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EPOCH LIGHT THERAPY

“I use EPOCH for pain management and faster healing. EPOCH light therapy penetrates deep to the skin to reduce pain and inflammation.”

- Dr. Jeffrey Tucker

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How does EPOCH Laser work?

Light or phototherapy has been shown to affect cellular activity in the following ways:

  • Stimulate cell growth

  • Increase cell metabolism

  • Improve cell regeneration

  • Produce an anti-inflammatory response

  • Produce an edema reduction

  • Reduce fibrous tissue formation

  • Stimulate nerve function

  • Reduce the production of substance P (a pain producing substance)

  • Stimulate long-term production of nitric oxide

  • Decrease the formation of bradykinin, histamine and acetylcholine (pain producers)

  • Stimulate the production of endorphins

What can I expect from the EPOCH light therapy?

EPOCH self-treatment needs to be delivered directly on the skin. You can lift up a shirt if it is going on your low back. You may place the EPOCH directly on the hand and the bottom of the feet for neuropathy.

The EPOCH light treatment is completely painless. Each self-treatment takes approximately 5-25 minutes depending on the area and number of areas on the body that need treatment. I would aim for 20-25 minutes at least 4 times a week. You can get back to your normal activities immediately with absolutely no downtime.

Conditions my patients are using EPOCH for:

  • Arthritis pain (Osteoarthritis, RA)

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Ankle & Foot conditions (Sprains, Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome)

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Cervical spine conditions (Sprains, Strains, Osteoarthritis, Radiculopathy, Herniation, Facet Joint Syndrome)

  • Elbow – Epicondylitis, Tendonitis

  • Erectile Dysfunction

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Hands and fingers

  • Headaches (Tension, Migraine, Cervicogenic)

  • Hip area pain (Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Capsulitis, Sprains, Strains, Piriformis Syndrome)

  • Knee pain (Ligaments, Meniscal tears, Tendonitis, Osteoarthritis, Patellofemoral Syndrome)

  • Inner Thigh Muscle Injuries

  • Lumbar spine disorders (Sprains, Strains, Osteoarthritis, Radiculopathy, Herniation, Facet Joint Syndrome)

  • Neuropathy pain

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Rotator Cuff injuries

  • Sinusitis

  • TMJ conditions

  • Thigh & Leg muscle injuries

  • Wrist Injuries & Disorders

How is EPOCH different than Ultrasound?

Ultrasound and EPOCH are both non-invasive procedures that helps the body increase blood flow. Both help decrease pain. EPOCH is more powerful and penetrates deeper into the muscle than ultrasound. EPOCH does not require the use of a gel on the skin and EPOCH is a better local anesthesia. Both treatments are 100% non-invasive. EPOCH does not cause any pain, use gels, creams, numbing agents, needles and has no downtime.

Are there any limitations to what I can do if I’m using EPOCH?

No. During the home treatment period I recommend sitting up in a chair if you are using it on a hand or foot. You can be lying down if you put the EPOCH on a leg, the back, neck or other body part. The device just needs to be plugged in. It is strongly recommended that you commit to and follow the treatment protocol: stay hydrated (8-10 glasses of water a day), continue to eat healthy and exercise (walk at least 30 minutes a day).

Is it safe?

Yes, there is no risk involved in using the EPOCH Light therapy and it is considered a safe alternative to Opioids and invasive procedures such as cortisone injections. Laser treatment is 100% non-invasive and causes no bruising, scaring and zero downtime. During the treatment you will feel no discomfort, no anesthesia will be used and you can assume normal activities immediately following each treatment.

Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as diabetes?

Yes, EPOCH light therapy is effective on patients with diabetes to increase blood flow.  If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, EPOCH should not be used. 

Are there any side effects?

No. The treatment process is completely non-invasive.

Is it effective?

Yes. The home version of EPOCH light therapy treatment helps my patients see better than average results without side effects from risky drugs.

How often can I use the EPOCH?

You can use it every hour especially if you are in pain. My patients use it for recovery from sports and training, to decrease stress, to improve collagen production (decrease wrinkles), and to decrease chronic pain like neuropathy. EPOCH light therapy is especially ideal for those that are suffering from neuropathy or other nerve and vessel damage.

 

If you are a biohacker and improving your life style for healthy aging then EPOCH is a useful tool. If you play sports or are concerned about ‘wear and tear’ conditions, such as arthritis and degeneration, then using EPOCH light therapy is a good adjunct.

Is everyone a good candidate for the EPOCH light treatment?

Most are good candidates. Even people who suffer chronic neuropathic pain are candidates for a trial of treatment.

Never miss an appointment!

When you purchase an at home EPOCH light therapy device you never have to miss an appointment. You can use the EPOCH daily. I do my breathing exercises while relaxing with the light therapy on my back or neck. 

How do I purchase an EPOCH Heliolight?

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