This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition huntington disease
Treatment far infrared radiation
Phase phase 1
Sponsor GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc.
Start date May 2008
End date May 2010
Trial size 5 participants
Trial identifier NCT00675077, GAAD-HD-CTP1


Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal disease with profound neurological and behavioral features. HD is typically characterized by uncontrollable movements and psychological disturbances.

This study will investigate the use of far infrared radiation for control, management and treatment of HD.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Endpoint classification efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Radiation: Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
far infrared radiation Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength)
Far Infrared Radiation (5μm to 20μm wavelength). Far Infrared radiation for 30 to 40 minutes per treatment session.

Primary Outcomes

Treatment of people with HD
time frame: 2 years

Secondary Outcomes

Rehabilitation of people with HD
time frame: 2 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - People with HD Exclusion Criteria: - None

Additional Information

Official title Phase 1 Study to Determine the Efficacy of Using Far Infrared Radiation for Control, Management and Treatment of HD
Principal investigator Ken Nedd, M.D.
Description 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 HD.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2009.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by GAAD Medical Research Institute Inc..