Will light therapy treatments cause detox symptoms?
They can at first if you haven’t been getting very much natural light. If your cells are starved for natural light, a full treatment may cause some detox-related symptoms before your body acclimatizes. If you experience these types of issues, we recommend halting treatments until the symptoms go away. Then start out at 2-3 minutes per treatment area and work your way slowly up to 10 minutes over the course of 2-3 weeks. This will help your body adapt to a higher dosage of light. If you continue to experience detox-related symptoms and have any concerns regarding the use of photobiomodulation,* we recommend stopping treatments and consulting with your healthcare provider.
* Photobiomodulation is a non-invasive, non-thermal therapy which stimulates cells to generate more energy and undergo self-repair through the use of near infrared light (NIR). Also known as low-level light (or laser) therapy, PBM has no side effects. Occasionally, first time users may experience a transient headache, dry throat, or tiredness, although the majority of patients report an improvement in their level of energy.