Several studies have shown profound benefits of photobiomodulation for autoimmune hypothyroidism
- A recent 2013 randomized, placebo-controlled study in hypothyroid patients demonstrated that in people who got near-infrared light therapy, thyroid function dramatically improved, and remarkably, that thyroid antibody (TPOAb) levels were massively reduced. Amazingly, 47% of patients were able to stop medication completely! Moreover, the researchers also followed up 9 months after treatment and found that the effects were still evident! https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10103-012-1129-9
- They even published a 6-year follow-up, which basically said that even at 6 years, some of the benefits still remained, but periodic sessions were recommended to maintain all benefits. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6247385/
- "The levothyroxine dose required by group L was significantly lower than that required by group P (P = 0 002). The anti-TPO and anti-Tg levels did not differ between the groups. Conclusion. LLLT, by the methods described, has been shown to be safe for the treatment of hypothyroidism resulting from CAT" (CAT = Chronic Autoimmune Thyroid)
- (It is NOT suggested to use red/NIR light as a one-time treatment that is expected to last long-term. For optimal benefits, most research indicates that sessions be done with red/NIR therapy at least once a week consistently.)
Chronic Autoimmune Thyroid
Brain Laser or transcranial photobiomodulation can improve blood flow and improve healing in the brain.
Many health conditions can benefit from brain laser. Photobiomodulation improves brain blood flow and energy production. Dr. Karl R.O.S. Johnson, DC demonstrates how safe this therapy is for brain health. Laser can improve cognition, memory, depression, ability to focus and help the brain heal after a concussion. This is just one of the advanced techniques used at Johnson Chiropractic Neurology & Nutrition and Michigan Brain Health for Brain Wellness.