NASA uses LED lights with same and similar frequencies as the DreamSpa on the international space station to counteract the effects of zero gravity on the human body. Astronauts in space experience bone loss along with muscle and organ atrophy, are affected by disrupted circadian rhythms and have difficulty with wound healing.
Healing Brain Injuries
The US military and others are employing light therapy as a treatment of PTSD and traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition that plagues millions of athletes, military veterans and first-responder professionals. Researchers found that high-powered, near infrared light (NIR) can effectively re-energize damaged brain cells after penetrating the skin and skull.
The most popular use for red light therapy are spa treatments for anti-aging of the skin. Red light penetrates the skin to a depth of 10 mm. This light energy is converted to cellular energy, stimulating the body’s natural processes including increased circulation, the formation of new capillaries, increased lymph system activity, increased production of collagen and fibroblasts, increased release of ATP, or raw cellular energy, increased phagocytes, or cellular clean up and reduced Inflammation.