Infrared light and red light treatment are effective, tested treatments for many condition characterized by pain and inflammation. Here’s just a partial list of conditions that infrared light therapy benefits:
Basic nursing :
- Chronic ulcers
Surgical nursing :
- Postoperative wound healing, inflammation, exogenous diseases, wound healing and peripheral injury
Burn nursing :
- Severe burns
- Chronic ulcer after burn
- Infection after burn
Treatment and nursing of common geriatric diseases:
- Functional training and muscle strength training for patients with hemiplegia
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Nursing of Obstetrics and Gynecology :
- Irregular menstruation
- Pelvic inflammation
- Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
- Back pain
- Spinal Pain
- Bone Breaks
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Diabetic neuropathy pain
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Neck pain
- Foot Pain
- Nerve Pain
- Skeletal Injuries
- Surgical incisions
- Lumbar intervertebral disc protrusion
However,When to use infrared light therapy or whether should use it are complicate, consult a doctor before applying it or it may worse the pain.
Get more knowledge of NIR,view the article What is Near Infrared Light Therapy and How Does it Work?
When NOT to use light therapy?
- Those pain which benefit from the heat can be relieved, such as pain caused by aseptic inflammation, sprain recovery period, can all be alleviated with infrared physiotherapy equipment.
But under some situation, do NOT use :
- High fever
It need to cool your body if have a fever, infrared light is meant to increase the temperature of your tissue, it will worse the fever!
The efficacy of infrared therapy is to accelerate blood circulation and enhance cell activity. Cancer is also part of the body. Improper use of infrared radiation may lead to more severe tumors.
- Open Tuberculosis
As the same as the tumor
- Patients fitted with heart pacemaker
- Acute soft Tissue Injury
Bruises, sprains, bruises, falls or sport injuries cause subcutaneous soft tissue torn bleeding or exudation. Do not use light therapy within 24 – 48 hours, otherwise it will increase inflammation and swell. But you can use it after 48 hours to promotes inflammation dissipation.
Is Light Therapy Safe?
Infrared & Red light therapy are considered safe and painless,there are usually no adverse effects. If side effects do occur, they are usually minor and do not last long.
Red light therapy – Short-Term Side Effects may occur:
To reduce the chances of suffering from the side effects, do not stare directly into the light source and wear appropriate eye protection.
Infrared light therapy – Short-Term Side Effects may occur:
Infrared is also thermal energy. Side effects can generally be linked to overheating is tissues, which may cause burning. As opposed to sunburn which is caused by exposure to UV light therefore it will not cause cancer.
Infrared light therapy may just be the ultimate natural pain management method to this day.
This non-invasive and drug free therapy can help with almost any inflammation and pain related health condition, safely and effortlessly.
You can use it at the comfort of your home for anytime you need it and save tons of money on medication, doctor visits, shots and unnecessary surgeries.