Red Light Therapy
News and Research

It almost seems with every news cycle there is an update about red light therapy. Whether it is an advance in science, additional research, or celebrities adopting this spa therapy modality.

Red Light Therapy is receiving all of this attention because there are actual wellness and health benefits one may receive by incorporating this therapy into their normal routine.

Many sites offer updates, however, as we have all come to realize…everything available on the internet requires validating its legitimacy.
So, we have done some of the preparation work to get you started. Please find specific links below to studies or articles which may interest you.
In addition, we have called out specific platforms which you may consider bookmarking as a legitimate Red Light Therapy resource.

Platforms and Sites Delivering Credible Information
Please note this is not an exhaustive list of credible resources. In addition, we recommend that when you discover any new insight about red light therapy, confirm in two separate platforms. Most people have found this method to be useful when sorting through all the information available to us, while identifying authentic updates.

May 27, 2022

West Virginia University Research Study


The West Virginia University’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is currently recruiting for a research study! This is an 8-week study designed to measure the effects of photobiomodulation (PBM; infrared light therapy) on sleep and related measures of health and performance.


If you are interested in participating in this study led by Dr. Victor Finomore, please follow the link to learn more and complete the pre-screening survey to see if you are eligible to participate:

SOURCE : West Virginia University, accessed 27May2022. URL Link: 

Jan 27, 2022

University of Buffalo

SUMMARY : “Light therapy may accelerate the healing of skin damage from radiation therapy by up to 50%, according to a recent University at Buffalo-led study.”

SOURCE : Science Daily, accessed 18Mar2022, link:

Nov 24, 2021

University College of London

SUMMARY : “Just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, when delivered in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a pioneering new study.”


SOURCE : Science Daily, accessed 18Mar2022, link:

June 29, 2020

University College of London

SUMMARY : “Staring at a deep red light for three minutes a day can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a new study, the first of its kind in humans.”


SOURCE : Science Daily, accessed 18Mar2022, link:

July, 9, 2019

University of Buffalo

SUMMARY : “A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy.”


SOURCE : Science Daily, accessed 18Mar2022, link:

Sept, 18, 2016

European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

SUMMARY : “Exposure to bright light increases testosterone levels and leads to greater sexual satisfaction in men with low sexual desire. These are the results of a pilot randomised placebo-controlled trial.”


SOURCE : Science Daily, 18Mar2022, link:

March 18, 2011

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

SUMMARY : “While dermatologists have used lasers successfully for years to treat common skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and aging skin, it now appears that even non-laser lights may provide some of the same benefits. In fact, lights of different colors are being used in several in-office and at-home therapies that offer consumers an alternative to more expensive laser treatments, but all may not be equally effective.”


SOURCE : Science Daily, 18Mar2022, link: