General Precautions When Using the Light
The following includes usage guidelines and precautions. Please be sure to read all of the following guidelines before beginning treatment with the Genesis Pain Relief Light™.
- Do not treat over or aim into the eyes.
- Do not treat over the abdomen/developing fetus and pelvic girdle in a pregnant woman.
- Do not treat over the site of any known primary carcinoma or secondary metastasis.
- Do not treat directly over the thyroid gland.
- In patients who have had an organ transplant, care must be taken to monitor for any signs of transplant rejection/excess immune activity. Treatment should be discontinued if there is any sign of an adverse reaction.
- For patients who are photosensitive or darker skin tones, treatment may need to use low scale.
- Occasionally patients report post treatment fatigue/mild euphoria/mild nausea. This is usually due to endogenous opiate release that occasionally accompanies photomedicine. This very occasional response typically lasts up to 24-48 hours.
- There may occasionally be a temporary exacerbation of symptoms in patients who have chronic localized inflammation in musculoskeletal conditions, patients who have had a recent steroid (cortisone) injection or patients taking anti-inflammatories. This is likely to take the form of increased localized discomfort for 24-48 hours. Patients should be advised prior to treatment that there may be mild post-treatment soreness and monitored if appropriate.
- Treatment over tattoo may cause pain as the dye absorbs the light energy and can get hot.
- Treatment over the hairline may cause pain as the melanin in the fine superficial hair follicles absorb some light energy.
If you have any further questions about these guidelines and precautions, please contact the Genesis Health Light Corp.®