What Are The Health Benefits?
Red light therapy (red light and near-infrared wavelengths) produces the same infrared heat emitted by the sun while offering a dynamic range of health benefits.
Aurora red light therapy (RLT), which covers both full red light and near-infrared wavelengths, produces the same infrared heat emitted by the sun while offering a dynamic range of health benefits.
Aurora works by using red low-level wavelengths of light, emitted from light towers, saunas or even handheld devices, to produce a biochemical effect in cells. These wavelengths penetrate approximately 5 millimetres below the skin’s surface to increase cellular productivity and effectiveness. Aurora allows your body to more efficiently dissolve harmful substances and repair damaged tissue, leading to accelerated healing time and energy production.
Stress, chronic exhaustion, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise are all major contributors to chronic illness in the modern age. On a cellular level, these conditions reduce the ability of cells to process energy and information, thereby compromising the internal operations of the human body.
These negative factors can lead to an increase in nitric oxide (NO) within the body. When NO binds to the enzyme cytochrome c oxidase (CCO), a large transmembrane protein complex that regulates energy conservation, this amalgamation can impair bodily functions. Aurora is proven to be greatly beneficial in breaking the cellular bonds between NO and CCO, leading to improved cell functionality and overall energy production.
Aurora offers a myriad of health benefits, including: pain relief; anti-inflammation; muscle regeneration and strengthening; improved thyroid health; increased hormonal production and sexual satisfaction; improved sleep quality; performance enhancement; detox; stress-relief; and improved mental health.
1. Pain Relief
Aurora is proven to provide substantial pain relief and offers a completely natural alternative to medication or other invasive medical practices. Researchers have found that Aurora exposure can reduce pain for osteoarthritis knee pain, muscular injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic back issues. Studies also show that this therapy can accelerate the healing process following injury and surgery while reducing the need for painkillers or other over-the-counter medications.*1
Aurora provides pain relief by stimulating the production of red blood cells and increasing blood flow to the body, targeting damaged tissue and other areas of inflammation.
Aurora operates through photobiomodulation. Photobiomodulation uses a nonthermal irradiance of photons to convert light energy into electrochemical energy. This process increases adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in cells and provides the necessary energy to drive cellular processes.*2 This, in turn, speeds up cellular activity and greatly enhances operational efficiency. An increase in ATP optimises cell functionality and improves the rate of tissue regeneration. Just one treatment of Aurora is enough to provide noticeable improvements to your everyday performance.
1. Avci, Pinar et al. “Low-level laser (light) therapy (LLLT) in skin: stimulating, healing, restoring.” Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery vol. 32,1 (2013): 41-52. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4126803/
2. Hamblin, Michael R. “Mechanisms and Mitochondrial Redox Signaling in Photobiomodulation.” Photochemistry and photobiology vol. 94,2 (2018): 199-212. doi:10.1111/php.12864. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/php.12864
2. Aids Against Inflammation (One Of The Main Causes Of Chronic Diseases)
Early research suggests that Aurora can help reduce inflammation in the body.
Aurora has proven results in targeting muscular inflammation associated with strenuous exercise. Treatment with Aurora before exercise can alleviate pain caused by excessive strain and significantly shorten the recovery phase.*3
Furthermore, many people have achieved pain relief for various forms of arthritis following the sustained application of Aurora. Treatment with these red light devices severely reduces swelling and joint stiffness, alleviating the constant pain and limited mobility that arthritis sufferers experience.
3. Rossato, Mateus et al. “Time Response of Photobiomodulation Therapy on Muscular Fatigue in Humans.” Journal of strength and conditioning research vol. 32,11 (2018): 3285-3293. doi:10.1519/JSC.0000000000002339. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29385005/
3. Improved Skin Appearance And Anti-Ageing (Increased Collagen & Elastin Production)
The anti-inflammatory effects of Aurora on the skin is what makes it an exciting new technology in the beauty industry, used by many celebrities, social media personalities, and make-up bloggers. Dermatologists are increasingly harnessing Aurora to repair damaged skin tissue, stimulate skin regeneration, and raise collagen and elastin levels.
In the fight against ageing, Aurora offers a simple and effective treatment.
