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1 Healing the brain with Light Energy
By: Dr Lew Lim November 2014

2 Featured on Click here to view

3 One year ago, Rudy was not allowed out on his own
One year ago, Rudy was not allowed out on his own. Today, he drives on his own

4 Rudy’s MMSE Scores (Alzheimer’s)

5 Our cells desire light Click here to view

6 Healing of Neurons with Light
In vitro post-oxidative stress. 670nm, 3 mW, 20 sec/day, 5 days Source: Giuliani et al. Low infra red laser light irradiation on cultured neural cells: effects on mitochondria and cell viability after oxidative stress. BMC Com Alt Med 2009, 9:8.

7 Over 1 million results as well as many research studies if you google:
“low level light therapy” “low level laser therapy”

8 Alternative transcranial light therapy devices
They cannot reach the hippocampus – key for memory function Expensive and very hard to use

9 Picture source: OpimMeadow. Flickr
Transcranial Key regions Intranasal: Path of low resistance to mid-brain Picture source: OpimMeadow. Flickr

10 Key memory and regulatory areas are inaccessible from the skull
Source of picture: Atlas of human anatomy:

11 Barriers at transcranial areas

12 Intranasal device to reach the brain
Vielight 810 Infrared

13 The Default Mode Network is Important
Lateral and medial view of the default-mode network of the left hemisphereThe medial regions of the default-mode network are connected through the cingulum, whereas the inferior parietal cortex is connected to the precuneus and posterior cingulate cortex through a short intraparietal tract. The tracts are reconstructed using diffusion tensor imaging tractography. Source: Sandrone S , and Catani M Neurology 2013;81:e172-e175

14 Problem locations of Alzheimer’s
Source: Buckner et al, Journal of Neuroscience 2005

15 Parkinson’s is affected
Normal With Parkinson’s Source: Elemeren T. et al. Dysfunction of the Default Mode Network in Parkinson Disease. Arch Neurol. Jul 2009; 66(7): 877–883.

16 Key Target Locations Source of illustration:

17 810 nm Optical Penetration Depth
Source: Barolet D. Light-emitting Diodes (LED) in Dermatology. 2008

18 810nm: Highest nerve absorption and regeneration
810 nm seems to bypass the shallower nerves and deposits deeper in (5 inches) Source: Prof. Juanita Anders Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

19 810 nm: Minimal blood and water absorption
810 nm mainly passes right through blood serum to reach the brain Source: Prof. Juanita Anders Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

20 Penetration Achievable
Source: Sagittal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image of a human head (Courtesy of the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain, Department of Clinical Neurology, University of Oxford, UK)

21 Effect of 10 Hz Alpha wave Pulse Mode
Area under curve Neurological Severity Score Ando et al. Comparison of Therapeutic Effects between Pulsed and Continuous Wave 810-nm Wavelength Laser Irradiation for Traumatic Brain Injury in Mice. Plos One. Oct 2011

22 Literature on Alpha Brainwaves (8 – 12 Hz)
Concentration De-stress Clarity Learning Higher awareness Calms Imagination Memory Immune system Better sleep

23 Vielight Neuro Cranial-nasal light therapy using 810 nm, pulsed at 10 Hz, for 25 minutes

24 New Vielight “Neuro” Light, portable and easy to use
Comprehensive phototherapy Scientifically superior and more affordable than the alternatives.

25 Vielight science advisors and clinical research team leaders
Prof. Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, University of Texas, Austin (for Alzheimer’s research) Assoc. Prof. Michael Hamblin, Harvard University Prof. Juanita Anders, US Uniformed Services University Prof. Timon CY Liu South China Normal University All are recognized worldwide as thought leaders in light therapy for neurologic conditions, backed by numerous published works.

26 Independent controlled studies
Vielight 810 Infrared Boston University Ongoing studies PTSD

27 Differentiating 810 Infrared and Neuro
Vielight 810 Infrared Vielight Neuro Treats key regions Everyday use as prophylaxis Very convenient Safely used for all brain conditions Some risk of temporary headache Low cost at $499 Comprehensive treatment Use once every 2 days only Not as convenient Designed for difficult conditions More tendency for headache Higher cost at $999 Available since 2012 Available in early 2014

28 Other Vielight intranasal light therapy devices
655 Prime uses Laser $399 633 Red uses LED $299 Mainly for the body in general: Immune system Vascular system Systemic pain

29 END © Lew Lim, Vielight Inc.

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