Vladimir Heiskanen is creating health/photobiomodulation research
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1. Introduction

I am Vladimir Heiskanen, a dental student and an independent researcher from Finland.
 
Since 2013, I have been interested about the field of medical research suggesting that red and near-infrared light therapy is effective in helping to treat chronic diseases such as hypothyroidism, CVD, fibromyalgia or retinal degeneration. Laypeople call it red light therapy, though scientists usually prefer the term photobiomodulation (PBM) or low-level light therapy (LLLT).

I'm looking for your help in supporting my mission of raising awareness about the photobiomodulation studies being conducted.
 


2. My main projects: photobiomodulation summary & database

In 2017, I compiled several lines of evidence to a comprehensive essay (with 200+ refs) explaining why photobiomodulation is a topic that should be taken seriously even by skeptics: The Therapeutic Effects of Red and Near-Infrared Light (2017)

However, my main project since 2016 has been to create a comprehensive database of all PBM research ever published. The reason is that most of the PBM research is very scattered and difficult to reach by common medical databases such as PubMed. With this new database, the information retrieval is immensely faster by a factor of 10-to-100, thus making the researchers' work much more time-efficient.

So far, I've spent approximately 2,000 hours on this project which currently includes more than 4000 studies:



Despite the huge progress, the project is still largely undone. I need at least 1,000 more hours to fill in the missing data to the database. Based on my estimate, it will be largely finished before the year 2020.

One of the reasons that keep me motivated on my mission, is the feedback I have received from several top researchers in the field:

"You have done a WONDERFUL job in collecting all this information/ Only now I realize that the field of LLLT has so many highly qualified scientific papers."

"Outstanding. This is a very useful table documenting both the range and the quality of research in photobiomodulation (PBM)"

"Thanks very much for this Vladimir [...] This table will be useful in helping us push the cause."

"The PBM database is a fantastic resource for those of us working in the area."

"The databank that you generated is VERY useful. I wasn’t aware of it, so thank you for pointing us to that resource - we will surely use it in the future. This must have taken you a long time to compile."

"A very thorough summary of all the different benefits of PBM. Your spreadsheet/database will be a valuable resource."

"That's a tremendous document you have put together."

"What a magnificent production – congratulations! What you have commenced, and I hope you will continue with in to the future, can serve the PBM community in many and varied and valuable ways."





3. Scientific articles

I have also been actively writing scientific articles on photobiomodulation, in order to help this field of research evolve to a good direction.

Recently, I authored two English review articles on photobiomodulation with Michael R Hamblin (Harvard University), who is one of the leading photobiomodulation researchers in the world:




4. Photobiomodulation discussion group

As a side project, I also host the world's largest Photobiomodulation discussion group. During the last two years, the group has gained 2400 members, including some actual researchers in the field.



5. Other projects

In order to keep myself knowledgeable about the general topics in medicine, I read a lot of research articles related to nutrition, energy metabolism, mitochondria, diabetes, thyroid function, circadian rhythms, mediators of inflammation and anti-aging. I also have been working as a research assistant in Sleep Team Helsinki and Mitochondria and Nutrient Signaling Lab.

In my Finnish health blog, I provide a lot of useful material related to health skepticism. My Finnish writings have gained notable attention from the medical community in Finland.



6. Conclusion

I would love your help in supporting this mission of getting the word out about the science of red/NIR photobiomodulation.

Donations of $5 to $20 a month can help fund my work so that I don't have to take a job to survive, which will drastically limit my time to do this important work.





Appendix 1: Summary of my projects

The Therapeutic Effects of Red and Near-Infrared Light (2017) - My massive blog article about photobiomodulation research.

Photobiomodulation research - a comprehensive database -  A collection of more than 3,600 research articles on photobiomodulation (PBM) and low-level light therapy (LLLT).

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Photobiomodulation (PBM) Discussions - A Facebook group for PBM/LLLT discussions with 2400+ members.

Photobiomodulation - Facebook page for PBM/LLLT research news.

Valtsun terveysblogi - A Finnish health blog with dozens of articles and more than 670,000 page views.

Valtsu’s - An English health blog with a dozen of articles and more than 300,000 page views.

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
 ● You will get access to short piano compositions recorded by myself. My goal is to publish one composition per month.
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
  ● You will get access to short piano compositions recorded by myself. My goal is to publish one composition per month. 


● You will get access to my presentations and videos about photobiomodulation. My goal is to publish one item every two months.

Pledge $40 or more per month
$40 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
 ● You will get access to short piano compositions recorded by myself. My goal is to publish one composition per month. 


● You will get access to my presentations and videos about photobiomodulation. My goal is to publish one item every two months.


 ●  A monthly 20-minute personal Skype (or chat) session for discussing scientific subjects you are interested in.

