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A look at red light therapy basics - 411Barrel Horse Wellness

Back to Basics Series - Photonic Health Version

Welcome to Integrated Equine’s Back to Basics Series. A wise horseman once said, “if you’re green you’re growing, if you’re ripe you’re rotten.” So even if you are as green as the grass or ripe as the low hanging fruit; there is always value in knowing your basics. Think of it as the alphabet of your language with horses. Each post we will focus on one of the main beliefs of Integrated Equine: Equine psychology, physiology, or progressive horse keeping (link here mission statement/about). T his week’s installment will feature:  how to introduce a low level laser to your horse safely. Remember these are my own opinions, lessons and findings. But I love learning about what works for you too. Please leave any questions in the comments below.

4 keys to  be safe and successful with red light therapy

Turn it on. Too obvious for you? Well just in case, let me show you. The standard light has a pulse feature, or you can turn the end with the button all the way until it doesn’t turn anymore for a steady stream of light. The professional light doesn’t have a pulse feature, just rotate the end all the way clockwise until the beam is on. 

Get to know it. No…this laser will not burn you. In fact 660 nanometers qualifies both the standard and pro light as a cold laser, or ‘low level laser’. The standard light runs at 97 milliwatts and the pro light runs at 500 milliwatts. The standard light is great for stimulating acupressure points, and the pro light can really penetrate deeply to help break up scar tissue.
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Milli-what? Milliwat.[/caption]Use it. Don’t be afraid to try it out on yourself and your horse. Let the horse sniff you, sniff the light, then you can put the light (turned off) on GV14 (break of withers). If the horse is okay with that then, turn the light onand put it back in the mane.[caption id="attachment_519" align="aligncenter" width="800"]
Right hand on GV14, nice and easy.[/caption]Practice makes perfect. In order to be really effective in your healing be sure to open your horse’s bladder meridian.  This will help you get “in touch” with your horse and make your low level light therapy session very powerful.  Whether you are doing acupoint work or just bio-stimulating it is a good idea to open the bladder meridian and double check to make sure you have strong battery power.

To learn more about what the heck a Bladder Meridian, safe and effective red lighting, and the company Photonic Health check out the classes I offer! It's never to learn! click here.]

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