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I cannot understand why you have different models and prices. How
do I choose?
A. It is important to note that all the models work the same and the wavelengths
on each model penetrate the same depth, the only difference is the number
of Light Emitting Diodes(LEDs) each has. You can then determine how much
pain area you need to treat at one time and how much cost you want to
spend, understanding that the smaller the area, the more time it will
take as you will need to move it around. In other words, the outcome will
be the same--pain relief--but the # of LEDs shooting into your area at
one time is what is different.
am having trouble understanding the 5 wavelengths vs. infrared and red
A.The red and infrared diodes are
absorbed by the skin, muscles, tissues, bone as well as working at the
physical cellular level. Visible red light, at wavelengths from 630 to
700 nm, is very beneficial in treating problems close to the surface such
as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and acupuncture points, and is particularly
effective in treating infections. Infrared light (800 to 1000nm) penetrates
deeper which makes it more effective for treating organs and provide relief
for ailments of bones, joints, deep muscle tissue.Although both red
and infrared wavelengths penetrate to different depths and affect tissues
differently, the therapeutic effects are similar. Because the Infrared
penetrates deeper, for pain relief for deeper pains, we recommend the
models with the Infrared/Red wavelengths.
The green diodes are absorbed by the
Bio-Electro-Magnetic Energy Field (E-Field) which surrounds the body.
It is here that the stress and strain build up and develop into "weak
spots." If these spots are not eliminated from the E-Field, eventually
under hard work or performance pressure they can become problem areas.
Green is also considered a master color and has reported usefulness as
an anti-inflammatory as well as for painful joints and allergies.
The orange light is considered a rejuvenating
color. It can help with muscle cramps and boosts energy in the lungs and
The yellow lights
can be great stimulants for the sensory and motor nervous system, as well
as toning muscles. It helps to increase your energy state. It, reportedly,
helps relieve arthritis pain and improves the lymphatic system.
The blue lights are believed to be
contractors and restrictors.They have reportedly helped with inflammation,
burns, headaches, fever, etc., as well as provided a calming and relaxing
effect. The blue lights are available in the switchable model
Q. How long do
I need to treat an area?
A. Usually about 5 to 17 minutes for each area, depending on problem.
A guide accompanies each model.
Q. How many times
a day can I treat the same area?
A. If you want to treat the same area more than once a day, try to avoid
treating the same area within a one half hour period. You can use it as
often as you wish throughout the day.
Q. How deep
does the Infrared penetrate?
A. It will penetrate all the way to the bone. That is the reason we use
a higher nm diode than our competition. The higher the nm the deeper the
penetration. You can view the depth of each wavelength on the Infrared
Therapy Home Page.
Q. What do you
recommend for (pain from
nerve issue) neuropathy?
A. In Infrared
Photo Energy May Reduce Neuropathic Pain, by Thomas J. Burke,
PhD, he states
Near infrared light therapy, together with physical therapy, may be able
to reduce pain in
neuropathy patients and possibly reduce medication dosage levels of those
Q. Will it help
with the diabetic foot and ulcers?
A. "You can expect over the next few years to see LED therapy as
being the primary treatment for wounds such as post-surgical and non-healing
wounds like diabetic ulcers."said Dr. Harry Whelan, professor of
neurology, pediatrics and hyperbaric medicine at the Medical College of
Q. Will it help
with the bad sores on feet?
A. Read the Testimonial about the lady
whose doctor was going to remove her leg but the son used the infrared
light on her foot and it healed.
Q. Will infrared
light therapy help heal toenail fungus?
A. Although the FDA has yet to get on board with using this same light
therapy technology for treating toe nail fungus some podiatrists are using
it in their practices. Podiatrist Gabriel Maislos, D.P.M., of Memorial
Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston has reported infrared light therapy
as 87 percent effective in the treatment of toe nail fungus. For anyone
who has had their toe nails removed in order to better treat the nail
bed with anti-fungal creams or for those who have been reluctant to try
prescription drugs that may put your liver at risk, light therapy is a
very hopeful alternative.
Q. Is it harmful
to the eyes?
A. No, since it is not a collimated beam it will not harm the eyes. However
it is very bright so it is best to keep the eyes closed when using it
in that area for sinus pain etc.
Q. Can polychromatic
therapy be used in patients with a pace maker?
. It is the magnet products that cannot be used with a pace maker.
Q. What is the
length of time before the LEDs burn out?
