therapy are

1. Make sure your lightbox is 10,000 lux.

2. Your lightbox should provide the full spectrum of bright white light but block ultraviolet rays.

3. Position the box at eye level or higher.

4. Place the light box about 2 feet away from your eyes.

5. Keep the lightbox at an angle to the left or right — at about 2 o’clock or 10 o’clock.

6. Use the light box in the morning for 20 to 60 minutes, depending on your individual needs.

7. Consistency is important — use the lightbox daily from early fall to winter.

8. Do not use light therapy if you’re taking medications that are photosensitive.

9. Monitor your mood to see if it’s working.

10. Combine light therapy with other effective approaches for seasonal depression-like cognitive behavioural therapy.