Simple: the red light photons emitted by Aurora improves blood circulation and speed up the movement of clean oxygen to your cells. This increased oxygen presence turbocharges the internal processes of the cell and helps combat oxidative stress. Furthermore, Aurora greatly improves skin quality as it provides cells with the energy they need to repair and regenerate. This reduces visible signs of stress and skin ageing, promoting a healthy glow.Oxidative stress is one of the key factors in ageing. The condition arises from an imbalance between free radicals (oxygen-containing molecules with an uneven number of electrons) and antioxidants in your body. Oxidative stress is a common by-product of the energy transfer process and Aurora is specifically designed to reduce the production of these pollutants in the body.Dr Raleigh Duncan, a wellness expert and one of the pioneers in the field of red light therapy, explains that “as red or near-infrared light comes into the mitochondrion of the cell and converts that into ATP, or energy… this is the currency of the cell.” Duncan continues: “it’s kind of like a fountain of youth turning light into energy. As we age, the problems that we come up with is that our cells are not as vibrant, and they don’t have the energy. By giving them the injection of more ATP, it’s like a fountain of youth.”
4. Muscle Regeneration And Strengthening
Along with healing and cosmetic benefits, Aurora is now being used to enhance muscle regeneration and strengthening. Treatment with Aurora offers substantial improvements in absolute muscle strength, endurance, grip strength, and overall athletic performance.*4 For these reasons, athletes are increasingly employing Aurora in their workout routines.
Aurora provides the body with a natural means of producing erythropoietin (EPO). This is a hormone produced in the kidneys that plays a key role in the production of red blood cells. During exercise, as we sweat and lose plasma, the kidneys react by producing EPO to improve our red blood cell count. The levels of EPO in the blood stream directly impact how effectively oxygen is transported around the body.
The increased production of EPO, in combination with the direct stimulation of muscles and joints, means that Aurora has a lot to offer for both professional and amateur athletes.
4 Ferraresi, Cleber et al. “Photobiomodulation in human muscle tissue: an advantage in sports performance?.” Journal of biophotonics vol. 9,11-12 (2016): 1273-1299. doi:10.1002/jbio.201600176. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5167494/*
5. Improvement Of Thyroid Health
Recent studies have shown that Aurora can successfully treat Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (CAT): the most common cause of acquired hypothyroidism. There is currently no consumer-grade therapy capable of regenerating CAT-damaged thyroid tissue and the use of Aurora in this area offers promising results. One placebo-controlled clinical trial concludes that Red Light Therapy “promotes the improvement of thyroid function, as patients experienced a decreased need for [levothyroxine] LT4, a reduction in [Thyroid Autoantibodies] TPOAb levels, and an increase in parenchymal echogenicity”.*5
Simply put, this means that your thyroid increases its production of essential hormones thyroxine or tetraiodothyronine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) which significantly reduces the risk of developing thyroid-related auto-immune diseases.
There is thus a great deal of emerging scientific evidence that Aurora boosts overall thyroid tissue function and may in fact even reverse autoimmune conditions. Also, for those with any lingering concerns or queries, a long-term study concludes that RLT is entirely safe for the treatment of hypothyroidism induced by auto-immune thyroiditis.*6 Further studies will continue to explore the medical benefits of Aurora on the thyroid.
5. Höfling, Danilo B et al. “Low-level laser therapy in chronic autoimmune thyroiditis: a pilot study.” Lasers in surgery and medicine vol. 42,6 (2010): 589-96. doi:10.1002/lsm.20941 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lsm.20941
6. Höfling, Danilo Bianchini et al. “Safety and Efficacy of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Autoimmune Thyroiditis: Long-Term Follow-Up Study.” International journal of endocrinology vol. 2018 8387530. 4 Nov. 2018, doi:10.1155/2018/8387530 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/2018/8387530/
6. Increased Testosterone Production and Sexual Wellness
One promising new avenue for Aurora is in promoting testosterone growth and increasing sexual satisfaction in men.
In 2016 an Italian research team from the University of Sienna conducted clinical trials by exposing men suffering from hypoactive sexual desire disorder or sexual arousal disorder to RLT for 30 minutes every morning.
They found that regular, early-morning, use of Aurora produced higher testosterone levels in participants and greatly improved their levels of sexual satisfaction. In fact, the results clearly demonstrate that testosterone levels increased by more than 50% after two weeks of treatment. Remarkably, these men also reported that their sexual satisfaction increased by more than three times.*7
In treating low testosterone levels and sexual performance or satisfaction, Aurora seems like a new and effective treatment.
7. European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP). “Lack of interest in sex successfully treated by exposure to bright light.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 September 2016. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160918214443.htm
7. Improved Sleep And Circadian Rhythm
Just one daily 30-minute treatment of Aurora is enough to totally reset your circadian rhythm and get you back into a healthy sleep routine.
