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One of intranasal light therapy users called me to say that the device was working for him.

He had a massive stroke about 5 years ago that left his left side paralyzed. Sheer determination steered him to a virtually complete recovery through a strict regimen of uncompromised quality nutrition and good lifestyle without the use of medications. He also lost about 60 pounds.

The past several weeks gave him a cause for worry. He was having warning signs that another stroke attack was looming. His fingers had been 'tingling' which is one of the signs to watch out for. Doctors will recognize this as a dangerous sign in a patient that had already suffered a stroke previously.

In his words, the result of the Intranasal Light Therapy was immediate. After the first 25 minute session the tingling he was experiencing had stopped. He feels now stronger and more energetic, and there were some other noticeable improvements in his overall well-being.

Given the evidence that supports this type of treatment for recovering stroke patients, this patient's experience shouldn't be a surprise. Chinese researchers published studies on Intranasal Light Therapy that are loaded with successful outcomes related to the autonomic neural system such as stroke. The effect of irradiating the brain with low level laser of the infra-red wavelength is gaining recognition in Western medical publications. The evidence of neurogenesis i.e. formation of neurons have been recorded in tests on laboratory mice suggesting a large potential in this area for stroke patients rehabilitation. Read more on these evidences on the MedicLights website.

Intranasal Light Therapy has an obvious advantage in stimulating neurogenesis that helps with stroke recovery and even other neural degenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries as the nasal cavity is close to the brain. The light points straight to the brain, and there are not many tissues in between, especially when compared to trying to irradiate the brain from outside the skull, which is thick compared to tissues in nasal cavity. Transcranial or through the scull light irradiation should require some serious maths and tuning when aiming at different areas of the brain.

One or two years ago optogenetics was named by Nature Publishing Group to be the Scientific Method of the Year 2010. Research groups are focusing on using light to control the brain. This is worth checking out if you have not come across this scientific method of the future. It is an intricate process, but it stamps the future of using light to influence the brain. Transcranial application works well on mice. For human beings Intranasal Light Therapy method of irradiation just makes more sense.