I love red light therapy for a wide variety of conditions, including migraines, acute and chronic pain, fatigue, lymphedema, cancer, and the reduction of the appearance of scars.
Red light is absorbed into your body through your eyes and skin. When various wavelengths of red light penetrate into your body, they stimulate energy production in the cells’ mitochondria–the energy-producing powerhouses of the cells. This enables the energy from food to be released and trapped as high-energy bonds called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is found in all of our cells and releases energy needed to fuel nearly all chemical reactions in the body. Thus, red light therapy helps your body create energy, vitality, and stamina so that every tissue and organ system works more efficiently.
If you suffer from estrogen dominance, the excess estrogen likely causes you to have a slower, more sluggish metabolism. You also might have excess weight, fluid retention, PMS symptoms, fibroids, and irregular periods. Red light therapy is very useful for estrogen dominance, due to its heating and contracting effects on the body that cause the heart and pulse to speed up and the body to get rid of excess fluids through urination.