Also called low level light therapy, Photobiomodulation (PBM) uses specific frequencies of light to stimulate biological effects. PBM has shown to dramatically improve brain healing and cognitive function in a wide array of neurological diseases from Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Stroke, to concussions and TBI. It is also been shown to be effective in improving executive function, verbal skills, and memory up to eight years after an injury has occurred.
Cytochrome C Oxidase (CCO) is a structure within the mitochondria that serves as a photo receptor. It’s the CCO that absorbs the light frequency. After energy is absorbed, the mitochondria produces more ATP and activates transcription factors signalling pathways that turn the repair genes on. As a result, the light gives the signal to heal and supplies the energy.
Red light at 665nm and 810 pulsed at 10/40 Hz seems to be the most effective combination. Photomedex and Vielight are commercial products that have been utilized in scientific research and have a track record.
Single Use: $30
6 Pack: $25/session, $150
12 Pack: $20/session, $240