Restless Legs Syndrome
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Monochromatic near-infrared light treatment

Monochromatic near-infrared light treatment

Hi, I thought this informative wikipedia site may help us a bit, you may find this statement "Monochromatic near-infrared light treatment has also been shown to decrease symptoms associated with WED/RLS. A study showed there was a steady decrease in symptoms over the four weeks in the treatment group, and after four weeks of treatment, the treatment group had a significantly greater improvement in RLS symptoms than the control group"

useful as well.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restl...

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Howdy. Thanks for the info. Did the participants sit in an infrared sauna or go into a tube like structure that looks like an MRI machine? Very interesting. What do they attribute their success to. Raised body temperature, better circulation, killing off of certain micro-organisms due to heating from the inside out?

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I remember this near infrared light treatment being on the WED/RLS Foundation, they were looking for volunteers to try it out. It was a small study of people and for a short time. To actually buy one of these machines is very expensive if i recall. And a long way off from being used by the medical profession, more research is needed.

Here is what i found about that study.

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/209...

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Hi Elisse, how are you, thanks for your ref. I also found some clinical evidence of this therapy :

veinpartners.com/education/...

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Hi rahim, i am okey dokey. Lets hope more research is done on this. A bigger study and for a longer period of time would give a better idea whether this treatment would help in the long term. If its safe to use over a long period. Lots of questions need to be answered.

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I agree with that Elisse, I just wanted to let people know it is there

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Yes, its always good to read these things, gives us food for thought... thanks for posting it. :)

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You welcome, how about some home-made Persian food ;)

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Hi whitetea

I have not tried it yet but I think it is some kind of light prob applying over the area( skin contact ), you can see some images in this site :

images.google.com/search?si...

I don't think you would need to buy one, here is a good reference regarding to the issue :

effectivehealthcare.ahrq.go...

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I think it needs a lot more research, as it is very expensive, and a lot of us certainly dont have the money to waste, if it's not going to work, and i dont think the study was big enough by far

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yup, they are still working on it.

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Im first in the queue then :P

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Off-course, that is the least I can do for my great friends. :)

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