A. Approximately 100,000 hours.
Q. Will infrared
therapy help my Avascular necros?
A. AVN is a condition in which the poor blood supply to an area of bone
leads to bone death. The head of the femur is often the site. Infrared
light therapy would be a benefit to you. Studies show when light therapy
breaks through blocked energy, and the light enters and stimulates the
cells as photons. The photons are absorbed by the photoreceptors within
the cell. Photons strike the damaged tissue including skin, blood, muscle,
and bone, and create a cellular response which reduces pain and jump-starts
the healing process.
The studies of LED therapy by NASA states: "Light-emitting diodes
(LEDs) offer an effective alternative to lasers. These diodes can be made
to produce multiple wavelengths, and can be arranged in large, flat arrays
allowing treatment of large wounds. Potential benefits to NASA, military,
and civilian populations, include treatment of serious burns, crush injuries,
non-healing fractures, muscle and bone atrophy, traumatic ischemic wounds,
radiation tissue damage, compromised skin grafts, and tissue regeneration."
Q. How is LED
light therapy different from laser treatment?
A. LED covers a larger area so it takes less time to treat, LEDs
are much safer and once a laser beam enters the skin it is no longer a
collimated beam of light so it is not different than an LED but yet costs
Q. Are lasers more
effective than LED's for light Therapy?
A. No, In fact the opposite is true. Everyone thinks lasers work better
since they cost more when they are simply throwing away money. Once a
laser light enters the skin it is no longer a collumated beam of light,
it is basically the same as an LED. The advantage of the LED's are that
they dispurse light up to 40 degrees at an angle so they cover a larger
area. If you use a unit with several LED's you cover a much larger area
at a time, which is very important when working with larger muscle groups.
An infrared LED will actually penetrate much deeper than a red laser.
Q. What LED's penetrate
A. The basic rule is that the higher the nm. or wavelength the deeper
Q. Do I need to
buy a larger unit to get results?
A. In most cases the answer is no. It is simply going to take you a longer
time to treat the area. In some case such as back muscles we recommend
the larger units in order to cover a larger area of muscle at one time,
just seems to work better. It is also much easier to treat the back with
a larger unit instead of a small hand held unit.
Q. Should I buy
and AC or DC powered unit?
A. We always recommend the AC power unless you are using the unit out
in the field such as for animal use etc. The reason for this is as the
battery starts to run down you are going to lose power to the LED's making
them a litlle less effective.
I use the Infrared units outside of the USA?
Yes! - all that is needed is a universal adapter that can be obtained
from retail stores or any electronics store, as the unit comes with
the standard USA two blade plug.
Q. Can anyone Use
Infrared Light Therapy?
A. Yes, since most of our products are cleared by the FDA for over the
counter use, anyone can purchase and use our units. Unlike the lasers
which can only be used under the supervision of a doctor.
Q. I have an Emerson
WorldWide model 1900 portable model that has proven to help my tendonitis
to my wrist.Will it also help stop the spasms to the levator ani muscle?
And is it safe to use on this muscle being so close to the spinal column?
A. It will not do any
harm to the spinal column. In fact it has been used to help regenerate
Q. What does Polychromatic
Infrared Diode Therapy and LLLT actually do to relieve pain and inflammation?
A. In simple
terms a tiny amount of singlet oxygen is produced as a result of the absorption
of the light within the cell This causes a formation of proton gradients
across the cell membrane and across the membrane of the mitochondria.
This changes the cell membrane permeability to various ions, it also causes
changes in mitochondrial membrane permeability leading to increased cellular
ATP levels. DNA production is then seen. There are then observed physiological
changes such as increased endothelial cell proliferation, increased fibroblast
Q. What is the
difference between infrared heat treatment(thermal) and infrared light?
A: Infrared heat is just heat that relaxes muscles but has no healing
effect. Infrared light penetrates deep and causes changes in the cells
that makes the cells do what they should be doing. Such as creating nitric
oxide, DNA, MA, and many more things.
Q. Will insurance
or Medicare reimburse me if I purchase an Infrared unit?
A. Medicare does not,
but In some instances insurance companies will if accompanied by doctor
prescription. It depends on your insurance carrier. We have been notified
by customers who have submitted claims to Blue Cross, Blue Shield and
Aetna, and they state that they received reimbursement amounts. If you
are not sure, contact your insurance company for this information. If
you give them copies of the information and a doctor's prescription, you
may receive reimbursement.