Light therapy is essential for our modern lifestyle, one that limits our time outdoors and even warns against direct sun exposure. Your cells want and need good light from the full spectrum. As a result you can produce more energy. The process is self-reinforcing. Light therapy has been studied through intensive scientific research over the past 40 years, specifically under an area known as low level laser therapy, or nowadays referred to as photobiomodulation. It is understood that the targeted wavelength of the red light spectrum, 630 to 660 nm, can penetrate the skin 8-10 millimeters, working from the inside-out to enhance mitochondrial function and thus benefit the skin. It has been noted in research that 660nm wavelength is closest to the resonant frequency of cell tissue and can subsequently be absorbed better in the hemoglobin, the carrier of oxygen in red blood cells. Near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths that function at the 850 or 880nm level have been shown to penetrate far deeper beneath the skin to tissue and bone. Based on research at NASA, NIR emitted through color specific LED bulbs operate by activating color sensitive chemicals in body tissues. This in turn stimulates the cell’s mitochondria.
Red and NIR, Skin and Organs
The combination of red light, which offers healing to the skin, and NIR, as healing to deeper organs, means a light therapy that improves our energy and healing, upgrades our health, enhances how the brain works because its energy workload is freed up and it can achieve higher grade energy production.
Research study programs reveal health benefits that include enhanced blood circulation, anti-inflammatory effects, increased muscle recovery, improved skin tone and glow, reduced wrinkles and scars, improved wound healing, pain reduction, lymphatic flow boost, increased cellular growth, and even enhanced fertility and increased testosterone. A reduction of inflammation on both the skin and inner organs improves health and aids the reduction of inflammation in the brain to improve brain function.
How to Apply It
Take any opportunity you have to spend time outside in good, natural light. This is especially beneficial at the start of the day. One of the best ways to handle jet lag is to get up at dawn on your first wake up day in your new time zone and be outside, under the light looking towards the sun, whether cloudy or clear skies. Also take any opportunity to walk to work, school or the stores, and sit outside for lunch.
Samahita, Light and Brain Health
The environment of Samahita is a natural light and fresh air paradise. This is one of the reasons you can leave feeling better as it enhances all the other life-giving health practices you do here. We also go a few steps further to enhance your brain wellness in our Brain Health Upgrade program. One of the therapies in this program involves mitochondria enhancing red and NIR light therapy. Improved cellular functioning and energy production helps your brain, similar to providing a cleaner more efficient energy supply to your car or house. The human brain demands 20% of the body’s energy supply. The focus of this program is to improve the production of that energy supply, enhance its delivery, and optimize its use, for and within the brain. The challenges of the modern world cannot allow us to take for granted that our brain is just going to perform well. The statistics show the shocking rise of dementia and related mental pathologies with the unfortunate reality of modern life being further removed from nature and her glorious inputs. Yoga, meditation and upgraded actions are not just needed, they are unavoidably essential today.