Transcranial Photobiomodulation (tPBM)

Near Infrared Light Therapy

I met Dr. Harrison Salisbury (Chiropractor) online.   He gave me very kindly nearly an hour of educational time. He suggested that I consider photobiomodulation devices from Vielight

That device works in different ways in comparison to the Erchonia XLR8 device (LLLT) that I have (more about it here).    The doctor then shared with me plenty of success stories for some of his patients, which can be seen here.

In the meantime, I have done plenty of research on brain photobiomodulation, and I came across this amazing Dr. Margaret Naeser, who has a great video that explains how this device works after many years of research.   Her outcomes thrilled me, honestly, and I recommend you check it out.

That led me to Dr. Thomas Burke, who is an expert on the research of that device too.   In his interview on YouTube, he mentioned that going to HBOT for patients who have challenges with brain function is not going to work, and he recommended combining Vielight with HBOT.

Therefore, I decided to stop HBOT for a month’s time until I get that relatively inexpensive Vielight Device and have started it for a couple of weeks.   Then, I’ll finish my 40 sessions of HBOT after that.

The Neuro Gamma device is the one that most research is done about, but the consultants from Vielight advised me not to go for that because:

  • That device is mostly advised for difficult cases like Alhzehaymar’s and Dimentia
  • The device isn’t advisable for those who has seizures

and instead, they advised using the Neuro Alpha device instead. So, I purchased the device and will wait for it, hoping some good outcomes will show in a short time.

Typically, it takes 6 to 12 weeks. However, according to more than one practical source, they are saying that it takes 1–5 sessions to actually show an outcome

I will be using it twice a day, for 20 minutes each. I will be taking two days off per week as per the protocol.

That’s how I will be applying it

Note that Dr. Harrison Salisbury also thought that Atlas Orthoganol is something I should consider for myself when possible.  The discussion and the plan of moving forward can be seen here

Having visited Concussion Alliances , they shared that research showed me that laboratory studies have found that light therapy (with red and near-infrared (810nm) light) increases the ATP (or energy production) in hypoxic cells. Hypoxic cells are cells that lack oxygen due to injury or disease.

They also shared those studies with humans (in 2009, 2012, 2019 and 2019) have found that light therapy widens blood vessels (vasodilation), thus increasing blood flow in limited, specific areas in the brain. This increased blood flow is related to an enzyme in the mitochondria (the cells “powerhouse”) getting rid of toxic nitric oxide due to increased vasodilation

That is very promising.