Photostimulation

Shealy RelaxMate IIDr. Shealy’s RelaxMate II device provides photostimulation at a safe and optimally relaxing frequency. Invented by Dr.  Norm Shealy, an accomplished neurosurgeon who  spent a lot of time researching pain management WITHOUT the use of narcotics. One of the things that came out of his research was the RelaxMate II as a way to treat both pain and depression.

The concept is pretty simple. Since the discovery of electroencephalogram in the 1920’s, scientists have known that the brain “follows” the frequency of flashing lights. And deep relaxation occurs at these lower frequency rates. The RelaxMate II provides this stimulation.

According to the literature, the optimal amount of time to use it is 20 minutes although many people report a deep state of meditation in 10. Will keep you posted.

Norm Shealy Bio:

By the time he was 4 years old, C. Norman Shealy knew he wanted to be a physician. Just how far down the road that would take him, he could never have imagined at that time. Now, Dr. Shealy’s ideas have been the foundation for pain management therapies used worldwide, and the ”Shealy Program” is the mainstay of chronic pain treatment and management sought by patients and physicians alike.

Shortly after graduating from Duke Medical School, and beginning his career as an accomplished neurosurgeon, Dr. Shealy noted: ”The most common symptom in the world is pain, and yet nobody specializes in it.” At this early phase of his medical life, he decided to look into pain, what causes it, what we can do about it, and how it affects us as human beings.

He had not been investigating long before he recognized that the majority of long term fixes for chronic pain did not come from the established medical community, but from the ”folk domain.” Shealy began a series of research and experimental processes which included any ideas he could come across that claimed to be able to treat chronic pain in the long term without the use of narcotic medications. Consulting and researching with acupuncturists, mystics, faith healers, color therapists, folk healers, and other non-traditional therapists, and blending this new knowledge with his medical background, Dr. Shealy came to the conclusion that, while none of these methods was THE cure for chronic pain, almost all of them had developed a documented history of being able to successfully eliminate chronic pain in a good number of their attempts. It is at this juncture that he decided that ”It is the interaction of the four main fields of stress; the chemical, physical, electromagnetic, and emotional; that is the cause of all illness..not some, all.”

Now, Shealy embarked on a lifelong quest to find ways to manage successfully chronic pain. He opened his first pain management clinic in La Crosse, Wisconsin and developed a long series of successes in treating patients who had been otherwise untreatable. During this period, he devloped a device called the dorsal column stimulator, which uses small electrical currents to adjust the electromagnetic fields within the spinal column. The stimulator was so successful in treating previously untreatable chronic back pain that it has become a favored treatment for pain by physicians world-wide. The breakthroughs generated by the dorsal column stimulator contributed directly to the development and patenting of the TENS system of elecrical stimulation, a pain treatment regimen now in demand throughout the medical community.

The cost-effectiveness of Shealy’s treaments for back pain have led to a series of breakthroughs culminating in the discovery of urgently low levels of a chemical known as DHEA in almost all patients suffering chronic pain. Shealy’s further research developed a procedure that could effectively raise these DHEA levels in humans, without the use of medications, and his studies documented the cessation of this chronic pain in almost all subjects studied. His now patented system for curing chronic pain is used by traditional and non-traditional practitioners in nearly every specialty today.

While conducting all of this research, Dr. Shealy noted an abnormally large group of patients he was treating for chronic pain were also clinically depressed. Wondering if there was some connection between this chronic pain and their clinical depression, he sought and gained a Ph.D. in psychology. Further study did show, in fact, that with or without chronic pain, depressed persons also showed a low level of DHEA, and so he began a course of highly successful treatment of chronic clinical depression, again by naturally raising the patients DHEA levels without the use of drugs or medications. Current studies are underway by Shealy and many others to try to determine to what extent other illnesses may or may not be associated with abnormal DHEA levels, and may be treated non-pharmocologically, by adjusting those levels therapeutically. In 1999, Dr. Shealy retired from actively seeing patients, and spends his time now dedicated to further research and teaching. Having begun his career by alternative forms of treatment for patients, he now desires, through research, teaching, and writing, to blend what he and others have learned via his discoveries with the more traditonal approaches to medicine, allowing his approaches to benefit patients in all medical specialties.

2 Responses to Photostimulation
  1. Vedeževanje
    June 29, 2010 | 6:06 am

    Totally digg your website thanks a lot for the information.

  2. Dave Higgins
    August 4, 2010 | 6:43 pm

    I have a pair of these! They are awesome. Helps me to relax and sleep better.