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Anodyne Theraphy

What is Anodyne Therapy?

Anodyne Therapy is relatively new treatment for peripheral and diabetic neuropathy. It is an infrared light treatment known to help relieve the pain and numbness associated with neuropthy and for improving blood flow.

How does it work?

A soft flexible pad containing light emitting diodes (LED) ,or mini lights is applied to the affected area. The pads are attached to a small machine. When the trained Experts in Home Health Care clinician applies your pads and calibrates the machine, your first of approximately twelve 20-40 minute treatments begin. The pads are held in place on your feet, legs, hands,or arms by velcro tape, so that the photo-energy reaches the affected areas without shifting away from the targeted neuropathy location.

The positive circulation improvement, associated with Anodyne Therapy, is believed to be enhanced by exercise, so while you are seated with the pads in place, your Experts in Home Health Care therapist will guide you through some simple exercises.

It is important to understand that Diabetic Neuropathy is worsened by fluctuating and elevated blood sugars.Part of your treatment will include education on ways you, can incorporate healthy diet and exercises strategies into your lifestyle.

Benefits of Anodyne Therapy

Anodyne Therapy has been approved.By the FDA and the American Diabetic Association for the relief of pain and improved circulation associated with peripheral neuropathy. By using Anodyne Therapy in combination with skilled rehabilitation exercises you can expect enhanced results.

Important Note

Not to be used on pregnant women or patients
with the diagnosis of cancer.

The History Behind Anodyne Therapy

Modern Infrared Light Treatment for pain and neuropathy partially caught on thanks to the work of a California research technologist, named Maurice Bales, who, presented his findings at a research symposium back in 1999. He demonstrated a new machine that would provide photonic stimulation to the sympathetic nervous systems and proceeded to show images of the changes in patients, as his treatments were being rendered.

Research has advanced since 1999 and if we fast forward to 2006, we are pleased to be able to offer Anodyne Therapy, which, has been FDA approved for temporary relief from the pain and numbness associated with peripheral and Diabetic Neuropathy.

There have been 15 studies conducted, over the last few years, including one involving the Navy Seals. 5000 patients have been clinically tested, utilizing Anodyne near infrared light therapy, with reports of as much as a 67% reductions in pain.The successful study outcomes have been reinforced by on-going patient testimonials.

The theory behind Anodyne Therapy is that the longer light waves produced by the near infrared light, we are able to reach the red blood cells in the area affected by Neuropathy, and trigger changes in those areas.

The infrared light stimulates the red blood cells to release a substance known as Nitric Oxide, which is known to improve circulation and reduce pain . This substance helps relax or contracts the blood vessels, in the affected areas so that oxygen and nutrients can enter the affected tissue, assisting with the healing process and with symptom relief.

Diabetic Management Program Specializing in Neuropathy Relief

Note to Physicians

If your thorough patient histories are identifying pain, numbness, burning or crawling sensation in the feet, legs, hands, and arms of your patients, and your diagnosis is Peripheral or Diabetic Neuropathy, let Experts in Home Health Management, Inc. lead the charge towards tackling chronic diabetic disease management along with neuropathy relief, through the use of Anodyne Therapy

Our Diabetes Management Program is an in-home, hands on-learning experience for homebound patients and caregivers. The aim is to incorporate better nutrition and increased physical activity into their lifestyles, giving patients the tools, and education, and problem solving strategies improvements in outcomes

Components of Experts Diabetic Disease Management Program

  • Education about disease process and treatment. (Certified Diabetic Nurse on Staff)
  • Guidance with initiations of insulin therapy.
  • Personalized food plans from a licensed dietician.
  • Training on blood glucose testing.
  • Monitoring blood glucose (Tele-Health Monitoring is available).
  • Teaching risk reduction behaviors.
  • Preventing, detecting, and treating acute or chronic complications.
  • Teaching appropriate snack choices and simple preparation.
  • Incorporating increased physical activity into lifestyle.
  • Physical and Occupational Therapies for balance, endurance, strengthening, safety and independence with activities of daily living.
  • Problem solving for daily living with the disease.
  • Teaching of foot and skin care evaluation.
  • Managing depression associated with the disease.
  • Goal setting to promote health.
  • Anodyne Therapy combined with exercise programs to increase circulation and activity level.
  • Obtaining necessary adaptive equipment and tools.
  • Linking with community resources to help empower patients towards independence.
  • Follow up communication with physician.
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