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Why Is Science Only Just Starting To Invest In Red Light Therapy?

This article was written by Elise Burchett

Science has been investigating the benefits of red light therapy for many years now, but it’s only recently that the research has started to pay off. 

With most studies in the past taking place in test tubes and Petri dishes, scientists are now realizing the benefits that this unique form of light therapy can have on the human body. 

But whу hasn’t it always been used? What makes it so important to the medical community now? And what does it mean for the future?

Join us as we explore all of the reasons why red light therapy has become such an important breakthrough in the world of medicine!


A Brief History Of Red Light Therapy

But before we take a closer look at why red light therapy is a breakthrough treatment for so many conditions, let’s take a moment to look back at the history of this incredible technology.

We have to go back to 1967 to find the first mention of light-based therapies in medical journals.

In that year, Hungarian scientist Endre Mester discovered that exposing mice to certain wavelengths of light not only encouraged their wounds to heal quicker, but it also caused their hair to grow back faster too! [1]

But perhaps the most interesting part of this story is the fact that Mester’s discovery was entirely accidental!

As the story goes, he was researching how lasers could be used to kill tumour cells when he noticed that the tissue in the mice that had been exposed to the laser light seemed to be growing back much more quickly than all of the other mice!

These observations paved the way for scientists to explore the effect of light on wound healing and other health conditions, which eventually led to the development of red light therapy as we know it today!


Red Light Therapy in Modern Medicine

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After Mester’s discovery, there came a long period where little research was done on the effects of light on human health until advancements in LED technology in the early 1990s made it economically viable to use red light to treat a number of different medical conditions.

And it was only in 2013 that the first human placebo-controlled study on the effects of red light therapy was conducted, looking at the effects of laser stimulation on cognitive and emotional functions in humans. [2]

Since then, there have been over 6000 studies that have looked into the effects of using light therapy to treat a variety of medical conditions such as arthritisskin issues, and chronic pain to name just a few!

But why did it take so long for researchers to start looking into the benefits of using light therapy? And why have there been so many developments in this field in recent years?

Well, to understand the answer to these questions, we need to take a look at the advances in technology that have made it much easier to develop safe and effective light therapies that can be used as part of our everyday lives.

The increasing use of LEDs as a light source has led to dramatic improvements in the efficiency of these lights – making it more affordable to produce lights that can provide therapeutic levels of exposure to light at a fraction of the cost of previous technologies.

Not only that, but with increasing interest in alternative therapies, people are becoming more open to using these kinds of non-invasive treatments to relieve their pain rather than resorting to more invasive procedures.

And with rising costs of healthcare around the world, many patients are also looking for cheaper options than traditional forms of treatment such as medication and surgery.

So it’s not surprising that so many people are turning to light therapy as a safe and easy way to treat a wide range of health conditions, both minor and serious!



Red Light Therapy At Home

But perhaps the biggest reason why Red Light Therapy is becoming so popular today is because of its ease of use and convenience!

Thanks to the huge range of devices that are now available for home use, it is easier than ever for people to receive all of the benefits of light therapy without having to visit a sports clinic or spend large amounts of money in the process!

Take our Move+ for instance – this medical-grade device has been designed with the busy modern lifestyle in mind, allowing people to enjoy all the benefits of light therapy without disrupting their schedules in any way!

And at just a fraction of the price of traditional treatments, the Move+ is an affordable and effective alternative to more invasive and costly medical procedures – making it the perfect choice for people looking to take control of their health without breaking the bank!

Our Move+ users have reported fantastic results while using this device, from reduced muscle pain and inflammation to improved flexibility and overall mobility!

We’d love you to try it out for yourself and discover the many benefits that light therapy has to offer! So much so that we’re proud to offer our 30-day money-back guarantee on all of our Move+ devices – so you can try out our red light therapy risk-free and see for yourself just how well it works!

Either you experience an improvement in your condition or you can simply return the device to us for a full refund – the choice is yours!

All you have to do is click the button below to order your very own Move+ today and discover just how powerful red light therapy can be!


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For more on the science behind red light therapy, read:


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Elise Burchett

Elise Burchett

Job Title: Writer
Bio: Elise Burchett is a writer at Kineon.

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