Supporting Documentation

Articles

Infrared Therapy

Light therapy has been shown in over 40 years of independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. Both visible red and infrared light have been shown to effect at least 24 different positive changes at a cellular level. Light radiation must be absorbed to produce a biological response. All biological systems have a unique absorption spectrum which determines which wavelengths of radiation will be absorbed to produce a given therapeutic effect. The visible red and infrared portions of the spectrum have been shown to be highly absorbent and produce unique therapeutic effects in living tissues.

Read more about: Infrared Therapy

Too Hot for Cancer

Janice wasn't flattered when the German shopkeeper congratulated her on the baby she looked about to deliver. For despite her severely swollen abdomen, Janice was not pregnant. She had advanced, multidrug resistant peritoneal cancer with an accumulation of fluid in her abdominal cavity. Janice had been told she was in the end stages of an eightyear battle that had started with ovarian cancer and metastasized into liver, colon and bladder cancer.

Read more about: Too Hot for Cancer

Americans Win nobel in Medicine

Three Americans won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering that the body uses nitric oxide gas to make blood vessels relax and widen a finding that helped lead to Viagra and could also pay off in treatments for heart disease

.

In addition, it has triggered research that could lead to new treatments for cancer and septic shock.

Read more about: Americans Win nobel in Medicine

Turning Up The Heat On Cancer

Cancer remains the second-leading cause of death in the United States. Now, doctors are experimenting with a promising, yet basic tool to fight it: heat. CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Kaledin takes a look at how they're trying to do it.

When Emma Jean Wilson found a lump in her breast, doctors told her the prognosis was bleak. The cancer was "very rare," she says. "About one in three million, and only one percent is in your breast."

Read more about: Turning Up The Heat On Cancer

Augmentation of Wound Healing Using Monochromatic Infrared Energy

The results presented in this paper document healing of different types of extremity wounds with 890 nanometer (nm) monochromatic infrared energy. Recalcitrant dermal lesions, including venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and a wound related to scleroderma, were treated with a Food and Drug Administration-cleared infrared device. The infrared protocol was instituted after conventional management protocols were shown to be ineffective. The rate and quality of healing of these previously refractory wounds, following use of monochromatic infrared energy, may be related to local increases in nitric oxide concentration. Increases in nitric oxide previously have been demonstrated to correlate with vasodilatory and anabolic responses. Further research is needed to confirm the results found in these patients.

Read more about:
Augmentation of Wound Healing Using Monochromatic Infrared Energy

Hyperthermia with Chemotherapy to Treat Inoperable or Metastatic Tumors

Hyperthermia (heat) can increase the effect of chemotherapy treatments. By itself, it can also kill cancer cells. By using heat to treat the whole body, we can treat cancer cells wherever they are throughout the entire body. In this study, we are testing the combination of heat treatment and chemotherapy to see:

  1. If it improves the effect of the chemotherapy drugs,
  2. If it helps the body fight the cancer cells, and,
  3. If this treatment is safe and pleasant for the patient
Read more about:
Hyperthermia with Chemotherapy to Treat Inoperable or Metastatic Tumors

Video

YouTube Preview Image

We want to serve you better, Your suggestions are valued: