Infrared Light Therapy

Infrared light therapy is a form of of photobiomodulation. The benefits of this therapy, as well as of near infrared light therapy are undergoing extensive studies. Our content in this category will focus on therapeutic effects associated with these light therapies. Although evidence-based data will take precedence, some anecdotal evidence will be a part of the discussion.

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?2019-09-27T10:46:08-04:00

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

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

Jay Sanguinetti’s Research in tPBM, Non-invasive Treatment Modalities and Meditation

Neuroimaging modalities like fMRI have begun to uncover the brain areas that are dysfunctional in disorders like depression. Non-invasive neuromodulation technologies like transcranial photobiomodulation allow us to target those brain areas for new treatments. tPBM is such an easy and cost-effective form of neuromodulation that the technology could be scaled rather quickly. In late March [...]

Jay Sanguinetti’s Research in tPBM, Non-invasive Treatment Modalities and Meditation2019-07-12T14:28:21-04:00

Continuing PBM Research Efforts

Continuing Efforts and Findings in PBM Research On March 21, 2019, pharmaceutical giants Biogen and Eisai announced they were discontinuing their much-anticipated clinical trial. It was the final phase of one of the most promising Alzheimer’s Disease drugs under trials, aducanumab. This announcement was heart-breaking for those who had been holding out for it. There [...]

Continuing PBM Research Efforts2019-04-09T12:12:47-04:00

Transcranial PBM for Traumatic Brain Injuries: New Studies

Improvement in Brain Injury Cases Employing Transcranial PBM Research suggests that transcranial Photobiomodulation (tPBM) could be helpful with long-term symptoms from repeated head injuries in professional contact sports. Two cases reported by Dr. Margaret Naeser, Boston University Medical School, conducted at the Boston VA Medical Center, support this. The subjects were retired professional football players suspected [...]

Transcranial PBM for Traumatic Brain Injuries: New Studies2019-07-02T14:12:25-04:00

Good Beginning for Our Year of Photobiomodulation 2019

Out of the gate, the first month of 2019 has been a busy time for our team at Vielight. With numerous photobiomodulation projects, internal and collaborative, we are setting out for another exciting year of discovery, creation and growth. Plans to attend numerous trade shows and conferences intersect with our commitments to ongoing studies and [...]

Good Beginning for Our Year of Photobiomodulation 20192019-09-04T12:44:29-04:00

Vielight X-Plus Arrival

The promised and eagerly awaited Vielight X-Plus arrival is expected in 1-2 months! We have a long list of pre-orders and cannot wait to fulfill them. As soon as the units are available for deliveries, they will be out the door. The Vielight X-Plus Design The Vielight X-Plus' design and flexibility enables the user to deliver [...]

Vielight X-Plus Arrival2019-05-14T12:55:07-04:00