proneurolight.com/starter-p... proneurolight seems to be a vielight clone. First thing I saw on the website is that it treats PD! Even vielight doesn't claim to treat PD. So is this a scam or merely a Chinese clone? Vielight costs up to $3000 while this company says a little over $1000 for similar components: Nasal and head LED units using FAR and red light, 660 and 810 nm. Vielight still says 80% of cost is given back if no effects within 3 months.
Vielight competitor?: proneurolight.com... - Cure Parkinson's
This device looks like a solid head covering and I would be concerned about lack of ventilation and possible head overheating . Would definitely ask the company about this factor before making any decision.
It says 25 minute treatment time. I assume that's short enough to prevent overheating the skull?
Honestly, I don't know much regarding this issue but on Vielight X-Plus information sheet there is this statement:
A cooling micro-fan is built into the LED module to ensure
a comfortable temperature is maintained during operation.
The user will hear a slight whirring sound due to the operation
of the fan. "
If you look at Vielight and Coronet devices they have plenty of room for air circulation, so I am not sure how well this new device is designed.
A small correction, like most light helmets for PD this uses NIR (near infrared) not FIR (far infrared)
Thanks for the note. I wrote it late at night when my brain wasn't too clear anyway. So near infrared is closer to the visible red light on the light spectrum? I was a veterinarian in practice for 35 years. And every day I used a red light for developing radiographs. At first we developed xrays same as developing photographs with three trays, one with developer, one with fixer and one with a wash. It was a big day for us when we bought a developer that streamlined the process. And an even bigger day when we switched to computerized xrays.
There's always talk about toxins causing PD. I developed photos in high school and all through college and vet school. That's over 40 years of daily exposure to developer and other photography chemicals.
Yes, near-infrared refers to the range from the edge of visible light (700nm) to around 1400nm. Far-infrared, which is also thermal, is from around 3000nm -100,000nm. Mid-infrared bridges the two.
Interesting to read about your profession and thoughts on possible toxicity effects. Like you I tick a few boxes for being at higher risk of developing PD (in my case symptoms from early 30s). Most of us may never know if there was a specific trigger or cause.
I just bought a cheap one with 660nm online ($39 USD). The user manual advises keeping it from 15cm to 30cm away from the body, but it purportedly is designed for repairing muscle tissue, not a brain. In addition, 15-30 cm away from the brain seems extremely far for such a weak red light. Aren't the Vielight and the Coronet Duo supposed to be used with the lights only a couple of cm away from the scalp?
Interesting. This model comes with nose plugs. What purpose does nose plugs serve for a red light hat?
The nose plugs get the light closer to a region of neurons in the deep brain that are considered important to stimulate in PD
The proneurolight also lacks 40Hz pulsed light which has been clinically shown to increase brain stimulation