What is Red Light Therapy?
An easy, effective pain management solution
Red Light Therapy (RLT) is an alternative treatment for pain that targets your suffering at its source using red and near infrared light to provide relief. This drug-free remedy (also known as photobiomodulation) is a quick and effective way to ease your inflammation and manage your muscular and joint pain.
No matter how old you are, anyone can improve their mobility and performance with Red Light Therapy. Athletes can receive muscle relaxation while ailing adults use their treatments to ease chronic pain or arthritis.
As the only health provider of the NovoTHORⓇ red light therapy bed within the state of Virginia, ICAC is proud to bring this alternative solution for pain management to Henrico, VA.
No one should start or end their day in pain. Improve your quality of life by relieving it through Red Light Therapy and NovoTHORⓇ.
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Our whole body therapy bed eases your pain
Nothing feels as exhausting or hopeless as searching for pain relief with a chronic condition. Soothing your suffering shouldn’t be this hard.
With Red Light Therapy, it doesn’t have to be.
Unlike other ineffective treatments that focus on curing your symptoms, Red Light Therapy works to alleviate your pain by targeting its source on the cellular level. By focusing on your muscle pain points and reducing the built-up oxidative stress in certain tissues, your pain and inflammation can fade.
These treatments are convenient, effective and drug-free.
For our treatments, ICAC uses the NovoTHORⓇ whole body light pod – a device that evenly applies the red and near infrared wavelengths to your body (in the same process as a tanning bed). Stimulating your tissues in this manner helps release and manage your discomfort.
As the only pain relief provider in Henrico, VA that has access to the NovoTHORⓇ, ICAC takes pride in helping our clients improve their quality of life. Our Red Light Therapy treatments can have you feeling better in just one 12-minute session!
Benefits of NovoTHORⓇ
In addition to offering pain management solutions, our whole body light pod provides several other benefits to your health when you enjoy treatment sessions:
- 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
4 Steps to Pain Relief for Henrico, VA Residents
If you’re ready to finally get the relief you’ve been searching for, Red Light Therapy can be your light at the end of a dark tunnel. Start your journey to recovery with ICAC:
- Schedule an initial appointment.
- Decide on a package – You choose how often you come in and how many times you receive treatments based on how you feel and the progress you make.
- Attend your treatment sessions.
- Once you reach your desired level of improvement, you and our specialists will create a regimen that’s tailored toward maintaining 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 Henrico 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 irritated 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?
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.
For long-term and chronic conditions, it could take as many as 12 sessions 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 offered in Henrico, VA 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?
This treatment 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. Give us a call immediately if your discomfort lasts past this time period.