Infra-Red Pads (Various Sizes)
ULTRA LASER THERAPY
Research Reveals Success with Peripheral Neuropathy
A research study conducted by Harvard Medical School reported that patients suffering from long term peripheral nerve injury showed progressive improvement in nerve motor function with the use of Photobiomodulation leading to significant functional recovery.
A research study, conducted by Harvard Medical School, reported that patients suffering with long-term peripheral nerve injury showed progressive improvement in nerve motor function with the use of Photobiomodulation (PBM). This has led to significant functional recovery in peripheal nerves.
There are many different forms of PBM near-infrared light therapy on the market. The pricing on PBM devices can vary significantly from $100 up to $20,000 dollars. Before you run out and purchase a hundred-dollar device, it’s important to realize that not all PBMs have the same ability to repair damaged peripheral nerves; therefore, it’s important to be familiar with the therapeutic benefits and differences of the devices.
In order to elicit nerve repair in peripheral nerves, the infrared light wavelength of a PBM device must be between 800 nm – 1100 nm. This range of wavelength allows for the deepest penetration within the tissue allowing for peripheral nerve stimulation.
The vast majority of PBM devices owned and used by doctors operate between the wavelengths of 600 nm – 780nm. The problem with this wavelength of is that it will only penetrate approximately 1/8 inch deep in the body, which isn’t deep enough to stimulate or affect a peripheral nerve. These lasers are more appropriate for treating skin or muscle conditions. They're the most popular in the medical community because they are less expensive. Although this wavelength of NIR light does have some therapeutic benefits for the skin and muscle, it is ineffective in repairing and regenerating damaged peripheral nerves.
Medical evidence shows that PBM (Ultra Laser Therapy) triggers Nitric Oxide (NO) release.
Benefits of Nitric Oxide (NO)
- Increases blood flow to injured or damaged nerves.
- Increases circulation, oxygen, and nutrient delivery to nerves
- Stimulates proper nerve transmission
- Decreases pain by stimulating endorphin production
- Decreases muscle spasm
- Stimulates cellular reproduction
- Stimulates the production of collagen
- Increases lymphatic system activity
Other Benefits of PBM
- Reduces Inflammation
- Reduces pain
- Accelerates healing
- Increases stimulation of the nerves
- Reduces sensitivity
- Improves wound healing
- Decreases muscle spasms and tightness
- Increases range of motion
The specification will vary based on the selected unit.
It is important to understand that most people have suffered from neuropathy for many years, and, as such, there is no quick and easy fix. Contrary to what many doctors are telling their patients, damaged nerves can be healed. Your nerves are not dead, they are damaged. Current research, including Harvard Medical School study, has demonstrated that nerves can be repaired with the use of photobiomodulation. We've used this form of treatment successfully in our clinic for 18 years.
The protocol listed below, is the same protocol we use in our clinic, daily – with great results.
Important Note: People who want to dabble for a few weeks to see if PBM works will be sadly disappointed. Nerves heal very slowly. They are only capable of regeneratin at a rate of 1 inch per month making them the slowest healing tissue in the body. Because of this, it requires a significant time commitment for this therapy to achieve substantial results. Typically, it will require four to six months of treatment to experience great results.
The use of an appropriate PBM device is the single best way to ensure better results when used in conjunction with NUPHORIA cm Gold and Blue.
Here’s how the infra-red laser device should be used.
- Treatment should be done 20 minutes per leg, twice a day (allow 3 hours between each session).
- Treatments should be done 6 – 7 days per week. Consistency is crucial!
- Treatments should be done for 4 – 6 months depending on desired results.
Although this treatment requires a significant commitment, patients, who have been suffering from neuropathy for years, will often report the following changes in as little as 3 – 6 months:
- Significant reduction in pain, burning, numbness, and hypersensitivity.
- Improved balance.
- Improved circulation in lower legs and feet.
- Restored skin health and color.
- Improved sensory feeling in legs.
Always wash the affected area with soap and water before applying the PBM device. There should never be any cream, lotion, or ointment on the affected area prior to your treatment using PBM. Failure to follow this step can cause skin irritation or burns.