Transcranial Photobiomodulation

Transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM) is a noninvasive therapeutic modality for neuroenhancement. Research data shows that tPBM has a potential to improve brain function. It can be useful in a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Near infrared light (NIR) therapy is the most common form of tPBM.

Can Light Therapy Help the Brain?

Brain photobiomodulation (PBM) is the use of near-infrared (NIR) energy to improve cognitive functions and mental acuity. This bioenergetics process stimulates the photosensitive cytochrome c oxidase enzyme within mitochondria to produce more ATP (adenosine triphosphate). For example, this is similar to the conversion of nutrients from food into metabolic energy but with photons as the [...]

Can Light Therapy Help the Brain?2019-09-16T12:37:06-04:00

Can Light Penetrate the Skull?

“Can light penetrate the skull and reach the brain?”, is a common question that skeptics and scientists share. Thankfully, current research indicates that light energy can reach the brain but depends on several variables - such as wavelength and power density. As such, this article will attempt to clarify the mechanisms that play a role [...]

Can Light Penetrate the Skull?2019-09-16T09:53:04-04:00

Photobiomodulation Creates Multi-factorial Pathways

"One Intervention, Multi-factorial Pathways", A Theory of Why PBM Could Work for Alzheimer's In the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, to date, no medication has succeeded in modifying Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).  Some AD medications approved by the FDA before 2003 were somewhat helpful for some patients for about 6 months. Recently, we informed our readers of [...]

Photobiomodulation Creates Multi-factorial Pathways2019-08-15T12:58:05-04:00

What Can A Chronic Stroke Patients Study Reveal?

What can a research study reveal and where can it lead? These are the main questions that we are discussing in this blog post. Hence, focusing on the subject of what a chronic stroke patients study can tell, we take a dive into a researcher's world of science, analysis and discovery. Last month we published [...]

What Can A Chronic Stroke Patients Study Reveal?2019-08-15T15:03:19-04:00

Default Mode Network Photobiomodulation

To discuss photobiomodulation and the brain’s default mode network we reached out to Prof. Margaret Naeser, at the VA Boston Healthcare System. She is Research Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine. She kindly provided us with some in-depth, detailed information. We asked her to answer a few questions related to her research in [...]

Default Mode Network Photobiomodulation2019-08-13T11:04:02-04:00

Photobiomodulation Research Continues

Vielight to Present at a Major Alzheimer’s Conference The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) is the largest annual conference for Alzheimer’s Disease. This year, it takes place in Los Angeles, California, from July 12 to 18, 2019. Vielight will have a presence in this year’s conference. This year is particularly important in view of the [...]

Photobiomodulation Research Continues2019-07-18T16:02:54-04:00

Light therapy treatment – research journey

Light therapy treatments, or photobiomodulation (PBM), has been a subject of heated debates and numerous attacks. Many skeptics and people distant from the science are questioning the benefits of photobiomodulation. Some of them out right rejecting the existence of the therapeutic benefits. Thus, using red and near infrared light (NIR) for therapeutic effects has become [...]

Light therapy treatment – research journey2019-07-18T16:03:57-04:00

Photobiomodulation Therapy Discussion: Opinions from Leading Photobiomodulation Researchers

Introduction In our attempt to help many interested in the subject of photobiomodulation therapy and the science behind it, we asked two well-respected scientists and researchers to join us. They kindly agreed to participate in a photobiomodulation therapy discussion and even dived into its applications, including transcranial photbiomodulation. They offered their unique takes on this [...]

Photobiomodulation Therapy Discussion: Opinions from Leading Photobiomodulation Researchers2019-08-13T11:34:23-04:00

A Scientific Report Sheds Light on Unanswered Questions

A Scientific Report Sheds Light on Unanswered Questions Newcomers to the world of brain photobiomodulation, as well as skeptics, often ask these three questions: “1. Can light penetrate into the brain? 2. Does the brain respond to photobiomodulation (PBM)? and 3. Does the brain respond positively?” Nature Scientific Reports published a paper in April 2019, [...]

A Scientific Report Sheds Light on Unanswered Questions2019-07-18T16:06:15-04:00

Breakthrough Revelation in Brain Patterns with Vielight Neuro Gamma

Vielight Study Succeeds: the Neuro Gamma Modulates Brain Patterns This is a study that should be of great significance to the world of brain stimulation and photobiomodulation (PBM) research. We showed for the first time that inducing pulsed near infrared (NIR) light to the brain has real impact in modulating brain oscillations. Lew Lim, Ph.D., [...]

Breakthrough Revelation in Brain Patterns with Vielight Neuro Gamma2019-07-18T16:07:47-04:00