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Volume 5

New Neuropathy Treatment: Cutting-Edge Neuropathy Research

Peripheral Neuropathy

Natural Solution:No Drugs,Surgeries,or Injections

Many of our patients with Neuropathy report that their feetor hands feel just like the picture on the right. PeripheralNeuropathy is a condition affecting more than 30 millionAmericans, and the condition is growing rapidly.In our clinics across the country, we have developed a preciseand effective system treating peripheral Neuropathy.This program is helping thousands of people across the USwith this debilitating condition.The interventions and technology we use are designed toaddress the multiple factors that can contribute to thedevelopment of Neuropathy, and provide ongoing relief forour patients.Given that peripheral Neuropathy almost always has a vascular component, the first group of therapies we utilize aredesigned to improve nitric oxide production, nervere-education, angiogenesis, and increase circulation to theextremities.When we can improve the underlying blood supply to theperipheral nerves as well as address the centrally mediatedpain, patients experience substantial decreases in pain,increased balance, and diminished numbness/tingling that isall too common with Neuropathy.We have a unique system where you will only have to come inthe office lx/week for a period of time, while gainingindependence from your Neuropathy condition.
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Infrared DiodePhotoTherapy

At the forefront of our treatment regimen is the use of an infrared diodedevice, also known as low-level light therapy, photon therapy or phototherapy. This therapy outputs infrared light ranging in wavelength from430-880 nm. The best wavelengths to use are infrared, specifically thenarrower wavelengths in the near infrared (NIR) band centering around900 nm. When used appropriately on the affected area, these lightspromote the release of nitric oxide from the endothelial cells, increasinglocal blood flow, and stimulating angiogenesis.Nitric oxide is also known to play a critical role in increasing the flow ofblood into body tissues. Better blood flow serves to bring fresh nutrientsand oxygen into the injured area and remove bacteria and toxins out ofit. This therapy has been around for some time now and is welldocumented and researched. Because of the limited depth ofpenetration of the light and the limited area that can be treated (onlydirectly under the lights), this therapy is best used when any particularlocal area has been identified with a loss of local blood perfusion suchas on the plantar surface of the foot, a local injury that is slow healing,or the diabetic foot.By localizing the area to be treated,stimulating the release of nitricoxide, and increasing circulation to the peripheral nervous system,infrared therapy was found in one study to produce a 67% reduction inpain as well as a 66% increase in foot sensation (2).Prendergrast,Miranda, and Sanchez found a decrease in foot pain from an average of8 on the Visual Analog Scale to 3 following 10 treatment sessions (3).This study also found that 16 of the 27 subjects achieved normal footsensation.An important measure of sensory nerve growth following treatment isthe patient’s ability to exhibit protective sensation to a SemmesWeinstein monofilament. A study in the Journal of the AmericanPodiatric Medical Association found that 98% of subjects exhibitedimproved sensation after 30 days, and 100% showed improvement after90 days (4).A well-documented consequence of peripheral Neuropathy is an increasein falls and fear of falling. As peripheral nerve regeneration takes placewith our collective treatment system with multiple modalities, one ofthe results is improved proprioception and balance.
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A double-blind, randomized, placebo controlledstudy published in the Journal Diabetes Care (withthe plantar surface of the diabetic foot), foundremarkable improvements in balance following acourse of infrared therapy. At the beginning of thestudy, 90% of subjects reported substantialbalance improvement; after treatment thisdeclined to only 17%. Another study published in2006 found a 78% reduction in falls and a 72%increase in activities of daily living (5). The rate ofwound incidence in diabetic peripheral neuropathyalso dramatically decreased with theadministration of this therapy. One study foundthe rate of new diabetic foot wounds to be 1.5% inthe treatment group vs. the national average of7.3% (6). This results in a substantial cost savingsas well as a reduction in patient risk due to woundhealing complications. As promising as the resultsof infrared treatment as a monotherapy may be,we have seen more comprehensive results withthe addition of several other therapies.

Nerve Re-Education

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Re-Education

Electrical stimulation with the ReBuilder®

Peripheral neuropathy is primarily a nerve problem. The primary tool weuse is the ReBuilder, a unique electrical stimulation device thatopens the nerve paths, re-educates the nerves, re-mineralizes the synapticjunctions between the nerve cells, and treats all the nerves from the toes,up the leg, across the central nervous system and peripheral nervoussystem synaptic junctions, and then down the other leg. This device iscurrently used at The Cancer Treatment Centers of America and has beenfor more than 15 years exclusively and they have reported a 93 percentsuccess rate in the reduction of both pain and numbness.
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Studies:

1) 551 patients by Rene Hartz, MD, and Rita Wickhan, PH.D. at the Northern Michigan University, published this abstract:” 551 patients were treatedwith the ReBuilder system, a unique TENS/EMS electrical stimulation device to determine if the quality of life was improved. Fully 91% reported success. No side effects were reported. The ReBuilder is safe and effective for treating peripheral neuropathy.”

2) 472 patients, self-selected, self-diagnosed, and self-treated (found and ordered the ReBuilder on the internet) with only this single modality,74% reported immediate relief after their first treatment, average pain drop after any treatment was 40%, 81% reported satisfaction, and only 10%returned their device.

