Learn about the positive impacts of photobiomodulation on brain health.
In recent studies, light therapy has been shown to help fight the effects of age- and trauma-related cognitive decline. Researchers observed increased brain waves in participants using red light therapy compared to those who did not. Studies even suggest that photobiomodulation may help boost the brain’s executive function. Executive function refers to a person’s ability to focus on something, manage their time, stay organized and meet their goals.
By increasing blood flow and oxygen to the brain, photobiomodulation can help improve memory function and reaction time. In fact, 2017 studies suggest that light therapy helped patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s to improve their memory and recall.
Light therapy studies indicate that participants are better able to stay in a positive mood after a few weeks of light therapy treatments. A 2018 study revealed that light therapy might reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety for those living with PTSD. Further, a 2017 study found that photobiomodulation may reduce symptoms of depression for those who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
The anti-inflammatory properties of photobiomodulation can have impressive effects on various neurological conditions. Chronic inflammation is an element of diseases such as:
By fighting inflammation in the brain, light therapy may help to prevent these conditions and to ease symptoms for people living with inflammatory diseases like these.
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When light that is in the red, near infrared, and infrared spectra is applied to the body, inflammation and pain are decreased, and healing is accelerated. Light therapy does this by reducing excessive oxidative stress at the cellular level with no documented nor reported negative side effects.
From folks who are suffering from chronic pain (light therapy can alleviate pain without drugs) to people who want to get more out of their training (light therapy can help increase performance and decrease recovery time).
Clinical trials and 4000 laboratory studies demonstrate that light therapy (also called photobiomodulation) has no negative side effects. It has been proven to heal soft tissue injuries, help with TBI, relieve pain without using harmful drugs and painkillers. For more evidence based information please see our BLOG.
While studies are still underway to better understand the full impact of red light therapy, these preliminary findings are extremely promising. With innovative technology that allows us to preserve and boost the brain’s function, users can live fuller, happier lives. Whether you or a loved one is suffering from memory loss, TBI or you’re simply looking for ways to stay sharp and keep inflammation at bay, Light Lounge may be just what you’re looking for.
As red light therapy gains more attention for its exciting benefits, there are many options for photobiomodulation treatments. From at-home products to salon treatments, users can find a wide range of providers. However, it’s important to keep in mind that photobiomodulation only works well if properly administered, with the right devices and wavelengths. Unfortunately, many at-home products and unregulated salon treatments are likely a waste of time.
Light Lounge provides high-quality photobiomodulation. With FDA-approved methods and medical-grade devices, we leverage cutting-edge technology to help you care for the health of your most important asset: your brain! Schedule your first appointment today.