Achieving Thyroid Balance with Light Therapy
Those dealing with thyroid health issues and disease such as hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) and Hashimoto’s disease (where the immune system attacks the gland, leading to inflammation) are often left wondering what’s next. When patients have been told the effects are permanent due to cell damage, the best course of treatment is a lifelong “sentence” to hormone adjusting medications such as levothyroxine, which can be effective, but are not always the perfect solution. The struggle is stressful, sometimes limiting, and a constant reminder that good health is so important.
The thyroid gland is responsible for managing the body’s metabolism and growth/development. It is located at the front of the neck. With conditions such as hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s disease, unintended and unmanageable weight gain is often an issue for patients, along with other factors related to hormone fluctuations and such.
Are Medications The Only Option?
Brazilian researchers have found hope with low level laser therapy for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis patients, through a series of studies on the thyroid gland.
In one study, 15 Hashimoto’s patients were treated with 10 applications of 100 red light therapy over their thyroid gland two times per week for a span of 5 weeks. This light therapy is designed to increase circulation to the thyroid gland and boost hormone levels in the process.
After the 5 week study period, participants were able to reduce their levothyroxine dose, with close to half of them achieving normal thyroid function 9 months later, allowing them to stop taking medication altogether and maintain normal thyroid function! The rest were able to reduce their dose of medication - the average levothyroxine dose dropped from 96 +/- 22 mcg/day, to 38 +/- 23 mcg/day. Amazing!
Various studies were conducted in Brazil using laser light therapy, all with impressive results. Along with the aforementioned medication drop off, there was a significant positive change in many participants’ thyroid antibodies, fewer inflammatory cells and white blood cells, less overall thyroid damage, as well as normalization of the size of the thyroid gland.
Details of these studies proved that light medicine is effective in treating thyroid conditions, helping patients lead healthier lives without depending on medications as much, if at all.
While most patients worldwide won’t have the opportunity to participate in such studies, options they can implement at home may be equally effective. LEDphototherapies’ Nushape Lipo Wrap for Fat-Loss utilizes the benefits of LED diodes with red and near-infrared wavelengths in similar wavelengths to speed up metabolism, remove toxins from fat cells, and burn calories, resulting in a slimmer silhouette, less unsightly cellulite, a boost in collagen production, decreased inflammation, and benefits towards better metabolism, ATP function, and lymph system function. It is non-invasive with zero side effects, and while this product may not cure hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s disease, it can be used over the thyroid to help achieve balanced thyroid levels.
Suggested dosage is similar at several days a week for several minutes at a time, before having your thyroid levels re-tested after 6 weeks to gauge the results. The Nushape Therapy Wrap Mini is also a perfect choice, wrapping comfortably around the neck.
Not only does light therapy help patients with thyroid concerns, but it is beneficial in 30+ different medical conditions effecting millions. Could your condition improve thanks to light medicine? Learn how LED phototherapy can be used for your best mind and body in Light Medicine, by Jessica Charles, free to our customers.
Nushape exists to develop top-tier, industry-leading LED light therapy devices for photobiomodulation. Implementation of specific wavelengths of LED light can effectively enhance bodily processes by improving mitochondrial health, ATP production; ultimately aiding the cellular ability to work faster, stronger.
The year was 2015 and I was happily helping clients in my Santa Barbara Spa. So many of my clients would ask me for safer, alternative methods for lipo or plastic surgery to help them kickstart that life-change to a healthier, happier lifestyle. I started looking into how lightwaves work and the intricacies of how light therapy influences fat-loss and other bodily processes. Becoming completely enthralled with this unique approach to wellness and how it could help my clients, my interest grew to obsession and resulted in the phototherapy start-up, Nushape LLC. Originally Nushape was only offered in spas and doctors offices, but with our current collection we're happy to be delivering clinical strength light therapy directly at home. Welcome and thanks for reading!