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The Interdisciplinary Pain Therapy Centre Munich


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No more pain


World’s first pain centre to use new OSRAM light therapy to combat chronic pain.


The Interdisciplinary Pain Therapy Centre in Munich is the first clinic in the world which is now offering a biologically effective light therapy programme. Osram has designed this new light therapy solution which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of patients who suffer from chronic pain problems such as arthritis and muscle inflammation. It provides patients with a concentrated dose of light similar to daylight and this new concept is expected to achieve positive results which include better sleep at night, increased alertness during the day and a general improvement in physiological and psychological health. Andreas Wojkysiak from Osram said “We


are really excited to be working with a clinic that is so forward-thinking and hope that the treatment makes a real difference to those who have on-going chronic pain problems,” and added “The solution has been designed to be both cost-efficient and adaptable for other pain centres, clinics and doctors' practices and we anticipate it being adopted at other pain centres across the globe.” Osram designed this lighting solution based on LED and fluorescent light with an intelligent DALI² control system for the production of different light colours and patterns. Biologically highly effective illuminances of up to 4,000 lx are now


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The Pain Therapy Centre is currently examining scientifically the effects of innovative light systems on pain sufferers.


possible in the physiotherapy as well as the group therapy rooms, and in the clinic’s reception and waiting area. It’s eight times brighter than any ordinary lighting in offices and very close to natural daylight conditions. “We developed various concepts suited to





different room sizes and arrangements, as well as varying light at different times of day,” continues Wojtysiak. “The Pain Therapy Centre is currently examining scientifically the effects of innovative light systems on pain sufferers, and we hope that this new specialist lighting solution will be a huge success.” Prof. Thomas Tölle, Director of The


Interdisciplinary Pain Therapy Centre in Munich and President of the German Pain Society explains “If the light concept works in the manner we envisage in pain therapy, the next few years will certainly see it being established as a standard treatment for specific therapeutic units. It could also be used in places where a high degree of concentration is required, for instance in schools or fire service control centres.”


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