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Photobiomodulation (PBM) at the Imam Jawad (A.S) Charity Organization Medical Center

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Low-Level Laser Therapy or Photobiomodulation (PBM):
This is a new, advanced, non-invasive treatment method without pain or side effects. In this method, laser light in red or infrared wavelengths at various powers is used to stimulate cells. The process, known as Photobiomodulation (PBM), involves a photo-biochemical interaction between laser photons and living cells.

Laser radiation in near-red and infrared wavelengths penetrates cells and interacts with light receptors in the mitochondria of cells, leading to increased cell energy (ATP), increased nitric oxide, release of oxygen, improved blood flow, accelerated RNA and DNA synthesis, faster growth of new blood vessels, and reconstruction of nerve cells. This results in reducing brain inflammation and repairing damaged brain cells and tissues. Therefore, it can be used for treating a wide range of neurological and cognitive disorders.

Applications of Low-Level Laser Therapy:
Treatment with low-level lasers (LLLT), also known as cold laser therapy or photobiomodulation (PBM), is a non-invasive, painless process without side effects used for stimulating cell regeneration and protection in damaged or degenerating tissues, or for reconstructing deteriorating cells.

Numerous reputable studies have confirmed the effectiveness of low-level laser therapy in treating brain disorders such as stroke injuries, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, as well as psychological disorders like anxiety, depression, headaches, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sleep disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trauma-related diseases such as ischemic stroke and brain stroke. The laser light is applied non-invasively and painlessly with appropriate protocols to different areas of the skull.

With the grace of Allah, this new technology and treatment method has been established for the first time in Afghanistan by Dr. Sayed Mohammad Reza Hashemi, a neurotherapist and brain specialist, on December 9th, 2023 in Herat city at the Imam Jawad (A.S) Charity Organization Medical Center. It is hoped that this advancement will facilitate the treatment of patients in Afghanistan and contribute to scientific progress through the research and studies conducted by respected doctors and medical personnel.