The third way of rehabilitation:
NIR light as an alternative to current brain stimulation techniques.
NIR is a CE medical device (IIa class) and emits near-infrared light through 256 LEDs placed inside.
Nowadays, two main techniques are used to facilitate rehabilitation processes in patients with acquired brain injury: transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
Now, there’s a third way for rehabilitation: NIR. It is a non-invasive and painless electromedical device which uses near-infrared light.
NIR uses the innovative technique of Photobiomodulation: NIR light reaches the cerebral cortex and modulates neuronal metabolism, triggering beneficial effects such as reducing oxidative stress and improving blood circulation.
Transcranial Photobiomodulation is indicated in the treatment of neurological diseases that have a neuroinflammatory origin but also for Prevention and Healthy Aging.
Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease (60-70% of cases). Two hallmarks of AD are neuroinflammation and reactive gliosis. As the disease progresses, patients may show difficulties in language, memory, perception and execution of complex movements NIR treatment affects cognitive functions, improves cerebral microcirculation and quality of life.
Parkinson is a neurodegenerative disease, characterized by a slow and progressive evolution. Although neurodegeneration involves subcortical brain areas, photobiomodulation is effective in improving motor and cognitive functions by promoting neurogenesis.
Cognitive fog affects both people who have been infected with Sars-CoV-2 and people who have not encountered the new Coronavirus. It is characterized by lack of lucidity, difficulty concentrating, small amnesias and a sense of mental fatigue. Underlying this condition are the processes of neuroinflammation that NIR allows to reduce.
Every day and work activities require the use of complex cognitive functions such as long-term and short-term memory, decision making and problem solving. Photobiomodulation is an opportunity to enhance cognitive abilities in all those who experience mental fatigue.
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