­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Could PhotoMed’s Triple 2 Algorithm help your patients with previously treatment-resistant pain?

Usually not, in 2 out of 3 cases, this therapy doesn’t work either.

But 1 in 3 cases do improve significantly. Link to example (Links are usually technological, and jargon loaded)

As nerdy engineers, we don’t have a clue why. Neither do our advisory anesthesiologists and neurologists. Colors matter. The darker features absorb and may be stimulated by that color.

Neuroplasticity? Quantum entanglement?

Invasive medicine has been doing a very good job of relieving acute pain for a long time. Not so much for chronic pain.

Non-invasive therapies frequently relieve chronic pain. But not so dramatically with acute pain.

PhotoMed’s Triple 2 Algorithm updates light-based therapies to address treatment-resistant pain and associated impaired functions. Find out if it works in 2 minutes, 2 visits, and 2 cents worth of electricity.

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When the therapy fails to benefit, besides disappointment, there are no side effects.

It’s just light.

What’s the big deal?

Non-responsive pain can now be addressed.

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What kind of weird stuff is going on here?

Could “chronic” be an interruption to normal function?

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Did PhotoMed Technologies invent light therapy?

No. The PhotoMed team of engineers, anesthesiologists, and neurologists did not invent the basic visible light therapy.


Danish Dr. Finsen researched the curative properties of different wavelengths for different disorders. He found a couple of wavelengths that worked well on different disorders.

For this, he received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1903.

Dr. Finsen also found that no single wavelength worked for every disorder. Just like medications.

He found blue and red wavelengths the most interesting wavelengths. The other wavelengths were not as highly researched.

In 1903, Dr. Finsen obviously lacked the tools to test what each of 282+ individual wavelengths might or might not accomplish? To say nothing of sequences of wavelengths.


PhotoMed’s team invented an algorithm for its wavelength-sequencing therapy

PhotoMed’s team of nerdy engineers invented an efficient algorithm that uses feedback for selecting different visible wavelengths that might prompt the return toward default functions. Observation of a physiological response provides feedback from the sensory, motor, or vascular systems through improving function.

The Algorithm Tripple2 tests one, two wavelengths or a sequence of wavelengths to relieve unresponsive pain. AI meets medicine.

This clip shows the variation of yellow through green wavelengths being applied to a leg wound. Yet to be undetermined wavelengths are thought to provide bio-physical stimulation of various wound factors to restart & accelerate wound healing.

PhotoMed’s Vari-Chrome® Pro provides the operator with efficient access to 282+ visible wavelengths, with no missing wavelengths. This is important because the precise wavelength(s) needed by the patient or their impairments can’t be known in advance.

Testing the algorithm involved developing software and hardware tools.

The Instant Feedback System™ software software, Version 11, integrates visit data management activities. Version 11 lets you record narratives, questionnaires, physiological responses which show the precise time when the therapy works, and outcomes. The system crunches through and records up to 5Gb/minute.

What is the evidence?

As engineers, we don’t have a feel for subjective measures of pain. Additionally, pain is a lousy marker because it typically changes too slowly for making during-visit adjustments to therapy. Objectively measured physiological responses fit our thinking.

PhotoMed’s Triple 2 Algorithm helps the practitioner choose settings for the Vari-Chrome® Pro. Feedback comes from observed physiological responses, typically within about 2 minutes. If your first choice doesn’t work, try a different wavelength. It’s efficient because two visits are enough to learn if the therapy likely won’t work for the individual.

The logic is the same as for medicines, except for being 3 orders of magnitude faster.

As with everything in medicine, interventions and therapies simultaneously affect multiple networks, such the sensory, motor, vascular, and pain systems.

Why no side effects? Didn’t the unused photons just depart at the speed of light?

An example of the vascular/thermoregulatory systems

“Linda” had complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD). Her cold hands responded to therapy by warming as if on cue to her third 2-minute treatment.

Note that the light stimulation in this example was applied to locations around her head & neck but not to her hands. Wouldn’t Einstein call this “spooky action at a distance”? (Red is warmer, blue is colder) (11-second clip)

Thermal imaging captures the exact moment when the algorithm “works” as Linda’s chronically painful and cold hands briefly overwarm and quickly return to comfortable temperatures. Each treatment tested different wavelengths and settings. Linda’s comfort continued after the visit, maintained by the return of default functions, some call that homeostasis.



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