This is the EMF Channel database of light therapy study doses. After getting the results, click to view more study details. Only successful studies are included. 99% of the studies here are on humans, not animals. This database is a work in progress. Many thanks to Vlad for his PBM database. When the data here references his work, the detail page includes a link to the PBM spreadsheet.
TREATMENT OF POST HERPETIC NEURALGIA USING A 904 nm (INFRARED) LOW INCIDENT ENERGY LASER: A CLINICAL STUDY
Reduce post-herpetic neuralgia pain from from 8.54/10 to 0-3/10.
Early Application of Low-Level Laser May Reduce the Incidence of Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN)
Prevent post-herpetic neuralgia: “Applying LLLT within the first 5 days of herpes zoster eruption significantly reduced the incidence of PHN.”
LLLT: low level light therapy
PHN: post-herpetic neuralgia
Role of Low-Level Laser Therapy in Post-Herpetic Neuralgia: A Pilot Study
Reduce shingles pain from severe to severe/moderate/mild with no remissions for at least “several months.”
Low-intensity Laser Therapy Is an Effective Treatment for Recurrent Herpes Simplex Infection. Results From a Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study
Increase time to recurrence of herpes outbreak.
Effect of Laser Phototherapy on Recurring Herpes Labialis Prevention: An in Vivo Study
780 nm, 60 mW, 3 J/cm^2 (50 s) or 4.5 J/cm^2 (75 s), 2x/week/10 weeks (20) reduced herpes pain and lesion size.
Recurrent Herpes Simplex Infections: Laser Therapy as a Potential Tool for Long-Term Successful Treatment
660 nm, 100 mW, 8 s, 12 points/5 sessions (60 applications) per point , 30 J/cm^2 encouraged herpes remission for at least 17 months.
The Effect of 670-nm Low Laser Therapy on Herpes Simplex Type 1
Reduce outbreak length and increase time between herpes outbreaks.
About the EMF Channel Light Dose Database
Many people purchase red light therapy or neuromuscular electrical stimulation devices without knowing optimal doses for the results they want to see. The right dose is especially key to light therapies, which have optimal windows of wavelength and energy delivered. Treatment doses outside of those windows will nullify results or harm the user. I took the results from successful EMF studies when these studies included:
- Photobiomodulation (Red Light Therapy, Blue Light Therapy, Low Level Light Therapy)
- Transcutaneous Electromagnetic Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
- Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy
- Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)
Many studies do not report exact dose parameters they used. They are therefore not included here, even the study reported a therapeutic result.
Source: Turchin, Curtis. Light and Laser Therapy: Clinical Procedures 6th Edition (p. 16)