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.

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

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 Meditation2021-06-24T13:46:58-04:00

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 Studies2021-06-01T16:02:19-04:00