What is Red Light Therapy?
An alternative solution for pain management
Red Light Therapy (RLT) is a new treatment for pain that targets your suffering at its source and provides more consistent relief. Using a combination of red and near-infrared light, this drug-free treatment, also known as photobiomodulation, can ease your inflammation and any muscular or joint pain.
Ailing adults can use this new treatment for their chronic pain or other conditions, while athletes can benefit from muscle relaxation after exercise. Anyone can improve their mobility and performance with just a few Red Light Therapy sessions.
As the only health provider of the NovoTHORⓇ red light therapy bed within the state of Virginia, ICAC is proud to bring this alternative pain management treatment to Chesterfield, VA.
Don’t deal with your pain. Improve your quality of life by learning to manage it with Red Light Therapy and NovoTHORⓇ.
Feel Better with Red Light Therapy
Elders and athletes alike can reap the benefits
Improve Muscle Performance
Improve Blood Circulation
Manage Your Pain With NovoTHORⓇ
Treat your injuries with our whole body red light therapy pod
Are you tired of searching for pain relief? Nothing is more frustrating than trying to ease your suffering and only finding ineffective methods.
Unlike other treatments, Red Light Therapy works on the cellular level to alleviate your pain, targeting the source and not just your symptoms. Our treatment reduces the built-up oxidative stress in your tissues, which in turn relieves your pain and inflammation.
It’s convenient, effective and best of all: drug-free.
ICAC is the only pain relief provider in Chesterfield that uses the NovoTHORⓇ whole body light pod. This device evenly applies red and near-infrared wavelengths to your body, similar to a tanning bed. By stimulating the tissues over problematic areas, you can better manage your discomfort.
Feel healthier and more improved in just one 12-minute treatment session!
NovoTHORⓇ helps athletes re-gain their competitive edge and other adults find a pain management solution that gives them peace.
Benefits of NovoTHORⓇ
Nothing is more exhausting or disheartening than living with muscle fatigue or chronic pain. Attempt after attempt of trying to find relief can wear you down. With Red Light Therapy, there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel.
Our whole body light pod offers several benefits to your health:
- Less pain and inflammation
- Faster rate of recover after injury
- Earlier return to physical health
- Better sleep
- Less stress
- Reduced fat and cardiometabolic risk factors
- Less soreness and faster recovery after exercise
Better Pain Management in Just 4 Steps:
Ready to feel revived again? Start your journey to recovery with ICAC. Chesterfield residents are 4 steps closer to getting the support they need:
- Schedule an appointment.
- Choose a package – You decide on how often and how many times you receive treatments based on your condition and how you feel.
- Attend treatment sessions.
- After reaching your desired level of improvement, we’ll work with you to tailor a regimen that maintains your pain relief.
Backed By Science and the FDA
With over 500 human trials and 4,000 lab studies put on by researchers, hospitals and governmental bodies, Red Light Therapy has been shown to effectively reduce pain and inflammation at its source.
The NovoTHORⓇ Whole Body Light Pod is considered a Class II Medical Device and is listed as an approved drug-free therapeutic treatment with the FDA. The treatment does not contain toxins or hazardous materials like lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, PBB, PBDE, DEHP, BBP, DBP or DIBP.
NovoTHORⓇ complies with international Medical Device and GMP standards.
Your Pain Management Doctor Serving Chesterfield VA
A native to the area, Dr. Pugh received his undergraduate at Liberty University in 2000 and his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2006.
Dr. Pugh received his Fellowship degree from the Federation of International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in 2010, and then he became certified for Active Release Techniques in 2014.
He also provides chiropractic care for the PGA and Champions tour events as well as for local and professional athletes like the Richmond Kickers. Dr. Pugh has the distinct privilege of providing chiropractic care and acupuncture to United States Veterans in cooperation with the Veterans Administration.
Red Light Therapy FAQS
How does Red Light Therapy work?
Red Light Therapy (or Photobiomodulation Therapy) applies red and near-infrared light to damaged tissues to stimulate tissue repair, increase production of cellular energy, reduce inflammation and reduce pain.
The light targets the cause of your inflammation on a cellular level by reducing oxidative stress, which is known to contribute to chronic inflammation and chronic diseases like cancer, cardiovascular diseases and pulmonary diseases. By reducing the oxidative stress, you can reduce your pain.
How can whole body red light therapy be used?
Red Light Therapy is a non-invasive chronic pain and inflammation treatment that is effective for acute musculoskeletal conditions such as sports injuries, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, neuropathy, arthritis, gout and more.
How many sessions are usually needed?
Short answer: It depends.
Every person is unique, which means their physiological reaction to red light therapy will be specific to them. As a rule of thumb, acute injuries and inflammation from muscle strains and sprains, cuts, bruises, etc. can typically be improved within 2-4 sessions.
It could take as many as 12 sessions for long-term and chronic conditions to start seeing significant improvement. Weekly or bi-weekly sessions may be needed afterwards to continue pain management.
How does it compare with other therapies?
Most other alternative treatments focus on addressing your symptoms instead of the problem itself. Red Light Therapy is a safe, effective, and drug-free therapy that has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation on a cellular level at its source.
How is it applied?
ICAC uses the NovoTHORⓇ Whole Body Light Pod to conduct our Red Light Therapy sessions. This state-of-the-art machinery uses an equal power distribution light to help heal your entire body at once. One session lasts 12 minutes.
As the only NovoTHORⓇ public provider in Virginia and therefore Midlothian, we have the most effective treatment available for pain management.
Does red light therapy hurt?
Even though this treatment uses red and near-infrared light, it does not heat tissue like a laser would. Instead, you will feel a slight warming sensation from the increase in circulation throughout your body.
Occasionally, clients experience mild fatigue, discomfort or aches after a session, but these symptoms should disappear after 24-48 hours. If they do not, please give us a call immediately.