Is Red Light Therapy Effective In Perimenopause and Menopausal Symptom Management?

Red light therapy by Deeply Vital Medical in Madison NY

Menopause is a critical and inevitable phase in a woman’s life, typically occurring at an average age of 51 years. It marks the end of menstruation for 12 consecutive months and triggers a series of hormonal changes that may start several years earlier. This transition can cause a wide range of unpleasant and hazardous symptoms, such as hot flashes, mood swings, sleep disorders, and skin problems. The period preceding menopause, known as perimenopause, is when many of these symptoms typically begin to surface. Traditional treatment options for menopausal symptoms often include hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which may not be suitable for all due to potential side effects and health risks. However, there’s a cutting-edge alternative gaining attention in menopause management: Red Light Therapy (RLT).

Dr. Lauren Weber, the founder of Deeply Vital Medical, pioneered Red Light Therapy (RLT), a cutting-edge approach to managing menopausal symptoms and promoting overall well-being. In this article, we’ll examine the science behind RLT and its myriad benefits for women experiencing menopause and beyond. We’ll also explore how Deeply Vital Medical leads the way in this transformative therapy and state-of-the-art technology to help women achieve optimal health and wellness.

Understanding Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy or phot biomodulation, is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-energy Red and Near-Infrared Light to stimulate cellular function. This therapy has proven to improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, improve energy, and promote the body’s natural healing processes. Deeply Vital Medical has harnessed this technology to help specific issues faced by perimenopausal & menopausal women, providing a safe and effective solution.

Illuminating Relief: The Benefits of Red Light Therapy for Menopausal Women

Menopause is a natural and inevitable phase in a woman’s life, denoting the end of her reproductive years. However, this transition often triggers a plethora of challenging and uncomfortable symptoms that can impact a woman’s quality of life and increase her risk for many different diseases. Some of these symptoms can include hot flashes, mood swings, sleep disturbances, dryness in the vaginal area, and skin issues.

Fortunately, Red Light Therapy (RLT) has emerged as a promising alternative health option for managing these symptoms and promoting overall well-being for perimenopausal & menopausal women. In this next section, we will deeply dive into the numerous benefits that RLT can offer during this transformative phase of life, such as less weight gain, better redistribution of fat, enhanced collagen production, and improved bone, cardiovascular, vaginal, hair, skin health and can even improve sexual health. You can have relief from brain fog and improved energy and focus. Our whole-body lights and personalized sessions can take your mood and fitness to the next level. However, it’s crucial to note that while RLT may be used with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), it does not replace it.

Hot Flash Relief

Hot flashes are one of the most common and disruptive symptoms of menopause. RLT has been shown to regulate body temperature and reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes. This relief can significantly improve a woman’s comfort and daily life.

Mood Improvement

Menopause can bring about hormonal fluctuations and sleep disruption, which may lead to mood swings, irritability, and depression. However, RLT can stimulate endorphin production, resulting in better mood and decreased anxiety, pain, and stress.

Enhanced Sleep Quality

Many women going through menopause experience sleep disturbances, including night sweats and insomnia. RLT has been shown to regulate circadian rhythms and promote relaxation, which can help improve sleep quality. This can lead to waking up feeling refreshed and having more energy during the day. 

Skin Rejuvenation

Menopausal hormonal changes can significantly impact the skin, causing dryness, thinning, and increased wrinkles. Fortunately, RLT has been found to increase collagen production, improve circulation, promote skin elasticity, and reduce signs of aging. This can result in healthier and more youthful-looking skin from head to toe. So, we encourage you to shine the Light everywhere!

Weight Reduction

Weight gain and non-favorable redistribution of fat are common occurrences during perimenopause and menopause. Red Light Therapy (RLT) has been shown to be effective in improving weight loss and body contour and possibly improving the distribution of fat (anecdotally noted). Additionally, RLT has been shown to decrease the appearance of stretch marks. With regular whole-body RLT sessions, you can also expect to experience increased energy and fitness levels.

Pain Relief

Joint pain is a common symptom of menopause that can significantly impact daily life. Fortunately, RLT can help alleviate muscle and joint pain. RLT contributes to an overall improvement in pain management by reducing inflammation, improving blood flow, and enhancing collagen production. Making the menopausal transition more manageable, RLT can stimulate endorphin production, which can improve mood and decrease anxiety, stress, and pain. 

Hormonal Balance

Although not a direct hormonal treatment, Red Light Therapy (RLT) can influence hormonal production within the body, which can help perimenopausal & menopausal women with a more balanced hormonal state and decrease some symptoms associated with menopause. By using RLT, women can experience relief from symptoms such as dry skin, mood swings, and sleep disturbances.

Bone, Cardiovascular, Sexual, & Thyroid Health, Oh my!

