Key information from by Dr. Cassano HERE.
Near infrared light therapy has shown therapeutic effectiveness for various neuropsychiatric disorders, including major depressive disorder (MDD). According to Dr. Cassano P., personalization of treatments is key to increasing success rate and tolerability; therefore at this clinic, our interest is in alignment with developing the precise PBM treatment strategies adapted for individual patients.
Some functions of Transcranial Light Therapy
- Ability to penetrate deep into different areas of the brain
- Brain repair, improve cognitive ability and decrease mood fluctuations
- Assists traumatic (stroke, TBI), neurodegenerative and psychiatric dis-orders
- Significant improvement in memory, blood flow & anti-inflammatory effects
Indications of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over 700,000 Australians have a brain injury, with daily “activity limitations” and “participation restrictions”. Three in every four of these people are aged 65 or under. As many as two out of every three acquired their brain injury before the age of 25. Three-quarters of people with a brain injury are men.
Some indications of TBI include:
- Traumatic events (stroke, traumatic brain injury, and global ischemia)
- Degenerative diseases (dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's)
- Psychiatric disorders (depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder)
More about our brains...
The brain directs our body’s internal functions. It also integrates sensory impulses and information to form perceptions, thoughts, and memories. The brain gives us self-awareness and the ability to speak and move in the world.
The Seat of Consciousness: High Intellectual Functions Occur in the Cerebrum
The frontal lobe is involved in problem-solving, planning, making judgments, abstract thinking and regulating how people act upon their emotions and impulses. The area towards the back of the frontal lobe, called the motor strip, helps to control movement. In the left hemisphere, the motor strip controls movement of the right side of the body; in the right hemisphere, it controls movement of the left side of the body.
The temporal lobe is involved in receiving and processing auditory information like music and speech. It also helps to control language comprehension, visual perception, memory, and learning. The temporal lobe contains areas which control personality, emotions and sexual behaviour.
The parietal lobe controls sensation and body position, as well as allowing us to understand time, recognise objects, and judge the position of objects around us.
The occipital lobe receives and interprets visual information about colour, size, shape, and distance.
Scan showing cerebral blood flow after 6 weeks of treatment
Scan taken from research HERE