Author: Caroline Bogart

Caroline Bogart is a red light therapy (photobiomodulation) expert and author. She runs the EMFChannel.com and BestRedLightTherapy.com websites. Caroline is the author of the forthcoming book "Brain Light: Alzheimer's Edition," about using photobiomodulation to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. More about Caroline Bogart.
Don’t Do Red Light Therapy

Don’t Do Red Light Therapy

The reason we didn’t stumble onto red light therapy when lightbulbs were invented is simple. The therapy works when you have the right amount of energy from the correct wavelength. If you do red light therapy incorrectly, you will not get the right amount of energy. It’s not going to work. Rather than disappointing yourself, just don’t buy red light therapy unless you plan to follow the instructions with your device!

Red Light Therapy for Pain: 10 Studies that Say It Works

Red Light Therapy for Pain: 10 Studies that Say It Works

Studies show that red light therapy reduces chronic and acute pain. These include studies on red light therapy to reduce the pain of muscle soreness, dental injections and surgeries, broken bone resetting surgery, broken wrist after cast removal, acute and chronic tendinitis, nerve transplant to restore elbow function, Bell’s Palsy muscle pain, and Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy pain.

Red Light Therapy for Sprains: Light Speeds Healing, Science Says

Red Light Therapy for Sprains: Light Speeds Healing, Science Says

Studies show that red light therapy helps athletes with injuries in these ways. Red light therapy reduces ankle sprain pain after one session; reduces ankle sprain pain after two sessions; reduces ankle sprain edema; returns athletes from injury to play up to 71% faster; reduces shoulder teninitis pain faster than naproxen sodium; improves Achilles tendinitis healing time faster when prefaced with ice therapy; and speeds eccentric exercise tendinitis physical therapy.

Red Light Therapy for Injury – 7 More Injured Athlete Studies

Red Light Therapy for Injury – 7 More Injured Athlete Studies

Red light therapy for injury therapy speeds healing by several days. It also prevents injury in the first place. From decreasing inflammation and pain perception to increasing oxygen and endurance, red light therapy prevents and heals sports injuries, and improves sports performance. Athletic benefits of red light therapy include that it: reduces chronic inflammation; maintains strength longer resulting in fewer sports injuries; triggers therapeutic mechanisms resulting in faster healing times; increases vo2 max allowing for longer athletic endurance; reduces pain perception during exercise and injury recovery; protects cells from exercise induced oxidative stress damage; heals injuries faster, and reduces bench time for injured players.

Soft Tissue Injuries & Muscle Pains that Prevent Athletic Play

Soft Tissue Injuries & Muscle Pains that Prevent Athletic Play

Soft tissue injuries involve ligaments, tendons, muscles and bursa. Ligaments attach bones to one another. Ligaments get sprained. Tendons attach muscles to bones. Tendons get inflamed and strained. Muscles power the body to move. Muscles get strained and bruised (they get “contusions”). Bursa cushion joints. Bursa get inflamed.

Warning: Your Hair Loss Rx is a Sexual Side Effect Nightmare

Warning: Your Hair Loss Rx is a Sexual Side Effect Nightmare

Oral finasteride can lead to Post Finasteride Syndrome. Oral finasteride causes erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction, decreased libido, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Symptoms can be permanent.

Perhaps oral finasteride users don’t know about the therapy that prevents hair loss and regrows hair with no side effects. Red light therapy works as well as oral finasteride, with virtually no side effects.

Best Red Light Therapy on Amazon

Best Red Light Therapy on Amazon

These are the best red light therapy devices on Amazon. The Photizo is a powerful device. It’s so powerful, I don’t know how they’re selling it for the price they’re asking. And we don’t need to take their word for irradiance or other measurements. We know it’s powerful by the suggested treatment time. Anything that offers a treatment time under 60 seconds is powerful.

5 Studies that Support Using Blue Light Therapy for Eczema

5 Studies that Support Using Blue Light Therapy for Eczema

Does blue light therapy for eczema help relieve symptoms? What about red light therapy? Red and infrared light work as well as blue to a point, but then blue is better at relieving redness. Blue light therapy is a safe alternative to ultraviolet light therapy, getting rid of 80-90% of eczema symptoms, according to several studies.

