Far Infrared Irradiation for Managing and Treating Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
|Multiple Sclerosis||Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)||Phase 1|
|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 Multiple Sclerosis.|
- Treatment of MS [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
- Rehabilitation of MS Patients [ 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)
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength). Far Infrared radiation for 30 to 40 minutes per treatment session.
Other Name: Far Infrared Radiation
MS a demyelinating disease, is any disease of the nervous system in which the myelin sheath of neurons is damaged. This impairs the conduction of signals in the affected nerves, causing impairment in sensation, movement, cognition, or other functions depending on which nerves are involved.
MS affects the areas of the brain and spinal cord known as the white matter. White matter cells carry signals between the grey matter areas, where the processing is done, and the rest of the body. More specifically, MS destroys oligodendrocytes which are the cells responsible for creating and maintaining a fatty layer, known as the myelin sheath, which helps the neurons carry electrical signals.
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 MS.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00674934
|The Centre for Incurable Diseases|
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4V 1L5|
|Principal Investigator:||Ken Nedd, M.D.||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|