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about equine light therapy...

Red Light also known as Photonic Therapy is a safe, natural, non-invasive way to promote healing and control pain.  This therapy has been proven to help animals as well as people.  Cara Choy uses a light that emits a specialized 660nm red light which can be applied directly to the skin.   This technology has been studied for over 40 years and produces fast relief and healing with minimal, if any, side effects.


Red and near-infrared light can penetrate tissue because they are not blocked by blood or water as much as other wavelengths. This wavelength is used in medical settings for burn treatment, wound healing, joint and muscle pain, sports injuries, etc.


Photonic therapy works because the body’s tissue can absorb this type of light at a cellular level, converting it to cellular energy (known as ATP). Many studies have shown that this energy accelerates activity in the mitochondria (the part of the cell that generates protein, collagen, and healing materials) as well as improving blood flow in the area being treated, speeding healing and minimizing pain.

The brain receives signals to release endorphins (natural pain killers) and serotonin into the body. This chain reaction:



Please note - Research has shown no ill side effects from this type of therapy. There may be a feeling of relaxation, light warmth, skin tingling at the point of contact, and a sense of well-being. Dark skin may require slightly longer treatment times, since melanin blocks more of the light than with light skin.


• Reduces pain and swelling

• Increases lymphatic activity

• Strengthens the immune system

• Accelerates cell regeneration

• Increases circulation

• Relaxes muscles

• Increases anti-viral properties

• Encourages collagen production

• Regulates serotonin levels

• Acute/Chronic Injuries

• Arthritis/Joint Pain

• Back Pain

• Behaviors: fear, aggression, anxiety, depression

• Colic/digestion issues

• Cough/Colds

• Circulation

• Edema

• Viral infections

• Muscle Strains & Soreness

• Tendon/Ligament Injuries

• Cuts and Open Wounds

• Shock

• Immune System Disorders

• Scars

• Body Soreness

• Lameness/Laminitis

• Stifle, Hocks

• And much, much more!


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