Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The TDP Far Infrared Mineral Lamp

Patients have been asking about the "heat lamp" that we have in the acupuncture room. Here is a brief summary and a link to what it is.

The TDP mineral lamp is a medical device which comes under FDA Class II as a far-infrared heating device. The premise of the lamp is that the far infrared (below visible light) emissions increases microcirculation and loosens fascia to accelerate the natural healing processes of the body. The TDP mineral lamp is a therapeutic substitute for moxibustion, and is reported to be the only mechanical device that can add Qi to the body. It is used by acupuncturists, Asian bodywork therapists, and other medical professionals. The class of devices to which it belongs is approved by the FDA for temporary relief from pain and arthritis.

TDP is an acronym for "Teding Diancibo Pu" which loosely translated means special electromagnetic spectrum. It is known in China as the "Miracle Lamp"

How FIM Works

The FIM (Far-Infrared Mineral) medical device features a plate coated with a mineral formation consisting of 33 elements, essential to the human body.
The emitted FIM energy penetrates up to 3½ inches, and stimulates microcirculation, delivering higher levels of oxygen and nutrients to the injured cells, while eliminating toxins and cellular waste. This begins the healing process as pain is relieved.
When activated by its heating element, the mineral plate emits deep penetrating, far-infrared waves ranging from 2 to 25 microns in wavelength.This coincides with the natural, healing far-infrared waves generated by our own bodies, and are naturally absorbed into our tissues.
At the molecular level, this exerts strong rotational and vibrational forces in the cells of these tissues. This absorbed energy has been found to yield many therapeutic effects on the human body by:
  • dilating blood vessels and increasing blood flow and oxygen saturation;
  • accelerating the decomposition of unstable cells;
  • enhancing white blood cell function, increasing immune response;
  • stimulating the hypothalamus, which controls the production of neurochemicals, which control sleep, mood, pain, and blood pressure
Some History on the TDP lamp

Early in 1970, The Chinese government decided to send an investigation team headed up by Dr. Gou Wenbin, to a century-old ceramic factory located in a rural area of central China. The team's goal was to investigate phenomenon that was reported by the production leader of the factory. The production leader recognized that there were no single complaints related to arthritis and other working related pains despite the intense physical working environment. After interviewing many elderly employers, the investigation team confirmed the production leader's observation: there were no complaints related to pain and arthritis among the factory workers. This factory had extremely poor working conditions. The workers there stood in mud for much of the work day and the new production manager recognized these abject working conditions, becoming concerned that the workers would be troubled with arthritis and other related ailments due to standing on the cold, sodden floor for long periods of time. The ensuing investigations disclosed that the side effects of standing in the mud were the opposite of original concerns. They found that there was not a single case of arthritis among the workers.

After interviewing elderly factory employees, the same findings were indicated: no residual effects of any kind were found among the people who had been employed at the factory. Upon a full-scale scientific investigation, scientists discovered a single anomaly: an electromagnetic reading in the far-infrared spectrum emanating from the kiln used to fire the ceramics. Analysis of a metallic slag in the kiln, accumulated over years of buildup, showed it was made up of 33 minerals. These minerals happen to correspond with 33 essential minerals in the human body, and when heated sufficiently, radiate far-infrared energy exactly like the human body.

Scientists worked feverishly to reproduce the effect in a portable device, resulting in the FIM Energizer. It has won many awards, e.g., the Gold Medal at the 1986 Zagreb International Fair, the Silver Medal at the 35th Brussels Eureka Worlds Fair for Inventions, and the Chinese Science and Technology Invention Award.

A partial list of successful treatments with the TDP lamp.

· Acne
· Alopecia
· Ankylosing Spondylitis
· Angina
· Arthritis
· Back pain
· Bell's Palsy
· Bone Fracture
· Bowel Trouble
· Burn wounds
· Bursitis
· Cardiac disease
· Carpal Tunnel
· Chilblains
· Cholecys titis
· Chronic pain
· Circulatory problems
· Constipation
· Crohn's Disease
· Diabetes
· Depression
· Dermatosis
· Diabetic Ulcers
· Diarrhea
· Dupuytren's Contracture
· Dysmenoria
· Eczema
· Facial paralysis
· Fibromyalgia
· Golfer's Elbow
· Gout
· Headaches
· Hemorrhoids
· Heel Spurs
· Herpes zoster
· Heart Problems
· Hip pain
· Hormone problems
· Hypertension
· Insomnia
· Infection
· Injuries
· Joint Pain
· Lactic acid build-up
· Lower Back Pain
· Lumbago
· Menstrual cramps
· Menstruation Problems
· Migraines
· Muscle spasms
· Nepatitis
· Neurasthenia
· Neurochemicals
· Neuropathy
· Nail Fungus
· Omitis
· Osteoarthritis
· Osteoporosis
· Pelvic Infection
· Peripheral Neuropathy
· Plantar Fasciitis
· Pneumonia
· Psoriasis
· Repetitive Strain Injury
· Rheumatoid Arthritis
· Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
· Shingles
· Shoulder Pain
· Silicosis
· Skin Problems
· Soft Tissue Injuries
· Spastic Bowel
· Stress
· Tennis Elbow
· Toenail Fungus
· Varicose Veins


"My knee was badly injured when I was a young teen, and required several stitches. It has given me pain every day since. I began using the FIM Energizer and the pain in my knee was eliminated almost immediately. I use it twice a week and have felt no pain since". J. Thompson, Jr. (Mesa, AZ)

"I have suffered from arthritis for many years, even though I am only in my forties. It had become almost impossible to drive school bus any longer. I began using the FIM Energizer and the pain in my hands, knees, shoulders, and feet was greatly reduced almost immediately. I can do my job without pain now." Karen Salazar (Milwaukee, OR)
"As a young mother I can't just disappear when my fibromyalgia attacks. The FIM Energizer has helped me reduce my symptoms of fibromyalgia, including pain throughout my body. My headaches and fatigue have also been greatly reduced since I began using the FIM Energizer". Adina B. (American Fork, UT)
"I highly recommend Infrared Therapy to any athletes or anybody who want to reduce pain . . . and increase athletic performance." Jason Giambi, American League MVP

"I have severe arthritis in my neck, and my wife has bursitis in her shoulder and a pinched nerve from arthritis in her neck. We are very pleased with the results from using the lamp. Frequent use gives us relief from the pain. We strongly recommend it to others who suffer from the discomforts associated with bursitis and arthritis, and other causes of inflammation." Joseph O. Bunting, Col., USAF, Ret.

"I have used these lamps in our clinic for several years. I found that my patients liked the lamp very much. It delivers a comfortable warmness. It is particularly suitable for musculoskeletal disorders, such as shoulder pain, low back pain, etc." Grant Zang, M.D., Ph.D., Professor

In the L.A. XXIII Olympic Games (1984), at the moment the Chinese volleyball team was winning its 3rd championship, Liang Ping injured her ankelbone. After a 15 minute treatment with FIM, she returned to finish the game. Olympic Champion Liang Ping
"The FIM Energizer has helped me reduce my symptoms of diabetes, including peripheral neuropathy. I can actually feel my toes again! My husband uses our FIM Energizer for his sore muscles and Crohn's disease, and he is able to do all the handyman work that went undone for years." Naomi Nicholson (Chandler, AZ)

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