Regulate your body
In today’s blog we are going to explain how to use Red Light Therapy for Hormone Optimisation.
- Hormones – The basics
- RLT and hormone balance
- Studies related to hormone diseases
Hormones – The basics
Hormones are a regulatory substance that organisms produce and transport in tissue fluids such as blood or sap to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action. There are many types of hormones that act on different aspects of bodily functions and processes. Some of these include:
- Development and growth
- Metabolism of food items
- Sexual function and reproductive growth and health
- Cognitive function and mood
- Maintenance of body temperature and thirst
What secretes hormones?
Hormones are secreted from the endocrine glands in the human body. The glands are ductless, so hormones are secreted directly into the bloodstream rather than by way of ducts. Some of the major endocrine glands in the body include:
- Pituitary gland
- Pineal gland
- Adrenal glands
These organs secrete hormones in microscopic amounts and it takes only very small amounts to bring about major changes in the body. Even a very slight excess of hormone secretion can lead to disease states, as can the slightest deficiency in a hormone, for instance. (3)
RLT and hormone balance
There is strong clinical research showing the benefits of red light therapy for hormone support & regulation, especially female fertility and the thyroid gland.
As we have previously explained in other posts, Red light therapy is a combination of red and near infrared light. The optimal therapeutic wavelengths are 660nm and 850nm.
These wavelengths are able to penetrate the deepest layers of the skin and work on a cellular level.
In other words, what happens in the cells is that the mitochondria (which are small organelles present in every animal cell), increases the ATP production within the cell, when exposed to RLT.
This increase in ATP has great effects on the cell. Some of them are:
- Cells increase energy production.
- Body cells accept nutrients faster.
- Cells eliminate toxins faster.
- Body cells produce anti-inflammatories.
- Damaged cells recover quicker.
As a result, when the cells from the endocrine glands are exposed to the light, overall function tends to improve and balance. Below you can find some studies that support this theory.
If you still haven’t, read What is Red Light Therapy? to understand all the basics.
Studies related to hormone diseases
We are still in the early stages when it comes to studies specifically researching RLT effect and hormone function, but so far we have a few relevant and optimistic studies.
Improves female fertility:
- A study conducted in Japan, resulted in successful induction of pregnancy in just over 21% of severely infertile females, with a substantial number of these achieving live births. No adverse events were noted in any patient. (4)
- LLLT or Red light therapy is a pain-free and side effect free modality which could give hope to the increasing numbers of older females with infertility in Japan and potentially worldwide. (4)
Improves thyroid function and lowers TPOab in Hashimoto’s patients:
- Reduction in Hashimoto’s TPO antibodies by 39% and dosage of thyroid replacement medication. (1)
- Decrease medication requirements by 50-75% in people with postsurgical hypothyroidism. Antibodies for Tg and TPO were decreased after the treatment. (2)
- This study showed that in a group of patients the TSH averaged at 9.1 mIU/L, after ten sessions of light therapy, the TSH was normalized in 97% of these women and averaged 2.2 mIU/L. (3) (1)
To conclude, if you suffer from any of the previously mentioned conditions or you want to balance out your hormones, Red Light Therapy is a pain free, zero touch and no side effects therapy that can help you optimise your health.
Don’t waste a single minute and give a chance to this revolutionary therapy that could change your life!
Are you going to miss on this chance to optimise your health?
*You can find all the studies used for this blog below.
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*Sources of information:
- Low-level laser therapy in chronic autoimmune thyroiditis: a pilot study – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20662037/
- Hypothyroidism: Could it be treated with LIGHT? – https://valtsus.blogspot.com/2015/09/hypothyroidism-could-it-be-treated-with.html
- What are Hormones? – https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-are-Hormones.aspx
- Personal Overview of the Application of LLLT in Severely Infertile Japanese Females – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24610987/