One of the lesser known aspects of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) is the use of pulsed wave light, as opposed to the more commonly understood continuous wave light. As their respective titles indicate, pulsed wave light refers to the use of PBMT in short, quick bursts of intermittent light, whereas continuous wave refers to steady, uninterrupted light.
As more research is conducted on PBMT, it has been found that pulsed wave light offers more robust results depending on a number of different factors, including pathology, wavelength and duration, among others. From wound-healing and skin conditions to traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases, studies have shown pulsed wave PBMT to be more effective, lending some exciting implications to an already fascinating therapy.
It is this growing understanding that led the creators of the Visum Light to include a variety of pulsed wave settings built into the device, providing an even greater array of treatment options for those looking to take full advantage of the benefits PBMT can provide.
Pulsed Wave Light for Wound Healing and Skin Conditions
A 2010 study (Hashmi et al., 2010) on the effects of pulsed wave light reported it to be more effective than continuous wave light in a number of areas, including wound healing and pain reduction. And studies like the one cited in this article (Barolet,2010) on the importance of pulsing illumination parameters have shown promising results, speculating that the short, intermittent delivery of pulsed wave light better enhances collagen growth over continuous wave light.
Such results have far-reaching implications for wound healing, a vast number of skin conditions, and the healing of various injuries, from broken bones to tendonitis and more. This evidence furthers our understanding of how to optimize PBMT to provide even more effective treatment and additional relief to patients suffering from a wide spectrum of injuries and conditions.
To ensure its status as the premier comprehensive LED light therapy device, the Visum Light takes full advantage of the optimization pulsed wave therapy provides, making it ideal for injury treatment, surgery recovery, physical therapy, cosmetic treatments and more.
Pulsed Wave PBMT for TBI & Neurodegenerative Diseases
Exciting research is also being conducted on how pulsed wave light therapy can be used to treat patients with brain injuries and neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s.
One study (Lapchak & De Taboada, 2010) found pulsed wave light vastly more effective than continuous wave light in enhancing cortical ATP content in embolized rabbits, lending insight into how the treatment improves clinical ratings scores in acute ischemic stroke patients.
And in a 2018 study (Hipskind et al., 2018) involving veterans with chronic traumatic brain injury, it was found that pulsed transcranial PBMT improved cerebral blood flow and cognitive function — several years after initial injury.
Such findings show the need for additional study on pulsed wave PBMT and its remarkable potential to benefit patients suffering from a wide array of neuropsychiatric dysfunctions.
Vibrational Therapy & The Visum Light
Evidence continues to mount regarding the efficacy of pulsed wave PBMT for a growing number of treatments, which is what makes it such an important feature of the Visum Light.
The seven convenient pre-programmed patterns built into the Visum Light, in addition to the Nogier Frequencies, take advantage of pulsed wave light therapy, providing you with fully optimized treatment options right out of the box.
And for those desiring more specific control over treatments, the manual Intensity and Duration controls allow you to provide the precise dosage you deem appropriate using continuous wave light, making the Visum Light the most intuitive, versatile handheld light therapy device available.
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Lapchak, P. A., & De Taboada, L. (2010). Transcranial near infrared laser treatment (NILT)increases cortical adenosine-5’-triphosphate (ATP) content following embolic strokes in rabbits. Brain Research,1306, 100–105.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2009.10.022
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