FAQ Will light therapy treatments cause detox symptoms?

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.