NeuroAlpha, is the worlds first portable transcranial-intranasal
combination light therapy system. The Neuro Alpha is based on
the science of photobiomodulation, where light restores the biological
system back to health. The whole brain is targeted, by directing pulsed
near infrared light (NIR) to brain hubs using infrared light emitting
is Infrared Therapy?
of phototherapy were established at the end of the nineteenth century by N.R.
Fineness, a Nobel Prize winner, for application of light treatment of psoriases,
kemicterus, and as photodynamic therapy (POT) in the treatment of cancer.
Phototherapy was advanced with introduction of laser treatment, initially
in surgery. The development of the infrared (830 nm) gallium-aluminum-arsenide
and the red (633nm) helium-neon low power laser, introduced phototherapy in
would healing and analgesia. Many investigators have described successful
pain treatment in a variety of diseases.Photo-stimulation was first discovered
in the 1960s when European scientists began to use light beams of specific
wavelengths and frequencies to treat damaged cell tissues. Today, that technology
has been harnessed into portable,light-emitting-diode
units. LEDs emit light of a narrow band of frequencies, and have different
wavelengths or color characteristics.
The use of monochromatic low intensity infrared laser and
LED diodes has been promoted in several countries for many years as an effective
treatment for arthritis, soft tissue injuries and pain. Infrared Diode Therapy
has been used as a monochromatic device since around 1960. It was not until
1998 that Polychromatic Infrared Diode Therapy was developed and first used
in the United States.
It is becoming increasingly rare to find a physiotherapy
department or clinic without access to this modality. There still seems to
be some skepticism regarding this type of therapy, even though Polychromatic
Devices are being used by Medical Doctors, Nurses, Veterinarians, Equine Therapists,
Chiropractors, Anesthesiologists, Dentists, Massage Therapists, Physical Therapist,
and many more. More and more publications within the medical and scientific
community attest to the clinical usefulness of these devices and their many
biological effects upon the cells.
Medical Doctors, Veterinarians, Equine Therapists,
Horse Owners, and etc. are beginning to realize the benefits of this non-invasive
tool. Many are using the technology for the resolution of sports related and
accidental injuries in horses and human, and as well as many other uses.
Studies show when light therapy breaks through blocked energy, the light enters
and stimulates the cells as photons. The photons are absorbed by the photoreceptors
within the cell. Photons strike the damaged tissue including skin, blood,
muscle, and bone, and create a cellular response which reduces pain and jump-starts
the healing process. The wavelengths are very effective at penetrating living
tissue without any harmful side effects. Back
therapy has been shown in over 40 years of independent research worldwide
to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms.
Both visible and infrared light have been shown to effect at least 24
different positive changes at a cellular level. Visible light penetrates
tissue to a depth of about 8-10 mm. It is very beneficial in treating
problems close to the surface such as wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and
acupuncture points and is particularly effective in treating infections.
Infrared light (904nm) penetrates to a depth of about 30-40mm which
makes it more effective for bones, joints, deep muscle, etc.
Depth of penetration is defined as the depth at which
60% of the light is absorbed by the tissue, while 40% of the light will
continue to be absorbed in a manner that is less fully understood. Treating
points with light can have a dramatic effect on remote and internal
areas of the body through the stimulation of nerves, acupuncture and
trigger points that perform function not unlike transmission cables.
The technology is now becoming accepted and widely
used in human medicine as well. Light therapy stimulates the natural
healing power in the cells of the body. This tool uses the energy of
light, called photon energy, to stimulate the activity of certain cell
components. By using photo energy, you have a simple, effective, non-pharmacological
medical alternative. Conservative management of acute and chronic injuries
and postoperative wounds has come to include the use of photo energy
because it is quickly effective, cost effective, and easy to administer.
Future LED Applications
Much research is underway on the use of medical LED
therapy to determine whether there are other applications for light
therapy. "Research is currently being done on the different effects
of different spectrums of light on living tissues," says Braden.
