Most of us have someone close to us who has been diagnosed with a neurological condition. Or maybe you are suffering with one yourself. You know how challenging and often devastating it can be for the one diagnosed along with their close family and friends.
Here at Aurora Wellness, we have witnessed some amazing results treating neurological conditions.
In fact the main reason I started this business was for my mom, who was diagnosed with dementia at age 70. Our struggles with the doctors and the drugs were painful, so I sought out alternative holistic health measures, PBM being one, to help! I loved being able to see my mom smile, walk, and talk (the odd word) again!
Before PBM, there were very few treatments for neurological conditions and none readily available that could stop, slow down, or reverse the damage. There are many pharmaceutical drugs that have been developed to slow and mask the symptoms and pain, but these usually come with many serious side effects.
Today there is hope for our loved ones and for ourselves!
PBM can treat many of these conditions and diseases:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
We now know that mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress contribute to nearly all types of neurodegenerative brain disorders and interferes with the healing from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke.
Unlike medications that simply mask the symptoms, Photobiomodulation (PBM) works from the inside out at the cellular level. PBM has the capacity to heal damaged cells by reducing oxidative stress which allows necessary oxygen to enter the cell’s Mitochondria and produce energy (ATP) at optimal levels.
Clinical studies have proven that PBM reduces inflammation, promotes healing of damaged cells and tissue while improving cognitive & motor function. Photobiomodulation Light Therapy benefits your brain in so many ways:
Photobiomodulation, using medical grade LED and Laser light in the red and near infra-red spectrums, can repair damaged brain cells and stimulate healing. This results in a reduction and/ or relief of symptoms.
Common clinical results:
*One of the most notable and potentially significant effects of PBM on the brain discovered to date is its ability to promote synaptogenesis (formation of new synapses called neuroplasticity). Neuroplasticity is vitally important for treating many brain conditions, including TBI, stroke and neurodegenerative diseases. All of these conditions can be linked (in part or in full) to poor or aberrant neuronal connections in certain regions of the brain. Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6041198/
Before PBM the standard concussion treatment consisted of rest, change of lifestyle and medications (which have unwanted side effects). Many people continue to experience symptoms which can greatly impact their quality of life even after their concussion has ‘healed.’ Ongoing symptoms often lead to depression and anxiety. Now, whether you have an acute concussion or have suffered multiple concussions over the years, PBM is one of the most promising treatments to get you back to feeling like yourself again!
Quote from Dr. Michael Hamblin, PhD., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School:
“Near infrared light can penetrate quite deep into the body. So if you shine it on your head, it goes through your skull and quite a lot of it is absorbed by your brain. Once you understand this, it’s amazing to think of the various diseases of the brain that need regeneration and healing, which could potentially be treated with light therapy.”
See below a Video with Dr. Hamblin!
Articles and Clinical Studies on the BRAIN and Photobiomodulation
Brain Photobiomodulation Therapy:
Photobiomodulation for Brain Disorders:
PBM for TBI & Stroke:
Margaret A. Naeser, Ph.D. talks about new treatment for traumatic brain injury.
PBM for: Concussions, Autism, PTSD,
MIT neuroscientists in the lab of Professor Li-Huei Tsai at The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, working with the labs of Professors Emery N. Brown and Ed Boyden, are studying whether sensory stimulation -- light and/or sound -- can reduce Alzheimer's disease pathology and improve memory by increasing the power of gamma rhythms in the brain. Two papers in 2019 reported encouraging results in multiple mouse models of the disease. Research is getting underway with human volunteers.
Dr. Michael Hamblin, researcher who is widely regarded as the world's top expert on the benefits of Red Light Therapy PBM. Dr. Michael Hamblin, Ph.D., is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. He's a member of the affiliated faculty of the Harvard MIT Division of Health, Science, and Technology and has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Hamblin will be sharing his knowledge about the science on the amazing benefits of red light therapy.
In this podcast, Dr. Hamblin will cover The astounding benefits of red light therapy for neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's) What red and near-infrared light therapy (photobiomodulation) is.
How Hashimoto’s patients can treat hypothyroidism with red light therapy. Why photobiomodulation is a popular research topic.
How to use photobiomodulation for fat loss, and strength gain.
Why photobiomodulation can help during cancer treatment .
The Science on Red Light Therapy Benefits with Dr. Michael Hamblin –
Show Notes What is near-infrared and red light therapy? (4:12)
Why there is so much research done on photobiomodulation (9:49)
Why red light therapy benefits aren’t well known in conventional medicine (12:17)
The conditions that photobiomodulation is particularly useful for (17:19) Treatment of autoimmune conditions with near-infrared and red light therapy (24:22)
Red light therapy benefits – fat loss and building muscle (27:09)
How photobiomodulaton can be used to treat cancer therapy side effects (35:17) Are there any areas where manufacturers falsely claim red light therapy benefits? (42:17)
The mechanisms of red light therapy (43:43)
Comparing LED devices to laser devices (58:29)
Treatment frequencies – how often should you get treatment to get red light therapy benefits? (1:16:57)
Why some get affected by red light therapy and others don’t (19:20)
Sunlight – is it as effective as targeted red light therapy? (1:22:20)
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