Rheumatoid arthritis aka RA is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease. That means the immune system in your body attacks your body’s healthy cells by mistake. This causes inflammation in the affected parts of the body.
RA usually attacks many joints at once. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease making many people suffer around the globe. However, in certain cases, this problem affects more than just your joints. For a holistic solution, contact Medano Medical Spa.
The common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are tender, warm, swollen joints, joint stiffness which generally gets worse in the mornings and after a prolonged time of inactivity, fatigue, fever and loss of appetite, etc. In the early phase, rheumatoid arthritis tends to affect your smaller joints.
Red light and near-infrared have been used in the clinical treatment of arthritis since the late 1980s. With over four decades of research, there has been enough scientific data collected to recommend it for the treatment of arthritis no matter the underlying cause or severity.
However, how does red light therapy work? Light therapy targets the cellular origins of arthritis. Cells absorb the wavelengths and turn that energy into chemical energy through Photobiomodulation. Red and near-infrared light increase the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) which provides the cell with more energy to perform and repair damage more efficiently. Exposure to red light triggers and releases Nitric Oxide (NO) aka ‘miracle molecule’. Just 20 minutes of light therapy increases blood flow to nerves and other tissues offering you lasting relief. Contact us to book a therapy session or to know more.