Stroke Improvement on N=1 Patient Receiving 660 nm Red and 850 nm Infrared Therapy

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A stroke victim received 660 nm and 850 nm irradiation to 32 sites on the head, brainstem, spine and musculature from a 1400 mW device delivering 2.95 J/cm^2. Each site received treatment for 1 minute, 1 time per week for 8 weeks. The author found improvements in cognitive and physical deficits. 

The Complete Book of Ridiculous Red Light Answers

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Light therapy heals with photons. A red incandescent bulb throws more heat than light, so it’s not likely to have a light therapy effect. Yes, you can use light therapy to reduce acne scars. Traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s and dementia respond to red and infrared light therapy.