Tag Archives: Laser

Light Treatment Of Hypothyroidism – Is It Possible With LEDs?

Over the last few years there has been increasing interest in treating hypothyroidism with light. Dr Ray Peat has spoken about the beneficial effect of red light for many years. Since the 1990s there have been a number of very successful studies using narrow bands of red or near infrared light to treat hypothyroidism in humans and animals.… More

Laser Treatment Of Hypothyroidism – Part II

The human data on red and near infrared light treatment of hypothyroidism mostly falls  into two categories. The low power output non-pulsed series of studies which I have discussed here and the pulsed studies with much higher peak power output which I will look at in future.More

Biocast Episode 006 – Light and Hair Regrowth?

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In this episode I look at the effect of red, near infrared and UV light on hair regrowth.

REFERENCES:
Light Therapeutics – John Harvey Kellogg
Narrowband ultraviolet B phototherapy for alopecia areata.
Alopecia Areata: Psoralen With Ultraviolet A Light (PUVA) Therapy – Topic Overview

Low-Level Laser (Light) Therapy (LLLT) for Treatment of Hair Loss
Hair Like a Fox – Danny Roddy
Effects of the Lexington LaserComb on hair regrowth in the C3H/HeJ mouse model of alopecia areata.More

Biocast Episode 002 – A History of Light Therapy

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Episode 002 traces the history of light therapy and the development of light technology.

References and notes.

Our Friend, the Sun: Images of Light Therapeutics from the Osler Library Collection

Light – Wikipedia

Photosynthesis – Light

Aging Eyes, Infant Eyes, and Excitable Tissues – Ray Peat

John Downing, OD, Phd – How Light Therapy Improves the Brain (Youtube)

‘Drunk Tank Pink’ Finds Clues To Behavior – NPR

Pink prisons in Switzerland to calm inmates 

Neils Ryberg Finsen on Wikipedia

Nobel Prize Bio – Neils Ryberg Finsen

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1903 Niels Ryberg Finsen

The red light treatment of smallpox N.R.More