Brain Disorders and Light Therapy
“Shining Light on the Head: Photobiomodulation for Brain Disorders”
Photobiomodulation (PBM) describes the use of red or near-infrared light to stimulate, heal, regenerate, and protect tissue that has either been injured, is degenerating, or else is at risk of dying. One of the organ systems of the human body that is most necessary to life, and whose optimum functioning is most worried about by humankind in general, is the brain.
The brain suffers from many different disorders that can be classified into three broad groupings: traumatic events (stroke, traumatic brain injury, and global ischemia), degenerative diseases (dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s), and psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder).
Many investigators believe that PBM for brain disorders will become one of the most important medical applications of light therapy in the coming years and decades. Despite the efforts of “Big Pharma”, prescription drugs for psychiatric disorders are not generally regarded very highly (either by the medical profession or by the public), and many of these drugs perform little better than placebos in different trials, and moreover can also have major side-effects .
Michael R. Hamblin
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Are you or someone you know suffering from brain disorders? Dr. Burdorf is a highly trained and qualified expert of the brain, spine and nervous system, and may be able to help you. If you’re interested in an assessment to find out how he may be able to help, give Dr. Burdorf a call. His office number is 480-951-5006, or you can Schedule your appointment here.