Increases exposure to light on the skin first thing in the morning immediately aligns your circadian rhythm for the day. This first burst of light signals to your body that it’s time to wake up and get going.
Furthermore, exposure to Aurora can increase production of the sleep hormone melatonin. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that your brain gradually releases as darkness falls, preparing the body for rest. Your brain tends to release less melatonin when exposed to light as the photosensitive cells in your retinas act as a stimulant on your senses. Aurora, however, produces the opposite effect as it is easily processed by the retinas and provides a soothing sensation that prepares you for bed.A 2012 study concluded that a nightly 30-minute treatment with red light can increase melatonin production and provide a better quality of sleep after only two weeks of use. The study, conducted on a group of elite female athletes, not only found substantial improvements in their sleep quality but observed a notable enhancement in their overall endurance.*8 Not only were these athletes treating their muscular fatigue and shortening their recovery time through red light treatment, but they were also getting a better night’s rest.
8. Zhao, Jiexiu et al. “Red light and the sleep quality and endurance performance of Chinese female basketball players.” Journal of athletic training vol. 47,6 (2012): 673-8. doi:10.4085/1062-6050-47.6.08 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23182016/
8. Reduced Stress and Improved Mental Health
Aurora also does wonders in reducing chronic stress and counteracting depression. This particular benefit of Aurora is the subject of many promising clinical trials. One 2016 study, for example, indicates the efficacy of transcranial RLT for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and cognitive impairment.*9 These findings thereby offer hope for people worn down by the hustle and bustle of everyday life
Light is vital to almost every biological species on our planet and its absence severely affects your physical and mental health. Many people living in high altitudes suffer annually from winter depression, due to a lack of sunlight, and the brightness of Aurora can help regulate your circadian rhythm and reduce stress levels. Even in the darkest of times, Aurora can certainly help keep spirits high.Moreover, Aurora heightens oxygen concentration in the blood and, in turn, increases blood flow to the brain. This significantly improves energy production and maintenance as it supplies cells with ATP. As a result, cognitive function is considerably enhanced. Recent research highlights that Aurora can help improve memory, attention and mood with future clinical trials aimed at applying this treatment to endemic diseases such as dementia.*10
9. Cassano, Paolo et al. “Review of transcranial photobiomodulation for major depressive disorder: targeting brain metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress, and neurogenesis.” Neurophotonics vol. 3,3 (2016): 031404. doi:10.1117/1.NPh.3.3.031404. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26989758/
10. Hamblin, Michael R. “Photobiomodulation for Alzheimer’s Disease: Has the Light Dawned?.” Photonics vol. 6,3 (2019): 77. doi:10.3390/photonics6030077 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6664299/
9. Performance Enhancement
Aurora affects your body at a cellular level, providing you with the energy needed to avoid the dreaded midday slump.Aurora has been shown to regulate user’s activity levels and stamina, offering a simple and effective way to keep energised throughout the day. Just one brief thirty-minute session in the morning is enough to lift productivity and performance for the entire day.
One of the potential health benefits of Aurora is detoxification. Treatment with red light therapy increases blood circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system, releasing any built-up toxins residing in the body.
The lymphatic system is the sewerage system of the body, maintaining fluid levels and regulating the immune system. Regular treatment of Aurora helps your body rid itself of accumulated toxic metals, dissolving harmful substances such as alcohol, nicotine, or sulfuric acid. Recent studies have highlighted the potential for Aurora to treat more serious conditions such as lymphedema: the build-up of fluid in soft body tissues when the lymph system is damaged or blocked.*11
Treatment with Aurora thereby provides an effective boost to the immune system with just one session, leaving you feeling cleansed and reenergised, ready to face the world.
11. Li, Ke et al. “Efficacy and safety of far infrared radiation in lymphedema treatment: clinical evaluation and laboratory analysis.” Lasers in medical science vol. 32,3 (2017): 485-494. doi:10.1007/s10103-016-2135-0. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28127644/
Red Light is currently the subject of numerous clinical trials and research papers which demonstrate the efficacy and safety of this treatment. Aurora is an entirely safe and pain-free treatment with no severe side-effects reported when applied correctly.
Always follow the recommended guidelines when operating.
Some users have reported headaches, irritability, and eye strain due to the intense colour or brightness of the light. These minor side effects can be avoided by protecting your eyes during your Aurora session and avoiding staring directly into the light.