As women transition through menopause, it’s essential to prioritize the health of various areas, including Bone, Cardiovascular, Sexual, and Thyroid health. Red Light Therapy can play a significant role in improving these areas. Regular use of RLT can improve blood flow and circulation and stimulate the production of fibroblasts and osteoblasts, cells that build collagen and bones. Additionally, everyday use of RLT has been noted to improve blood flow to the thyroid gland and may improve thyroid hormone levels. Furthermore, it can help enhance sexual health, libido, arousal, and orgasms with blood flow, testosterone and collagen production. RLT can help improve erection strength, too!

Brain Health

As women transition into menopause, it’s vital to prioritize brain health and reduce the risk of dementia. Red Light Therapy can play a crucial role in achieving these goals. Regular use of RLT can improve blood flow to the brain, which can help reduce brain fog and improve energy, mood, and focus. This can help improve brain function and may reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia. 

Non-Invasive and Safe

Red Light Therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment option with minimal side effects, making it a viable option for many women. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can have potential risks and side effects, but RLT offers relief without the associated risks. 

Personalized and Convenient

Whether you’re dealing with low libido, brain fog, mood swings, or skin issues, RLT can be tailored to your unique concerns. The convenience of personalized and individualized 20-minute sessions can fit seamlessly into your busy lifestyle and help you achieve optimal health and wellness.

Deeply Vital Medical’s Approach

Deeply Vital Medical (DVM) has taken RLT to the next level by individualizing and customizing whole-body treatments for each client. Through assessing individual needs and symptoms, Dr. Lauren Weber, founder of DVM, will cater the treatment to specific issues. The treatment plans are designed to provide maximum benefit.

Navigating the Menopausal Journey: Before, During, and After Red Light Therapy

Before Red Light Therapy

Before starting any new treatment, including RLT, it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional, preferably one experienced in menopausal health. They can help determine whether RLT suits your specific symptoms and medical history. It is essential to hydrate with water and avoid alcohol and fried foods. 

Assessment and Goal Setting

During your consultation, discuss your menopausal symptoms and goals with your healthcare provider. Be clear about what you hope to achieve with RLT: relief from joint pain, better quality sleep, improved energy, or skin rejuvenation.

Skin Preparation

If you’re seeking relief for skin-related concerns such as wrinkles or dryness, gently prepare your skin by cleansing and exfoliating before undergoing RLT. This helps to ensure that the Light can penetrate more effectively and produce optimal results. It’s best to avoid creams, lotions, and sprays before the session, as these can create a barrier that may interfere with the Light’s ability to penetrate your skin. 

During Red Light Therapy

Red Light Therapy (RLT) sessions are typically done with as much skin exposed as possible to allow the Light to penetrate the body. However, we understand that some clients may not feel comfortable disrobing completely, and that is perfectly fine. Additionally, if desired, we provide protective goggles to shield the eyes from the Light. 

Comfort and Relaxation

The treatment itself is painless and non-invasive. Many individuals find it relaxing, and most say it feels like lying on the beach. You can meditate, listen to soothing music, or unwind during this time.

Customization

RLT may be tailored to your specific needs. Dr. Weber can adjust the Light intensity, duration, and distance to target your unique symptoms.

After Red Light Therapy

Some individuals experience immediate relief from symptoms like insomnia, less pain, or an improved mood after their first session. However, just like the gym, it’s common to require regular sessions to achieve optimal results.

Regular Sessions

Depending on your recommendations and the severity of your symptoms, you may need to undergo RLT sessions regularly. These can range from several times a week to a few times a month.

Long-Term Maintenance

After completing an initial series of RLT sessions, consider long-term maintenance sessions to sustain the benefits. Your healthcare provider will help you determine the ideal maintenance schedule.

Lifestyle Support

In conjunction with RLT, maintaining a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise, hydration, a balanced diet, and stress management can amplify the therapy’s effects and improve your overall well-being during and post-menopause.

Follow-up Consultations

Periodic follow-up consultations with your healthcare provider are essential to assess progress and adjust your RLT plan.

Red Light Therapy (RLT) may lead to potential side effects such as increased hair growth and heightened sweating. These effects are attributed to the therapy’s ability to enhance cellular function, boost cellular energy, and improve circulation. However, it’s important to emphasize that these perceived side effects are typically mild. Additionally, it’s crucial to highlight that RLT is a safe and non-invasive treatment with no substantial risks or adverse outcomes.

Lighting the Path to Menopausal Wellness: Deeply Vital Medical’s Radiant Approach to Enhanced Quality of Life

As women enter the menopausal phase and experience various physical and emotional changes, exploring alternative therapies that can provide relief, promote overall well-being, and minimize risks is crucial. 

Deeply Vital Medical’s innovative approach to whole-body Red Light Therapy offers a safe, non-invasive, and highly effective option for managing perimenopausal & menopausal symptoms and enhancing the quality of life beyond menopause. By harnessing the power of Light, Deeply Vital Medical is helping women navigate this transformative phase with confidence, comfort, and vitality.

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