Why are wavelenghts of Light Important?
Certain wavelengths of light- specifically red, blue and infrared light – create a beneficial response in the body. Some of these wavelengths are visible to the eye (red, blue) and some are not (infrared). While each is known to benefit different types of tissue at different depths within the body, light – as applied through light therapy – is also carried by nerve meridians throughout the entire body, creating much greater and more widespread benefit!
Nonetheless, here is a primer on what the different wavelengths (colors) are typically used for:
Best for skin, muscle, fascia, acupuncture & trigger points, wounds, nerve
Stimulates and energizes
Increases melatonin production (powerful antioxidant, hormone & neurotransmitter; responsible for sleep/wake cycle)
Best for skin, acne, psoriasis, moods, fungus, wounds, antibiotic resistant infection
Calms and soothes
Increases serotonin production (powerful hormone and neurotransmitter; fights depression)
Affects p450 enzyme (bile production) thus beneficial to liver
Longer wavelength and deepest penetration
Best for bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, deep muscle and organs