light therapy

Please share your experiences, successes, and failures in using non-drug therapies for WED/RLS (methods of relief that don't involve swallowing or injecting anything), including compression, heat, light, stretches, acupuncture, etc. Also under this heading, medical interventions that don't involve the administration of a medicine to the body (eg. varicose-vein operations, deep-brain stimulation). [This forum contains Topics started prior to 2009 that deal with Non-prescription Medicines, Supplements, & Diet.]
rthom
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light therapy

Postby rthom » Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:16 am

This month's WED foundation magasine talks about a small study done on the Tranquilme light therapy system. Only ten in the study Not done by the wed foundation I don't think

Here's the numbers:
6 participants reported lessening symptoms
4 no improvements
1 worsening symptoms


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overall rating 3.3
performance 3.6
Liklihood to continue use 3.4
value 4.3

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Re: light therapy

Postby badnights » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:50 am

There's an interesting study in that free journal: vibration pads decrease WED symptoms, but they worked just as well as pads that emitted sound but no vibration, and pads that emitted light but no vibration. They suggest that sensory distraction was key in creating this effect. I have not read the articles and only skimmed the abstracts; I undoubtedly missed something.

Part I is here, with links to PArts II and III at the bottom of the page:
http://www.dovepress.com/sleep-improvem ... icle-JPRLS
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cornelia

Re: light therapy

Postby cornelia » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:28 pm

It must be based on counterstimulation I should think? Like a hot shower of walking on cold tiles can help.

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Re: light therapy

Postby badnights » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:10 am

exactly.
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