PDT is an oxidizing light therapy applied to an external lesion. It is FDA-approved for treatment of superficial or nodular basal cell carcinoma, including Bowen's Disease, with a cure rate of 70-90%.
An oxidizing, light-sensitizing agent, topical 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), is applied to the lesion, usually in a clinical setting. The 5-ALA is then activated by a strong blue light. Theoretically, this will selectively destroy BCCs while causing minimal damage to surrounding normal tissue.
Typically causes some redness, pain, and swelling. Patients must strictly avoid sunlight for at least 48 hours to prevent UV exposure further activating the medication and causing severe sunburn.
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
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General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|