Dr. Ariel Mastrich, ND
Do you suffer from acute or chronic pain?? Swelling or loss of sensation in your hands or feet?? Do you feel as though you get colds frequently?? Would you like to speed up your healing time after a surgery?? Infrared light therapy, may provide you relief to all of these issues.
What is it?
Infrared light therapy, or photobiomodulation is a unique therapy that encaptures the healing powers of infrared light. It emits special wavelengths of light energy that dramatically increase circulation to injury sites and areas of chronic pain. The result is a rapid relief of discomfort, improvement in sensation, and regeneration of damaged tissues.
How does it work?
Increases circulation by increasing formation of new capillaries, which are additional blood vessels that replace damaged ones. New capillaries speed up the healing process by carrying more oxygen as well as other nutrients needed for healing, and they can also carry more waste products away.
Stimulates the production of collagen, which is an essential protein used to repair damaged tissue and to replace old tissue. It is the protein that holds cells together and has a high degree of elasticity. By increasing collagen production, less scar tissue is formed at damaged site.
Stimulates the release of ATP. ATP is the major carrier of energy to all cells. Increases in ATP allows cells to accept nutrients faster and get rid of waste products faster by increasing overall energy of the cell. ATP provides the chemical energy that drives the chemical reaction of the cell.
Increases lymphatic activity by stimulating dilation of the lymph vessel diameter. Edema, which is swelling, is part liquid evacuated by blood system and part protein evacuated by lymph system. Light therapy can help eliminate both parts at a much faster rate to relieve swelling.
What is a treatment like?
In Light Wellness Systems is FDA approved to reduce pain and increase circulation. This is the system in place for infrared LED light therapy. Treatment with the light system is simple & painless. Flexible pads, containing multiple infrared and visible light diodes (red &/or blue), are placed directly on the skin over the area of pain or injury. Light energy from the diodes penetrates beneath the skin & is absorbed by proteins within cells that lay beneath the skin. Those cells release nitric oxide, the body's natural vasodilator. After just 20 minutes of treatment, blood flow is increased to nerves and other tissues, and this boost in local circulation persists for several hours after the pads are removed.
What can it treat?
Who can use this therapy?
Everyone, it is safe for use with children of all ages.
How do I get a treatment?
Dr. Ariel Mastrich, ND will be providing treatments to patients interested in benefiting from the healing power of light. All new patients will need a full hour to discuss current medical complaints, medical history & to determine appropriate treatment. All existing patients can schedule an appt to discuss appropriate treatment pertaining to specific health conditions. Treatment time is 20 minutes.
Can be added to Naturopathic visit for $25 per treatment. Stand alone light therapy sessions for $35 once initial intake has been completed and course of therapy determined. Please discuss front office in interested in purchasing packages.