Red Light Therapy for Lyme Disease

Red light therapy (RLT) is a therapeutic technique that uses low-level red wavelengths. The science behind RLT is that it works by strengthening the mitochondria in our cells. The mitochondria are where all of the energy is created in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Healthy mitochondria will produce the right amount of ATP, aiding in cell rejuvenation, cell repair, and efficient cell function. 

RLT was first used in the early 1990s by scientists in space to help grow plants. Since then there have been hundreds of lab and clinical studies that have shown promising results for the effectiveness of RLT. However, it is still hotly contested. 

RLT is most commonly used to treat skin issues, such as wrinkles, scars, slow healing wounds, chemotherapy side effects, etc. all without causing further damage to the skin surface. RLT goes by many other names and is used in conjunction with many other therapies, such as photobiomodulation, low-level (or low-power) light therapy, soft or cold laser therapy, biostimulation, photonics stimulation and many more. 

PROS:

Has proved promising in also treating joint pain, muscle pain, inflammation, bone density issues, as well as several other common ailments. RLT devices can easily be bought online for an average of $200 (on the low side).

CONS: 

The CDC does not endorse RLT. RLT is not covered by insurance even if you find a clinic that provides the service.  

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