Low Level Laser Therapy for depression has been found extremely effective as cold laser through photobiomodulation, painlessly stimulates the release of endorphins with no side effects. It has been clinically proven to be more effective than LED devices which do not have enough power to penetrate the skull and carry ou the necessary biological changes within the synapses.

At Laser Medicine we have developed a number of protocols for Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Auricular Acupuncture using Low Level (Cold) Laser over many years, which have proved reliably effective for treating patients with depression.

Our Therapeutic Laser protocols address the overall health of our patients, not only helping them with depression, but also improving underlying health conditions such as digestion, sleep, anxiety and pain. Low Level Laser Therapy for depression offers a safe and natural alternative to prescription anti-depressant drugs.

Benefits of Low Level Laser Therapy for depression include:

  • Stress and anxiety replaced by feelings of well-being
  • Pain relief
  • Clearer and more positive thinking
  • Improved sleep
  • Greater concentration
  • Better digestion and elimination
  • Improved immune system
  • Greater energy and motivation

One session can often have a positive effect and leave the person feeling more relaxed as a result of increased endorphins.

We would recommend a course of sessions, depending on the severity of the depression and how long the person has suffered.

Please also refer to our treatments for traumastressaddiction and pain relief.

Clinical Research on Laser Therapy for depression:

The following article contains clinical research relating to the positive effects of low level laser therapy for depression: Read here.

In summary, the study shows how infrared light can activate mitochondria, which in turn stimulates second messenger systems, DNA transcription, and growth factors. As a result, new synapses are formed, circuits regrow, and pluripotent stem cells differentiate into neurons. After a course of 10 LLLT treatments (20 treatments in a subset of 4 patients), all patients experienced significant clinical improvement of symptoms, including headaches, cognitive problems, sleep disturbances, irritability, and depression. In telephone interviews every 6 months after treatment, patients report sustained improvements.