Quick Start Guide For LED Light Therapy Units

This document gives you educated advice on the usage of the Light Sound Technology and Light Sound Therapy LED Light Therapy Products found on this website. These are only recommendations.

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What? No Insurance for LED Light Therapy?

July 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Light Therapy Studies

What’s this about infrared light therapy and dramatic recovery from chronic wounds and healing severely damaged tissues—has the medical community found something better than surgery?

Three highly-qualified RN’s have published their findings about the benefits of treatment that overcome the complications of severe tissue damage caused by underlying auto-immune disease, arthritis, unstable diabetes, or resistance to antibiotic therapies. (Wow!—it’s better than antibiotics?! I do NOT like taking medications if possible—and this is more beneficial, medically proven and validated, and…more affordable than repeated hospital or skilled facility placement?)
Now comes the hard part: who to believe—the insurance companies and which part of the government?

Well, it works for our fighting men in the military: this has already validated in a NASA News, Marshall Space Flight Center News Release 00-336 (12-18-00). Dr. Harry Whelan, commander and diving medical officer in the U.S. Navy reserve then assigned to Naval Special Warfare Command and a professor of pediatric neurology and director of hyperbaric medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been working alongside doctors at Navy Special Warfare Command centers in Norfolk, VA, and San Diego, CA. They reported a 40 percent improvement in patients who had musculoskeletal training injuries treated with the light-emitting diodes. In the laboratory, Whelan and his team have shown that skin and muscle cells grown in cultures and exposed to the LED infrared light grow 150 to 200 percent faster than ground control cultures not stimulated by the light. Furthermore, a wound-healing device was placed on the USS Salt Lake City submarine, and doctors reported 50 percent faster healing of crewmember’s lacerations when exposed to the LED light. Injuries treated with the LEDs healed in seven days, while untreated injuries took 14 days.

And it helps children too: Dr. Whelan’s NASA-funded research has already seen remarkable results using the light-emitting diodes to promote healing of painful mouth ulcers caused by cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy. The treatment is quick and painless. Doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin recently completed the first-ever surgery with the improved probe and medicine. The drug also has fewer side effects after surgery. The ongoing brain surgery study is described in a 1999 peer-reviewed journal article in Pediatric Neurosurgery. “Some children who probably would have had to be fed intravenously because of the severe sores in their mouths have been able to eat solid food,” said Dr. David Margolis, an oncologist at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

So what’s the fuss? Aetna states on the Clinical Policy Bulletin Number 0604 that
{ treatment with low-level infrared light (infrared therapy, Anodyne Therapy System) experimental and investigational for the treatment of chronic non-healing wounds, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, lymphedema, neck pain, acne, osteoarthritis, ischemic stroke and all other indications (except for grade I and II internal hemorrhoids) because of a lack of adequate evidence in the peer-reviewed published medical literature regarding the effectiveness of infrared therapy for these indications.)
In other words, they can’t believe it’s possible and all results achieved are not to be believed, regardless of recovery and evidence.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services also has a blind eye:

  • CMS has determined that there is sufficient evidence to conclude that the use of Infrared devices is not reasonable and necessary for treatment of Medicare beneficiaries for diabetic and non-diabetic peripheral sensory neuropathy, wounds and ulcers, and similar related conditions, including symptoms such as pain arising from these conditions. Therefore, we are issuing the following National Coverage Determination.
  • The use of infrared and/or near-infrared light and/or heat, including monochromatic infrared energy (MIRE), is not covered for the treatment, including symptoms such as pain arising from these conditions, of diabetic and/or non-diabetic peripheral sensory neuropathy, wounds and/or ulcers of skin and/or subcutaneous tissues in Medicare beneficiaries.

Great! I’m convinced more than ever that when (one part) of the government says No” and another part heavily involved in physical human resources (the military) says “Yes,” I’m inclined to think that progress comes through effort and application—and being open to new ideas. Insurance companies are another issue; just ask AIG. Well, that settles it: if it heals me if I am in physical need, whom do I believe: the results my doctor gets or a bureaucrat? Ship it!

FAQ LED Light Therapy

July 18, 2009 by  
Filed under FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

It is hard for me to believe that shining a little red or blue light on my body can heal anything. Why should I use this light therapy device?

There are literally thousands of articles, abstracts and books written on the benefits of Light Therapy today. These publications have been written by doctors, scientists and practitioners from such prestigious organizations as NASA, The Medical College of Wisconsin, Samuel Haroff Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Harvard and many other organizations that have conducted extensive research on Light Therapy. To read Amercian Cancer Society Article About Light Therapy please click here.

