Healing Light

Here's something you probably didn't know: Nitric Oxide is a key molecular ingredient to the body's ability to heal itself. In fact, when wounded, the human body creates a bunch of nitric oxide to help. This unstable gas lasts only ten seconds after being emitted by the cells, but in that time it does a powerful job. It regulates blood pressure, arterial structure and circulation.

Here's the neat part: Infrared light stimulates nitric oxide. You know the little red light on your remote control that tells your TV to change channels? Well, that light is near infrared. Take sixty to a hundred of those babies, strap them onto a wound and you have Anodyne Therapy. This therapy is now being used in hospitals nationwide for diabetes related problems and various other forms of Peripheral Neuropathy (poor circulation, numbness, loss of nerve function). Amazingly, healing with Anodyne has been clocked at twice the normal rate. Doctors prescribe it as preventive treatment to elderly patients. Heck, even the Navy uses it! It'll set you back $1,000 or more, but your insurance just might cover it.

(Shout out to Maria for the info. Love having a nurse in the family!)

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Blogger El Fid said...

I got a bubblin' foot soaker with "infrared" light option. But it was merely a $20 gizmo. Why should I have paid millions and millions?

20/7/05 19:41  
Blogger k_sra said...

Yes, but can you put it on your head?

21/7/05 09:30  

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