Transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM) is unique form of phtobiomodulation. It is a noninvasive neuromodulation modality for neuroenhancement and brain wellness. Research data shows that tPBM has a potential to improve brain function. It’s application is under studies for a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The studies include tPBM applications for dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and more.
Furthermore, tPBM is also under investigation for performance improving qualities for athletes, the military and general public.
Near infrared light (NIR) therapy is the most common form of tPBM. This is so, because studies show that NIR light can penetrate deep enough into the brain to effect its modulation.
Thus, studies show that NIR therapy can improve cognitive acuity by modulating mitochondrial and cellular functions in the brain.