The Chinese have several non medical ways of relieving pain and healing some physical ailments. Top on this is are acupuncture, moxibustion and using infrared light. In essence all of these methods require a specialist and some equipment to be used. Let’s closely look at how the lamparatdpis put to use. |
Unlike other Chinese alternative medical procedures like acupuncture, the lamparatdpis a fairly new product in the market having been patented by the Chinese in 1992. It was designed as a means for alternative medicine and earned its certificate as a medical apparatus by the China State Medicine Bureau in the same year. Needless to say, several replica versions have been made since its advent in 1992 most of which have failed in their use sparking and dying off too soon after purchase. You therefore need to ensure that the one you purchase is an original version.
Just like all other lamps, the TDP lamp comes with a stand and a light part so to speak. In essence, it is a base with a rod that holds a head. The head is the main part of the lamp as it has a heat reflector inside a wire cage, an insulator, a heating plate and a mineral plate. This mineral plate is what emits the heat required to make the lamp effective and is also the piece that makes the lamp stand out from other infrared heat lamps. The heat produced is up to 870 ° F. there is a lot more to the composition of this lamp but this is the basic composition that the layman would want to know.
The idea behind a lamparatdpis using the almost invisible infrared light to ease physical pain and as a temporal relief from pain brought on by arthritis. It works in a generally simple way. The client lies on a table and exposes the affected area without any clothes covering it. If for example it is the back, the client should lay on their tummy with their bare back facing the lamparatdp. The lamp should have a distance of at least 12 inches from the skin and not further than 18 inches. The lamp is then lit and the patient can lay under it for about 30 minutes. For effective use, the patient is recommended to have 15 – 30 minute sessions once or twice a day for about 7 to 10 days consecutively. However, as all things go, do not over expose your skin to this heat as it could easily cause scalding. The temperature should not go above 54 ° C. anything above this will cause skin damage and even burning. You can also have continued the routine for longer but only if your therapist or doctor suggests it. This lamp is so easy to use that most people opt to buy one and use it at home. If this is the case, you need to be careful and follow directives as given.
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