Monochromatic Red Light Therapy
Monochromatic red light therapy involves red light to stimulate acupoints to treat various illnesses. In some cases, the treatment is followed by gentle massage of the area.
Monochromatic red light therapy is used to treat a range of problems, including shoulder pain, endocrine problems, dysmenorrhea, diabetes, gastrointestinal problems, depression, impotence, and frigidity. Therapists use monochromatic red light therapy to treat the acupoints of the ear as well as points elsewhere on the body.
Monochromatic red light therapy is also useful for headaches (applying the light across the brow ), arthritis, allergies, sore throats, sinus problems, stress reduction, and wound healing. The red light is also applied to acupressure points or to sites of localized pain. For localized pain such as tendinitis, two five-minute applications directly to the painful area are followed by ten to fifteen seconds to the surrounding area. This is followed by a gentle massage of the area. Treatment is repeated two to three times a day for a week, then twice a day for a week followed by once a day for another week.
There are virtually no side effects to this treatment, and it can be done at home.
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