Is Red Light Therapy Good for Arthritis? Studies Show Which Wavelengths to Use

Is Red Light Therapy Good for Arthritis? Studies Show Which Wavelengths to Use

Several tested wavelengths worked to relieve arthritis pain and increase mobility, with the best results coming from 808 nm and 1060 nm infrared light. Evidence supports using the wavelengths below to ease the pain and inflammation of arthritis: 633 nm, 670 nm, 780 nm, 808 nm, 810 nm, 820 nm, 830 nm, 904 nm , 1060 nm

Red Light Therapy for Dementia: 12 Studies Confirm its Benefits

Red Light Therapy for Dementia: 12 Studies Confirm its Benefits

These studies in mice and humans found that red light therapy: reduced neuroinflammation, increased neural connectivity protein, increased brain derived neurotrophic factor, reduced free radicals, reduced memory loss, reduced amyloid plaques, reduced tau hyperphosphorylation, reduced neural degeneration, reduced synaptic loss, reduced inflammatory neural immunity, increased anti-inflammatory neuro immunity, and reduced metabolic DNA damage.

Is the Vielight Duo the Best Red Light Therapy for Dementia?

Is the Vielight Duo the Best Red Light Therapy for Dementia?

If I could offer you just one device to help the patient with dementia, it would hands down and without a doubt the Vielight Neuro. This is the brain light with the most testing and success. The wavelength helps the brain energize itself to build new connections. The pulsing rate brings the brain waves into natural states for relaxation and focus.

Can Red Light Therapy Be Used For Dementia (Follow the Rules)

Can Red Light Therapy Be Used For Dementia (Follow the Rules)

Understand these gotchas for better red light therapy dementia healing. There are at least five reasons not to use red light therapy which include photo sensitivity, epilepsy, pregnancy, some cncers, and some eye disorders. Red light therapy use harmless low energy red and infrared light, not damaging ultraviolet or very bright white light. Make sure you have buy in with your patient before getting a dementia device.

What is Light Therapy for Dementia: 7 Amazing Studies Explained

What is Light Therapy for Dementia: 7 Amazing Studies Explained

Mitochondria create energy. Many neurological diseases are associated with impaired mitochondrial function. There are 5,000 mitochondria in each cell making up the heart. One fifth of the liver’s mass consists of energy-producing mitochondria organelles. When mitochondria are damaged or go dormant, the functions of life slow down. There is no life without functioning mitochondria to energize the body.

Why No One Has Told You About Red Light for Alzheimer’s

Why No One Has Told You About Red Light for Alzheimer’s

The physical and emotional demands of dementia care often lead to sadness, depression, insomnia and headaches, according to the Mayo Clinic. A caregiver may love her mother, but exactly who is the paranoid and argumentative person who has taken her mother’s place? Caregivers absolutely must know about red light therapy (photobiomodulation) for the brain.

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Red Light Therapy Device

The Complete Guide to Choosing a Red Light Therapy Device

After you read this complete guide to choosing a red light therapy device, you’ll find it simple to choose your new device.

The three questions to answer when buying a light therapy device are:

What am I treating (what condition do you want to address)?
What wavelengths support health in that area?
What type of device fits that body part?

Is Red Light Therapy a Scam? What Do 9,188 Studies Say?

Is Red Light Therapy a Scam? What Do 9,188 Studies Say?

Red light therapy was invented in 1967. Now that it’s finally getting the attention it deserves, people are asking whether red light therapy is a gimmick or a real therapy.

8,856 red light therapy studies support support its use for reducing wrinkles, acne, depression, demention, and wound-healing time. People naturally ask how one modality can be useful for so many issues. The secret is that red light therapy powers the mitochondria, the energy-making organelles for our cells.

Red light therapy is not a gimmick, but to get the results you want, you need to get the right dose of the right kind of light. These two points are critical. If you get the dose or color wrong, you might not see the results you want. It’s easy to fix this problem, and I’ll show you how.

How to Shop for a Red Light Therapy Face Mask (for Acne and Wrinkles)

How to Shop for a Red Light Therapy Face Mask (for Acne and Wrinkles)

The best face mask for wrinkles shines red and infrared. The best mask for acne shines blue and red. The best face mask manufacturers put three (maximum four) colors in their masks, not seven as we so often see. Flexible face masks are the most comfortable, but you can make rigid masks comfortable with a bit of cotton.

How to Get a 36″ Red Light Therapy Panel for Way Less Money (Review)

How to Get a 36″ Red Light Therapy Panel for Way Less Money (Review)

You can buy a heavily marketed 36″ high therapy panel for almost $1200, and it does not even come with a door mounting kit. While there is a science to good LED devices, you don’t need rocket surgeons and brain scientists to build a good panel. Let’s compare the expensive box to a Bestqool Y-200. I’m about to save you a whole lot of money.