Medlight 630 Pro Medical Pain Therapy Device
What causes pain?
Tissues in our body are made up of cells which are preprogrammed to function in a very specific way. When a cell structure is injured, a series of changes take place disrupting the cell’s particular functions. These changes manifest themselves in what we perceive as pain in the injured area.
Pain is a result of cells and tissues becoming damaged and inflamed; whether it’s from an injury, such as a bruise, or overuse of a muscle, or some other contributing condition or disease, such as arthritis. These damaged cells and tissues exhibit a lack of oxygen and a biological imbalance and generally have a poor blood supply.
The MedLight 630PRO is an added variable in this equation in the sense that they have harnessed a NASA-developed technology which can be used for muscle pain relief. The LED pain reliever has been shown to effectively reduce pain.
How does LED pain treatment work?
Researchers have discovered that exposing the body’s tissues (skin, muscle, nerve and bone) to narrow band, near Infrared (IR) energy from certain light emitting diodes (LEDs) enhances a cell’s ability to perform its specific function. This near IR energy, in the form of negatively charged ions, penetrates the skin and floods the area. The body responds to this flood of negative ions by significantly increasing local blood circulation, bringing in needed nutrients to repair the damaged and inflamed cells. This substantial increase in local blood circulation creates a gentle warming sensation and pain relief. The effectiveness of LED pain therapy devices is well documented and verified by NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Why use LED pain therapy instead of drugs?
In this day and age, the potential dangerous side effects of pain-relief drugs such as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), like Vioxx, Celebrex and Tylenol remain undetermined. In fact, adverse side effects are being reported more and more frequently. Some prescription pain relief drugs have even been pulled off pharmacy shelves after serious health problems have resulted from their use. LED light therapy for pain offers an effective, safe alternative to NSAIDs and other pain medications for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains, and is therefore an effective alternative medicine for arthritis. Even for people who choose to take medications for joint pain and stiffness, LED light therapy devices can be safely used at the same time.
How do I use the light?
The light therapy is used for a total of 12 minutes. The treatment will last for 12 hours before you need to repeat.
How often can the MedLight be Used?
As often and in as many spots as you would like. The MedLight Pain Therapy device will only cause beneficial effects for cells. There has never been any indication of even the slightest side effect or unintended effect documented in the literature. This fact makes the MedLight Pain Therapy devices ideal for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains such as those associated with arthritis, joint pain and muscle soreness, neuropathy, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, wrinkles, bones, TMJ, Sinusitis, etc.
Why do I feel the warmth?
You will begin to feel slight warmth in the treated area as the exposure period progresses. This is due to increased blood flow in the area as a result of the dramatic increase in cellular activity caused by the application of narrow band near IR energy. The infrared light itself has no heat.
Why do some areas of the body respond differently than others?
Tissue located in an area of high cellular mass and high blood flow, such as the back or shoulder, seems to experience more instantaneous relief of pain than a foot or hand. Although all areas exposed to infrared muscle therapy will have dramatic relief of pain.
The use of narrow band near infrared (IR) energy from light emitting diodes (LEDs) to relieve pain is a concept originally researched and developed by NASA for the Space Shuttle program. IR light is non-coherent (but travels in a straight line), monochromatic (a single wavelength) and polarized (concentrates its beam in a defined location). These characteristics allow IR light (red light LED therapy) to penetrate the surface of the skin to be an effective remedy for muscle cramps, joint pain, and other stiffness.
Light therapy has been shown in over 40 years of independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. Both visible red and infrared light have been shown to affect at least 24 different positive changes at a cellular level.
Visible red light, at a wavelength of 630 nanometers (nm – 1 nanometer is equal to one billionth of a meter), penetrates tissue to a depth of about 8-10 mm. It is quite 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 (904nm) penetrates to a depth of about 30-40 mm, which makes it more effective as a remedy for bones, joints, deep muscle, etc.