I’ve had a few queries of late about red lights for eyes. I’ve mentioned eyes in a previous post, here. Above is a photo of the eye light I made for a friend.Continue reading “Eye light”
For arthritis, photobiomodulation needs to be used daily.
If you’ve ever read how this blog came about, you’ll know that osteoarthritis is a subject dear to my heart and right knee.
I described in agonising detail life before and after months of 850nm near-infrared light on my knee every day. Every day. Not just once a week, or twice a week, but every day.
Even then I knew enough about the effect of red and near infrared light on mitochondria to have worked out that mitochondria are like batteries and need a very regular recharge.
Mitochondria work best if they get daily boosts of energy courtesy of the response of their clever proteins that are able to absorb near infrared light and transform it into metabolic energy.Continue reading “Knee arthritis”
Mitochondria get a lot of airplay in this blog. (Here’s an early post.)
The mitochondrial experts of the world have been blown away by new research. It seems that our blood not only contains the various sorts of red and white cells, but it also contains nomadic mitochondria.
This is amazing! Here’s why.Continue reading “Mitochondria in your blood”
Near-infrared light can restore the function of damaged dopamine-producing cells.
Thanks to Jane from South Australia for alerting me to this research article.*
Anything that is published in a medical journal called Molecular Degeneration and which starts with “reduced axonal transport in Parkinson’s disease cybrid neurites…” sounds a bit daunting, but it is a very interesting read, and you can download the full article.Continue reading “Red lights connect cells”
This medical journal article should have been posted ages ago. My apologies for being so slow in making it available to you.Continue reading “Light and neuroprotection”
If you have looked at the availability of rolls of red and near infrared LED lights, you will see that there is a bewildering array, between orangey-red (630nm) to out of the visible spectrum so that you can’t see it at all (940nm).
So what, you ask. Surely it doesn’t matter? Surely red light, near infrared light – it’s all the same? One wavelength is as good as another?
Wavelength matters – please be cautious!
I’ve been corresponding with lots of people over the last week. In my response, I always ask whether the query is for uncomplicated Parkinson’s disease, or for PD complicated by another neurodegenerative process. I’m not asking because I’m being nosey – the question is really important.Continue reading “What wavelength is best for my condition?”