Clinical & Observational Studies

The University of Alabama Study

The university of Alabama tested our holographic action discs in a very well designed study. It was a double blind, placebo controlled cross over study, which is the most respected form of research in health and medicine.

This study took athletes and gave each of them 8ightplus wrist bands. Half of the bands contained activated discs and half were placebo discs. The researchers then put the athletes through a series of exercises, pushing them through those exercises to the point of muscle exhaustion. The next day they put the athletes through the same set of exercises and recorded how many repetitions each athlete could do. The athletes then rested for a week and repeated the testing. In the second test the athletes had the opposite type of band that they had during the first test. The results published in the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise were significant.

As seen in Figure 1, the number of repetitions performed by the athletes with active discs was significantly greater than those with placebo discs. In fact, the degree of separation between active and placebo groups is incredible.

Figure 1 (Click image to see full study)

Troy University Study

Troy University also conducted a double blind, placebo controlled trial. Troy University looked at the effect of the discs on resting heart rates of athletes. The more fit an athlete is, the lower their resting heart rate will be.

In this study, they took athletes and divided them into two groups. Again, one group received active discs and the other group received placebo discs. The athletes were then enrolled in an 8-week aerobic conditioning program. Their resting heart rates were measured prior to initiating the conditioning program and then again at the conclusion.

As can be seen in Figure 2, the resting heart rate in both groups was 67 prior to the conditioning program. However, after the 8 week conditioning program, the average resting heart rate of the placebo group had only dropped to 65, whereas the active group’s dropped to 60. That is a statistically significant difference with important implications.

Figure 2(Click image to see full study)

Observational Blood Studies

An independent lab in Dallas, TX performed several blood assessments. Using a high-powered light microscope, effects of activated discs on human blood were observed. A significant effect was noted on both red blood cells and white blood cells.

Normal Blood-No Disc

Effects of Activated Disc on Red Blood Cells

Effects of an Activated Disc on White Blood Cells

Lab Results April 2013

Observational Thermal Imaging Studies

Thermal imaging can show "hot spots" where pain is generated from inflamed tissue. Below are two samples of temperature reduction using 8ightplus relief discs as demonstrated with a Flir A310 Digital Telethermographic System at a lab in the USA.

Test 1

The patient complained of back pain with areas of highest intensity marked by the orange and red colors. Relief discs were then placed on the areas of greatest pain and inflammation.

In less than two minutes of placing the discs, the dramatic reduction in tissue temperature could be seen and was documented at 3.9ºC. The temperature decrease continued over the next 2 minutes to a maximum of 9.14ºC in temperature reduction. The temperature reduction was accompanied by a similar reduction in pain.

Test 2

This patient was having extreme back pain as evidenced by the high degree of inflammation shown in the first image below.

A single relief disc was placed over the area of maximum pain and heat as shown by the FLIR system. The next image was taken 3 minutes after application of the relief disc.

The final image below was taken 5 minutes after the image above, showing continued reduction in heat.

After 8 minutes a second relief disc was placed over the lower back that still had a significant heat signal.

Five minutes after the second disc was placed, a significant reduction in heat was observed over the lower back.