We are energetic human beings. Every part of our being is composed of some sort of energy wave. Our bones, cells, muscles, skin and even our thoughts produce energy. L-fields are subtle physical fields that are measured electrically and T-fields are thought fields. We will discuss T-fields in our next post. Electromagnetism underlies the entire universe and we are constantly interacting with both healing and harmful waves. Geopathic stress is the harmful effect of energy that is counterintuitive to our own natural energy production. This can come in the form of electromagnetic radiation.Overexposure to these strong electromagnetic forces can damage the tissues inside and around the body. These can come in the form of ELF (extreme low frequency radiation from power lines to electrical devices), Radio frequency (cell phones), Visible light (fluorescent bulbs), Ultraviolet light (sun), microwaves, and x-rays. Near infrared light waves are the closest thing to the sun without the harmful UV waves. This makes it one of the most natural sources to our bodies own electromagnetism and helps to reduce damaging EMF waves. Red and near-infrared light penetrates through tissue by moving past the watery surface layers of our skin (this isn’t done through far infrared or LED).
Health is maintained by finding a balance in all of our energy fields. Photobiomodulation (as red light and near-infrared therapy is called) has received increasing peer reviewed research and found numerous benefits. Head trauma, neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia) and psychiatric disorders (anxiety and depression) have shown improvement in areas such as cognitive performance, improving memory, improving sleep, and improving emotional regulation .PBM has also been studied with autoimmune diseases in that it resets the immune system. It changes the macrophage phenotype from m1 to m2. So instead of being pro-inflammatory and damaging, you start getting the anti-inflammatory healing phenotype. Photobiomodulation has also been show to effect fat loss by raising mitochondrial membrane potential, to shift the metabolism towards oxidative phosphorylation, increase ATP, increase cyclic AMP, which activates this hormone-sensitive lipase.
We have chosen to bring in SaunaSpace (TM) red light therapy for the whole host of benefits it potentiates for our members. We are excited to bring red light therapy to our hot yoga studio space!