LED Light Therapy & the Lymphatic System

Do you ever feel “puffy” and bloated? Struggle with chronic headaches and fatigue? Feel like you catch every cold? These are all signs your lymphatic system may be struggling. Learn supportive strategies to keep your lymph flowing!

The Lymphatic Rescue Summit will teach you strategies to support a healthier lymphatic system. Whether your goal is to improve immunity, prevent (or treat) cancer, reverse autoimmunity, lose weight, gain energy or take your well-being to another level, you will benefit by learning how to care for your lymphatic system.

Your Lymphatic System

An important component of the immune system, the lymphatic system is a key aspect of our immune, gut and hormone health. Made of a series of vessels, nodes, tissues and organs, it helps the body maintain fluid levels, immune responses, fat absorption from the intestine, and defense against infection and disease.

  • Lymph Vessels: carry a clear fluid similar to blood plasma, called lymph, which removes cellular debris, damaged cells, and bacteria from tissues.
  • Lymph Nodes: filter and monitor the lymph flowing through them, destroying bacteria, toxins, and damaged cells while producing antibodies.
  • Lymph Tissues: line the digestive and respiratory systems, among others, protecting the body from bacteria and pathogens introduced to the body.
  • Lymph Organs: Includes the thymus, spleen, tonsils and adenoid, Peyer’s patches, appendix, and bone marrow — all of which either monitor your body; filter, trap or otherwise destroy bacteria and pathogens; or produce blood cells, platelets, or ‘good bacteria’ to defend the body and maintain health.

As you can see, the lymphatic system plays a crucial role in our health, which is why caring for it is so important. There are a number of conditions that can affect the lymphatic system, typically caused by infection, inflammation or disease, but by far one of the most common is a stagnant lymph system, which can present itself via a wide array of symptoms. If you experience any of the following and have yet to find a solution despite your best efforts, it could very well be due to a stagnant lymphatic system.

  • Bloating
  • Swelling
  • Sinus infections
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Excess weight
  • Worsened allergies
  • Sinus infections
  • Food sensitivities
  • Increased frequency of colds and flu
  • Digestive issues
  • Constipation
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Dry/itchy skin or other skin conditions

How LED Light Therapy Can Help

Since its discovery almost 50 years ago, Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy — also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and more commonly referred to today as LED Light Therapy — has undergone immense study, especially in the past decade with the advent of LED light technology.

Amazingly, it was discovered that LED light has similarly beneficial applications for our health as low-level lasers, minus the risk of pain and discomfort. Additionally, handheld LED light therapy devices are so safe and easy to use, they require no specialized training, allowing them to be utilized in the comfort of your home.

With literally thousands of trials and studies showing LED Light Therapy’s efficacy for a broad spectrum of ailments and conditions — with many more underway to fully measure its truly remarkable potential — it’s no wonder that this new treatment option is being adopted by medical professionals and home users everywhere.

LED Light Therapy for Lymphatic Issues

One of the best ways LED Light Therapy can help improve and maintain your lymphatic health is by adding a quick Lymphatic Release session to your daily regimen. This can help keep lymph circulating through your system, avoiding stagnation and blockages. It also serves as a great warm-up before focusing your light therapy on other symptoms or conditions you’re treating.

Most important for lymphatic issues, LED light has been found to be a highly effective anti-inflammatory therapy (Hamblin, 2017), making it a wildly popular treatment option for those suffering from a variety of lymphatic issues.

Take acute radiodermatitis (ARD) for instance, an often highly destructive side effect of radiotherapy. LED Light Therapy has been shown to significantly reduce ARD in head and neck cancer patients in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial (Robijns et al., 2021). This kind of non-invasive, easily administered therapy can have a profound effect on patient quality of life and even the efficacy of concomitant therapies, allowing them to proceed unhindered by severe cases of ARD.

Similar success has been found in secondary complications to cancer treatments, such as breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). A systemic review (Baxter et al., 2017) of seven randomized, controlled trials found LED Light Therapy to be an effective treatment for decreasing limb swelling and providing short-term pain relief.

LED Light Therapy also makes for an effective treatment for highly prevalent oral mucositis in leukemia and lymphoma patients, with one particular study (Anschau et al., 2020) finding notable improvement in the mean time to resolution.

Lastly, in a tangential yet promising look at the future of LED Light Therapy and the lymphatic system, a 2020 experiment (Semyachkina-Glushkovskaya et al., 2020) involving male mice found significant results in LED Light Therapy’s ability to help the drainage and clearing function of meningeal lymphatic vessels, which may aid in the prevention of neurological diseases — suggesting that we’ve only begun to scratch the surface of this amazing therapy’s potential.

The Visum Light for Your Overall Health

Just as LED Light Therapy is proving effective for a wide range of conditions, the Visum Light was designed to provide what most other light devices cannot — a comprehensive, all-in-one approach to your LED Light Therapy needs.

With a number of color combinations and operating modes, you can customize therapies from one use to the next with the press of a few buttons. From chronic pain to skin conditions, open wounds to circulation issues, you no longer need multiple light devices to treat specific symptoms. And with the ability to choose pre-programmed patterns or set the Nogier Frequencies, color combinations and therapy durations yourself, you have complete control — all in a streamlined, easy-to-use interface.

For instance, on the Visum Light’s Library of Resources page, you can find a number of helpful charts and instructions for use.

The Visum Light’s non-invasive, non-thermal application and nearly nonexistent side effects, combined with its ability to significantly improve quality of life, make it the only comprehensive low-level LED light therapy device you’ll ever need.

And with our 45-day No Worries Guarantee and convenient financing options, there’s no better time to discover for yourself how LED Light Therapy can improve your lymphatic system and so much more.

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Anschau, F., Webster, J., Capra, M. E. Z., & Stein, A. T. (2020). Effectiveness of photobiomodulation in cancer patients with oral mucositis. Lasers in Dental Science, 4(4), 225–229. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41547-020-00110-x

Baxter, G. D., Liu, L., Petrich, S., Gisselman, A. S., Chapple, C., Anders, J. J., & Tumilty, S. (2017). Low level laser therapy (Photobiomodulation therapy) for breast cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review. BMC Cancer, 17(1), 833. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-017-3852-x

Hamblin, M. R. (2017). Mechanisms and applications of the anti-inflammatory effects of photobiomodulation. AIMS Biophysics, 4(3), 337–361. https://doi.org/10.3934/biophy.2017.3.337

Robijns, J., Lodewijckx, J., Claes, S., Van Bever, L., Pannekoeke, L., Censabella, S., Bussé, L., Colson, D., Kaminski, I., Broux, V., Puts, S., Vanmechelen, S., Timmermans, A., Noé, L., Bulens, P., Govers, M., Maes, A., & Mebis, J. (2021). Photobiomodulation therapy for the prevention of acute radiation dermatitis in head and neck cancer patients (DERMISHEAD trial). Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 158, 268–275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radonc.2021.03.002 Semyachkina-Glushkovskaya, O., Abdurashitov, A., Dubrovsky, A., Klimova, M., Agranovich, I., Terskov, A., Shirokov, A., Vinnik, V., Kuzmina, A., Lezhnev, N., Blokhina, I., Shnitenkova, A., Tuchin, V., Rafailov, E., & Kurths, J. (2020). Photobiomodulation of lymphatic drainage and clearance: perspective strategy for augmentation of meningeal lymphatic functions. Biomedical Optics Express, 11(2), 725–734. https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.383390