Near Infrared Light Therapy
I met Dr. Harrison Salisbury (Chiropractor) online. He gave me very kindly near an hour an educational time. He suggested that I consider a photobiomodulatiton devices from Vielight.
That device works in different ways in comparison to 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 meanwhile, I have done plenty of research on brain photobiomodulation, and I came across this amazing Dr. Margaret Naeser, whom 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 in the brain function is not going to work and he recommended combining the Vielight along with HBOT.
Therefore, I decided to stop HBOT for a month’s time until I get that relatively inexpensive Vielight Device and having 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 Neuro Alpha device, instead. So, I purchased the device and will wait for it hoping some good outcomes are to show in a short time.
Typically it takes 6 weeks to 12 weeks. However, according to more than one practically source, they are saying that it takes 1 to 5 sessions to actually show an outcome
I will be using it twice a day, for 20 minutes each. I will be taking 2 day off per week as per the followed protocol.
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 light (810nm) light) increases the ATP (or energy production) in hypoxic cells. Hypoxic cells are cells which lack oxygen due to injury or disease.
They also shared that 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.