A new study published today in the journal, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, is being hailed as a “medical breakthrough” in the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which plagues millions of athletes, military veterans and first-responder professionals.
The study, “Treatments for traumatic brain injury with emphasis on transcranial near-infrared laser phototherapy,” found that a specific high-powered, near infrared light (NIR) can effectively re-energize damaged brain cells after penetrating the skin and skull. All the patients in the study reported significant clinical improvement in their condition with no negative side effects, according to Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD, who co-authored the study along with Dr. Larry Morries, and Paolo Cassano of Massachusetts General. This is the second largest study of NIR for brain injury and the only one using the more powerful Class-IV laser to deliver NIR, Dr. Henderson said.
“This is a real game changer,” said Dr. Henderson, co-founder of the Neuro-Laser Foundation, “because these patients have retained the benefits for up to four years now. For those who have been told there is no treatment for TBI, we invite you to look closely at what we’ve found and you will regain hope.” Read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-study-discovers-near-infrared-light-therapy-nilt-effectively-treats-traumatic-brain-injury-tbi-patients-300131804.html