3) 530 patients whose physicians had run out of effective therapies, found the ReBuilder on the internet brought the device to the attention of theirMD. These 530 MD’s, unknown to each other, and not advised of the study, prescribed a 60-day rental trial requiring a follow up visit to determine theefficacy of the ReBuilder. All 530physicians, after re-examining their individual patient 60 days later, ordered the purchase of the device.

The reason the ReBuilder can reduce both pain and numbness (unlike a common TENS that only treats pain and can leave a patient withlong term residual numbness) is three-fold, and no other device has these patented features.

1. The device reads the patient’s unique signature dysfunctional waveform, and then uses a computer generated compensating waveform to cancelthat asymmetry, (think Bose® noise canceling headphones).

2. 20% of the ReBuilder’s gentle impulses are EMS in nature and stimulate the venous muscle pump in the calves to increase local blood supply. Ifone is to stimulate the nerves, they will need more fresh blood in and more blood out to take out metabolic toxins.

3. The specific 7.83 frequency of the ReBuilder causes the brain to release endorphins which are internally created pain relievers that travel via theblood stream throughout the body. These endorphins reduce pain in other parts of the body, helps the patient get to sleep, and then sleep all night.

4. The ReBuilder’s proprietary dual function waveform: 80% of its impulses stimulate nerves, while 20% stimulates muscle enhances and maintains the nerve/muscle connection so the patient’s gait is improved (no falling) and muscle cramps are reduced.

5. Accommodation to the impulses are avoided by the ReBuilder use of a patient imperceptible Fibonacci based formula to slightly vary thefrequency, pulse width, and intensity.

In Clinic Therapy & Education

In synergy with your practitioner’s home therapy recommendations, you will be required to complete an In-Clinic Protocol so we are addressing all underlying causes of your condition. In addition, you will have access to our complete Neuropathy Education Curriculum where we will teach you thecause of neuropathy, how to avoid developing neuropathy again, and we will teach you the lifestyle choices that help eliminate your condition forgood. This approach has helped over 50,000 patients who suffer from peripheral neuropathy and is becoming the #1 choice to treating neuropathy.

Bibliography

1. Mak MCH, Cheing GLY. Immediate effects of monochromatic infrared energy on microcirculation in healthy subjects. Photomedicineand laser surgery 2012; 30(2): 1-8.

2. Harkless LB, DeLellis S, Carnegie DH, Burke TJ. Improved foot sensitivity and pain reduction in patients with peripheral neuropathy after treatment with monochromatic infrared photo energy- MIRE. Journal of Diabetes Care and Its Complications 2006; 20:81-87.

3. Prendergrast JJ, Miranda G, Sanchez M. Improvement of sensory impairment in patients with peripheral neuropathy. EndocrinePractice 2004; 10: 24-30.

4. Kochman AB, Carnegie DH, Burke TJ. Symptomatic reversal of peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2002; 92(3): 125-130.

5. Powell MW, Carn egie DH, Burke TJ. Reversal of diabetic peripheral neuropathy with phototherapy (MIRE) decreases falls and thefear of falling and improves activities of daily living in seniors. Age and Ageing 2006; 35:11-16.

6. Powell MW, Carnegie DE, Burke TJ. Reversal of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and new wound incidence: the role of MIRE. Adv SkinWound Care 2004; 17: 295-300.

7. Lythgo N, Eser P, de Groot P, Galea M. Whole—body vibration dosage alters leg blood flow. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 2009; 29: 53-59.

B. Maloney-Hinds C, Petrofsky JS, Zimmerman G. The effect ulation: a novel analgesic therapy for diabetic neuropathic pain. DiabetesCare 2000;23:365-370.

10. Kumar D, Marshall HJ. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: amelioration of pain with transcutaneous electrostimulation. Diabetes Care1997; 20(11): 1702-1705.

11. DubinskyRM,MiyasakilM.Assessment:efficacy of transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation in the treatment of paininneurologicdisorders (an evidence-based review). Neurology 2010; 74: 173-176.

12. Jin DM, Xu Y, Geng DF, Yan TB. Effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on symptomatic diabetic peripheral neuropathy:a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2010; 89:10-15.

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Blueprint to Neuropathy

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Common Clinical

Symptoms of Neuropathy

Numbness/Tingling

Burning Pain

Deep Stabbing Pain

Cramping

Walking with A Shuffe

Grip Strength Decreases

Loss of Muscle Strength

Inability to feel Hot or Cold

Crawling Sensation of the Skin

Freezing in Hands or Feet

Medication Side Effects

Common Causes of Neuropathy

(Over 100 Causes)

Diabetes

Poor Metabolic Health

Autoimmune

Chemo Therapy

Chemical Exposure

Medications

Infections

Nerve Impingement

Kidney or Liver Disease

Alcoholism

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Common Lifestyle Changes

Pain Medication Addiction
Balance Problems     

Hip & Head Injuries from Falls

Wheel Chair Bound

Amputation

Sleep Deprivation

Loss of Independence

Depression
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Common Lifestyle Changes

Numbness/Tingling

Burning Pain

Deep Stabbing Pain

Cramping

Walking with A Shuffe

Grip Strength Decreases

Loss of Muscle Strength

Inability to feel Hot or Cold

Crawling Sensation of the Skin

Freezing in Hands or Feet

Medication Side Effects

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