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Brain Health Resources

Scientific studies using red and near-infrared light applied directly on the head have demonstrated:

  • Cold Laser and LED light systems can offer enough power for photons to penetrate the skull in live patients.
  • Near-infrared light increases circulation in cortical tissues.
  • Significant improvements in depression and anxiety scores.
  • Significant improvement in cognitive measures of study participants with TBI.
  • Clear indications for neurological conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, degenerative brain disease, spinal cord injury, and peripheral nerve regeneration.

Brain Health Resources

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Brain Health Videos

“Talk About Light” conference calls dealing with Brain Health

A list of prerecorded conference calls sponsored by InLight Medical with Jody Mittiga (Adult Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine) “Talk About Light” – https://www.talkaboutlight.com/tal-library/

  • Brain Health Awareness Month Summary
  • PLT & Dementia
  • Brain Health
  • Circulation & Brain Health
  • PLT, Circulation and the Brain with Dr. Greg Hipskind (Part 1 & 2)

YouTube Testimonials

Additional References

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Hamblin, M.R. (2006). Mechanisms of low level light therapy. Proc SPIE. 6140:61001-61012.
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Mi, X.Q., Chen, J.Y., Cen, Y., et al. (2004). A comparative study of 632.8 and 532nm laser irradiation on some rheological factors in human blood in vitro. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 74, 7–12.
Naeser, M.A., Saltmarche, A., Krengel, M.H., Hamblin, M.R., and Knight, J.A. (2010). Transcranial LED therapy for cognitive dysfunction in chronic, mild traumatic brain injury: Two case report. Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7552, pp. 75520L1–12.
Naeser, M.A., Zafonte, R., Krengel, M.H., Martin, P. I., Frazier, J., Hamblin, M.R., Knight, J.A., Meehan, W.P., Baker, E.H. (2014). Significant Improvements in Cognitive Performance Post-Transcranial, Red/Near-Infrared Light-Emitting diode Treatments in Chronic, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Open-Protocol Study. J Neurotrauma 31:1008-1017.
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