Brain Stimulation

Brain stimulation involves the use of a stimulant to activate or inhibit one or more brain functions. The stimulant can be invasive or noninvasive. Thus, brain or neurostimulation using noninvasive stimulants falls into noninvasive brain stimulation category. Therefore, brain stimulation using invasive stimulants falls into invasive neurostimulation category.

Photobiomodulation is a non-invasive form of neurostimulation.  This form of photobiomodulation has a title of transcranial photobiomodulation or tPBM, and is the least invasive method of brain stimulation. It utilizes the near-infrared light (NIR) to penetrate through the cranial and to deliver the NIR energy to the neurones.

Brain light therapy or tPBM is undergoing extensive research and is a part of numerous clinical trials and research studies. This research has a variety of directions and focus. Some researchers study effects of tPBM on neurodegenerative disorders, like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Others, study applications of tPBM for athletic and physical performance. Thus, potential applications of tPBM are expending as scientists learn more and understand its effects better.

Vielight is playing an important role in making tPBM accessible to consumers. Vielight is a leader in design and manufacturing of user-friendly brain stimulation devices for home-use. Furthermore, all Vielight devices are classified as general wellness devices according to the FDA guidelines. Last, but not least, some of Vielight photobiomodulation devices are studied in a number of clinical trials and research studies for various indications.

40Hz Gamma Modulation in Alzheimer’s Research

The Ongoing Search for Effective and Accessible Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia in elderly individuals worldwide (Wilson et al., 2012). The disease is characterized by neurodegeneration, tissue changes in the brain, (including amyloid-containing plaques and tangles of hyperphosphorylated tau protein), severe cognitive decline and in [...]

40Hz Gamma Modulation in Alzheimer’s Research2023-05-31T21:21:47-04:00

Parkinson’s Disease and Brain Photobiomodulation

Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy involves using non-thermal light, specifically narrow-wavelength bands of red and near-infrared light from LED or laser sources, to affect cellular responses. This therapy primarily targets cytochrome-C-oxidase, which releases reactive oxygen species (ROS) and regulates cellular signaling pathways. PBM therapy has a strong safety record and is free of serious side-effects, making [...]

Parkinson’s Disease and Brain Photobiomodulation2023-04-23T20:54:21-04:00

Dementia and Brain Photobiomodulation

In 2015, our dementia pilot trial made history by being the first to show efficacy of brain photobiomodulation (PBM) for dementia in humans with a home-use device.[1] In 2019, Dr. Linda Chao, a professor in the Departments of Radiology, Biomedical Imaging and Psychiatry at the University of California, verified our 2015 dementia pilot trial [...]

Dementia and Brain Photobiomodulation2023-04-23T20:18:21-04:00

What are the differences between the Vielight Neuro Alpha and Neuro Gamma devices?

The question, “When should I use an alpha frequency and when should I use a gamma frequency?” is not new. In the context of brain photobiomodulation and Vielight products, this question refers to the Vielight Neuro Alpha and Neuro Gamma devices. More specifically, answering this question requires an understanding of the differences between these [...]

What are the differences between the Vielight Neuro Alpha and Neuro Gamma devices?2022-12-27T15:53:46-05:00

Brain Photobiomodulation Pathways, Their Benefits and Opportunities 

Numerous studies conducted over the last two decades have shown the beneficial effects of photobiomodulation (PBM) on the body. Furthermore, a lot of research has been done over the last decade to better understand PBM’s effects on the brain. Today, there is a sufficient body of research-based evidence to conclude that PBM has beneficial [...]

Brain Photobiomodulation Pathways, Their Benefits and Opportunities 2023-04-13T17:26:01-04:00

Can Light Penetrate the Skull?

“Can light penetrate the skull and reach the brain?”, is a common question that skeptics and scientists share. The short answer is - yes, current research indicates that light energy can reach the brain, and this depends on several variables - such as wavelength and power density. This article will clarify the mechanisms that [...]

Can Light Penetrate the Skull?2023-03-27T11:35:40-04:00

Types of Brain Stimulation Technology

The enhancement of human cognitive processes has long been a focus of scientific discovery. Progress in technology and research, has lead to non-invasive brain stimulation therapies playing increasingly important roles in improving neuroplasticity, brain performance, and neuromodulation. What is non-invasive brain stimulation? Non-invasive brain stimulation is defined as the delivery of energy through the [...]

Types of Brain Stimulation Technology2022-07-26T23:43:55-04:00

Elderly Cognitive Decline and Brain Photobiomodulation

A growing problem facing the elderly – age-related cognitive decline Several factors of brain aging and age-related cognitive decline Brain photobiomodulation (PBM) and mitochondrial function Brain PBM and metabolic effects Brain PBM and anti-inflammatory effects Brain PBM leads to a reduction in neuronal excitotoxicity Brain PBM increases cerebral vascularity and oxygenation Published research – [...]

Elderly Cognitive Decline and Brain Photobiomodulation2023-04-13T23:03:10-04:00

X-Plus 3: Exponential Performance

Introducing the X-Plus 3 Whether you are seeking to improve mental performance (brain photobiomodulation) or body resilience and functions (systemic photobiomodulation), the X-Plus 3 on its own or in combination with a Neuro model will go a long way to help you. Our acute Covid-19 recovery study used a version of the X-Plus [...]

X-Plus 3: Exponential Performance2023-04-13T19:07:19-04:00

Brain Waves and Their Usefulness

Introduction At Vielight, we work tirelessly to offer products that are helpful to improve brain functions. A large part of this relates to the use of photobiomodulation (PBM) to modulate brain waveforms. Here we share why this understanding is useful, starting with the neurofeedback practitioners’ perspective. Neurofeedback training and the brain  Every brain is [...]

Brain Waves and Their Usefulness2023-04-13T19:28:10-04:00