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Lighting the Way to Better Brain Health

Light can help with healing. That forms the basis of dozens of laser treatments on the market today, many with proven results. Doctors have been prescribing light therapy to treat different conditions for decades. For instance, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), scar reduction, inflammation relief and many other conditions show significant relief when adding light therapy to a treatment regimen. The Vielight Neuro Gamma and Neuro Alpha are the next evolution in light therapy.

How Light Helps With Healing

Full spectrum lighting triggers positive biological processes. For instance, those who live in an area with limited sun exposure are more susceptible to depression or SAD because sunlight helps with vitamin D production. Light in the blue wavelength can act like an instant cup of coffee and wake you up, which is why new studies recommend avoiding screen time in the hours before bed.

Meanwhile, red light has been shown to stimulate cell growth and regeneration. It has been used to treat everything, from acne to psoriasis, and can help combat the signs of aging. Red light therapy is now being used beneath the epidermis to help fight other conditions. Infrared and near-infrared light therapy has shown promise as a treatment to help in stroke recovery or with traumatic brain injuries. It is can also help relieve pain and help reduce the inflammation that comes with arthritis.

Light therapy and brain health BestLivingTechSpotlighting the Brain

If red light can penetrate deeper cells, it can help stimulate those cells as well. This means that organs sitting close to the skin may prove susceptible to red light therapy. This is true even for the brain. With the right wavelength and a powerful enough light, you can achieve some pretty astonishing improvements.

Benefits of Brain Photobiomodulation

Targeting areas of the brain with red light even has a clinical name: brain photobiomodulation. Essentially, infrared or near infrared light is transmitted to the brain using transcranial clusters. Each cluster puts out focused light in the right frequency to stimulate your brain cells. Both the Neuro Gamma and Neuro Alpha are powerful enough to reach through the barriers of your hair, skin and skull. Studies show that regular treatments using brain photobiomodulation produce amazing results. You’ll see changes to:

  • Mental Clarity. Think more clearly and adapt to new situations without as much of a struggle.
  • Optimal Performance. Learn and remember new information at peak levels. Imagine the difference between your performance after a good night’s rest versus a restless and short sleep cycle. It’s dramatic, but with red light therapy, it’s almost like you’re giving your brain a good night’s sleep every night.
  • Improved Circulation. Better blood flow to your brain also means improvement on everything from reaction time to inflammation.

While anyone can benefit from using the Neuro Alpha or Gamma, the elderly may surprise you the most. Degenerative brain diseases, progressive trauma and circulatory issues all get worse with aging. What if using red light therapy could reverse some of the effects of Alzheimer’s or help re-wire the brain to eliminate the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

While studies are still in progress, there has been plenty of evidence that has found that light could play a major part in treating brain conditions. While the exact way red light therapy works is still under investigation, many studies show its effectiveness in treating a wide variety of illnesses and injuries.

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Lisa Cini

Lisa M. Cini is the Founder, President and CEO of Mosaic Design Studio. A global commercial design, project management and procurement company, Mosaic’s mission is to "Improve Quality of Life By Design." Lisa is regarded as the leading Alzheimer's and long-term care design expert in the nation, and has been recognized for her contributions in the field. Lisa is most gratified by helping people who are struggling with Alzheimer’s, find ways to cope as individuals, as families, and as communities.

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