Improved Wound Healing & Advanced Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy
Anodyne Therapy has Truly Changed Many Lives.
Anodyne Therapy has enabled patients to overcome peripheral neuropathy, walk better and even sleep better. Because this form of therapy has the capacity to heal chronic wounds, patients ultimately feel better, and are able to experience a better quality of life.
Anodyne Therapy is one of the specialized treatments available to patients of Progressive Home Health. This therapy has been shown to accelerate wound healing and to accomplish wound healing where traditional measures are not working. Anodyne Therapy is also found to improve pain and sensation for patients with peripheral neuropathy (particularly diabetic peripheral neuropathy of the feet). Medicare pays 100%. Progressive Home Health delivers Anodyne Therapy inclusive with home health services. When patients qualify for home health, Medicare pays 100% of allowable charges.
About Anodyne Therapy
In Anodyne Therapy, nurses or therapists apply to a patient’s skin pads filled with infrared light diodes. The infrared energy penetrates the skin and heats lower structures as much as 5cm down, but the effects of this treatment go beyond simple heating.
The infrared energy is absorbed by red blood cells in the area, and this triggers the red blood cells to release nitric oxide. In turn, the nitric oxide stimulates a cascade of healing responses that improve nerve function, circulation in the treatment area, and more.
Wound Healing and Chronic Wounds
Dr. Lon Horowitz has used Anodyne Therapy with hundreds of patients and his research published in the journal Advanced Wound Care shows Anodyne accelerating wound healing by 40% to 55%. His published cases using Anodyne Therapy for wounds that are non-healing includes:
- 40-year old venous stasis ulcer – healed in 5 months. No breakdown at 3-year follow-up
- 13-year old venous stasis ulcer – healed in 5 months.
- 2-year old diabetic ulcer, plus a heel ulcer and dehiscent post-op wound. The patient was wheelchair bound. All healed in 5 months and the patient became ambulatory for the first time in 2 years.
- Diabetic toe ulcer scheduled for amputation – healed in 4 months. No amputation needed.
Roughly a quarter of Americans age 65 to 74 live with decreased ability to feel in their feet. The percentage increases to more than half of people over the age of 85. Many of these people also report pain or discomfort in the feet. Numbness, trouble walking, and even trouble sleeping can be involved.
People often think they have to live with this life-altering condition, but did you know that multiple, peer-reviewed studies show Anodyne effective in reversing diabetic peripheral neuropathy as well as sensory impairment from multiple other causes.
These studies have covered thousands of patients.
Findings Have Included
- Various patients acknowledged significant reductions in the number of insensate sites after both 6 and 12 treatments at 3 treatments/wk. Improvement in 71% of insensate sites has been observed. Moreover, 53% of patients estimated to have loss of protective sensation improved enough to no longer meet Medicare criteria after this treatment.
- Pain expressed on a visual analog scale reduced by 67%. This was accomplished despite the fact that several cases previously had proved resistant to a variety of pain-relieving agents.
- Patient reports of balance impairment improved by 86% after 12 treatments. At entry, 90% of subjects reported balance impairment. After treatment, only 17% reported balance problems.