Pain Relief Through the Healing Properties of Light
Chronic pain, alone, affects 1.5 billion people around the world, leading to billions of dollars in health care costs and lost work productivity each year.1 IceWave is a safe, powerful and affordable solution for all levels of pain.
Using the healing properties of light, IceWave is designed to provide fast relief at the source of discomfort. If you have knee pain, for instance, you can place the patches around that area for quick relief. If you have pain throughout your body, there are different placement options that produce equally effective results (see the Usage tab for placement instructions).
This non-drug, non-addictive approach sets IceWave apart from all other pain relief products on the market. Particularly in contrast to mainstream pharmaceutical painkillers, which are known to have harmful side effects, including widespread opioid addiction plaguing many communities in the U.S. today.
But the problem isn’t just in America. New research on prescription drug use in Denmark, Germany, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom estimates the lifetime rate of opioid use at nearly 14 percent. This is compared to just 5 percent in the previous year.2
11 David Borsook, M.D., Ph.D, a leading pain expert at Massachusetts General Hospital in the U.S.
2RTI International, 2015
What Is Phototherapy?
The science of phototherapy, which has been around for about 100 years, uses light to improve the health of the body. And modern forms of phototherapy such as Low Level Laser Therapy, which helps reduce wrinkles in the skin, are very well understood scientifically.
But this idea is nothing new. As far back as two thousand years ago, the ancient Greeks had a center for studying the effects of different colored lights on the body. Even the ancient Egyptians, who promoted health by focusing sunlight through colored glass on certain areas of the body, understood this concept.
How Our Phototherapy Patches Work
Your body emits heat in the form of infrared light. Our patches are designed to trap this infrared light when placed on the body, which causes them to reflect particular wavelengths of light. (see Usage Tab for placement instructions). This process stimulates specific points on the skin that signal the body to produce health benefits unique to each LifeWave patch.
What Makes one LifeWave Patch Different than Another?
Each patch is exclusively designed to reflect particular wavelengths of light that stimulate particular points on the skin. This enables each patch to provide unique health benefits (e.g. pain relief, etc.). No drugs or chemicals enter your body.
How Does This Relate to Pain?
Pain is caused by a change in tissue conductivity. By reflecting particular wavelengths of light, IceWave patches improve tissue conductivity. This means they use the body’s natural energy flow (or bioelectricity) to reduce pain. IceWave patches have also been shown to reduce inflammation using this same method.
IceWave Study Results
In 2013, one of the leading pain management experts in France (Dr. Pierre Volckmann), conducted a double-blind placebo controlled study in five French hospitals. A staggering 94 percent of the 100 study participants experienced pain relief within minutes of use. According to Dr. Volckmann: “The safety and efficacy results obtained in this study show that IceWave patches could be a very interesting approach to pain control, without any secondary effects, allowing immediate and durable pain improvement.”
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1Osteoarthritis Double-Blind Placebo Controlled LifeWave Med Pain Relief Study, 2008.