Equine Light Therapy

SCIENCE BASED TECHNOLOGY, RESEARCH PROVEN RESULTS!

Now you can have the same powerful healing energy of a laser at a fraction of the cost.
For years, Equine Light Therapy has been helping animals stay stronger for competition and recover faster by putting the power of healing in a simple, easy to use tool for everyday treatment.

 

LED light therapy is really a way to help the body heal itself. The lights have specific wavelengths that are absorbed by a photo acceptor, cytochrome c oxidase within the mitochondria of the cell. The energy (photons) from the lights increases the energy within the cell and that speeds up the healing process. The lights must be specific wavelengths and must be delivered at a specific dosage. Using both red and infrared lights is beneficial because the wavelengths are absorbed by different depths of tissue.  Our Equine Light Therapy Pads use two specific wavelengths that research has shown to dramatically increase the rate of healing. The two wavelengths are in the visible red and near infrared spectrums. The visible red is effective for stimulating acupuncture points, releasing trigger points, treating wounds and infections. The infrared wavelength (not visible), which penetrates deeper, has been shown to be effective in helping heal soft tissue injuries, joints and muscles.


Red light therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy and Photobiomodulation, is a therapeutic technique that uses red and near infrared wavelengths of light to treat skin issues, such as wrinkles, scars, and persistent wounds, as well as other conditions such as joint, tendon and muscle pain and several others. 

Light therapy is a process by which energy (photons) are absorbed through the skin and taken up by photoreceptors within the cell’s mitochondria. The haemoglobin in the cell is then triggered to release nitric oxide. Nitric Oxide is an important signalling molecule that dilates the blood vessels thus allowing increased circulation and tissue oxygenation. This is essential for tissue regeneration on any level. 

LED’s at specific wavelengths increase circulation by increasing the formation of new capillaries. This allows more blood supply – hence more oxygen and vital nutrients to reach tissues. 
This increased circulation also allows for the faster removal of metabolic wastes. 

Studies site that LED Therapy stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen is an essential protein for repair to damaged tissue, including ageing skin and scars. 

LED Therapy stimulates the release of ATP – Adenosine triphosphate. ATP is the major carrier of energy to all cells. 

LED Therapy increases the activity of the lymphatic system thus promoting a faster elimination of swelling – oedema in tissues. 

LED Therapy reduces the excitability of nervous tissue by stimulating the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain fighting chemicals. 

LED Therapy increases the synthesis of RNA and DNA. This helps damaged cells to be replaced more quickly. 

LED Therapy increases phagocytic activity hence helps fight infections. Phagocytes help to destroy and mop up dead or degenerated cells. 

LED Therapy stimulates tissue granulation which is an important part of tissue repair. 

LED Therapy stimulates trigger points and acupuncture points. 

LED Therapy helps to relax muscles and reduce stress.