LOW LEVEL LIGHT THERAPY CONTRAINDICATIONS
- Women who are pregnant or breast feeding should consult their physician before beginning LED light therapy treatments.
- Clients with Epilepsy or Seizures should consult their physician before beginning LED light therapy treatments.
- You must wait five days after Botox or cosmetic fillers.
- Porphyria, lupus erythematosis, photosensitive eczema, hypomelanism (albinism), skin cancer, eye disease or retinal abnormalities.
- Treatment must be withheld if a client is currently taking Auranofin, knowns as Ridaura (anti-arthritis).
- Anyone with medically diagnosed eye disease should check with his or her ophthalmologist first before using light therapy. Research by bio-physicist, Fritz Popp, suggests that individuals with Multiple Sclerosis are taking in too much light, inhibiting the ability of cells to function normally. Consult your physician if you use photosensitive drugs, are pregnant, have MS, are diagnosed with eye disease or have any concerns about using phototherapy.
Cautions with medications because of light sensitivity
- Chlorpromazine (anti-psychotic), also know as Thorazine, Chlorpromazine HcL, Sonazine. You can be treated if the medication has not been taken within the last eight days.
- Griseofulvin (anti-fungal), also known as Grifulvin V, Fulvicin P/G, Gris-Peg. You can be treated if the medication has not been taken within the last five days.
- Isotretinoin (acne), also know as Accutane. You can be treated if the medication has not been taken within the last six months.
- Tetracycline’s (antibiotic)also known as Helidac, Terra-Cortril, Terramycin, Sumycin, Tetracycline HcL, Bristacycline, Achromycin V, Actisite, Tetrex, Doxycycline, Ciprofloxacin. You can be treated if the medication has not been taken within the last five days.
- Tretinoin (acne), also known as Retin-A, Renova, Atralin, among others. You can be treated if Tretinoin is used only at night.
- Methotrexate (anti-arthritis & anti-cancer), also known as Methotrexate Sodium, PF & LPF, Mexate-AQ, Folex, Trexall. You can be treated if the medicine has not been taken within the last three days.
- Amiodarone (anti-arrythmic), also known as Amiodarone Codarone x, Pacerone.Treatment can be administered only with your physician’s written permission.
- Any herbal supplements such as St. John's Wart.