Photon Stimulation

Photon Stimulation

Photon Stimulation is near infrared light therapy, a hand held device which emits infrared light which is held over specific points located on the body. It is a non-invasive, safe, painless beam of light which penetrates the skin to help increase blood flow and circulation, and is believed to stimulate the mitochondria to produce ATP, an important molecule for energy production. Photon Stimulation is a powerful medical tool that promotes faster tissue healing and is an alternative pain therapy for patients experiencing chronic pain, headaches, bursitis, tendonitis, and muscle spasms.

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    How does Photon Stimulation work?

    Decreased blood flow through an injury site can result in slow healing. The Photon Stimulatior emits infrared non-visible photons (light particles) that harmlessly penetrate the skin and soft tissues, relaxing blood vessels and increasing blood flow. Accompanying this may be a more normal regulation of the autonomic nervous system that increases blood flow to injured tissues—this promotes both pain relief and faster healing.

    Photon therapy is a natural therapy promoting the body’s own immune responses, its own methods of controlling pain, and its own healing abilities. There are no needles and no drugs used. Photon Stimulation may be done in a general area of injury, or may be used to stimulate electro-sensitive spots on the skin, including acupuncture points.

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    What does Photon Stimulation treatment involve?

    Photon Stimulation is very simple. Your doctor will specify your treatment to one of our Technicians. You will be asked to lie on a bed or sit in a chair, depending on what area of the body is being treated. The Technician will turn the machine on and move the wand over the affected area of the body for the specified period of time. The machine is set to certain time frames according to how long your practitioner would like you to have treatment. It’s that simple. You will want to use the Patient Portal afterward to give your practitioner an update on treatment.

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    How can it help me?

    Photon Stimulation can increase circulation, help nerves heal, as well as provide localized pain relief and localized muscle relaxation. Photon therapy is targeted to specific areas. There are no all-over-the-body effects. Sometimes people report feeling more relaxed, and this is related to the restoration of the parasympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system.

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    What conditions can Photon Stimulation help?

    Conditions treated with Photon Stimulation have included diabetic neuritis, peripheral neuropathy, reflexive sympathetic dystrophy, complex regional pain syndrome. myofascial pain disorders such as trigger points, myositis, fibromyalgia and other areas of pain management, including post-op spinal surgeries, tendonitis joint and soft tissue sprains and strains This can include whiplash, work, and sports injuries.

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    Do I need a prescription for Photon Stimulation?

    Yes, you will want to discuss the need for Photon Stimulation with your Gordon Medical practitioner before scheduling an appointment.

    Use one of the following options to make an appointment:
    Patient Portal for current patients
    New Patient Contact
    (707) 575-5180

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    How often will I need a treatment?

    Each patient and diagnosis requires different treatment applications. Please discuss this with your Gordon Medical practitioner.

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    How do I schedule an appointment for Photon Stimulation?

    Appointments can be made Monday through Friday with a Technician.

    Use one of the following options to make an appointment:
    Patient Portal for current patients
    New Patient Contact
    (707) 575-5180

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    How can I prepare for my appointment?

    There is nothing you will need to do to prepare for your appointment.

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    How much time does a Photon Stimulation treatment take?

    The amount of time Photon Stimulation takes depends on what your practitioner is treating you for. In general, a treatment could take 20 minutes.

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    Is a Photon Stimulation safe?

    Photon Stimulation is not dangerous. It does not emit any ionization radiation. Photon Stimulation therapy is the application of a safe, noninvasive painless beam of light.

Technicians Who Provide Photon Stimulation
Marilyn Graham - Maggie Perkins 2017
Marilyn Graham
Body Technician
Marilyn is particularly interested in the methods that fly under the radar of the personality – those that address the unconscious or hidden beliefs, agendas, and conditioning that end up sabotaging the healing process. Sometimes this material is resolved naturally when working directly with the body. She also uses verbal frameworks that engage the inner journey, tapping technologies and targeted imagery exercises.
Trina - Lab Services
Phlebotomist / Labs / Technical Services Specialist
A Jill-of-all-Trades, from phlebotomy to plumbing, Trina can take care of it. Since 2005, she’s covered shipping, the front desk, repairs, filled in for Medical Assistants, and has mastered the art of blood draws. She enjoys the variety in her work at GMA, and finds great satisfaction in being able to help our patients. Still, after all the excitement offered to her at Gordon Medical, Trina is happy to go home each night to her husband and three beautiful children.