red light therapy

Red Light Therapy Benefits

Over the years, it has become apparent that a large percentage of the population is not getting enough sunlight. This means that they are missing out on all the health benefits associated with time in the sunlight. However, there may be a way to offset these issues through photobiomodulation, or as it is more commonly known, light therapy.


The Science


Red light therapy is so beneficial because the wavelengths associated with red light can stimulate the mitochondria in our cells to produce more energy. This extra boost of power in the mitochondria is the fundamental basis for why red light can provide such a wide range of benefits. We know that sunlight affects our bodies in positive ways, so it makes sense that other types of light could benefit us as well.


Blue Light vs. Red Light


In today’s world, not only are we spending less time in the natural sunlight, but we are spending even more time in front of blue light or artificial light. Just as our bodies respond positively to some lights, they can react negatively to other types of light as well. This is why it is so important to understand what different types of light do to your body. When the sun goes down, it is now normal to turn on televisions, computers, and cell phones to stare at until you fall asleep.


These devices produce blue light that throws off your body’s natural circadian rhythm when used in the evening. However, when used in the morning, they can actually activate your circadian rhythm. Being cognoscente of what type of light you are fueling your body with and at what time is an essential aspect of red light therapy. In fact, the highest concentration of natural red light occurs at sunrise and sunset, so those might be great times to introduce red light therapy into your schedule.


The Benefits


There are three major benefits that most people see from red light therapy. The first is enhanced collagen production. It seems that everyone that uses red light therapy, for whatever goal, finds that their skin improves significantly. Another huge benefit that has been found is that red light therapy can increase the speed of both muscle and injury recovery, leading to enhanced athletic performance. This benefit has led to many professional athletes using red light therapy as well. The third most common benefit also goes hand-in-hand with athletic performance – joint pain, and inflammation.


Many studies have shown that red light therapy significantly reduces joint pain and inflammation by enhancing our immune system to better fight off inflammation in a very natural way. Other benefits include increased cognitive health, improved hormone balances, and even impact dysfunctional or cancerous cells negatively, which is exciting for future cancer research advancements.


Diving Deeper


Red light therapy is a very easy benefit to add to your everyday schedule and can have a tremendous effect on your life. From better skin to increased cognitive health, this therapy is worth giving a try. If you want to hear more about red light therapy, I dive deep into the topic on my YouTube Channel. You can watch E 24 | Heal Your Body With Red Light Therapy.


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Dear Family Life Wellness Community,

It’s with incredible sadness that I bring you the news that as of Friday September 16, 2022 our clinic will officially close. As you can imagine, this decision was not an easy one to make. There has been a tremendous amount of soul searching and thoughtful processing that has gone into this moment. Taking in the considerations of everyone has been a top priority for me as I have navigated this tough decision.

Here’s the first thing I want you to know-you are loved. For the past twenty-six years so many of you have brought your families to our clinic weekly for health, inspiration and community. Please know that I have taken that responsibility as an incredible honor. My team and I have been so blessed to watch your kids grow up, celebrate your wins with you, and cry with you as you’ve moved through turbulent times in your lives. One of the hardest parts of this moment is that we won’t be connected with you in that same way. Know that although our clinic will not operate as it has for the past two decades, our hearts are still connected to you and your families.

As new career opportunities have emerged for me, I want you to know that my passion for chiropractic has never died. I feel so strongly that every human on this planet needs chiropractic care. I personally continue to get weekly adjustments, and hope that you will do the same. To make this transition as smooth as possible we have a list of amazing chiropractors that I have personally reached out to and will welcome you with loving arms. I can tell you with certainty you will get amazing care at any of these clinics. Please lean into them. As far as the biohacking center goes, for now that part of our clinic will be closed as well. New solutions for our space are being explored, but until we have something concrete there will be no biohacking . Lastly, I want to give my deepest gratitude to Dana. She has been the heart of our community for the past decade. I could not have run this practice without her. Yet, I am so excited for her as she has an incredible career opportunity that has presented itself.  As my heart is heavy in making this decision, what fills me with joy is the beautiful life she will be stepping into. A life she greatly deserves.

My practice has never been just a business. It’s been a family. Thank you for entrusting us with your health. It truly will go down as the greatest honor of my life. As far as what’s next, of course there needs to be a celebration. One in which we can gather one last time as a community. Please stay tuned to the exact date of that celebration.

From Dana, myself, and Dr. Tri please know that we believe in you. We know what a miraculous body you are living in and that extraordinary health is a choice you get to step into everyday. We will always be in your front row cheering you on.
With gratitude, love , and a huge hug,
Dr. Mindy
Great chiropractors to connect to:
Dr. T.J. Osborne, D.C.
Discover Chiropractic
1305 N. Bascom Ave #C
San Jose, CA 95128
amazing adjustor (he’s my chiro)
huge heart
great family practice & close to our clinic
Dr. Samantha Jennings, D.C
1314 Lincoln Ave#1F
San Jose, CA 95125
used to be an associate in our clinic
does lots of muscle testing & applied kinesiology
great with muscles & sports injuries
Dr. Darla Parr, D.C
718 University Ave Ste 110
Los Gatos, CA 95032
I went to chiro school with her.
great with brain balancing & neurological symptoms
beautiful heart, warm upbeat personality, and a wonderful integrative clinic
Dr. Nicole & David Congragen, D.C.

Community Chiropractic
16375 Monterey St.Ste B
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
I also went to school with them
warm loving family practice
focus is on upper cervical care (call to ask more questions)