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Here you will find articles and news from all areas of phototherapy.

How do you know if your laser is a medical device?

Without a 4-digit number after the CE mark, it is not a medical device. This means that it may not be used on humans for the treatment or alleviation of human diseases.


The Brain + TPBMT Virtual Summit brings together 24 of the most-renowned specialists and innovators in the brain health community to shed light on the future of brain health and photobiomodulation therapy.


The latest scientific publication on transcranial laser therapy by Farzad Salehpour, Michael Hamblin, Paolo Cassano and colleagues for applications of photobiomodulation in neurology and neuropsychiatry.

COLLL training becomes part of the certification program at Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India.

The COLLL training will start this year in cooperation with the MMNGH Institute of Dental Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India. 

Brain+tPBMt Virtual Summit 2023

Hosted by Joe DiDuro:
Yes...  It has been almost 3 years since we launched the first BRAIN + tPBMT Virtual Summit.  
No doubt that you are well aware of the EXPLOSION of new and pertinent research on tPBMT..  I do my best to condense and disperse your work to the general public in my social media posts.  


An invitation from the Biophotonics Group

The Biophotonics Group invites you to the International Day of Light

Dr. med. Amir Fakhr Attar provides the training in Laser Field Therapy in Iran/Teheran

Dr. med. Amir Fakhr Attar introduces tehe COLLL teaching in Laser Field Therapy in Iran. Dr. Attar is a specialist in physical an rehailitation medicine, acupuncture and ear acupuncture.

New: tPBM and the Brain-group in Facebook

After the Virtual Summit on tPBMT and the Brain the congress organizer Dr Joe di Duro  opened the new FB group on the topic transcranial PBM and the brain.


Free Webinar on the treatment of tinnitus

Two PBM experts (Dr. Jan Tunér and Dr. Nelson Marquina) offer a free seminar on the treatment of somatosensory tinnitus with PBM.

2 new literature reviews on TMD and Oral surgery

The first article presents a review of current data on the applications of photobiomodulation (PBM) in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS), to guide future research. The second systematic review aimed to comprehensively review all available documents regarding photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) application in temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients and to suggest an evidence-based protocol for therapeutic PBM administration for these patients.


Meta-analysis confirms pain reduction in musculoskeletal disorders with PBM

The meta-analysis presents evidence that LLLT is an effective treatment modality to reduce pain in adult patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Adherence to WALT dosage recommendations seems to enhance treatment effectiveness.

COLLL Laser Masters Symposium

The COLLL Master Symposium will take place from 31 August (8:30 am) to 01 September (17:00 pm) 2019 together with the IDRR Meeting in Bangalore at the Aloft Whitefield (Bangalore Whitefield Main Road).

The Asian Academy of Lasertherapy accredits COLLL Associate Fellowship in Dentistry

Earn a Standard Proficiency Certification in Laser Dentistry from AALTand

WALT Interview with Dr. Terrance L. Baker

Dr. Terrance Baker:
What significance does PBM/photobiomodulation therapy have for the future of medicine? What can it do for the various specialist areas?
5th October 2018

WALT-Interviews: Prof. Chandrashekar Yavagal

Prof. Chandrashekar Yavagal
How can PBM/Photobiomodulation therapy be integrated into the training of dentists?
4th and 5th October 2018

WALT-Interview Prof. Praveen Arany

Prof. Praveen Arany:
Photobiomodulation in dentistry - Where does research stand?
4th and 5th October 2018

WALT-Interview Prof. René-Jean Bensadoun

Prof. Rene-Jean Bensadoun
PBM in side effects of cancer therapies
5th October 2018

WALT-Interviews Dr. Serge Moskin

Dr. Serge Moskvin
Mechanisms of PBM and their consequences for therapy
3th and 5th October 2018

WALT-Interview Dr. med. Volkmar Kreisel

Dr. Volkmar Kreisel
The potential of the application of pulsed laser light (laser frequencies)
5th October 2018

WALT-Interview Dr. Andrei Barasch

Dr. Andrei Barasch
PBM/Photobiomodulation therapy in tumours and damage to the oral mucosa caused by radiation therapy
5th October 2018

