2 May 2016

LightStim for Pain

A few weeks ago I received a super lovely PR email from someone who had most definitely read my blog and wondered if I wanted to try the LightStim for Pain* to see if it would help. If you don't know I have a condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) as well as Fibromyalgia which means I struggle with a lot of dislocations and a hell of a lot of pain. I'm in pain every day so I'll try most things to see if they can help in any way. I was pretty excited to give the LightStim a go especially after all the overdoing it I did moving house. 

Lightstim for pain

"The revolutionary LightStim for Pain provides a non-invasive and natural way to ease discomfort from pains and aches. It helps to reduce inflammation while accelerating the body's innate healing process by delivering oxygen and nutrients to tissues in need of repair. This device emits a warm and soothing LED light that is clinically proven to help relieve arthritic pain, muscle and joint pain, whilst increasing blood circulation, accelerating the healing process and diminishing bruising."

I have mixed feelings about this product. The price is obviously a massive downside because £249.00 is a lot of money to spend on anything, unfortunately, I don't have that kind of money spare. And let's be honest if I did I would probably spend it on something more exciting.

The LightStim is super easy to use. You just plug it in, turn it on and hold it on your chosen area. Foolproof. I would recommend an extension lead though because the cable isn't that long and my plug sockets are all in stupid places. I would love to know who designed my house because they suck. Also, I move way too much and ended up pulling the cable out the end without an extension lead.

Lightstim for pain review

One of the other downsides is you have to hold it in place unless you get a bit creative. If I'm using it on my shoulder I tend to tuck it under my bra strap and on my back I tuck it into my leggings. Knees are the most annoying. I also found that because the surface is so hard it actually hurt to have it against body parts that are bony like knees and shoulders. That's probably due to my fibro sensitivities though. 

However, once the LightStim gets warm it does feel really good. I can feel my muscles warming up and it does ease the pain. The problem I have is, even though the LED light probably adds to the pain relief it doesn't feel that much different to a heat pad or a hot water bottle which are that much cheaper and can actually be moulded around difficult joints. Also, my polar bear hot water bottle is cute af. 

On the plus side, the LightStim is definitely safer to use than a hot water bottle, which if you're like me you can't fill on your own without a serious burn risk. It's also small and compact enough to pack in the little bag it comes with so you can take it with you when you go away. 

Lightstim for pain review

You can use it post-workout for soreness, accidents and sports injuries, backaches, arthritis, and to speed healing of cuts, abrasions and bruises. You can also get LightStim for wrinkles and LightStim for acne.

Overall I would say the LightStim does feel nice and did ease my aches and pains but it is out of a lot of peoples budgets. There were also a few reasons why it didn't really work for me. I would probably just stick to a hot water bottle (filled by an adult) but I am really glad I got to give it a go.

Have you tried any of the LightStim range?


* I was sent this product free of charge for the purpose of reviewing however it does not affect my views and the opinions expressed in this review are independent and my own

Post a Comment