What is NIR Infrared Light Therapy?

Category: Equipment

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Infrared light therapy provides many of the health benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
Arthritis pain 1 0
Depressed mood 1 0
Psoriasis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with NIR Infrared Light Therapy

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking NIR Infrared Light Therapy

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Reason Patients
Other 2
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Duration

Stopped using NIR Infrared Light Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for NIR Infrared Light Therapy

May 20, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I have a homemade infrared device at work but I don't have a very private location for it (I take my shirt off and sit with my back against it to expose my spine and head to the infrared light). If I find a more private location I will have more luck using it every day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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