Acute effects of photobiomodulation therapy and magnetic field on functional mobility in stroke survivors

This was a randomized, sham-controlled, triple-blind, crossover, clinical trial to identify the optimal energy delivered with a single application of the combination of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) combining different light sources (low-level laser therapy—LLLT and light emitting diode therapy—LEDT) and static magnetic field (sMF) in order to determine the acute effects on functional mobility of stroke survivors.…

Increased Functional Connectivity Within Intrinsic Neural Networks in Chronic Stroke Following Treatment With Red/Near-Infrared Transcranial Photobiomodulation

This case series explored effects of four different transcranial, red/near-infrared (NIR), light-emitting diode (tLED) protocols on naming ability in persons with aphasia (PWA) due to left hemisphere (LH) stroke. This is the first study to report beneficial effects from tLED therapy in chronic stroke, and parallel changes on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Conclusion. NIR…

Transcranial, Red/Near-Infrared Light-Emitting Diode Therapy to improve cognition in chronic traumatic brain injury

Study reviews the general topic of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and research utilizing transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM) to improve cognition in chronic TBI using red/near-infrared (NIR) light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to deliver light to the head. Transcranial Photobiomodulation improves mitochondrial function increasing oxygen consumption, production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and improving cellular energy stores. Nitric oxide is…