Far Infrared Irradiation for Managing, Control and Treatment of Huntington's Disease (HD)
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal disease with profound neurological and behavioral features. HD is typically characterized by uncontrollable movements and psychological disturbances.
This study will investigate the use of far infrared radiation for control, management and treatment of HD.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Phase 1 Study to Determine the Efficacy of Using Far Infrared Radiation for Control, Management and Treatment of HD|
- Treatment of people with HD [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
- Rehabilitation of people with HD [ Time Frame: 2 Years ]
|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
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength). Far Infrared radiation for 30 to 40 minutes per treatment session.
Other Name: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
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 lead to complete rehabilitation of people who have HD.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00675077
|The Centre for Incurable Diseases|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5|
|Principal Investigator:||Ken Nedd, M.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|