What is Photonic Therapy?

24th Sep 2021|Dog Health
At K9 Swim we offer Photonic Therapy for your pets – have a look at what Photonic Therapy can do for your fur babies!

Not many dogs enjoy needles. Photonic Therapy is an advanced form of acupuncture using red light to stimulate recognised acupuncture points along the body. Rather than stimulating acupuncture points with needles, a special red light is used. The dogs appear to be quite relaxed as it’s non-invasive, non-painful and is totally safe to use. Photonic provides relief from pain and promotes healing, it’s safe, painless, and very effective. 

The energy of light (photons) is transformed into electrical energy by the connective tissue under the skin. This electrical energy is transmitted to the brain by the nerves. Acupuncture points are known to be areas in the skin of increased electrical conductivity, the stimulation of which can change a body function. By stimulating these certain skin areas, we can change the perception or messages the brain is receiving. This causes the brain to release certain chemicals, pain killers and anti-inflammatories, which activate the body's healing processes.

Photonic is applied to any form of imbalance or stress in the body and when applied correctly can help attain optimal health and general well-being. It can treat illnesses, injuries and is wonderful for post-surgery as it increases the speed of healing. It reduces pain and inflammation, calms nerves and can prevent arthritis from forming.

By using Photonic, this will increase blood flow to any given area of injury or imbalance and the body can heal itself.

How Does Photonic Therapy Work?

The safe, low frequency red light (not laser) is applied to the skin at very specific points to stimulate the autonomic nervous system as well as the spinal nerve transmission which supports the healing of conditions and injuries in animals. The light stimulates the skin and cells to trigger a chemical (ATP) which signals the brain to release endorphins, anti-inflammatories and serotonin and by doing this will assist in eliminating toxins and improving cellular uptake of nutrients. This then will reduce pain, swelling, inflammation and increases circulation and relaxation.

​Healing with light dates to ancient Egypt where people journeyed to various temples devoted to the healing power of sunlight.

In this modern day, many advancements in technology have allowed leading scientists and physicians to use Photonic red-light therapy in many practical health applications including animals. It is widely used now on humans, cats, dogs, horses, birds, livestock and wildlife with outstanding results.

An interesting fact is that NASA uses red light therapy in zero gravity to expedite the wound healing process for their astronauts.

Conditions That Photonic Therapy Can Help With

Photonic Therapy is used to treat a number of conditions in dogs such as:

  • Emergencies such as shock, bleeding and heat exhaustion
  • Disc Disease
  • Wound Healing
  • Muscular Skeletal Issues including dysplasia and cruciate ligament problems
  • Post-Surgery Orthopaedic Recovery
  • Pain Management 
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Epilepsy
  • Kidney and Liver Conditions
  • Pancreatitis
  • Urinary Issues
  • Immune Strengthening
  • Emotional Problems
  • Skin Conditions
  • Performance Increase
  • Cushing’s Disease
  • Breeding and Fertility
Other Benefits to Photonic Therapy
  • Increases circulation and vascular activity
  • Improves the lymphatic system
  • Stimulates energy flow
  • Stimulates cellular reproduction 

Photonic Therapy compliments other Natural Therapies including Hydrotherapy. A combination of therapies designed for a dog’s individual needs and circumstances can see the dog gain maximum health benefits.​

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