Intranasal Photobiomodulation

Intranasal photobiomodulation is a distinct form of light therapy or photobiomodulation (PBM). Perhaps, the newest form of PBM, intranasal photobiomodulation (iPBM), is simple, yet powerful.

Invention of iPBM took place less than a decade ago. The objective of the inventor was two-fold. Thus, one objective was delivery of the red light for systemic effects in the body. Another objective was to deliver near infrared (NIR) light to the frontal area of the brain via the nasal passage.

On the one hand, the main supporting reason to place a source of red light into the nasal passage is the proximity to the dense capillary network. This proximity allows the red light to penetrate the capillaries and reach the blood.

On the other hand, the support for the idea to place the NIR light in the nasal passage is the proximity to the frontal aria of the brain. The NIR light easily penetrates a porous bone which is the only barrier on its way to the brain.

Furthermore, intranasal photobiomodulation can be easily combined with other forms of PBM, including transcranial PBM. Ultimately, such combinations deliver more holistic modulating effects to the body and the brain.

As a form of light therapy, the iPBM is versatile and has a number of applications. The effectiveness of iPBM is under investigations in clinical studies for a number of applications.

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

Brain Stimulation: EEG 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 [...]

Brain Stimulation: EEG Neurofeedback and Photobiomodulation2023-04-13T17:38:23-04:00

Vielight Commences COVID-19 Clinical Trial in USA and Ontario

UPDATE: The 294 patient clinical trial was successful: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.06.16.22276503v1 Finally, Vielight is ready to commence its clinical trial for COVID-19. The recruitment of subjects for this trial has started in the USA and in Ontario, Canada. Readers may recall our intention to test the efficacy of our X-Plus device on COVID-19 in April 2020. [...]

Vielight Commences COVID-19 Clinical Trial in USA and Ontario2023-04-13T19:11:15-04:00