Can light therapy help traumatic brain injury patients?

An innovative therapy that applies red and near-infrared light to the brain is now being tested for Gulf War Illness, traumatic brain injury, and PTSD.


Although experimental at this stage, so-called “light therapy” is thought to improve cell health in the brains of persons suffering from brain injury related to trauma or other causes.  The therapy involves placing diodes on the scalp and up the nostrils which send painless and heatless light waves into the brain tissue.  As an attorney who represents persons sustaining head injuries due to auto accidents, falls, and other trauma, I a hopeful that this treatment will prove successful.

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