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Research Finds Healthy Use For Tanning Beds As Pain Treatment
Monday 26 January 2009
Despite the potential risks associated with tanning beds, Digtriad.com reports that “Ultraviolet light may help relieve pain in fibromyalgia syndrome patients, according to a preliminary study at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center conducted by dermatology, rheumatology, and public health sciences researchers.”
The article also says:
“In a previous tanning addiction study, participants getting UV light treatments reported improvement in their arthritis and back pain, [Steven R.] Feldman [M.D., Ph.D.] said. That earlier study found that frequent tanning bed users may get more out of the experience than darker skin – exposure to ultraviolet light may produce a "relaxing" effect that lures tanners back to the beds.
According to Feldman, this cannot be just a direct effect of warmth causing an increase in blood flow and a decrease in muscle spasm and tension because there was greater relaxation with UV compared to the non-UV bed users.”
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