Red light therapy is used for more than all that you listed. Many people claim it is also useful in Alzheimer's disease / dementia as well as for Parkinson's disease! It is also supposed to be helpful to improve sleep. These type of red lights are installed inside a helmet type device and are warn for specific amounts of time each use.
They're a bit more expensive than the handheld unit shown in your article though at about double the price and higher.
I would like to mention a supplier in the UK, The Red Light Man. He was disappointed with what was available on the market at the time, so learned all he could and developed his own. Not the cheapest.
I got a clear front infrared heat lamp from the hardware store on the advice of Ray Peat PhD. Used it on my son with bad congestion and asthma symptoms at the age of 4 which began just after his first birthday. This happened with every cold resulting in antibiotics, nebulizers every 3 hours and steroids which stunted his growth.
I put it on his back as much as I could. I then went to a red one, which didn't disrupt his sleep [also used eye mask]. Put him on his side on the couch, clamped to a chair, used a light colored cotton blanket. Infrared will go through white or light colored fabric. He never needed another nebulizer, steroids etc though he did require the light treatments for years everytime he got a cold. It saved my life because the sleep deprivation I got from doing the nebulizers was contributing to my own ill health. Have used it for knee pain, wounds, eczema with great results, anything needing cell regeneration. The Phillips brand is the best. Others have fluoride coating which when heated you can inhale.
Red Light Therapy Vs. Infrared Therapy
HI U D,,,,,,,,, just got your e mail on Red Light. Read it once but, did not get what wave length you are speaking.
A fine woman called me a year ago from Colorado and knew me from my rants on EC. She suggested I modify my sauna from a natural and FIR to a NIR and told me why. I did that so I am already into what you call red light. I get into the shower and spray down with MgCl and the get before the red lights for 10 minutes front and 10 minutes back. I then do my sink things so I get at least 30 minutes of transdermal magnesium. I then shower. I promise you that I am rejuvenated as best an old man can be. You have more skin than any other thing and all need to use it to your advantage. D, I used to look like Tom Crews, but that was awhile back. Now, I look like an 84 year old. Some folks tell me that I don't look 84, but fat folks don't wrinkle. It's called collagen.
Anyways, you have my attention. I now know that NEAR INFRA RED will penetrate your body far more than any other wave length. It gets to your organs. I try to pull every trick known to man to stay above ground. I think you have a good thought here but have turned it into a commercial instead of science. If I know Bill, Art and others, they will take this to where it needs to go. We don't need to know what to buy, but the science behind this red light. Start my EDTA Chelation again tomorrow, and taking the doctor some of our apples, muscadines and veggies. I BROWN NOSE when necessary. He is not only my doctor, he is my friend. All need a doctor friend.
EC: Thanks for your feedback, ORH. Yes, I need to add a section to the article on infrared vs red light therapy. Just like you said, infrared penetrates deeper than red light. There was one article I found about ideally having a device that combined the two.
Red Light Therapy Vs. Infrared Therapy
Can you use normal infra-red bulbs like you would find in bathrooms? Which ones specifically? What is the difference between Near-infra red and Far-infra red?
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Would Sungazing with eyes closed be like red light therapy?
I wonder if this accounts for the difference between sungazing and sungazing with your eyes closed - which is quite different and very red, in my experience.
I was visited a salon that uses a dermalux red light machine, which are very expensive pieces....While it gave me great skin and definitely works in the collagen. However, I got dry eyes every time so stopped using it. That was even wearing goggles and covering my eyes with a flannel!
Would anyone know why this was?