WALT-Interview James D. Carroll

James Carroll
What significance does PBM have for the medicine of the future?
5th October 2018

WALT-Interview Prof. Raj Nair

Prof. Raj Nair
Oral health and Oral Oncology - What is the significance of PBM?
5th October 2018

WALT-Interview Prof. Chukuka S. Enwemeka

Prof. Chukuka S. Enwemeka
The Importance of Photobiomodulation for the Medicine of the Future
5th October 2018

WALT-Interview Dr. Roberta Therese Chow

Dr. Roberta Therese Chow
The Importance of Photobiomodulation for future pain therapy
4th October 2018

WALT-Interview Prof. Michael R. Hamblin

Prof. Michael R. Hamblin
Basic research on photobiomodulation and dose-response research
5th October 2018

WALT-Interview Vladimir Heiskanen

Studies on Photobiomodulation
5th October 2018

Workshop PBM in Dentistry

Pictures from the workshop PBM in dentistry from May 03 to 05 at the NAM Centre, Bayerisch Gmain near Salzburg with the developer and PBM expert Charles Breda.

Practice for psychosomatic medicine introduces therapy option m-PBM.

Dr. Thomas Henning offers his patients the option of an alternative or complementary treatment with multispectral PBM.

Also animals have teeth....

The book on PBM/laser therapy in dentistry by Jan Tunér and Tilman Fritsch can be easily transferred to the animal sector.

Find the acupuncture points in dogs

Peter Rosin shows all tips and tricks for the fast, safe localization of the most important diagnostic and therapeutic points on the dog.

Multispectral PBM for the veterinary sector

Also for animals there is the whole phototherapeutic spectrum from violet to infrared for an extended therapy range in regeneration, traumatology, rheumatology, orthopedics, prevention and for vitality/performance.

Prof. P. Arany: Stem cell differentiation and regeneration of tissue by PBM

Prof. Praveen Arany gives an overview of the state of research on the potential of PBM to regenerate tissue. The focus is on dentistry as a prime example.

PBM can change the diversity of the intestinal microbiome

An animal study shows that PBM is able to change the intestinal microbiome positively and to significantly increase the number of bacteria that stand for a healthy intestinal environment.

Can PBM modulate autoimmunitiy?

What can PBM achieve in autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto, multiple sclerosis, familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (FALS), Sjögren´s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and others?
An article by Jan Tunér

Are there studies on PBM in veterinary medicine?

In addition to hundreds of so-called "animal studies" (preclinical studies in mice and rats), there are also targeted indication studies for veterinary medicine. However, these are small in comparison with human literature.

FB Group PBM in neurorehabilitation and psychiatry

COLLL maintains a forum for colleagues in the fields of neurology, psychiatry, psychosomatics and psychotherapy on Facebook.

Dental conference 2019 in Kuwait

Prof. Dr. Chandrashekar Yavagal (mentor of AALA and COLLL lecturer) speaks at the third IDAK conference.

Laser Field therapy for veterinary therapists

We regularly offer seminars with a focus on "treatment with laser frequencies" for veterinary medicine.

COLLL cooperates with AALT

COLLL (College for Ligth medicine/ Laser-Phototherapy) and AALT (Asian Academy for Laser Therapy) have been partners since 2018. Both PBM training organizations are committed to WALT and jointly establish an international, science-oriented standard for training in PBM for the various disciplines.

Interview with Prof. Praveen Arany on the potencial of PBM

PBM can be used to selectively form bone, dentin, cement, cartilage and other tissues. Treatment of mucositis with PBM will become both preventive and therapeutic standard treatment.

Workshop Multispectral Photobiomodulation (m-PBM)

Systems for photobiological modulation using multiple, synchronously applied wavelengths represent a new development in PBM technology. The COLLL offers a first seminar on the background and application areas in Bayerisch Gmain near Salzburg/ Austria on 04 May 2019.

