Transcranial Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy for Brain Injury.

  title={Transcranial Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy for Brain Injury.},
  author={Connor Thunshelle and Michael R Hamblin},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  volume={34 12},
BACKGROUND Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation (PBM) is a possible treatment for brain injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS We review the fundamental mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level and the effects on the brain are discussed. There are several contributing processes that have been proposed to lead to the beneficial effects of PBM in treating TBI such as stimulation of neurogenesis, a decrease in inflammation, and neuroprotection. Both animal… CONTINUE READING
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