What is Photobiomodulation?
Photobiomodulation (or 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).
There is some evidence that all these seemingly diverse conditions can be beneficially affected by applying light to the head. There is even the possibility that PBM could be used for cognitive enhancement in normal healthy people. In this transcranial PBM (tPBM) application, near-infrared (NIR) light is often applied to the forehead because of the better penetration (no hair, longer wavelength).
PBM therapy was developed more than 50 years ago and appears promising in the treatment of different mental diseases however, there is still no common agreement on the parameters and protocols for its clinical application or precise benefits.
FAQ for PBM Therapy Helmet:
How often does a person use the helmet?
For long-term chronic diseases, such as degenerative diseases, the recommended course of treatment is 3-6 months.
For short-term symptoms, such as concussion, migraine, depression, etc., the recommended course of treatment is 1-3 months.
According to the severity of the patient’s symptoms, use 4-6 times a week, 1-2 times a day. At the beginning of the treatment, it is recommended to give the patient a process of adaptation. Regarding the power intensity and time, you can start from 25% , 12 minutes. Gradually increase the power intensity and time step by step. After an adaptation period, can use 75-100% intensity for 24-30 minutes.
How long to set the timer?
You can choose 6 minutes – 12 minutes – 18 minutes – 24 minutes – 30 minutes
Are your infrared LEDs near infrared?
Our model is near infrared with 810nm.
Why do you use a mix of red LED and infrared LED? Why are they red?
We use 256pcs near infrared light for therapy. There are 4 pcs red led for instruction, to show you the device is working. Sometimes the near infrared is hardly to be seen from eyes, so the red light just for instruction, not for therapy function.
Have you found that your machine is able to actually penetrate the brain?
Yes, we have got a lot of research to prove this thoery which 810nm light can penetrate the brian.
How deep have you seen your machines tested to penetrate through the brain?
The 810nm light can penetrate our skull and works on nerve cell, and there is Cytochrome C Oxidase inside the Mitochondria of the cell, to promote the cell viability.
For the button model, the frequency is 40Hz, for the touch screen model, the frequency is 1-20,000 Hz adjustable.