Are any of the treatments harmful?

We have had no indication of any harmful effects resulting from the use of our therapy products. Of course, please use according to the suggested instructions issued with the unit.

Will this work for someone who is diagnosed with a chronic condition or termed by the medical community as “hopeless”.

We have had no indication of any harmful effects resulting from the use of our products. Of course, please use according to the suggested instructions issued with the unit.

Can I use Light Therapy if I am pregnant?

There are no conclusive studies that we are aware of associated with light therapy and pregnancy. Therefore we would recommend contacting a physician who has a working knowledge of light, laser and/or vibrational therapies.

Can I quit taking my medications after using Light Therapy?

Although many clients have reportedly been able to discontinue or downgrade their medication, including morphine, it is recommended that you work closely with your primary health practitioner for any medication changes.

Will this therapy work over clothing?

Although we recommend direct contact with the skin, when possible, the LED’s will be effective over clothing. If at all possible try to use it over natural fibers such as cotton or wool. If natural fibers are not available then wear a thin material such as rayon, nylon, or polyester. However, length of treatment time might be less when there is direct contact with the skin.

Can I use this unit with a pace maker?

We could find no specific research contradicting the use of LED devices with pacemakers. Consequently, it would be wise to consult your primary medical practitioner or a doctor with a working knowledge of light and vibrational therapies.

I live alone. can I treat myself?

Yes. The device is designed to be lightweight and easy to handle. When treating your hands the device can be placed in your lap. Additionally, there are accessories available to further improve the ease of use

What will I notice during and after treatment?

1. You will feel an increase in temperature or warmth in the treated area.

2. Different sensations are possible with Light Force Therapy depending on the individual. You may experience the following effects.

- You will feel warmth or hot sensations.

- You will experience the relief from your pain.

- You may have a greater range of motion.

- You may feel a calming or soothing effect.

- You may be able to sleep through the night without minor pain.

When will I feel betther or see some positive results?

It is important to remember that we are all unique; no two people are the same. Factors such as age, sex, level of fitness and various physical conditions can affect how quickly your Light Force Therapy unit can help you. There are several things you can do to increase your level of benefit with Light For Therapy.

- Adequate nutrition.

- Drink plenty of water.

- Do not smoke or drink alcohol.

- Stress reduction.

- Get adequate amount of sleep (8 hours, if possible)

In cases where your condition has lasted for many years (chronic) it may take longer to notice substancial results because so many areas may need the therapeutic benefits of Light Force Therapy. Give yourself the gift of time to notice substantial results. Also take into consideration the subtle changes you might encounter such as increased range of motion and better sleep.

Can it burn my skin?

Our units are safe and will not burn the skin when used according to our instructions.

Is this harmful if used with photosensitive drugs?

There are no studies indicating harmful effects when used with photosensitive drugs. However, if you have a concern, stop using the equipment and have your doctor contact Light For Therapy.

Should I reduce my prescribed medications?

Do not discontinue/reduce medications without consulting your health care provider.

Will there be harmful effects if I have plates, pins, a pacemaker, or cancer seed implants?

There are no known contraindications associated with this type of therapy; however, the device has not been tested on all conditions. If you experience adverse effects or have a concern regarding use of the equipment, stop using it and have your doctor contact Light For Therapy.

What is the return policy?

Our policy is a 30 day money back guarentee on all items minus a 15% restocking fee.

What if I’m on a fixed income?

Please call us to discuss any financial situation that you might have, our mission is to help anyone with stress and pain relief, we will do our best to accommodate your budgets and needs if we can.

The Relaxation Effect with Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy CD

Sound Therapy CD

The body rejuvenates itself during rest periods and sleep. Therefore use this protocol when stressed or experiencing sleeplessness. Using headphones with our “Deep Relax” CD optimizes the relaxation effect. When the mind is at rest, the body’s ability to heal itself is maximized.

For Sleep or to decrease anxiety, set on Low 1 (blinking lights) and place on tummy while in an easy chair or lying down. It’s best to play the 30 minute ”Deep Relax” CD which came with your light box (with headphones if possible) which is equivalent to a 2-3 hour nap ….or use Barry Goldstein’s other soothing music CD’s sold on our website.

This allows the mind to sleep while the lights relax the body, like melting butter, from the inside out. The body can repair itself much faster and effortlessly if the mind is out of the way. The lights also clear blockages in the acupuncture meridian points throughout the body for prevention and maintenance of a strong immune system and internal organ health. Let us know how it works for you.