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Reversal of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy with MIRE

Reversal of diabetic peripheral neuropathy with phototherapy (MIRE™) decreases falls and the fear of falling and improves activities of daily living in seniors

Mark W. Powell, Dale H. Carnegie, Thomas J. Burke
Age and Ageing 2006; 35: 11–16


Study Summary

The 252 patients who qualified for this study suffered from type 2 Diabetes. They all self-treated with the Anodyne at home after first receiving Anodyne and physical therapy in a clinical setting. Study patients responded to a written health questionnaire designed to determine benefits of ongoing home treatment with Anodyne after approximately 9 months.




87% of patients continued to report foot pain relief, including:

  • 72% increased their activities of daily living
  • 79% diminished fear of falling
  • 76% reported fewer falls after treatment than before
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Improvement of Sensory Impairment in Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy

Joseph Prendergast, MD, Galdina Miranda, MA, Manuel Sanchez, MA 
24 ENDOCRINE PRACTICE Vol 10 No. 1 January/February 2004


Study Summary

The 27 patients who qualified for this study exhibited pain/discomforting foot sensations and abnormal sensory values using a Neurometer device.  21 patients were diagnosed with diabetes and 6 were diagnosed with other conditions that may have been associated with their symptoms.

Patients received 10 Anodyne treatments over 2 weeks in the medical office of an endocrinologist.



96% of patients receiving Anodyne treatments obtained significant relief from their pain/discomforting foot sensations, including:

  • 61% reduction of impairment
  • 60% were tested as having normal sensory function after treatment compared to 0% prior to treatment
  • All patients who had previously failed to respond to conservative prescription medications for their symptoms (average of 7 years) improved after receiving treatment
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Effectiveness of Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy and PT for Peripheral Neuropathy

Changes in Sensation, Pain, and Balance – A Preliminary, Multi-Center Study

Wendy Volkert, MSPT, Ahmed Hassan, PT, MS, Mohamed A. Hassan, PT, MHS, Vicki L. Smock, PT, Justin P. Connor, PT, Becky McFee, PT, Shayne K. Ferguson, PT, MHS, PhD, GCS, CWS, Thomas J. Burke, PhD
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, Vol. 24(2) 2006


Study Summary

All of the 272 patients who qualified for this study experienced foot pain and/or discomforting foot sensations and impaired balance. 128 of the patients were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Patients received an average of 18 treatment sessions that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy. The study was conducted in 8 separate physical therapy clinics.



More than 90% of patients who received Anodyne treatments, as described in the study, obtained significant foot pain relief, including:

  • Initial discomforting foot sensations were relieved by 77%
  • Patients said they were in extreme pain before Anodyne treatment but in only moderate pain afterwards
  • Foot pain relief was the same regardless of whether the patients had diabetes or not
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Infrared Photo Energy May Reduce Neuropathic Pain

Near infrared light therapy, together with physical therapy, may be able to reduce pain in neuropathy patients and possibly reduce medication dosage levels of those undergoing drug therapy.


Thomas J. Burke, PhD
Practical PAIN MANAGEMENT, July/August 2007


Study Summary

The 493 patients who qualified for this study experienced extreme foot pain prior to treatment. All of the patients, half of whom were diagnoses with type 2 Diabetes, received an average of 15 treatments that included Anodyne and manual physical therapy.



Patients who received Anodyne, in the manner described in the study, experienced substantial foot pain relief, including:

  • A 64% reduction in level of their painful symptoms
  • Patients said they were in extreme pain before Anodyne treatment but in only mild pain afterwards
  • Foot pain relief was the same regardless of whether the patients suffered from diabetes or not
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Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Tarek A. Ammar, PT, PhD
ISRN Rehabilitation, Volume 2012, Article ID 484307, 8 pages


Study Summary

All of the 35 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with diabetes, foot pain/discomforting foot sensations and impaired balance.  Half of patients received 12 treatments that included Anodyne, manual physical therapy and home exercise. The remainder received the same 12 treatments but without Anodyne.



Anodyne treated patients obtained better results than those who just received physical therapy and home exercises alone, including:

  • 33% more pain relief
  • 6 times the reduction in discomforting foot sensations
  • 2.5 times the improvement in balance
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