Red light therapy offers an effective, full-body solution for pain management and cellular healing, making it particularly effective against conditions like fibromyalgia. Because fibromyalgia causes widespread pain without a clear source, patients need treatments that address and relieve a wide range of symptoms throughout the whole body.
Instead of trying to treat specific symptoms, red light therapy helps the body help itself. See how red light therapy can help fibromyalgia and its symptoms with this overview.
Fibromyalgia and Its Symptoms
Fibromyalgia is a complex condition with no straightforward diagnostic tests. Individuals with fibromyalgia experience widespread pain—including musculoskeletal pain, stiffness, and tenderness—across the body. This widespread pain can lead to additional symptoms like trouble sleeping, exhaustion, and emotional or mental stress.
Most treatments for fibromyalgia focus on pain management and symptom control; medications such as prescription painkillers, antidepressants, serotonin inhibitors, and sleep aids offer relief for specific symptoms. Similarly, wellness habits such as regular exercise or stress management techniques seek to lessen symptoms.
While these treatments can help manage pain or other symptoms, they don’t address the underlying causes of these issues. Red light therapy, on the other hand, offers deeper treatment that targets your body on a cellular level. Instead of managing symptoms, red light therapy boosts ATP production and gives your body the conditions it needs to soothe the underlying causes of fibromyalgia pain.
Blood Flow Improvement
Vasoconstriction, or the narrowing of blood vessels, is a potential cause of some fibromyalgia symptoms. Fibromyalgia affects neural stimulation, leading to impaired blood flow. Red light therapy offers relief by triggering the release of nitric oxide, which naturally dilates blood vessels and improves blood flow.
Repairing the Myelin Sheath
The myelin sheath is an insulating layer surrounding the body’s nerves; this protective layer helps send and receive electrical signals quickly. Deterioration of the myelin sheath exposes nerves and can be one source of the acute pain that accompanies fibromyalgia.
Focused red light therapy sessions help promote cellular healing and stimulate peripheral nerve regeneration, thus repairing the myelin sheath. This in turn reduces pain from exposed nerves and restores nerve function and sensation in treated areas.
Energy Production and Cell Regeneration
Increased energy production is perhaps the most important way red light therapy can help fibromyalgia. Red light therapy stimulates ATP production in the body’s cells. The boost in energy levels enables cells to better perform necessary tasks like protecting the body from pathogens and repairing or regenerating tissue.
Prism Light Pod’s photobiomodulation beds deliver advanced, convenient, and safe full-body red light therapy. Our red light therapy pods offer natural wellness and effective treatment for clients with fibromyalgia through mitochondrial healing and increased energy levels. Moreover, our pods come with optimized case settings so you can offer the most effective red light therapy treatment for chronic pain, joint pain, or other necessary uses. Visit Prism Light Pod today to learn more about our devices and see how red light therapy can make a difference in your practice.