Shannon Francis Chiropractic

Sessions by Appointment: 440-390-0888
150 Springside Dr. A105
Akron, Oh. 44333

Polychromatic Light Therapy

Polychromatic Light Therapy (PLT) is a form of treatment for both acute and chronic pain. PLT promotes healing by temporarily increasing blood flow through the pulsed frequency of Light Emitting Diodes. This process releases nitric oxide into the bloodstream, which increases circulation to the treated area to relieve pain and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes.

Polychromatic Light Therapy is a convenient, drug-free, non-invasive, and affordable treatment for aches and pains, minor injuries, inflammation, and even relief from the itchiness that can be caused by some autoimmune diseases and skin conditions.

Did you know that people have been using light to heal the body for thousands of years? Light is essential for life and when we’re underexposed to it we can feel the impacts due to decreased serotonin levels, which can manifest in depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), mood swings, and fatigue. Simply put, it’s just not healthy to be in the dark! Conversely, intentional exposure to low-level light is a type of therapy that can promote healing and wellbeing. That’s where Polychromatic Light Therapy (PLT)  comes into play.

We start with a 15-minute session and focus on the areas that are causing you the most pain. Whether you suffer from an autoimmune disease like Systemic Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis, or you have a physical trauma to the body like a burn or bruise, light therapy can help to temporarily relieve pain while expediting the healing process.

During your consultation, Dr. Francis will evaluate your condition and work with you to determine the right approach to treatment. There is never any obligation to continue and if you don’t feel the benefits from your treatment you can stop them at any time. We’re so sure that you will find light therapy beneficial that we’re offering a money-back guarantee on your first treatment. Schedule your free consultation today and let’s see if Polychromatic Light Therapy is right for you.

How Does Polychromatic Light Therapy Work?

We place the light source (Inlight Therapy™ pads) in contact with the skin. This allows the light energy (photons) to reach beyond the surface of the body, penetrating the cutaneous layer of the skin to interact with chromophores in the cells, resulting in temporary physical and chemical changes of the cells and surrounding tissue. These cells respond by increasing localized blood flow, which has a positive effect on healing and the reduction of inflammation. The result is relief from pain and itchiness, and the regeneration of cells for faster healing to restore the body.

What does Polychromatic Light Therapy treat?

  • Aches from Systemic Lupus
  • Arthritis Pain
  • Body Burns and Bruises
  • Pain and Itching Relief from Fractures
  • Inflammation from Disease or Sports
  • Relief from Pain caused by Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • Facial Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Post Extraction Pain from dental work
  • Muscle Fatigue from Athletic Performance
  • Tinnitus
  • Muscular Degeneration
  • Tendinitis
  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Swelling and Pain from Sprains and Minor Injuries