­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­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 or neurologists.

Neuroplasticity? Quantum entanglement?


No solution fits all

Invasive medicine has been doing a very good job of “managing” or masking acute pain for a long time.

Non-invasive therapies that use a red or infrared wavelength have a 40-year history of relieving musculoskeletal pain and impairments. The specific wavelength is frequently chosen to penetrate the skin.

Unfortunately, finding the right dose for each person remains a problem.

The Triple 2 Algorithm supports the operator’s wavelength and dose decisions to achieve relief for the individual patient.

PhotoMed’s Triple 2 Algorithm

Are you looking for a non-invasive solution for your patients with treatment-resistant pain? Those with pain having no known reason? For patients who have tried nearly everything on the market?

Would you and your patients like to objectively measure their improving functions?

Or, detect probable failure within:

  • 2-minutes of a treatment?

  • 2 visits?

  • For 2-cents worth of electricity?

This may seem crazy.

Previously responsive types of pain and inflammation may take a bit longer to observe changes.

What’s the big deal?

You can now access the visible spectrum, with no missing wavelengths, to increase the likelihood of success.

The Triple 2 Algorithm supports your wavelength decision making based upon objective physiological responses. The logic is the same as for escalating interventions, but 1000x faster.

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

It’s just light.

What kind of weird stuff is going on here?

It’s the magic problem:

  • No one expects treatment-resistant pain to vanish

  • Books on neuroscience don’t mention the return of normal function

  • Studies about “managing” pain carefully avoid ending it.

Could homeostatic processes “explain” the weirdness?

It’s a fact, most people do NOT experience chronic pain after an injury.

Why then, should the return of normal function FEEL like magic?

Could the surprise arise from years of delay in the return to normal function?

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Could homeostasis “explain” why normal functions continue after therapy ends?

Could quantum entanglement “explain” homeostasis? (Are we kidding?)

What to do with all those wavelengths?

PhotoMed’s Vari-Chrome® Pro or PhotoMed’s Instant Feedback System™ provide efficient access to the visible spectrum with no missing wavelengths. That is, 282+ visible wavelengths (418 to 700nm).


Does your patient need one, two, or a sequence of wavelengths?

The Triple 2 Algorithm may help. The algorithm will improve over time through AI and deep-learning.

Are all those wavelengths really necessary?

Features in the skin and wounds bio-physically “see” wavelengths as narrow as 10 nanometers. Which wavelengths does your patient need?

Did you ever wonder why LED lighting is called “cold” or “warm”?

(Hint: Your eyes correctly interpret Planck’s law with blue- light being hotter than red light. Does your skin agree? Does quantum physics holds the answer?)

The right wavelengths appear to work like a catalyst to restart normal functions. Some suggest that the therapy stimulates signaling activities that help normalize central and peripheral nervous system functions.


The skin is a busy place. How many sensors, like angels, can fit on the head of a pin?


Too many choices?

You may be thinking that selecting a few wavelengths from a multitude isn’t as simple as having only one selection.

If you want a device with only one wavelength, we suggest red.

Watch the variation of green (560nm) through yellow (600nm) wavelengths of the light being applied to a leg wound.

Varying the wavelength, with no missing wavelengths, speeds up testing.

For the first time, practitioners can observe the entrance of fresh exudates in wounds.

Did we mention efficiency?

The Vari-Chrome® Pro reduces a galaxy of choices to a practical handful. 5 pre-programed setting simplify selecting wavelength-variation ranges that span the visible spectrum.


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 visible wavelengths might or might not accomplish? To say nothing of sequences of wavelengths.


An example of the Triple 2 Algorithm and real-time monitoring

“Linda” had complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS or RSD). Linda’s hands didn’t appear to respond to the first treatment. The Algorithm suggested a different setting. That didn’t appear to work. Her cold hands responded to PhotoMed’s 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 here default functions, some call that homeostasis.

We invite your suggestions for words and language that might improve communication of unexpected phenomena.

Link to a list of disorders that responded during development of the Triple 2 Algorithm.



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