Health Benefits of Infrared TherapyDecember 7, 2021
Infrared therapy is a light-based method used to treat pain and inflammation for various parts of the body. Unlike ultraviolet light, which can damage the skin, infrared light helps to enhance cell regeneration. The infrared light is delivered to the site of injury or inflammation at certain wavelengths, actually promoting cell repair! This therapy is perfect for use in combination with acupuncture sessions. We use it daily here and it is a favorite modality for our patients.
Health Benefits of Infrared Therapy
The key use of infrared light is the ability to penetrate deeper layers of the skin to provide pain relief. Infrared light is natural, non-invasive, and painless. That is why this therapy is popular in chiropractic offices since it is a natural way to help with musculoskeletal issues. This therapy is very safe and allows for it to be offered as an alternative treatment for various health conditions like joint stiffness and arthritis.
Some of the health benefits of infrared therapy, besides pain relief, include body detoxification, reduction of muscle tension, relaxation, improved circulation, skin purification, boosting of the immune system and lowering of blood pressure. Especially with chiropractic care, supporting the immune system is a goal with adjustments. Best of all, infrared light increases the production of nitric oxide, a vital molecule that is important for blood vessels. This molecule helps to relax the arteries and prevents blood from clotting in the vessels. Nitric oxide is also essential in improving blood circulation, which provides more oxygen and nutrients to injured tissues.
Infrared therapy also dramatically improves the action of the mitochondria within cells, thus triggering the growth and repair of new muscles cells and tissues. With mitochondria production improvement, this also promotes wound healing and stimulates the regeneration of injured tissues. Having this therapy with acupuncture helps us take advantage of muscle growth and repair potential. For all of our patients, the goal is to reduce inflammation and pain and allow for them to get back to their activities of daily living.
The Van Ness Chiropractic Difference
At Van Ness Chiropractic, we realize that chiropractic care is not one size fits all. Whether you are in pain, or you are looking to boost the health of your family naturally, we have the clinical knowledge and expert staff to offer targeted treatment and patient education that is effective and empowering. Call us today at 847-842-8070 to set up your appointment for a comprehensive examination and get on the road to a healthier you today. You can also visit us at our website to find out more.