Great job. Having the skills to do DIY projects is invaluable!
SummerLite said:Beautifully done, I hope it helps you Pierre and everyone.
Be aware that if you buy a ready-made infrared LED lamp off Amazon, the power ratings are greatly exaggerated as usual. The 6W infrared spotlights we got earlier each consumed only 3W, and about half of that power is actually being turned into infrared light if you're lucky! So, your "6W" infrared spotlight is only spitting out about 1.5W worth of actual infrared light.
Is this the spotlight Dr. Hamblin speaks about in the Mercola interview? https://youtu.be/Pr3kuabexV4
The light he recommended is a combo of far and near infrared. https://www.amazon.com/CMVision-IR130-Outdoor-300-400ft-Illuminator/dp/B004F9LF7E/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1487116157&sr=8-13&keywords=infrared+security+light
I'm glad i didn't buy it if thats the case.
Pierre said:Arwenn said:I would be very interested to see what the results are with regards to your migraines. How often do you get them and do you get any prodromal symptoms (flashing lights, visual phenomena etc)?
It started years ago but it got more frequent over the past few years. Now, it happens about once a week. It starts with a 2-3 days build-up phase when neck tensions keep increasing, then the migraine crisis occurs and lasts 1-3 days. Naproxen (1 to 3 pills a day) works most of the times and alleviates 50 to 90% the pain. Then I'm migraine free for a few days and the cycle starts again.
It is not really an ophthalmic migraine but more likely a cluster migraine. The pain is mostly located in varying regions of the temporal and prefrontal area. It is throbbing with heart beats.
Usually there is not prodrome, only a high sensitivity to light coupled to a sensitivity to any noise or movements, especially bending, lying down or standing up.
Aggravating factors are stress, fatigue, efforts, heat and smoking (nicotine is a vasoconstrictor). Any external stimulus becomes a source of irritation. So I cope by living in "slow motion": avoiding any extra effort and heat, moving slower, speaking less, staying in quiet environment, reducing smoking.
During acute crisis, my thinking is foggy, nausea appears and speech is a bit slurry.
How often would you use the bed and for how long?
I'm gonna do one 15-minute session a day for several months. I really hope it will fix the problem.
Read the photobiomodulation thread for information and don't go doing stuff you don't understand. The light needs to be a specific kind/wavelength: NEAR infrared.
Puck said:That looks awesome! I wish I had room for one in my apartment. Great job guys. It looks really professional. You could manufacture and sell those puppies for a thousand bucks a pop.
Laura said:(...) Anyway, I noticed last night, having to get up and down with Cherie (my doggie), who was upset because of stormy weather around, that I popped in and out of the bed several times with ease and without once thinking "oh my god, I hurt, I can't move..." and then saying "honey, can you take care of her?"
So it seems that, even if one cannot mark some kind of dramatic before-and-after symptom, that improvements do take place almost without us noticing.
That's a very good point. Many of the effects on non-local, whereby the information is essentially communicated throughout the whole of the system. After all, the body is one big mesh of interconnections. So for users, simply shining the light on your back or something can potentially correct issues in your feet, or hands, or wherever else.Laura said:I think the bottom line that everybody should remember is that you can get a relatively inexpensive Near IR spotlight that is used to illuminate for night cameras, and try it out yourself. I wanted the InfraBed because of the stem-cell therapy and the general all-over debilitation I've experienced. However, I've been re-reading more in the photobiomodulation thread and checking the web and reading, and it seems that the light used on some parts of the body can affect the whole body beneficially. Those who are able to build the bed will find it very convenient for serious, systemic conditions. And, apparently, after a series of treatments you don't have to use it so often.
So if many conditions, including cancer, are "energy deficiency" diseases, this might be a very useful item in the toolkit.
Laura said:I used for the third time today only this time, I did 15 minutes on my stomach and 15 on my back. My theory is that there's an energy drop due to the distance (even though it is small) of the top panel from the body. So, I want max penetration by being directly on those puppies.