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Brain Light Machines FAQs

What type of therapy do the machines provide?
Therapy using Brain Light Machines involves a type of photobiomodulation, the application of light that promotes healing.

How do you use the devices?
For the Big Brain Light Machine, place the “helmet” on your head and the nose clip inside your nostril.  Following initial setup, the light emitters will be fixed in a strategic position. Turn the machine on and go about doing other things around the house like reading or watching TV.

When using the Little Brain Light Machine simply attach the nose clip to your nostril, turn the machine on and continue with your usual at-home routine.

Due to the devices’ precise engineering, you can be confident that you are getting exactly the right amount of exposure to the most effective type of brain healing light available every time you use it.

On the Big Brain Light Machine, why are the light emitters for the head positioned the way they are?
The places on the head were carefully designated by the developer for maximum healing light exposure to the brain’s default mode network (DMN). The DMN refers to parts of the brain that have strong interaction with many other areas of the brain.

What’s the purpose of the nose clip?
Light from the intranasal clip treats the brain’s pre-frontal lobe. It can be used alone when executive function such as decision-making or problem solving is an issue. This is what the Little Brain Light Machine does. When used in combination with the Big Brain Light Machine’s helmet, the entire brain is treated. Both produce what is called photobiomodulation.

How often should I use my Brain Light Machine?
Using your machine daily or once every other day produces the greatest benefit, because creating biological change in cells is cumulative. With regular use most people see measurable effects in one to three months. Ideal treatment time for the Big Brain Light Machine is 20 minutes. Ideal treatment time for the Little Brain Light Machine is 25 minutes.

By the way, we’ve discovered at Center for Brain that using brain machines in conjunction with neurofeedback training enhances the impact of both.

Is there a guarantee?
Yes. The manufacturer provides a six-month 80% money back guarantee. If not satisfied, return your device within the guarantee window and receive your refund, minus any shipping and handling charges.

How do I know I’m getting the right amount of light exposure?
Brain Light Machines are engineered to provide a perfect balance between light intensity and power for ultimate effectiveness and safety. This combination is the result of many years of research on light exposure.

Are there any side effects?
There are no known side effects after many years of human use by the developer, and using the device is completely painless.

How much technical knowledge do I need?
Almost none! Once your device is configured and you’ve learned how to position it so that the light emitters touch your scalp, you don’t have to do anything more than place it and turn it on. We are happy to guide you in setting up your device for optimal use.

Is there any research about this sort of light therapy?
Yes. Use the links below to review research and learn more about the technology and science.

Interviews with some users of the product. The video includes an interview with Lew Lim, developer of VieLight products, and scientists from Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine. They share insights about the positive effects of low level light therapy (photobiomodulation) on the body and brain at the cellular level.
View here.

An explanation of the mechanisms and science of the VieLight. View here.

A video overview of the VieLight. View here.

An interview with Dr Michael Hamblin, Harvard professor and infrared therapy expert talking about the mechanisms and research behind photobiomodulation. View here.

A technical explanation of photobiomodulation. Read more.

Light Matters News Magazine: 3:30 minutes into this show is a video segment that reviews and discusses the health benefits of photobiomodulation. View here.