Infrared Light Therapy

Light Therapy

Light therapy is the application of light to an acute or chronic injury to promote increase of circulation and relieve pain. Light therapy can benefit almost all tissues and organs of the body. The light for these therapeutic purposes is in the red or near infrared (NIR) spectrum (600nm – 1000nm). We can only see light up to 700 nm so we cannot see infrared light.

Light has a photochemical effect comparable to photosynthesis in plants.  For light therapy to work, enough light has to penetrate below the surface of the skin and be absorbed by cells to exert a sufficient chemical change.

During the past 50 years there have been over 1000 published scientific papers regarding the therapeutic effect of light.

Therapeutic light may be in the form of a laser or light emitting diodes (LEDs).  LEDs are used in all types of products from outdoor lights, to computers and light bulbs. Technological advancements in LEDs make them a safe and cost efficient method to deliver light therapy. Unlike medical lasers, Anodyne (and other LED products) do not require either the healthcare professional or the patient to use protective eyewear during treatment.

The medical benefits from light therapy is dependent on several factors, primarily: wavelength, power density, pulse frequency and duty cycle (the dose). Clinical results may differ because of changes in the dose, just like medications. Positive results with Anodyne dose formulation are documented in 25 clinical studies published in medical journals.

A few words about light therapy dose parameters:

  • Wavelength (measured in nm) is the waveform in which packets of light (photons) travel. This is important because some wavelengths penetrate more deeply into the body where they are absorbed to deliver its clinical benefit. Anodyne uses near infrared at 890 nm for this reason.
  • Power Density is the amount of light power delivered to an area of the body. Anodyne unique diode clusters maximize the power density delivered over each square inch of body surface area treated.
  • Pulse Frequency is the number of times the light turns on and off each second. Anodyne has a pulse frequency of 292 per second. Other products operate at other frequencies.
  • Duty Cycle is the percentage of the time the light is on compared to how often it is off. Anodyne has a duty cycle of about 50%.

Anodyne Therapy Increases Circulation

Treatments with Anodyne can increase local circulation by up to 3200% percent after just 30 minutes and circulation remains elevated often for several hours even after treatment is over.

The following graphics demonstrate that Anodyne treatment can substantially increase local circulation. The images were captured with a sophisticated scientific instrument called a scanning laser doppler [Moor Instruments, LTD], which measures blood flow just below the surface of the skin. Brighter colors (red being the highest and dark blue being the lowest) show greater capillary blood flow.

How Anodyne Therapy Compares To Other Light Therapy

The following scanning laser doppler images show comparative improvements in blood flow in response to Anodyne treatments and a competitive product that uses fewer LEDs per square inch than Anodyne. Brighter colors (red being the highest and dark blue being the lowest) show greater capillary blood flow.

Improvement in blood flow using Anodyne Therapy

Measurement of circulation after 45 minutes

Patient 1 Pre-Scan
Patient 1 Post-Scan
Left foot +138.8%
Right foot +251.5%
Patient 2 Pre-Scan
Patient 2 Post-Scan
Left foot +279.7%
Right foot +254.5%

Diode Comparison using Competitor Product

Measurement of circulation after 45 minutes

Patient 1 Pre-Scan
Patient 1 Post-Scan
Left foot +25.8%
Right foot +11.5%
Patient 2 Pre-Scan
Patient 2 Post-Scan
Left foot -11.5.%
Right foot -13.6%

After more than a million patient treatments over 20 years, Anodyne Therapy has earned the trust of patients, therapists, and physicians worldwide.

So why is Anodyne Therapy so unique? Our patented design and proven treatment protocols.

Published Clinical Data

Anodyne Therapy is the only LED light therapy device backed by published studies of nearly 5,000 patients (25 studies). These published studies document positive results delivered by Anodyne's unique light medicine (infrared, wavelength, photo-energy density, pulsation, duty cycle and treated area).

Used by Healthcare Professionals

More than 10,000 health care professionals have depended on Anodyne Therapy for treating their patients. These professionals deliver care in hospitals, outpatient clinics, home care, and also with professional and college sports teams. The use of Anodyne Therapy is even taught in professional educational institutions!

Available Nationwide

Thousands of facilities offer Anodyne Therapy, including many hospitals and teaching institutions.

Physicians Trust Anodyne and Refer Patients

Over 11,000 physicians have prescribed Anodyne Therapy, which means they asked for Anodyne® Therapy by name.

Patented Design for Easy Hands-Free Use

Anodyne Therapy is a hands-free light therapy product that is applied on the body to temporarily increase circulation and relieve pain.

Eye Safety

Unlike medical lasers, neither operators treating with, nor patients receiving Anodyne Therapy need to use protective eye-wear.

Treat at Home

Patients can purchase a home system to continue Anodyne Therapy treatments at home for ongoing relief.

Made in America for 20 Years

Anodyne has always been made in American at one of our Florida FDA registered manufactured facilities.

Get Relief!

Use the light therapy product that doctors ask for by name – Anodyne Therapy.

Anodyne Therapy is safe, easy to use and – most importantly – clinically proven. Start relieving pain today.