Anodyne Light Therapy
Peripheral neuropathy generally occurs because damage to the nerve axons has occurred. The nerve axon is what conducts the electrical impulses to different places. For example, if damage occurs within the axon of a sensory neuron, then a person’s sense of touch and warmth will be impaired.
The theory behind Anodyne Therapy is that the longer light waves produced by the near infrared light, we are able to reach the red blood cells in the area affected by Neuropathy, and trigger changes in those areas.
The infrared light stimulates the red blood cells to release a substance known as Nitric Oxide, which is known to improve circulation and reduce pain . This substance helps relax or contracts the blood vessels, in the affected areas so that oxygen and nutrients can enter the affected tissue, assisting with the healing process and with symptom relief.
A soft flexible pad containing light emitting diodes (LED) ,or mini lights is applied to the affected area. The pads are attached to a small machine. When the trained therapist applies your pads and calibrates the machine, the pads are then held in place on your feet, legs, hands,or arms by velcro tape, so that the photo-energy reaches the affected areas without shifting away from the targeted neuropathy location. Depending on the length and severity of the injury, times may vary but usually approximately 10 minutes per session.