Vielight Neuro is a new hope Light Therapy for Dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons TBI.
Professor Margaret Naeser Boston University School of Medicine
“When you deliver near-infrared photons to that brain cell, the nitric oxide is pushed outside the cell wall, and that promotes increased blood flow, which is what you want in an area that’s damaged,” said Naeser. “And that’s what we see on our MRI images, the increase in blood flow targeted to where we put the light photons. I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked.”
In addition to priming blood flow in the brain, light treatments seem to boost the brain’s autoimmune response to amyloid beta, the proteins that form the crippling plaque deposits found in Alzheimer’s. In a healthy brain, immune cells called microglia are tasked with clearing out excess amyloid beta. In an Alzheimer’s brain, microglia undergo a dangerous transformation. They not only stop attacking amyloid beta, but secrete a toxin that damages healthy brain cells.
Professor Michael Hamblin Harvard Medical school
“These are people with dementia symptoms, who haven’t been able to speak in connected sentences for weeks or months who suddenly start having a conversation, speaking in full sentences, understanding and replying,” Hamblin told Seeker. “People who had to be fed by caregivers can suddenly pick up a knife and fork and start eating their own meals. Remarkable changes.“
Excerpts from Seeker.com/tech