Healthlight U2 Universal
The HEALTHLIGHT™ U2 Universal
All Healthlight Pad Systems have an identical therapeutic effect. They differ primarily in the diameters of the emitted light beam, size of the pad, and number and density of diodes. The Healthlight U2 Universal is a medical device used under professional conditions in hospitals, and specialist institutions, as well as for home use. More than 20 years of experience and ongoing scientific and clinical research in a diversity of applications provide the foundation of this therapy.
This comfortable neoprene pad has 81 diodes, 36 red (at 640nm) and 45 infrared (at 880), delivering 34 joules of light per minute on standard setting, and 45 joules of light per minute on power boost setting.
The plug-in power controller gives 7 pulse settings and combinations of them, with times from 10 to 30 minutes.
The Healthlight U2 Universal can be used for prophylactic treatments, therapy and rehabilitation in a variety of medical areas, and is totally safe for home use. It works by having a number of infrared and visible light emitting diodes on flexible neoprene pads that can be applied directly to the skin on any body part.
A significant advantage is the wide range of applications, given the flexibility of the pad. Place over tired or sore muscles, arthritic joints, swellings and inflammation, wounds and ulcers (using a clear plastic barrier), skin problems, to name just a few of the many applications. This system is user friendly, and has no known side effects.
In the boost cycle the light delivery is increased by 40% over ordinary diode duty cycles. The Healthlight U2 Universal also has a built in timer and an auto shut-off feature. This system should not be used by diabetics with impaired sensory capability. Contact us for alternatives using pads with reduced numbers of diodes.
What it does
- Provides a greater range of motion
- Releases Nitric Oxide (NO) to increase local circulation
- Increases the formation of new capillaries to replace damaged ones
- Reduces chronic or acute pain
- Eliminates or reduce swelling
- Speads healing of wounds
- Stimulate fibroblastic activity that aids in the repair process
- Increase phagocytosis, for the purpose of clean up to fight infection
- The light raises the temperature of the cells through a photochemical reaction
- Stimulates tissue granulation and connective tissue projections, which are part of the healing process of wounds, ulcers or inflamed tissues
I have Plantar Fascitis in the left foot, but also restricted circulation to the calf muscle due to a small blockage of scar tissue behind my left knee from a double stent in the femoral artery. Initial treatment on the foot for half an hour resulted in extreme pain and sensation, as if thousands of needles were pricking. After two sessions I reduced the time, and changed the frequency. With this the pain and the sensation increased in less time.
There was no noticeable improvement in pain overall.
After the second week I used the pad only behind my left knee and I had tingling in my foot but no pain. I continued using nightly for four weeks and had a gradual lessening of pain in my foot, and improved circulation in my calf muscle. The most noticeable improvement was after stopping for a week. Walking was much easier and there was no pain in my foot. After three weeks of not using the light pad, the pain in my foot has returned, but it is less severe than at the outset.
Colin Furzey, Surrey, England