There is increasing evidence to suggest that photobiomodulation therapy (PBM) can have positive effects on brain health and memory.
Studies have shown that PBM can increase blood flow and oxygenation to the brain, which can improve cognitive function, including memory. PBM therapy can also stimulate the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that is essential for the growth and survival of neurons in the brain. BDNF has been linked to improvements in memory and learning, as well as the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
In addition, PBM therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation in the brain, which is thought to play a role in developing many neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. By reducing inflammation, PBM therapy may help protect the brain from damage and promote healthy brain function.
PBM therapy has also been shown to have potential benefits for the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Studies have shown that PBM therapy can improve cognitive function, reduce inflammation, and promote the regeneration of damaged neurons in the brain following TBI.
Overall, while more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of PBM therapy for brain health and memory, the existing evidence suggests that it may be a promising treatment for a range of neurological conditions.
As always, consult with your medical doctor before you try anything. Contact Raynor Counseling to help you find the most appropriate and effective treatment for you.