Neuronic and THOR devices reduce brain fog for Long COVID subjects in clinical trial
MARTINSBURG, W.V., April 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Robert Bowen and Dr. Praveen Arany led an open-label, proof-of-concept clinical study, entitled “Use of Either Transcranial and Whole-Body Photobiomodulation Treatments Improves COVID-19 Brain Fog“ which examined the efficacy of two photobiomodulation devices for improving Long COVID symptoms, specifically brain fog and general fatigue.
Roger Seheult, MD of MedCram examines an exciting randomized control trial demonstrating the effects of near infrared light on COVID-19. See all Dr. Seheult’s videos at: https://www.medcram.com
Let there be light — for your pain, skin, and injuries, that is. The possibilities of red light to treat a variety of health and aesthetic concerns are just emerging thanks to interest from researchers, universities, and hospitals, as well as at-home devices that make it more accessible.
Red light therapy (RLT) is a type of photomedicine, which is “the use of light to treat skin and other health conditions,” says Jared Jagdeo, MD, the founding director of the Center for Photomedicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, New York.
Here, learn about the history of the therapy, how it works, its potential benefits, what to expect from treatment, and more.
Those who’ve used it have described the results as a miracle. The new treatment for life-robbing Parkinson’s disease is about to be trialed in Australia after reports of astounding results, and it’s all to do with light.
Until now, the medical prospects for persons suffering from long Covid have been very bleak. As recently as three weeks ago, BizNews republished an article by our partners at The Wall Street Journal covering long Covid. The central message and, essentially, advice to patients struggling with long Covid symptoms was to pace themselves. Neither heartening nor motivational advice for those who find themselves incapable of functioning as a consequence of debilitating fatigue and cognitive dysfunction.
However, there is hope. Dr Ashleigh Bhanjan, a Specialist Neurologist and Bioflex Laser Therapy Practitioner working at Life Entabeni Hospital, Durban Neuro Laser Clinic, has been treating long Covid with photobiomodulation therapy, with highly encouraging results. BizNews spoke to Dr Bhanjan who provided great insight on long Covid, including those who are at risk, the correlation between persons with severe Covid-19 infections and those who are likely to develop long Covid (spoiler alert – no correlation) and photobiomodulation therapy. – Nadya Swart
Can light help a wound heal faster? Alleviate pain? Prevent loss of eyesight?
Although decades of studies indicate it can – including extensive research funded by NASA – the mounting evidence hasn’t always drawn the attention that might be expected for such a striking discovery.
This may be because the science behind it hasn’t been well understood. For example, although a Danish physician received a Nobel Prize in 1903 for discovering that exposure to concentrated red light accelerated the healing of sores, he remained reluctant to put it into practice without understanding why it worked.
A larger barrier to acceptance, though, has probably been that it simply sounds unbelievable.
In a 1989 paper about the health benefits of low-powered laser light, biophysicist Tiina Karu noted that the treatment appeared “highly incredible and even mysterious.” What’s more, she wrote, its effectiveness against many different ailments only added to doubts by creating the appearance of a proverbial snake-oil panacea.
Read more from the NASA Technology Transfer Program.»
In an interview, Rico Petrini discusses his potential CTE and his positive experience as a participant in a photobiomodulation study conducted by The University of Utah TBI and Concussion Center, Department of Neurology School of Medicine. The study authors are finalizing the data for their study, Use of PBM to Improve Brain Health and Resiliency in Individuals with Repetitive Head Hits: A Pilot Study.
Read more and watch the interview on concussionalliance.org.