Photobiomodulation (PBM) Therapy

Neuro Wellness Spa is pleased to offer a new treatment modality for enhanced brain function. Our PBM therapy in Los Angeles stimulates, protects, and repairs the brain on a cellular level. There are many different mental health and brain disorders that PBM therapy can effectively treat.

What is PBM Therapy?

Photobiomodulation (PBM) is a non-invasive, non-thermal therapy which stimulates cells to generate more energy and undergo self-repair through the use of near infrared light (NIR). Also known as low-level light (or laser) therapy, PBM has no side effects. Occasionally, first time users may experience a transient headache, dry throat, or tiredness, although the majority of patients report an improvement in their level of energy.

What Can PBM Therapy Treat?

Using light to stimulate brain activity may sound far-fetched, but it shouldn’t.  After all, science unanimously agrees that UV light from the sun on our skin stimulates Vitamin D production.  More than 40% of the sun’s light waves come from healthy, NIR wavelengths. Established research documents that PBM is indicated and helpful for:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Cognitive enhancement
  • Cognitive impairment from trauma, injury, etc.
  • Depression, anxiety, and mood disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Global Ischemia
• • FAQ • •

How does Photobiomodulation work?

  • How does PBM work?

    Mitochondria are energy factories that exist in nearly all of our cells including neurons (brain cells). Several positive results occur when the cytochrome-C oxidase (CCO) within the mitochondria absorbs red and near infrared light. First, the CCO absorption of the light increases production of ATP (adenosine tryphosphate) by way of the respiratory chain (mitochondria core). ATP is a signaling molecule that leads to healing and tissue repair. Second, the ATP generates a mild oxidant (ROS) that signals for cellular repair. Third, production of ATP releases nitric oxide (NO) which results in improved blood circulation, cellular function, and cellular network communication.

  • What is the Vielight Neuro?

    The Vielight Neuro is a home use device made to deliver red and near infrared light to the brain via two pathways. Red light is applied transcranially over the brain’s default mode network (DMN). Near infrared light is applied intranasally. Intranasal application provides close proximity to the brain and is devoid of light barriers such as dense hair and skin. Not everyone can afford a Vielight device for home use, and others want to experience the positive results for themselves before making the investment. Neuro Wellness Spa is pleased to provide the Vielight Neuro device for convenience and wellbeing.

  • What to expect?

    A typical PBM session lasts 20 minutes and the typical protocol occurs five times per week for 2 weeks. Maintenance therapy proceeds at a frequency that depends on the illness being treated and the severity of illness. A technician will seat you in a comfortable chair and give a brief cognitive assessment before treatment. During the Vielight you will perform computer cognitive games.

    To maximize results patients often combine PBM with other Neuro Wellness Spa services, such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and IV Nutrition/NAD therapies. In such a case, your PBM session can take place before or after other treatments. The psychiatrist will work closely with you to determine your personalized treatment plan. Your wellness is our highest priority.

Begin PBM Therapy in Los Angeles Today

If you or a loved one suffer from a mental health disorder, Neuro Wellness Spa has you covered. For more information about the services we offer here in Los Angeles or whether PBM Therapy is covered by your insurance provider, contact us today.

• • Testimonials • •

What Our Patients Are Saying

  • My Life Started To Turn Around

    star star star star star

    Within just a couple of weeks of TMS treatment, my life started to turn around. I felt in more control of my emotions and that led to better life decisions & a healthier lifestyle.

  • Incredible Progress In A Short Amount Of Time

    star star star star star

    My life has completely changed with ketamine therapy. My therapist even said she had never seen such incredible progress in such a short amount of time.

  • We Got Our Son Back

    star star star star star

    After eight weeks of MeRT treatments, our son is now more verbal and much happier. He started communicating with us and making jokes.

    MeRT Patient
  • A Game Changer

    star star star star star

    IV nutrition has been a game changer and a great way to start my week. I love how I instantly have more focus, energy and I feel like I can tackle anything.

  • Got The RIGHT Meds

    star star star star star

    Spent decades on meds that weren’t right for me. Took the genetic test, learned about what would work for me and got the RIGHT meds. Has made such a difference for me.

  • TMS Changed Everything

    star star star star star

    I was so low on energy and TMS changed everything. Now, I look forward to starting my days. My focus has improved. I appreciate things I couldn’t even notice before.

  • Relieved My Symptoms After A Lifetime of Struggle

    star star star star star

    I was amazed that Spravato relieved my symptoms after a lifetime of struggle. Today, I’m leading a class in mental health, working in my greenhouse & spending time at the beach with my dog, Oshi.

  • It Gave Me A Bigger Picture

    star star star star star

    It was interesting to see that according to the genetic test, I’m a fast metabolizer of that particular pain medication. It gave me a bigger picture of how my genes work.

• • Stay Up To Date • •

Our Blog

• • Get in touch • •

Contact Us

    Could TMS Therapy Be Right For You?

    I struggle with depression, OCD or anxiety.

    I am experiencing sadness, low energy, difficulty sleeping, poor concentration, appetite changes, irritability or weight gain/loss.

    I have tried, or am currently on, 1 or more antidepressant medications.

    I have tried talk therapy

    Has your doctor/therapist suggested you try TMS?

    Mental Health, Reimagined.
    Call Us Today

    Call Us Today