Phototherapy FAQ

Phototherapy FAQ

Our therapists will gladly answer any questions that you might have, but we also know that sometimes people like to do a little research before they come in to see us! If you don’t find the information you’re looking for here, please feel free to contact us or to ask us during your next visit.

Can light actually accelerate healing?

Yes! MedX Phototherapy can accelerate healing 40% faster!

It has been recognized through history that sun and light energy have beneficial effects on the human body. MedX™Health has developed innovative techniques and devices which harness these positive light elements and offer you an effective, rapid, drug-free, non-invasive healing solution; MedX Phototherapy. Read more on how this technology will improve your quality of life.

What are treatments like?

While you comfortably relax, therapeutic light energy can be effectively administered to one or more of your injured areas with our safe, low-level laser or cluster accessories. The average treatment time takes 5-15 minutes. MedX Phototherapy can be used on patients of all ages and be safely administered directly over pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, shunts or plastic/metal implants.

How does it work?

Phototherapy is similar to photosynthesis in plants; sunlight is absorbed by the plant and converted into energy that the plant uses to grow. Developed over 35 years ago, phototherapy is a remarkable process that uses light to penetrate the skin’s surface and underlying tissues. Much like photosynthesis, MedX Phototherapy provides light energy to your body’s cells to increase their function and to stimulate your body’s natural healing process, safely and easily.

Is this a possible alternative to drugs or surgery?

Absolutely. For some conditions, this innovative, therapeutic healing method often eliminates the need for painful, debilitating surgeries and drug therapies which are usually accompanied by harmful side effects. MedX Phototherapy can be used as an exclusive treatment solution or can be used in combination with other healing methods provided by your clinic. MedX Phototherapy has proven very effective for conditions that are difficult to treat.

Is it safe?

Hundreds of scientific studies have proven that it is a safe and highly-effective way to treat a variety of conditions. There are no known side effects; however, your doctor or therapist can provide you with a list of contraindications, warnings, precautions, and possible adverse reactions. MedX Phototherapy is FDA and CSA certified and uses superluminous diode (SLD) clusters and class IIIb laser technology. MedX products are used by practitioners in clinics, academic facilities and hospitals, and by professional athletes.