PAIN – LIGHT THERAPY – THE DRUG ALTERNATIVE
Pain is the communication between the body and brain when there is an injury, disease or overuse. Healing alleviates pain, rather than pain killer drugs which just mask the pain. Traditional narcotic pain management stops the pain but can have potential side effects and does not heal the cause of the pain. The drugs can cause addiction and often results in a cascading programme of more and more powerful pain killers.
Light Therapy , specifically IR (infrared) – is a natural, non-invasive, non drug modality for healing and thus relieving pain. The USA , FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved certain of these devices for temporary relief of aching joints and muscle pains, increased blood circulation and relaxing muscles.
The Science- LED – infrared light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the mitochondria – the power house of the cell. Because of the increase in metabolism of the cells, healing is stimulated in muscle, bone, skin and subcutaneous tissue. Speeding up the healing process and relieving pain.
Clinical Studies – numerous studies over many decades have proven the benefits of red and infrared light therapy. A practical example is from our testimonial archive for the DPL Flex Pad (LED) which demonstrates how effective light therapy can be :-
The Flex Pad Pain has brought back full functionality and significantly reduced the pain following surgery to my throat and back to remove bones and discs in my upper back and deal with torn muscles that keep the shoulder in place.
The pain was relentless after surgery and no amount of drugs would reduce this. I also had nowhere near full functionality in my upper back and shoulder and surgeons were considering a further operation.
At this stage I invested in the Flex Pad Pain, a flexible pad that wraps around the part of your body to treat, and after a short time I have recovered almost full movement in my upper back and shoulder. The pain has greatly subsided with only the occasional need to use any pain-killers. I bought a fabric brace to hold The Flexpad in place against my back and this works well.
Thanks to the Flex Pad Pain from Brilliant Light Therapy I’m now back at the gym and fully running my construction business.
Richard Steedman, Cameron Drywall Contractors ltd.
Consumers have demanded Light Therapy units for in home use due to convenience, financial considerations and, most importantly, the ability to have daily therapy in the comfort of their own homes.
Some of the at-home units now available include:-
Panels – constructed like a book ,the unit opens, to expose the LED lights
Wands – Hand held devices similar to hand-held shower heads with various combinations of LED light spectrums
Wraps – flexible pads to conform to body contours with embedded LED lights
Neck Pillows – Just like the plush semi-circular pillows but with an array LED s embedded
Therapeutic Slippers – made of fabric with LED arrays to alleviate discomfort associate arthritis, nerve pain or plantar fasciitis.
Mitts – made of fabric with embedded LED arrays to alleviate discomfort associated with arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This is energy based medicine versus pharmaceutical-based medicine with it’s many issues of toxicity and cost.