Healing with Thor Laser and Red Light Therapy

By Dr Kelly

June 27, 2023

How red light therapy works:

  1. Cellular Energy Production

  2. Red and near-infrared light are absorbed by mitochondria, the energy-producing organelles within cells. This stimulates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy currency of the cell, leading to increased cellular metabolism and function.

  3. Gene Expression

  4. Red light therapy can modulate gene expression, influencing the activity of genes involved in inflammation, tissue repair, and other cellular processes. This can promote the production of proteins and enzymes that support healing and regeneration.

  5. Nitric Oxide Release

  6. Red light therapy promotes the release of nitric oxide, a molecule that helps dilate blood vessels and improve blood flow. This enhances oxygen and nutrient delivery to tissues, facilitating healing and reducing inflammation.

  7. Anti-inflammatory Effects

  8. Red light therapy has anti-inflammatory effects, helping to reduce swelling, pain, and inflammation in injured or inflamed tissues. It can also modulate immune responses, promoting a balanced inflammatory response.

  9. Collagen Production

  10. Red light therapy stimulates fibroblasts, cells responsible for producing collagen, elastin, and other extracellular matrix components. This can improve skin tone and texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and promote wound healing.

  11. Pain Relief

  12. Red light therapy has analgesic effects, helping to alleviate pain and discomfort associated with various conditions, such as arthritis, muscle strains, and neuropathy. It can reduce nerve sensitivity, block pain signals, and promote the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.

The benefits of red light therapy include:

  1. Improved Skin Health:

  2.  Red light therapy can promote collagen production, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, improve skin tone and texture, and accelerate wound healing. It's used for conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.

  3. Pain Relief

  4. Red light therapy can alleviate pain and discomfort associated with various conditions, including arthritis, muscle strains, joint pain, and neuropathy.

  5. Enhanced Muscle Recovery

  6. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts use red light therapy to speed up muscle recovery, reduce inflammation, and relieve muscle soreness after intense workouts or injury.

  7. Reduced Inflammation

  8. Red light therapy has anti-inflammatory effects, making it beneficial for conditions characterized by inflammation, such as tendonitis, bursitis, and inflammatory skin disorders.

  9. Improved Circulation

  10. Red light therapy can enhance blood flow and oxygen delivery to tissues, promoting healing and reducing ischemia in injured or compromised areas.


Thor Medical is the company that we work with for FDA approved medical grade equipment to provide near infrared light therapy. It's also known now as photobiomodulation, which just means light in the body to create change for acute and chronic injury, for inflammation, for range of motion, for cellular healing. Again, then the near infrared light we absorb, just like we do UV light. There's a lot of different products that you can buy, and the risk is you don't know what it's really providing. That's why we use Thor Medical, because time and time again, third party studies, we know exactly what they're delivering. They do a ton of research. They work with NASA and the Navy and research institutions, and the photobiomodulation research that's out there is using this type of equipment.

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About the author

Dr. Kelly has 25 years of expert medical experience caring for the sickest of the sick people in critical care (including ICU, Heart surgery, Heart & Lung transplant surgery, as well as cardiology). She is a clinical specialist who has taken care of and trained others to care for the critically ill/the elderly and developed many screening and preventative programs to help improve the health of the population. The reality is that most people just don't have to be that sick. or stay that sick. So, Dr. Kelly decided to change the focus of the care she provided: to prevent, reverse and restore the health of individuals.

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