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Red Light Therapy for Fertility, Pain, and Wrinkles

We Now Offer Celluma Red Light Therapy!

By Jane Gregorie - January 21, 2024

We are so happy that we've now added Celluma red light therapy devices as an optional add-on to our fertility enhancing acupuncture treatments. Many of my fellow ABORM colleagues have been using red light therapy and finding that patients are getting more euploid embryos after receiving treatments 2-3x weekly. Read below to get the details on how red light therapy can help egg (and sperm) quality. 

The Celluma devices are also great for treating pain, inflammation, arthritis, acne, and wrinkles! This blog post will focus on the benefits of red light therapy for fertility, but I can personally attest to the profound healing I've experienced in my knees from using the Celluma regularly. I had a chronic Baker's cyst and tons of swelling and pain in my left knee before I started using the Celluma 2-3x weekly, and now it's no longer swollen and is mostly pain-free. The emerging data on red light therapy (LLLT) is exciting, especially when it comes to mitochondrial function and cellular health. Ask for Celluma next time you are in the clinic if you are interested in trying it yourself! 

Understanding Red Light Therapy:
Red light therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation (PBM), involves exposing the body to low levels of red or near-infrared light. This non-invasive treatment has been studied extensively for its ability to penetrate the skin and stimulate cellular activity.

How Red Light Therapy Works for Fertility:
  1. Enhanced Cellular Function: Red light therapy stimulates the mitochondria, the powerhouse of cells, to produce more energy. This boost in cellular activity can enhance the overall health of reproductive cells, potentially improving fertility.
  2. Balancing Hormones: Hormonal imbalances often contribute to fertility challenges. Red light therapy has shown promise in regulating hormone levels, including those related to the reproductive system. This balance can create a more favorable environment for conception.
  3. Improved Blood Flow: Adequate blood flow is crucial for reproductive health, as it ensures that the reproductive organs receive essential nutrients and oxygen. Red light therapy has been linked to improved circulation, which may positively impact fertility by enhancing blood flow to the pelvic region.
  4. Reduced Inflammation: Chronic inflammation can disrupt the delicate balance required for optimal reproductive function. Red light therapy has anti-inflammatory effects, potentially reducing inflammation in the reproductive organs and creating a more conducive environment for conception.

Scientific Studies and Evidence:

Several studies have explored the connection between red light therapy and fertility. While more research is needed, early findings suggest that red light therapy may offer tangible benefits for both male and female reproductive health.
  1. A study published in the "Journal of Endocrinology" found that red light therapy improved ovarian function and increased the number of viable eggs in female rats.
  2. In a clinical trial published in "Photomedicine and Laser Surgery," researchers observed improvements in sperm parameters, including count and motility, in men with low sperm quality after undergoing red light therapy.

Real-Life Success Stories:

As the scientific community continues to investigate the potential of red light therapy for fertility, anecdotal evidence and real-life success stories are gaining attention. Couples who have incorporated red light therapy into their fertility journey report a sense of empowerment and optimism.
While red light therapy should not replace conventional fertility treatments, its potential as a complementary therapy offers a ray of hope for those facing challenges in conceiving. With its non-invasive nature and promising early results, red light therapy may become an integral part of the holistic approach to reproductive health.