Have anyone tried InfraRed Light treatment and does it work or is it a waste of time and money???
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@andrewbar Hello and welcome to Connect. I was wondering if you meant infra-red instead of ultraviolet light? UV light is what causes sunburns and is used for disinfection purposes such as to kill germs of surfaces with a UV wand, or in my water filter under the kitchen sink, the last stage is a UV light before the filtered water is stored.
If you meant Infrared, here is a study about that and diabetic neuropathy.
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Yes Infrared light is what I meant
@andrewbar you will notice I have updated your post and the title to include InfraRed Light.
@andrewbar, A few years ago I almost bought a single lamp near infrared device made by SaunaSpace (https://sauna.space/). I couldn't make up my mind at the time but it's still on my radar as something I think can help with my neuropathy numbness or at least make me warm in the winter 🙂 They have a blog with some of the science info behind the near infrared technology that is interesting here – https://blog.sauna.space/.
The first time I read about it was through a video interview by Dr. Terry Wahls (https://terrywahls.com/about/about-terry-wahls/) when she had a video podcast with the developer/owner of SaunaSpace — https://terrywahls.com/near-infrared-light-and-heat-natures-most-powerful-healing-detox-solution/. It's still a little more money than I can afford right now unless my ship comes in 😁
@andrewbar and @johnbishop I wanted to share this sauna pod as a more economical option if you're considering giving it a go. I have a family member who owns one and loves it.
Have you ever seen this type before?
@amandajro – I haven't seen that one but it looks good and the price is certainly in the ballpark for me. The one I was looking at was more targeted therapy single bulb a little different technology than most infrared saunas (https://sauna.space/how-do-infrared-saunas-work). The one bulb version I was looking at a few years ago but haven't bought it yet is this one – https://sauna.space/products/targeted-therapy/photon-infrared-therapy-light
Personally my neurologist said it is a waste of money. I guess you could try, but my neurologist will only suggest fact based treatments that are proven. He also said stem cell therapy is a waste of money. The only treatment that could potentially work is IVIG. But IVIG is not a one and done. I believe it would be a lifelong treatment.
What is IVIG?
When I do a Bing search for IVig, I get these results. It's a drug therapy, often used for autoimmune conditions:
Immunoglobulin therapy is the use of a mixture of antibodies to treat a number of health conditions. These conditions include primary immunodeficiency, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Kawasaki disease, certain cases of HIV/AIDS and measles, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and certain other infections when a more specific immunoglobulin is not available. Depending on the formulation it can be given by injection into muscle, a vein, or under the skin. The effects last a few weeks.
There are also handheld infrared lights – I liked the quantum 10 that my PT has. But it is not in production any longer; the new version, different company, was like $1500. A friend has set up the lamps around a massage table and finds that useful.
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