Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Diabetes
Recruitment status was Active, not recruiting
A study to determine the use of far infrared (FIR) radiation for treatment of diabetes.
|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 Evaluate the Efficacy of Using Energy Specific Far Infrared Radiation Treatment for Diabetes|
- The primary end point is to determine the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on all types of diabetes. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- The secondary end point of the study is to evaluate the therapeutic effects of far infrared radiation on other types of diabetes complications including blindness, heart and blood vessel disease and kidney failure. [ Time Frame: 2 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||May 2006|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||April 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||February 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength) for 30 to 40 minutes per session.
Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which glucose is not sufficiently metabolized. This results in high glucose levels in blood and glucose in the urine. Cells can starve because glucose is not being metabolized.
Both types of diabetes can cause dangerous complications, including blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, and kidney failure. A decrease in circulation may eventually require the amputation of limbs.
We are postulating that energy specific electromagnetic radiation of the central nervous system, the viscera and the endocrine system has the potential to enhance the immune system; thereby improving the health of the patients.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00573456
|The Centre for Incurable Diseases|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5|
|Study Director:||Ken Nedd, M.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|
|Study Chair:||Kwasi Donyina, Ph.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|