Asked in
Health
Physics
Energy
Electromagnetic Radiation

What is infrared photo energy therapy?

Answer

User Avatar
Wiki User
September 21, 2009 1:09PM

Photo Energy Therapy devices emit near infrared light (NIR Therapy) typically at a wavelength of 880 nm. This wavelength is believed to stimulate the release of Nitric Oxide, an Endothelium-derived relaxing factor into the bloodstream, thus vasodilating the capilaries and venuoles in the microcirculatory system. This increase in circulation has been shown effective in various clinical studies to decrease pain in diabetic and non-diabetic patients. [5] Photo Energy Therapy devices seem to address the underlying problem of neuropathies, poor microcirculation, which leads to pain and numbness in the extremities[6], [7].


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetic_neuropathy#Other_treatments