It is thought that the visible red spectrum, which is roughly in the
600 to 700 nanometer range, is effective with surface issues such as
wound care and that higher wavelengths, including infrared, are more
penetrating. Studies also suggest that going down to the 400 or 500
nanometer spectrum, which is blue light, is effective for treating
skin disorders including acne and scarring.
already seen how using LEDs can improve a bone-marrow transplant patient's
quality of life," said Dr. Harry Whelan, professor of neurology,
pediatrics and hyperbaric medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
"These trials will hopefully help us take the next steps to provide
this as a standard of care for this ailment."
"Companies in this business are looking at the medical research
that is being conducted regarding different frequencies of light to
see where this technology might take us," says Braden. He foresees
wound care as being the next big application. "You can expect over
the next few years to see LED therapy as being the primary treatment
for wounds such as post-surgical and non-healing wounds like diabetic
and Ignatius say they would like to test their technology in other clinical
situations such as spinal cord injuries and for treatment of Parkinson's
disease, strokes, brain tumors, and tissue and organ regeneration.
may seem strange to some people because it is very much a change in
the whole paradigm of medicine, which has been pretty much poisons and
knives up until this point. The use of natural energy at an intensity
that is brighter than the sun, but still nonetheless near infrared light
at wavelengths that are helpful and not harmful, to enhance the cells'
natural biochemistry truly has a lot of potential in the medical arena,"
is energy that moves in a wave pattern. Light is also characterized
by its wavelength in the electromagnetic spectrum. These therapeutic
colors of photo energy lie between the infrared and ultraviolet wavelengths.
This combination of infrared and visible light wavelengths is believed
therapeutic. There are components in the tissue and blood that absorbs
these wavelengths and activate normal cell activity that may have been
disrupted by injury or sickness. The reason for this increased cell
activity is the photon. The photon is the energy portion of the light
wave. For this reason we often refer to this therapy as PHOTON THERAPY.
Infrared therapy utilizes light energy in the invisible
range of light. Infrared rays are just beyond the visible red range
of light in the spectrum, thus we cannot see the Infrared light emitted
from the treatment unit. Virtually all light has some penetration properties;
however, it is often absorbed by the outermost skin layers. Traditional
thermal (hot) laser light, on the other hand, can penetrate but often
destroys tissue. Since damaged cells benefit from light, the objective
was to develop a non-thermal and nondestructive deep tissue delivery
Once delivered, the light energy promotes the process
of photobiostimulation. The positive effect of photobiostimulation on
animal cells is analogous to photosynthesis in plant cells, whereby
a chain of chemical reactions are set in motion. In human tissue the
resulting photochemical reaction produces an increase in the cellular
metabolism rate which expedites cell repair and the stimulation of the
immune, lymphatic and vascular systems. The net result, observed in
clinical trials to date, is the apparent reduction in pain, inflammation,
edema and an overall reduction in healing time.
There are no known side effects to Infrared Light Therapy treatment.
Patients who are pregnant or who might be pregnant, and patients with
active malignancy (cancer) should avoid this therapy.
Devices and services offered at Emerson WorldWide, are not
substitutes for regular medical care, for medical assistance and
treatment, see your medical doctor, or alternate health care
Light Therapy is intended for the possible beneficial
effects as set forth on the website, but it is not sold as a cure for
any disease, and currently is in the "trial" stage. You are
advised to consult with your physician and health provider before utilizing
it if you have any concerns about it affecting your health. The purchaser
must understand that he/she is assuming full responsibility for the
safe and proper use of this device and will only use the Infraread Light Therapy in accordance
with the instructions. Further, this will constitute an implied indemnity
that the buyer of the Infrared Light Therapy products agrees to indemnity and hold harmless
the supplier and manufacturer of the Infrared Light Therapy products from any consumer
claims against this product or its ultimate use.
about our Brain Intranasal Light Therapy Device, Near
Infrared Light is specifically targeted for the entire brain with 810
nanometers penetration directly and deeply into the brain, via a nasal
cavity. It is engineered to pulse at 10 Hz, which has been associated
with brain oscillation in alpha state. In studies, this has shown great
neurological healing in traumatized brains and helps to release certain
calming chemicals in the brain.