I recently decided to get a few more advanced quality red light and near infrared light devices for my daily routines. A while ago I bought a red light bulb that emits 660nm wavelength. Although I’ve had this bulb for several years, only recently did I start using it daily while I sit down for a Kriya meditation. After noticing some nice results, I decided to take advantage of the Thanksgiving sales and acquire a table-top panel that includes both red (660nm) and infrared (850nm) wavelengths. Infrared light is invisible btw. So basically these wavelengths are mimicking sunlight, especially morning sunlight which tends to be more concentrated with red light wavelengths. Red lights is meant to penetrate the surface level of the skin and improve collagen, wound healing, etc. Infrared light is supposed to penetrate deeper into the tissues and help with issues deeper in the body. Many athletes use these wavelengths both as a prep before exercise or competition and after for recovery.
When I am interested in a topic I dive deep into research and let my intuition guide me. So far I am impressed with the information and resources shared by a guy Alex Fergus. As I looked into various blogs and interviews I’ve learned that the benefits of this light therapy are backed up by a significant amount of scientific research for over 30 years with thousands of studies.
Research has shown that light therapy stimulates the cells to create more energy which is called ATP and helps bring more oxygen to body tissues. The increased energy production in the body leads to an improvement in general wellness, creation of more collagen, reduction in inflammation, greater overall energy, more calm, improved sleep, etc.
It is said that the absorption of the healing light is improved after a person takes a cold shower or puts ice on the part of the body before directing the light to that part.
There are some studies showing that shining the light on the lower back may benefit the entire body. There are also skin beauty studies done where the light was shined on half of the face, but although the other half did not get the direct light, it still benefited. So the light is distributed throughout the body, and it seems that the lower back area is a good place to direct this light. On a side note, when researching healing with essential oils, many therapists suggest putting essential oils on the spine, especially the lower back area…
Like with most natural therapies that don’t make the pharmaceutical companies rich, there is not too much of a variety of research. There are conflicting views on the effects of near infrared on the eyes. Since near infrared penetrates deep into the tissues, there is some uncertainly of the long term effects on the eyes. Some say it is healing to the eyes, others say better safe than sorry since there are no long term studies yet. So for example if you are shining the light on your back, you don’t need to wear eye protection, but if you are shining the light on your face, you may want to consider wearing goggles. Although the people who I have watched discussing this therapy say that they do not use the goggles, even when using the light on their face… they said that they either just close their eyes or turn their face away… For now I decided to use the goggles, that were provided with my panel, when I direct the light to my face, but I don’t use them if I am directing the light to my back.
There are other places where the light can be shined strategically. For example: back of the knees, behind the ears to help the vagus nerve, on the lymph nodes at various points of the body, joints, meridians, etc. Many people use this therapy for pain relief and report significant benefits.
Some important things to consider with light therapy also known as photobiomodulation is exposure. Just like anything, you do not want overexposure. Even too much water can be harmful to the body. Since many of the devices are pretty powerful, the manufacturers are building them with fans. If someone is concerned with things like EMF and one should be, one should know that according to some engineers, the fans are creating a magnetic field. Before purchasing anything we should do research, find honest reviews etc. Many light therapy companies do their best to minimize EMFs, but one thing we can do is incorporate crystals. Crystals are used in technology for various reasons, and you can use these beautiful mineral gifts from nature to protect yourself from EMFs. Shungite is probably the best EMF shield to my current knowledge, but black Tourmaline, Amazonite, Lepidolite, Sodalite, and Aventurine are great too. There are many more crystals that protect to various degrees, but these ones are my favorite at the moment. I have a few Shungite tiles and pyramids that I place around my devices. You may also wear crystal bracelets, pendants, etc. Also, when you are no longer using your devices, unplug them from the wall. I actually unplug everything including all lamps in the bedroom before I go to sleep. And unplug your WiFi too.
When it comes to light therapy, it does not mean heat therapy. Many companies these days are competing with each other and creating red light and infrared light devices that are more and more powerful. But more is not always better. You don’t want to overheat your skin with these devices. So a recommended dose from a panel would be no more than 15 minutes, and if you are applying light directly to the skin with some of the portable devices, you only need 1 or 2 minutes. You want to feel a subtle warmth but not heat. So with the bigger panels you may want to sit or stand further away. An issue that arises is that our skin’s protective mechanism reflects light. If you are outside all day, this is great, but if you are sitting at home all day and want that deeper light penetration from a device, then you must consider ways to optimize absorption. The further you stand away from the light the less it penetrates. A solution could actually be to get a less powerful device that does not heat up so that you can be closer to it without the risk of overheating. And again, research has shown that cooling an area to be treated with light actually increases light absorption.
