What is Anodyne?
Anodyne is a treatment that uses light energy, which dramatically increases circulation in the area to which it is applied. Light-emitting diodes are fitted into flexible pads that can be applied directly to the skin on any affected part of the body. The light energy helps increase blood flow by delivering healing cells and nutrients to the injured site.
How does Anodyne therapy work?
Anodyne therapy consists of 10 to 12 sessions lasting 30 minutes each. During this time, energy is penetrating your tissues increasing circulation up to 400 percent. It is the increase in circulation that results in relief of pain and rapid wound healing.
Nitric Oxide is the key
Light energy helps your body release a gas called Nitric Oxide from your own red blood cells. Three scientists received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for their discoveries surrounding Nitric Oxide and its effect on the cardiovascular system (Furchgott, Ignarro, and Murad). this powerful molecule plays a critical role in the health of your arteries; Anodyne increases its production resulting in pain relief and improved circulation.
Anodyne for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
Are you experiencing loss of sensation, loss of balance, chronic pain, or loss of feeling in your extremities?
Before experiencing wounds or diabetic ulcers, patients affected by diabetic peripheral neuropathy suffer from loss of sensation, loss of balance, chronic pain, or loss of feeling in their extremities. This is of particular concern for health care providers because patients cannot identify (or sometimes feel) the source of the problem; therefore, often recognize the symptoms when they have progressed and circulation is severely comprised. Wounds or diabetic ulcers left untreated can lead to amputations. Once serious complications manifest, an approach to treatment may involve the surgical placement of stents and the use of prescription drugs. Anodyne offers a new alternative. It is a therapy that can be used to intervene at the early stages of disease in order to prevent the more serious complications. Depending on the severity of the disease Anodyne may or may not be used in conjunction with prescription drugs. For those needing prescription drugs in conjunction with Anoldyne for their neuropathy treatment, at EMMC the long-term goal is to reduce their list of medications and to place them on alternative natural options. To learn more about our recommended natural options, read our L-Arginine and Vitamin D sections located on our website cover.
Anodyne for Chronic Pain & Poor circulation
If you suffer from any condition distinguished by pain and inflammation or a condition chracterized by poor circulation, anodyne provides a painless, non-invasive treatment option for you.
Anodyne is often associated with the treatment of diabetic complications such as neuropathy, but its benefits extend far beyond. Our clinic sees compelling results for a variety of other conditions ranging from:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (loss of sensation or feeling)
- Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorders ("TMJ")
- Slow healing wounds
- Diabetic ulcers
- Stress Fractures
The Science and Studies behind Anodyne
A joint study conducted at three Colorado medical centers followed 49 diabetics with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who had peripheral neuropathy in their feet. Most showed improvement after six 45-60 minute treatments. After 12 treatments, all had improved responses to standard tests that measure the impairment of sensation in diabetics, and their risk of amputation was greatly reduced. The study was presented last year at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions. (Reported in USA WEEKEND, January 11-13, 2002).
If you or a loved one is having difficulty walking, suffering from chronic pain, has diagnosed diabetic neuropathy, has wounds that are not healing, or any of the other symptoms discussed above, and are seeking non surgical treatment options, call us to make an appointment or request an appointment online.