Light has a huge impact on the condition, well-being and human health. The use of radiation in the treatment of health ailments is a popular and very effective therapeutic method based on the physical properties of radiation waves.
Treatments using ultraviolet, visible or infrared radiation rely on irradiating the entire body or a selected area. Depending on the type of radiation used, we get other therapeutic effects. Importantly, the human eye only sees radiation waves that are in the range of 380 to 750 nm (visible light), therefore not all types of radiation are visible to us.
Lamps used in phototherapy, differ in the power and wavelength of the emitted radiation. In this therapeutic method, colored filters are used that modify the parameters of the light source and change the way it affects the body.
Infrared radiation is divided into IR-A, IR-B and IR-C
Astar is a manufacturer of lamps for the exposure of infrared light in the range from IR-A to IR-B
Tissue overheating occurs through radiation without direct contact and energy conduction.
Radiation in the IR-A and IR-B range effectively affects muscle relaxation and increases local blood supply. This effect translates into improved tissue nutrition and increased metabolism. The relaxation effect is very commonly used in physiotherapy centers as a preparatory phase for both therapeutic and relaxing massage.
Infrared radiation is widely used as a pre-treatment before post-isometric relaxation and muscle stretching, joint mobilization and passive excercises in connective tissue contractures, manual massage and kinesitherapy exercises. Congestion and increase in skin temperature improve its electrical conductivity, which is an indication for performing radiation treatments before electrotherapy.
The application of radiation in the IR-A range causes thermal erythema – a local reaction occurring on the skin, caused by the expansion of blood vessels. It consists of irregular redness of the skin, formed during irradiation and disappears shortly after the treatment procedure.
Indications for use of IR-A:
Indications for use of IR-B:
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