When I connect knowledge that I’ve received, the body cooling to absorb more light makes sense. In her book, Siddha Param Para The Key To Bio-Spiritual Immortality, Jivanmukti writes that after a true conscious awakening our glands become activated, metabolism increases, and body temperature lowers. When we contemplate the idea of enlightenment, it means containing more light in the body. So as Jivanmukti discusses the lowering of body temperature as a result of becoming more enlightened, it seems to relate with the idea of cooling the body before engaging with the red and infrared light devices to enhance the absorption. Since people these days spend over 90% of their time indoors, we need to figure out how to get more light into the body. Meditation is the key. When we turn our focus within we charge ourselves instead of sending our conscious energy elsewhere. So when you pay attention to something or someone, know that you are giving them your energy. When you pay attention within yourself, you are charging yourself with your conscious energy. So it must all begin with conscious awareness and turning it within. However, there are technologies that can help support us on the path to self realization, healing and “superpower” activation. Today we call it “superpower” because we have been so disconnected from our true selves that we have completely forgot what our potential is. In the Bible it is says that God created man in his image. In reality all these abilities described in scriptures are natural and normal for everyone once they become an evolved human Being. Jesus tried to teach his disciples to perform the same miracles as he did, but they just didn’t have enough faith in themselves and were not able to contain that light. People project their power outwards to this day, instead of cultivating it within. Man-made technology these days can not replicate nature created by Higher Conscious Awareness, but it has potential to help.
Humans can mimic nature and concentrate certain healing wavelengths to help themselves stay healthy. It would be great if we all lived in perfect weather conditions where it is not too cold or too hot and always sunny. But many people, especially in the northern hemisphere lack a significant amount of natural light during the winter season. We should always strive to stay healthy and to gain more energy, (but not through vampirism because that will have negative consequences). With more energy that we create honestly we gain more time aka health, and with more time aka longevity, we gain a longer opportunity to learn and evolve the soul in this physical reality. And evolution of the soul is the main reason why we are on this planet. As a collective consciousness, we are very very far from a higher evolved state of being. We are actually at the pinnacle of a very degraded consciousness. All the sciences are corrupt and limited. Limited does not mean totally false. There are bits of truth everywhere. Even what people consider as evil and whose goal is to divide and create hierarchy has some truth to offer. It is the concept of Yin Yang. Our schools, religious organizations, and governments have agendas that are to benefit the few and limit the many, etc. The truth is only available in bits. Even the ancient scriptures have been re-told and re-written with a lot of true knowledge lost and hidden. The task for us is to evolve our conscious power and intuition to have the ability to detect falsehood from truth. We and our ancestors allowed this, so there is no reason to complain and nurture the victim and scarcity consciousness. We simply need to roll up our sleeves, take responsibility for our manifestation, discipline ourselves, and refine little but little every single day out of the Iron Age towards the Golden Age era 🙂
Back to light therapy haha: After some research I decided to get more devices with a variety of wavelengths. Although technology can never replace nature, and it is still important to do heliotherapy when weather permits, it makes sense that if you are trying to mimic sunlight, that you would include as many healing wavelengths as possible that are found in natural light. So I also got a device that contains 460nm Blue, 590nm Yellow, 630nm Red, 660nm Red, 850nm Near-Infrared, 940nm Near-Infrared. As well as an 810nm which research shows to be beneficial for the brain. And 670nm may support eye health. Each wavelength has something special to offer for specific parts of the body and issues. So besides getting the larger table top panel, I also got portable devices so that it would be easier to target smaller parts of the body, for example a specific lymph node. I think light therapy is a very interesting approach to healing (and in this toxic world we all need healing even if we do everything right and feel alright). Unfortunately we can not escape from the toxins in the air, the off-gassing in the furniture, stratospheric aerosol injections, etc. So to maintain health one must always detox. That is why it is so difficult for me to understand why adults, knowing that this world is toxic, continue to nurture their addictions and live in ignorance as they eat processed foods, drink alcohol, take drugs legal and illegal, and overdose on sugar and high glycemic foods and spray their homes and their body with toxic synthetic fragrances. We have enough things to detox from that we can’t control, why to overstimulate and overload the body with things that we can?
Anyways, on a quantum level our bodies are made of light matter, so it only makes sense that light therapy is a more natural and appropriate approach to healing and maintaining health. Spending an appropriate amount of time in the sun should always be the primary way we charge ourselves, because there is most certainly healing light that science has not yet discovered. I am still learning about light therapy and only recently began using it consistently on myself. I will continue to share my findings and experience as I get more inner knowledge and inspiration to share. Take care of your physical body by balancing your emotional body and refining your subtle energy body. Your body and health is the most precious thing you have on this earth. Without the body you would not be here and would not be able to enjoy all the nice things this life has to offer.