PhotoMed - a new branch of medicine?

 
 

Partial list of disorders that have responded within 2 visits

Please note that this list includes the disorders as reported by the study volunteers. The study data helped our team develop PhotoMed’s products. Objective measures of improved functions could be linked with the treatment parameters to learn which wavelengths worked, or didn’t.

Development of the Triple 2 Algorithm uncovered a vast array of responsive medical “conditions” that appear to be opening a new branch of medicine.

Examining the signs and symptoms suggests that groupings by impaired innate functions simplifies the task. The response, the return-to-normal functions, begins at the abnormal state and ends at “normal”. Normal, or homeostasis, persists after therapy ends. Of course, normal might be eroded by bio-mechanical processes.

At the risk of looking ridiculous, we have included disorders that have been documented by the Instant Verification System™. The study volunteers were real-world and not cherry-picked for specific disorders. Most were not expected to respond because there is no medical literature describing how to treat their disorders.

Sensory impairments

  • Loss of sensation in fingers or toes

  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN)

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD)

  • Post-surgical pain

  • Post-chemotherapy pain

  • Neuropathy from other causes, such as stroke or spinal cord injury

  • Sympathetically mediated (or maintained) pain

  • Post-herpetic pain (shingles)

  • Phantom pain in missing limbs and reconstructed skin

  • Mirror-neuron synesthesia

 

Motor impairments

  • Loss of grip strength and movement

  • “Frozen” joint movements

  • Lost range-of-motion

  • Loss of movement after stroke (therapy helps overcome “learned” non-use)

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Scoliosis

  • Loss of coordination in gait & swallowing, and choreic movements from Huntington’s disease

 

Thermoregulation

  • Abnormally cold or hot hands, with or without pain

  • Thermoregulation, gut, bowel, and bladder function after spinal cord injury

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD)

  • Raynaud's syndrome

Wounds

  • Restart non-healing wounds at any stage

  • Accelerate slow-healing wounds

  • Diabetic foot ulcers and loss of sensation

  • Venous stasis ulcers, bed sores

  • Improve scars, keloids

 
 

More than 500 people volunteered in studies to learn if PhotoMed’s therapy might relieve their pain. The studies at 6 sites included people with disorders which were not expected to improve.

Volunteers tried to explain what just happened inside their bodies. There were touching moments when they said, “I feel normal again…”. Their comments helped our team recognize the fundamental nature of the responses and outcomes.


A new branch of medicine?

Call the branch real-time medicine

The branch has been growing for a while, for example, biofeedback and fMRI.

Could the idea be ancient?

How long would it take to do something non-invasive and watch to see what happens, take notes, improve, and iterate? 20 centuries for acupuncture?

PhotoMed’s Silicon Valley thinking reduces the TIME and cost barriers to testing its therapy on people with disorders unexpected to improvel

. Automating real-time data collection isn’t magic, either. It’s the operator’s use of the data that suggests a new branch in medicine.

Could the abundance of physiological response data open a new branch of medicine?

is changing how people must think about chronic pain and disorders.

“Managing” an abnormal state - forever

The need for another “dose” raises a few questions:

Could the act of “managing” a disorder prevent ending it?

Could that be why the placebo effect may be considered a bad event?

Ending an abnormal state - while you watch

The absence of a needed “dose” appears to confirm the return of a normal state.

Could the change-of-state be an ordinary effect, except delayed?

Could it be the pesky placebo effect for correcting thermoregulation, loss of sensation, or other innate function?

 
The assumption defines the hypothesis, measures, and desired outcome of studies. Imaginary numbers are used for one assumption. Objective measures in real time for the other assumption. Apples and oranges.

The assumption defines the hypothesis, measures, and desired outcome of studies. Imaginary numbers are used for one assumption. Objective measures in real time for the other assumption. Apples and oranges.

 

What makes the disorders special?

Could the idea be ancient, like acupuncture?

Do something non-invasive and watch to see what happens, take notes, improve, and iterate?

Could the idea be ancient, like acupuncture?

Do something non-invasive and watch to see what happens, take notes, improve, and iterate?

PhotoMed’s Silicon Valley thinking reduced the process TIME to seconds. This isn’t magic.



Our team developed the tools to implement the process.



added technologies that let operators prompt and record unprecedented responses and outcomes. In retrospect, inventing PhotoMed’s therapy and testing it was the easy task.

The real surprise is that “managing” could have such a hold on developing non-invasive therapies. Unsurprising, many energetic therapies aim to prompt the return-to-normal function.



The volunteers frequently arrived with multiple sites of pain and impairment. Could the sites be tested for being linked or independent? Could the Triple 2 Algorithm “work” for each site?

The operator could track the progress during each visit of multiple sites using the Instant Verification System™.

Measures of improving functions simplified data organization:

Could tracking symptoms and signs in parallel for multiple impairments find possible associations? We didn’t ask that scientific question.




Does the definition of pain unify the observed responses and outcomes?

The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain “as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.”

Note that the definition of the pain experience does NOT require an “ouch” factor. Measures of innate functions provide information even when the pain measures are zero. For example, for George and Josephine.



Could treatment-resistant pain be a bio-marker that the time to resolve had passed after healing was otherwise complete?

Could the return to normal function be “stuck” at the state immediately before the conclusion of the pain experience?

It’s fun to speculate. Please share your speculations via the form below.

 
 

Disclaimer: The benefits listed on this website are based upon data collected during development of PhotoMed’s products. The Vari-Chrome® Pro and Instant Verification System™ are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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