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By Dr. Dia Lynn, Certified Light Therapist

The human body emits, communicates with, and is made from light.  

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Now that the Valley is in the full effect of summer’s sun, people aren’t thinking about light deficiency. Probably most of us were attracted to living here because of the quality of earth vibration, air, water, and atmosphere. We have more natural vitality, and feel more alive than most people who work in cubicles inside air-conditioned offices in an air polluted city.  

But what happens to us emotionally when the light begins to recede in fall then winter? You have probably heard of SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder in northern climates. This is a fact of our physiology; our cells and brains need light as an essential nutrient in order to operate efficiently.

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We are now capturing the healing potential of the light spectrum and using it therapeutically in many areas. For the first time here we have is a unique state-of-the art Light Therapy System that diffuses light to cover broader areas with more surfaces, using multiple light waves and sounds.

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What does light therapy do?

Low-level light therapy increases circulation to reduce pain. It may sound simple, but the act of increasing your circulation supports your innate healing process.  Scientific effects of increased circulation include:

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1. Cell stimulation that leads to pain relief and tissue healing

2. Improved muscle performance and mental clarity

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3. Decreased swelling from injuries

4. Detoxifying

What is polychromatic light therapy?

This describes the use of multi-colored lights in the blue, red and near infrared light spectrum to transmit frequencies through the skin to underlying body structures to positively affect their functioning. Research proves the benefit of these specific colors in healing.

What is the difference between red, blue and infrared light?

Every colored light has a different wavelength.  Just as our cells know how to use different wavelengths from the sun, our cells are built to absorb these three colors and use them each for different benefits. Polychromatic light therapy triggers cellular function to promote the body’s innate healing ability.  

1. Blue Light Therapy contains antimicrobial properties, making it useful for skin care and wound healing.

2. Red Light Therapy triggers an increase in circulation.

3. Infrared Light Therapy reaches deeper tissues like muscle, tendons and ligaments.

These three combined create the InLight Medical laser pain relief system.  The FDA has cleared these devices for circulation enhancement and pain reduction!

What does light therapy do to the body?

Low-level light therapy increases circulation to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes to reduce pain. Light Therapy stimulates the release of more Nitric Oxide (NO) – from epithelial layers of your arteries. NO is the master signaling molecule of the cardiovascular system.

How is it done?

Dr. Dia Lynn will present a slide show and do a personal demonstration of the InLight Medical Systems device in a free public demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Third Street Center. You will see brilliant colors emitted from Low Level LED light diodes embedded in neoprene pads. These pads are placed strategically on areas of skin that need pain reduction, circulation enhancement and tissue regeneration.  At least two different light wavelengths are used in every pad, with up to 6 pads on your body during a 20 minute treatment.

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