Far Infrared Irradiation for the Management, Control and Treatment of Frontotemporal Dementia
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Condition||pick disease of the brain|
|Treatment||radiation: far infrared radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)|
|Sponsor||GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.|
|Start date||May 2008|
|End date||May 2009|
|Trial size||0 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT00674960, GAAD-FD-CTP1|
Pick's disease, also known as Pick disease,or FTD is a rare fronto-temporal neurodegenerative disease. This study will investigate the use of far infrared radiation for the control, management and treatment of Pick's disease.
|Endpoint classification||efficacy study|
|Intervention model||single group assignment|
Therapy for FTD patients
time frame: 1 year
Rehabilitation of FTD Patients
time frame: 1 Year
Male or female participants of any age.
- People with Pick's Disease
|Official title||Phase 1 Study to Determine the Efficacy of Using Far Infrared Radiation for the Management, Control and Treatment of Frontotemporal Dementia (Pick's Disease)|
|Principal investigator||Ken Nedd, M.D.|
|Description||This disorder causes progressive destruction of nerve cells in the brain and causes tau proteins to accumulate into the "Pick bodies" that are a defining characteristic of the disease. Tau proteins are microtubule-associated proteins that are abundant in neurons in the central nervous system and are less common elsewhere. 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 FTD.|
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