Skip to comments.TBI Treatment at last MAYBE!!!
Posted on 03/09/2018 9:38:41 AM PST by SandRat
New Study Discovers Near-Infrared Light Therapy (NILT) Effectively Treats Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Patients
Do any of our BROTHER Vets who have TBI KNOW about this?
WELL, The VA claims they do and are using it to treat some of our BROTHERs.
Well, I'm a VET with TBI and the VA has never told me or treatwd me!
NILT has been recognized for decades in China and Japan for treatment of muscle, ligament and cartilage damage. They have a wide range of consumer devices on sale. Walk into any Chinese home and chances are you will see a grandma or grandpa with an NILT light directed at their arthritic knees or shoulders.
This seems to be the most promising and miraculous treatment for neurological problems.
&hank you! Thank all of you.
This is a PR article from the neuro-laser foundation.
It is not an article from a regular publication.
Two of the authors of the study are the president and CFO for this same entity that published this article, the Neuro-laser foundation.
The journal it was published in is an “open access” science journal. The Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association terminated Dove’s membership in 2013 after they accepted an intentionally flawed article as part of a sting operation by science magazine
Please let us know if you ever go to the Institute of Neurological Recovery in Boca Raton and let us know treatment results.
Thought I would do some searching for more recent work. Here is a study from November 2017. VERY interesting. You can download the pdf and take time reading gobbledy-gook (which I love).
There is a notable lack of therapeutic alternatives for what is fast becoming a global epidemic of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Photobiomodulation (PBM) employs red or near-infrared (NIR) light (600-1100nm) to stimulate healing, protect tissue from dying, increase mitochondrial function, improve blood flow, and tissue oxygenation. PBM can also act to reduce swelling, increase antioxidants, decrease inflammation, protect against apoptosis, and modulate microglial activation state. All these mechanisms of action strongly suggest that PBM delivered to the head should be beneficial in cases of both acute and chronic TBI. Most reports have used NIR light either from lasers or from light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Many studies in small animal models of acute TBI have found positive effects on neurological function, learning and memory, and reduced inflammation and cell death in the brain. There is evidence that PBM can help the brain repair itself by stimulating neurogenesis, upregulating BDNF synthesis, and encouraging synaptogenesis. In healthy human volunteers (including students and healthy elderly women), PBM has been shown to increase regional cerebral blood flow, tissue oxygenation, and improve memory, mood, and cognitive function. Clinical studies have been conducted in patients suffering from the chronic effects of TBI. There have been reports showing improvement in executive function, working memory, and sleep. Functional magnetic resonance imaging has shown modulation of activation in intrinsic brain networks likely to be damaged in TBI (default mode network and salience network).
In 2015 this study was published (download pdf link available)
Thank you! I’ll read and then Educate my Shrink, I’ll be nice, but, I’ll still Educate her.
There has been an explosion in neuroscience it’s hard to keep up. The best part? Brain plasticity and there is even work with your own stem cells for repair. The light can also be used by EMTs to scan and get a good read for treatment. Good stuff.
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