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We strongly encourage research into the effectiveness and application of the Nanobeam 940 by independent researchers. By its very nature, manufacturer-sponsored research is subject to questions of objectivity.

We are very pleased with the comments of clinicians who have been using the Nanobeam 940 and eagerly await the development of a large body of independent research.

The following excerpts are a small fraction of the available near-infrared light therapy research papers...none are affiliated with DavaRay, Inc or the Nanobeam 940, however they help to explain the concepts of near-infrared light therapy:


Therapeutic Light

By Chukuka S. Enwemeka, PT, PhD, FACSM

Light is a form of energy that behaves like a wave and also as a stream of particles called photons. The development of monochromatic light sources with single or a narrow spectra of wavelengths paved the way for studies, which continue to show that appropriate doses and wavelengths of light are therapeutically beneficial in tissue repair and pain control. Evidence indicates that cells absorb photons and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy that cells utilize. The resulting ATP is then used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis. -more-


Improved sensitivity in patients with peripheral neuropathy: effects of monochromatic infrared photo energy.

DeLellis SL, Carnegie DH, Burke TJ.

Gulf Coast Foot, Ankle and Wound Center, Tarpon Springs, FL, USA.
The medical records of 1,047 patients (mean age, 73 years) with established peripheral neuropathy were examined to determine whether treatment with monochromatic infrared photo energy was associated with increased foot sensitivity to the 5.07 Semmes- Weinstein monofilament. The peripheral neuropathy in 790 of these patients (75%) was due to diabetes mellitus. Before treatment with monochromatic infrared photo energy, of
the ten tested sites (five on each foot), a mean +/- SD of 7.9 +/- 2.4 sites were insensitive to the 5.07 Semmes-Weinstein monofilament, and 1,033 patients exhibited loss of protective sensation. After treatment, the mean +/- SD number of insensate sites on both feet was 2.3 +/- 2.4, an improvement of 71%. Only 453 of 1,033 patients (43.9%) continued to have loss of protective sensation after treatment. Therefore, monochromatic infrared photo energy treatment seems to be associated with significant clinical improvement in foot sensation in patients, primarilyMedicare aged, with peripheral neuropathy. -more-


Effects of Skin-Contact Monochromatic Infrared Irradiation on Tendonitis, Capsulitis, and Myofascial Pain*

FaciaI Pain/TMJ Treatment Centre, 50 South Steele Street, Denver, CO 80209
Abstract. Skin-Contact monochromatic infrared irradiation has recently become available via adaptation of superluminous diode technology. Crainiofacial and cervical myalgias, insertion tendonitis, and dysfunctions of
the temporomandibular joints are addressed. This article attempts to establish protocol guidelines and report patient responses to this very effective, noninvasive, physiotherapeutic treatment modality. Both surgical and nonsurgical cases are reported, and clinical application as well as home unit use is evaluated. Details on technique are given, and contraindications are outlined. Particular advantages are rapid patient response, operator-friendly technique, diversity of application parameters, and the opportunity to manage both acute and chronic conditions in the absence of oral or injectable pharmacology. -more-

*As presented to the 19th AnnuaI Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Neurological & Orthopaedic Surgeons, August 27-30, 1995 ISSN 0890-6599 0 1996 Springer-Verlag New York. Inc.





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