Goals
10 of 40 patrons
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1. Introduction

I am Vladimir Heiskanen, a dental student and an independent researcher from Finland.
 
Since 2013, I have been interested about the field of medical research suggesting that red and near-infrared light therapy is effective in helping to treat chronic diseases such as hypothyroidism, CVD, fibromyalgia or retinal degeneration. Laypeople call it red light therapy, though scientists usually prefer the term photobiomodulation (PBM) or low-level light therapy (LLLT).

I'm looking for your help in supporting my mission of raising awareness about the photobiomodulation studies being conducted.
 


2. My main projects: photobiomodulation summary & database

In 2017, I compiled several lines of evidence to a comprehensive essay (with 200+ refs) explaining why photobiomodulation is a topic that should be taken seriously even by skeptics: The Therapeutic Effects of Red and Near-Infrared Light (2017)

However, my main project since 2016 has been to create a comprehensive database of all PBM research ever published. The reason is that most of the PBM research is very scattered and difficult to reach by common medical databases such as PubMed. With this new database, the information retrieval is immensely faster by a factor of 10-to-100, thus making the researchers' work much more time-efficient.

So far, I've spent approximately 2,000 hours on this project which currently includes more than 4000 studies:



Despite the huge progress, the project is still largely undone. I need at least 1,000 more hours to fill in the missing data to the database. Based on my estimate, it will be largely finished before the year 2020.

One of the reasons that keep me motivated on my mission, is the feedback I have received from several top researchers in the field:

"You have done a WONDERFUL job in collecting all this information/ Only now I realize that the field of LLLT has so many highly qualified scientific papers."

"Outstanding. This is a very useful table documenting both the range and the quality of research in photobiomodulation (PBM)"

"Thanks very much for this Vladimir [...] This table will be useful in helping us push the cause."

"The PBM database is a fantastic resource for those of us working in the area."

"The databank that you generated is VERY useful. I wasn’t aware of it, so thank you for pointing us to that resource - we will surely use it in the future. This must have taken you a long time to compile."

"A very thorough summary of all the different benefits of PBM. Your spreadsheet/database will be a valuable resource."

"That's a tremendous document you have put together."

"What a magnificent production – congratulations! What you have commenced, and I hope you will continue with in to the future, can serve the PBM community in many and varied and valuable ways."





3. Scientific articles

I have also been actively writing scientific articles on photobiomodulation, in order to help this field of research evolve to a good direction.

Recently, I authored two English review articles on photobiomodulation with Michael R Hamblin (Harvard University), who is one of the leading photobiomodulation researchers in the world:




4. Photobiomodulation discussion group

As a side project, I also host the world's largest Photobiomodulation discussion group. During the last two years, the group has gained 2400 members, including some actual researchers in the field.



5. Other projects

In order to keep myself knowledgeable about the general topics in medicine, I read a lot of research articles related to nutrition, energy metabolism, mitochondria, diabetes, thyroid function, circadian rhythms, mediators of inflammation and anti-aging. I also have been working as a research assistant in Sleep Team Helsinki and Mitochondria and Nutrient Signaling Lab.

In my Finnish health blog, I provide a lot of useful material related to health skepticism. My Finnish writings have gained notable attention from the medical community in Finland.



6. Conclusion

I would love your help in supporting this mission of getting the word out about the science of red/NIR photobiomodulation.

Donations of $5 to $20 a month can help fund my work so that I don't have to take a job to survive, which will drastically limit my time to do this important work.





Appendix 1: Summary of my projects

The Therapeutic Effects of Red and Near-Infrared Light (2017) - My massive blog article about photobiomodulation research.

Photobiomodulation research - a comprehensive database -  A collection of more than 3,600 research articles on photobiomodulation (PBM) and low-level light therapy (LLLT).

Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and Photobiomodulation (PBM) Discussions - A Facebook group for PBM/LLLT discussions with 2400+ members.

Photobiomodulation - Facebook page for PBM/LLLT research news.

Valtsun terveysblogi - A Finnish health blog with dozens of articles and more than 670,000 page views.

Valtsu’s - An English health blog with a dozen of articles and more than 300,000 page views.

Recent posts by Vladimir Heiskanen

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
$1 or more per month 4 patrons
 ● You will get access to short piano compositions recorded by myself. My goal is to publish one composition per month.
Pledge $5 or more per month
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
  ● You will get access to short piano compositions recorded by myself. My goal is to publish one composition per month. 


● You will get access to my presentations and videos about photobiomodulation. My goal is to publish one item every two months.

Pledge $40 or more per month
$40 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
 ● You will get access to short piano compositions recorded by myself. My goal is to publish one composition per month. 


● You will get access to my presentations and videos about photobiomodulation. My goal is to publish one item every two months.


 ●  A monthly 20-minute personal Skype (or chat) session for discussing scientific subjects you are interested in.