Far Infrared Irradiation for Managing and Treating Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Treatment||far infrared radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)|
|Sponsor||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|
|Start date||May 2008|
|End date||May 2010|
|Trial size||5 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00674934, GAAD-MS-CTP1|
Multiple sclerosis (abbreviated MS) is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system (CNS), leading to demyelination. This study will investigate the use of far infrared radiation for MS control, management and treatment.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
Treatment of MS
time frame: 2 years
Rehabilitation of MS Patients
time frame: 2 Years
Male or female participants of any age.
Inclusion Criteria: - Patients with MS Exclusion Criteria: - None
|Official title||Phase 1 Study to Determine the Efficacy of Using Far Infrared Radiation for Multiple Sclerosis.|
|Principal investigator||Ken Nedd, M.D.|
|Description||MS a demyelinating disease, is any disease of the nervous system in which the myelin sheath of neurons is damaged. This impairs the conduction of signals in the affected nerves, causing impairment in sensation, movement, cognition, or other functions depending on which nerves are involved. MS affects the areas of the brain and spinal cord known as the white matter. White matter cells carry signals between the grey matter areas, where the processing is done, and the rest of the body. More specifically, MS destroys oligodendrocytes which are the cells responsible for creating and maintaining a fatty layer, known as the myelin sheath, which helps the neurons carry electrical signals. Observations from our research studies indicate that, far infrared rays provide energy to the body, improve the autonomic functions of the nervous system, restore the functions of the endocrine system, strengthen the immune system, improve blood circulation and increase the level of oxygen in the cells and promote the regeneration of muscle cells, nerves and brain cells. It is hereby postulated that irradiation using far infrared, with wavelength between 5 to 20 microns, of the central nervous system, the endocrine system and the whole body could prevent, control, manage or possibly lead to complete rehabilitation of people who have MS.|
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