About ten years ago, researchers and physicians from NASA and the Medical College of Wisconsin conducted research on the effects of near infrared (NIR) LED light on wound healing. The research team concluded that NIR LED light significantly promotes faster cell regeneration, wound healing and human tissue growth. Human cell growth increased by 155%-171% in some cases and wound size decreased by 36%. (fn. 1)
Introduced in 2010, Sunlighten’s advanced Solocarbon Custom Spectrum heater is the only heater on the market capable of producing near infrared (NIR) light using LED technology. This is the same technology used in the NASA/Medical College of Wisconsin research that concluded NIR therapy greatly enhances the wound healing process.
Our mPulse full custom spectrum infrared saunas employ the Solocarbon Custom Spectrum heaters, make them the only saunas available with the unique ability to heal wounds faster and minimize scarring through the use of near infrared LEDs.
While it wasn’t a scientific research project, one of our own associates tracked the healing process of two separate surgical wounds in an mPulse sauna about a year ago. The healing results of the mPulse’s NIR light were tangible.
(1) Whelan et al; Effect of NASA Light Emitting Diode Irradiation and Wound Healing. Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine & Surgery, Volume 19, Number 6, 2001, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc, pp. 305-314.