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.

Brain Stimulation: Neurofeedback and Photobiomodulation

“tPBM has become a central element in my protocol design process. I find it to be an excellent complement to the functional support provided by neurofeedback.” “Helping brains develop new connections which support better function is an important part of neurofeedback training. Based on emerging research, tPBM can potentially support the growth of those new [...]

Brain Stimulation: Neurofeedback and Photobiomodulation2021-12-10T16:08:32-05:00

Combining Neurofeedback with Photobiomodulation

What can be achieved by combining neurofeedback with photobiomodulation?   A creative and curious mind can be a beginning of something new, something important, even something big. This is as true in the field of arts as it is in the field of sciences. This article offers one more testament to these observations. Penijean Gracefire [...]

Combining Neurofeedback with Photobiomodulation2021-12-10T15:31:46-05:00

Brain Stimulation Devices Boosting General Wellness

General wellness devices come in many forms and colours. Some sleek, some quirky-looking, they are useful gadgets, which can be helpful for your wellbeing. Brain stimulation and neural modulation are only two of the areas where new generations of general wellness devices are gaining footprint. Only a few years ago brain stimulation was a closed [...]

Brain Stimulation Devices Boosting General Wellness2021-06-01T15:57:40-04:00

Brain Stimulation with Light Energy

Brain stimulation is a term that may sound both familiar and distant to many. What about the terms brain stimulation using light energy or non-invasive brain stimulation? How about transcranial photobiomodulation? Often enough you hear words that seem simple to understand, but, somehow, they create a fuzzy aura of vagueness and mystery. This is particularly [...]

Brain Stimulation with Light Energy2021-06-01T15:59:26-04:00

Can Light Therapy Help the Brain?

Brain photobiomodulation or transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM) is the process of using near-infrared (NIR) light to improve brain functions. For example, cognitive activity and mental acuity are some of the functions that can be improved. The tPBM is a bioenergetics process which affects cellular functions. Thus, it stimulates the photosensitive cytochrome c oxidase enzyme within mitochondria [...]

Can Light Therapy Help the Brain?2021-06-01T16:00:06-04:00

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, and this depends on several variables - such as wavelength and power density. As such, this article will attempt to clarify the mechanisms that play a [...]

Can Light Penetrate the Skull?2021-06-01T16:00:28-04:00

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 Pathways2021-06-01T16:00:41-04:00

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?2021-06-01T16:01:06-04:00

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 a 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 [...]

Default Mode Network Photobiomodulation2021-08-09T12:09:07-04:00

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 Researchers2021-06-24T15:00:40-04:00

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