So I ended up purchasing the following light which arrived on Sunday: https://www.amazon.com/Aquarium-HIGROW-450-460nm-Indoor-Growing/dp/B075RYNP18/ref=sr_1_cc_4?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1539170574&sr=1-4-catcorr&keywords=blue+450+nm+light&refinements=p_n_srvg_2947266011%3A2972983011
Combined with a 20 dollar desk lamp and i am out 50 bucks for this wacky experiment. No harm done. I just hope i am using the right kind of light to match the experiment.
The changes to all the cytokine markers is pretty interesting in the article:
Cytokine | Basal | After 48 sessions
GM-CSF (ng / mL) 5.854 0.735
INF-γ (ng / mL) 33.192 67.611
IL-4 (ng / mL) 8.768 28.872
IL-6 (ng / mL) 15.534 4.108
IL-10 (ng / mL) 35.516 39.634
IL-12 (ng / mL) 12.209 12.209
MCAF (ng / mL) 213.187 195.698
TNF-α (ng / mL) 14.3204 5.357
Almost like it has a biologic type of effect on inflammation. I wonder if it would come with the same biologic side effects.
There are 2 other tests linked to in the article that show it having a dramatic effect on RA as well.
I want to keep it to 3 times a week but I ended up doing it Sunday and Monday. I held off yesterday and I will try again today. I haven't really noticed anything so far and the chest issue i am dealing with really flared up last night. I am guessing the effect would only build up after long term use. The trial was for 12 weeks after all.
I shine the light on my neck from about 1.5 feet away for 30 minutes in the early afternoon. I use eye protection before turning the light on. The light does not get very warm and there is no burning, redness, or any effect on my skin. All seems harmless.
I am currently on no other treatment or diet right now. My AS symptoms only recently just returned in July.
This is probably the craziest thing i have tried so far but wouldn't it be nice if it were this simple?
Edited by The_Inflammator (10/10/18 07:23 AM)