Red Light Therapy For Eczema Itching & Inflammation Is Promising

by Dr. Kilcup | Jun 6, 2023 | Articles, eczema, red light therapy (photobiomodulation)

Itching and Inflammation in Eczema

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Characterized by dry, itchy, and inflamed skin, eczema can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. While there are various treatment options available, many individuals seek alternative and non-invasive approaches to manage their symptoms. One such promising option is red light therapy, which has gained attention for its potential to alleviate itching and inflammation associated with eczema.

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy (RLT), also known as low-level laser therapy or Photobiomodulation, utilizes specific wavelengths of light to penetrate the skin and stimulate cellular activity. This non-invasive treatment has been widely studied for its beneficial effects on various skin conditions, including eczema.

RLT works by triggering a series of biochemical reactions within the cells. When the light is absorbed by the skin cells, it enhances cellular energy production, promoting healing and reducing inflammation.

Red Light Therapy: Eczema

In the case of eczema, this therapy can address the underlying factors contributing to the condition and provide relief from the persistent itching and inflammation. One of the key advantages of red light therapy is its non-invasive nature. Unlike some traditional treatments for eczema, such as topical corticosteroids, red light therapy does not have the same risk of side effects or skin thinning. This makes it a particularly attractive option for individuals who prefer natural and gentle approaches to managing their skin condition. Red light therapy for eczema can be a real game changer!

Red light therapy has also been found to have a positive impact on the immune system. Eczema is often associated with an overactive immune response, leading to chronic inflammation. By modulating immune function, red light therapy can help regulate the immune system and reduce the severity of eczema symptoms. It can also improve the overall health of the skin, enhancing its ability to retain moisture and providing a protective barrier against irritants.

While it is best to come in-person to get a full body treatment, red light therapy can be easily administered at home using portable devices. This accessibility and convenience make it a practical option for long-term management of eczema symptoms.

In conclusion, red light therapy offers an alternative approach to alleviate itching and inflammation in eczema. With its non-invasive nature and potential benefits for the immune system, this treatment modality holds promise for individuals seeking natural and gentle options to manage their eczema symptoms.

Functional Medicine for Eczema

Functional medicine offers a comprehensive approach to help individuals with eczema. Instead of solely focusing on managing symptoms, functional medicine aims to identify and treat the underlying factors contributing to eczema. Functional medicine practitioners view eczema as a manifestation of an immune system dysfunction, nutrient deficiencies, or compromised gut health. By conducting a thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical history, lifestyle, and potential triggers, functional medicine practitioners can create a personalized treatment plan.

Functional medicine for eczema often involves dietary changes, supplementation, and lifestyle modifications. Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet that includes nutrient-rich foods and healthy fats and eliminating potential allergens and irritants from the environment is important. Additionally, managing stress, engaging in regular exercise, and promoting a healthy gut through probiotics and fermented foods are highlighted as key components of functional medicine for eczema.

Overall, functional medicine takes a holistic approach by addressing the underlying causes of eczema, leading to long-term relief and improved skin health. By focusing on personalized care and individualized treatment plans, functional medicine aims to provide comprehensive support for individuals with eczema.

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Get scheduled today for this affordable eczema treatment and start seeing results! Results are best achieved with regular sessions, 3 times a week, for at least 2-3 months. Some benefits, like better sleep and pain relief, can be seen in as little as one ten minute session. This treatment plan can truly help without breaking the bank. Our UNLIMITED plan is the best deal in the Phoenix area. Get scheduled HERE!

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Red Light safe to use?

When used properly, Red Light therapy is very safe to use and has no side effects. Please follow the instructions of your office or at-home device to ensure proper usage.

Does Red Light have side effects?

When used properly, Red Light therapy has no reported side effects. Oftentimes, patients notice side benefits! This can include better sleep, less/no headaches, reduces wrinkles/acne, and more.

Is Red Light safe for children?

Yes, Red Light is safe for people of all ages.

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