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  • Martha Richards, MD

Using a Red/Near Infrared Light to Aid in the Healing of Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

Updated: Jan 17

I have never felt better. I have a job that I love, and my health is great. I've been on a wellness journey since the beginning of time... and just when you think you have it all figured out, BAM! Atopic dermatitis (eczema.)


The suggestions I give to others are sometimes forgotten when it comes to myself, and this time was no exception. I am constantly suggesting the use of a red/near infrared (NIR) light to friends, clients, and family for a variety of ailments. All of my clients who have purchased their own love it. But I forgot that I should use it myself.


After a couple months suffering, I reached out to the doctor for a prescription for triamcinolone acetonide cream (thank goodness for Beyond Primary Care - got the cream in a day without an office visit and for about $3.) None of this even put a dent in the pain, burning, and lack of healing. Then I remembered my own advice - the red/NIR light!


The following photo outlines my hand as I used the red/NIR light throughout the healing process:

Start: The start of this journey was the moment I decided to start using the red/NIR light. It was about three months after the start of the eczema: two months of trying other natural products, and one month of using the prescription cream.


Weeks 1-4: I was pretty consistent about using the light on a daily basis for 6 minutes 6" away from my hand. The progress might not look as great as it really was. Specifically the burning and itching stopped after almost the first handful of uses.


Weeks 5-8: I was very inconsistent about using the light. I probably only used it about 1-2 times a week, and got really lazy towards the end because it didn't hurt anymore and was almost healed.


I have also used the red light to deal with the following issues:

  • Pulled muscles

  • Tendonitis

  • Hypothyroid (this has been completely healed for over 3 years)

There are a lot of other uses, but these are the ones that I have personally experienced. While the light may be somewhat pricey ($500-650), it has been worth it several fold. I've saved myself much pain (priceless), a lifetime of thyroid medication ($20/mo so far and counting), and I heal much quicker from my physical ailments (also priceless.)


You can now rent one from me to test it out!

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