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.
830 nm light-emitting diode (led) phototherapy significantly reduced return-to-play in injured university athletes: a pilot study
830 nm, 0.05 mW/cm^2, 60 J/cm^2, 1200 s relieved tendonitis
A randomised, placebo controlled trial of low level laser therapy for activated Achilles tendinitis with microdialysis measurement of peritendinous prostaglandin E2 concentrations
Reduce Achilles tendinitis pain and inflammation.
The Effectiveness of Therapeutic Class IV (10 W) Laser Treatment for Epicondylitis
Improve tendonitis functionality, increase strength, decrease pain, and improve extension in tendinitis
Effect of Low Level Laser Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Decrease wrist pain and increase wrist functionality in carpal tunnel patients who have rheumatoid arthritis.
The Effectiveness of Conservative Treatments of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Splinting, Ultrasound, and Low-Level Laser Therapies
Decrease carpal tunnel pain.
Comparison of Splinting and Splinting Plus Low-Level Laser Therapy in Idiopathic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Increase carpal tunnel strength and mobility.
Comparison of the Long-Term Effectiveness of Physiotherapy Programs With Low-Level Laser Therapy and Pulsed Magnetic Field in Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Decrease carpal tunnel pain.
Placebo-controlled Investigation of Low-Level Laser Therapy to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Reduce carpal tunnel pain, increase meridian nerve conduction in carpal tunnel wrists.
Low-level Laser Therapy With a Wrist Splint to Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial
Increase hand grip strength in carpal tunnel wrists.
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)