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.
Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in treatment of recurrent aphthous ulcers – a sham controlled, split mouth follow up study
Researchers treated 30 canker sore patients with 1 session of green light therapy.
They broke the session into four treatment sections.
The 4-part treatment significantly reduced patients’ pain and lesion size.
Treated subjects healed in 3 days on average. Sham subjects healed in 8 days.
Effects of 780 Nm Diode Laser Irradiation on Blood Microcirculation: Preliminary Findings on Time-Dependent T1-weighted Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Reduce wound pain and increase blood flow.
Immediate Effects of Monochromatic Infrared Energy on Microcirculation in Healthy Subjects
Increase capillary blood cell velosity and superficial skin blood flow.
The Effect of LED on Blood Microcirculation During Chronic Wound Healing in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Patients-A Prospective, Double-Blind Randomized Study
Heal chronic wounds in both diabetics and non-diabetics.
Red light-promoted skin barrier recovery: Spatiotemporal evaluation by transepidermal potential
Promoted recovery of wound epidermal barrier.
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)