Photobiomodulation is a form of low level light therapy. The brain can be stimulated by electricity (tACS/tDCS/tRNS), magnetic fields (pEMF), and light (PBM). Photons (units of light) are at their essence an electromagnetic wave.
Light energy can be absorbed by the mitochondria (the power generators of the cell) in the neurons. The light stimulates specific enzymes which increases the production of ATP (fuel for the cell). It also sets off a chain reaction of events which causes protection and repair chemicals to be made in the brain. Nitric Oxide is released, which is an important Neurotransmitter. Nitric Oxide also helps dilate blood vessels and improve circulation.
The device is designed so that light of a specific wavelength enters the brain. It is engineered so that the photons travel deep into the brain, and give the correct amount of energy to their targets. This is why light with wavelength of 810 nanometers is delivered.
Low Level Light Therapy has shown benefits for dementia in several high quality clinical studies. Alzheimer's disease in particular has shown improvement through regular use of the Vielight Neuro device. Over 12 weeks improvements have been shown in across cognitive tests and caregiver ratings. Photobiomodulation gives a boost to the brain's energy, which can be used to repair degeneration.
The energy given to the brain from this treatment can also be used in conjunction with neurotherapy. This may enhance the effects of neurofeedback and neurostimulation to change the brain towards your treatment goal.
Athletes, including personal trainers and Olympians, use this technology to get ahead. Because it increases the healing and recovery potential of the blood, not just the brain, and increases circulation. Many people are using Low Level Light Therapy for a myriad of health benefits. This technology is used not just as a treatment for conditions, but also as a performance enhancer.
So far PBM has been shown to be a completely safe, mild and benevolent treatment. It is imperceptible, besides the visible light, and no major side effects have been reported.