Light Therapy & Psoriasis Treatment
Light therapy, usually UVB, is one of the oldest known psoriasis treatments. In fact, sunlight was one of the first treatments that was used to help to ease the symptoms of the condition. Now, there is a new type of light therapy that is proving beneficial for psoriasis treatment.
Red & Infrared Light For Psoriasis
A recent study showed that the use of red and infrared LED light therapy is very promising in treating psoriasis. In the study, patients used a combination of near infrared light (830nm) and red light (633 nm). Over a period of 4 to 5 weeks, with two 20-minute sessions every 48 hours, clearance rates during the follow up period were 60 to 100 percent. All of the participants were happy with the therapy.
An additional study concludes: “Inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis and acne can also be managed. The noninvasive nature and almost complete absence of side effects encourage further testing in dermatology.”
Although the research is relatively new regarding the use of red and infrared light therapies for psoriasis, each additional study suggests that the treatments are effective and offer hope of a drug-free option for sufferers of this chronic disease.
How to Get This Therapy
Red & infrared light therapy specifically for psoriasis treatment is still in the research stages, so you won’t find in-home devices advertised for that purpose yet.
However, light therapy products containing the same or similar wavelengths have already been FDA approved for other things such as pain relief and anti-aging. As a result, many affordable, in-home red and infrared light therapy products are already available online for safe, easy, in-home use.
Don’t Settle For Treatment – Go For the Cure
Think about this: the best treatments medical science has come up with for psoriasis are light based. UVB, in particular, is what you get from sunlight. How much time to do you spend in direct sunlight every day? I’ll bed you could count it in seconds. Your relationship to the sun, or lack thereof, is reflected in the level of Vitamin D in your blood.
Red & infrared light may be another excellent treatment for psoriasis, but other science is finding that psoriasis is likely a visible symptom of Vitamin D deficiency, and correcting that deficiency may well be the cure.
If you are suffering from psoriasis, I urge you to consider the research in this area and speak to your doctor about having your vitamin D level tested. Please follow this link for more information on our home site.