The underlying causes of neurodegenerative diseases being rooted in infections by microbes has gained more recognition of late which is great news for the alternative treatment community which has been promoting this view for many years. Alan Macdonald's important studies of beta amyloid tissue in the brains of Alzheimer's patients showing spirochetes in 100% of the samples he obtained is a significant indicator of this perspective.
Here's a review that underscores this idea and pionts to new research that is needed to better understand the infectious nature of neurodegenerative disease. Its imperative that we become more aware and vigilant to the potential for the infectious origins of our patient's symptoms whether they are behavioral, perceptual, psychiatric or expressly physical in presentation as choices for treatment options will differ in this regard. Photobiomodulation with near infrared light and neurofeedback training can be useful in these cases as well along with appropriate antimicrobial and immune system support protocols. Our collaboration with Montgomery Integrative Health Group in Wyndmoor PA (215-233-6226) was established to assure that we can determine the underlying causes of problems and then construct treatment models that address those causes as safely and directly as possible.
Marvin Berman PhD
This is one of the better compilations of information on the use of near infrared light for health purposes along with an outline of the basic science. Click here: valtsus.blogspot.fi/2017/05/the-therapeutic-effects-of-red-and-near.html
It is about 6 hours since my first transcranial stimulation session, and I am rapidly forgetting what it was like. I don’t want to forget because it was so interesting, but trying to set it in my memory, it begins to ossify. It helped to compare it to the appointment I had an hour later, which involved a trip to the hairdresser for a touch up of my graying roots, something I do every 5 weeks. Waiting for the color to set takes about 20 minutes, and usually I ask the colorist to put plastic side pieces on my glasses so I can read while I wait. This time I forgot about the glasses, as the colorist disappeared, cell phone on ear. So I just waited, and although I have a pretty busy mind, it was really really boring, and I couldn’t wait for it to be over. Unlike my transcranial stimulation session which was like maybe a kind of trip or journey, and always interesting. Maybe even a “trip” in the other sense of the word, during which my brain was behaving interestingly. Early on, I noticed my eyes seemed to be competing for space on the wall, which bothered me less as the session continued, and sometimes I closed my eyes. I noticed musical phrases, didn’t hear, but imagined them, at first dull ones, later Pavarotti singing "La Donna E Mobile”, then phrases I guess I made up. That didn’t interfere with noticing other phenomena - like having a new insight into my writing of a screenplay, clarifying the premise, which has to be clear for the story to work. And knowing I should find a writing group. I had some realizations about my own past insecurities, but as though they were gone, replaced by a kind of “who cares” feeling, more than that, a feeling of solid confidence. And there were periods of just noticing different states, feelings, hard to describe but all interesting and not at all negative. In fact it was lovely and fun. Like a mind romp. It started somewhere, went other places, started small and got more interesting, changing, at times feeling deeply relaxing. So how do I feel now? Like getting together with a few friends to celebrate.
This study showed that exposing middle aged mice to brief (6 min) stimulation with infrared light over 10 days could markedly improve memory and mood stability. The study completed by Quietmind Foundation has shown this same effect is achieved in similar timeframes with human subjects diagnosed with dementia in the same amount of time using a broad transcranial and intraocular exposure technique. Ongoing trials are being conducted using this device combined with brainwave biofeedback training. Contact Quietmind Fdn. for details. click here for the full paper. original mouse study
Here are some basics on the use of red and near infrared light stimulation. We can't endorse any of the specific products at this time and we think that people need to know that these options exist so they can figure out what works for them in terms of their time, energy and resources to invest in their health and protecting their memory.
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