NEW! PBM in dentistry with Jan Tunér

In 11 lessons, Dr. Jan Tunér explains the benefits of PBM in dentistry, all techniques and the the scientific background underlying the breakthrough potential of this side-effect free therapy.

The peer Interviews with leading scientists of PBM

We interviewed the leading PBM researchers about their main research areas. You will find the WALT-interviews in the COLLL media center.

Talk: Dental PBM is important for many medical disciplines!

Jan Tunér, Tilman Fritsch und Michael Grandjean

How much dentistry interlocks with all other areas of medicine and what consequences this close "interlocking" has for therapy is the subject of this discussion between three experienced users:


Talk: Dosage, new indications, cost savings through PBM....

Dr. Jan Tunér and the engineer Andreas Heltschl talk about important questions on PBM in dentistry, e.g:
1. What is the best dosage?
2 Which new indications are most promising?
3. Cost reduction potencial in the treatment of mucositis and other diseases

The guide for working with laser frequencies

For all those who want to use resonance frequencies in their therapy in addition to PBM, there is a new compass: The book "Laser Field Therapy - The pioneering technology of laser photo therapy with the new generation of resonance frequencies".

Talk: Silent inflammation and PBM - the importance of new therapies

Silent inflammations are more and more often the focus of attention in a wide variety of medical disciplines when it comes to the complex levels that sustain chronic degenerative diseases.

What are Laser-frequency sweeps?

We call certain frequency programs of the COLLL sweeps. The sweeps are not single frequencies, but elastic narrow frequency spectra, which correspond more to the natural conditions.

A study on the ALPHA sweep

A small study by Dr. Volkmar Kreisel investigated the influence of the ALPHA sweep ? a COLLL program ? on the parasympathetic nervous system in humans.

Find the acupuncture points on horses

Peter Rosin shows all tips and tricks for the fast, safe localization of the most important points on the horse and dog (separate tutorials).

Cooperation with the Iranian Association for Medical Acupuncture

The first training period in ear acupuncture, laser field therapy and implant acupuncture in Tehran with Dr. Volkmar Kreisel on 08.-10.03.2018 (Organization: Reza Ahmadian/ IHA Medical).


MKW laser system standardizes LFT

The frequency programs of the COLLL become new standard software of the Laser Powertwin21+ and LA-X of the manufacturer MKW Laserystem.

The story of a horse

The 18-year-old Haflinger stallion is completely paralyzed on the left side after a stroke, the left eye is blind. The clinic recommends euthanasia. Laser photo therapy brought him back into the race...

Success of transcranial laser therapy for craniocerebral trauma and stroke

The Department NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION of the University Hospital Charité (Prof. Dr. Stefan Hesse, Dr. Cordula Werner) in Berlin, Germany has published its study on the effects of laser therapy in severe cases of DOC (Disorders Of Conciousness).

PBM and age-related macula degeneration (AMD)

New studies on the treatment of eye diseases with PBM cause a sensation. PBM has been investigated as a therapy for age-related macular degeneration.

PBM is an important element in NAM Dentistry

In NAM dentistry, the effects of PBM are of decisive importance.
Tilman Fritsch's NAM approach stands for holistic dentistry.

Laser acupuncture for treating musculoskeletal pain

A systematic review of laser acupuncture for pain in the musculoskeletal system leads to positive results.

PBM helps neuroneogenesis in craniocerebral trauma

Traumatic injuries of the brain react to transcranial, low-energy laser irradiation with infrared light.

The long way of PBM into established medicine

Photobiomodulatory medicine has special features that fall through the perceptual grid of common validation processes.

Laserclass 3 and 4 ? What is the difference?

This editorial poses the question: Which laser class is best suited for the PBM? Are there differences in effectiveness and safety?

PBM is a strong support in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers: Significant reduction of the percentage wound area by cointervention with LLLT to standard therapy according to guideline (RCT 2012)

Promotion of healing with PBM (chronic wounds)

Since 2012, there has finally been a clinical study on the promotion of wound healing by LLLT in difficult-to-heal wounds. ...


Brain PBM Virtual summit

Discover How Light Can Help Enhance Brain Health and Healing