The Efficacy of Using Far Infrared Radiation to Manage Muscular Dystrophies
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
The muscular dystrophies (MD) are a group of more than 30 neuromuscular disorders that are characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins and the death of muscle cells and tissue. This study will investigate the use of far infrared radiation for managing muscular dystrophies.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase 1 Study to Determine the Efficacy of Using Far Infrared Radiation to Manage or Treat Muscular Dystrophies.|
- Management and Cure of muscular dystrophies [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- Rehabilitation of people with muscular dystrophies [ Time Frame: 2 Years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2010|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||May 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength) Far Infrared radiation for 30 to 40 minutes per treatment session.
Other Name: Far Infrared radiation
Observations from our research studies indicate that, far infrared rays provide energy to the body, improve the autonomic functions of the nervous system, restore the functions of the endocrine system, strengthen the immune system, improve blood circulation and increase the level of oxygen in the cells and promote the regeneration of muscle cells, nerves and brain cells.
It is hereby postulated that irradiation using far infrared, with wavelength between 5 to 20 microns, of the central nervous system, the endocrine system and the whole body could prevent, control, manage or possibly cure these neuromuscular disorders.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00674843
|The Centre for Incurable Diseases|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5|
|Principal Investigator:||Ken Nedd, M.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|