Shepherd University has partnered with the PBM Foundation to promote photobiomodulation (PBM) as a preferred treatment in wound care, healing, and pain relief.
The PBM Foundation will support Shepherd University in achieving a leadership role in the education of health professionals and other scientists in the use of PBM to help people in West Virginia and around the world recover from diseases and conditions having no effective treatment today.
To transform local and global healthcare, agriculture, and natural environments with PBM through education, research, and innovation.
Health and well-being will improve universally by using PBM knowledge, skills, and devices in injury and disease. Availability will expand through education, new treatments will be discovered by research, and efficacy will improve with innovation.
According to the CDC, there were 42,200 fatal opioid overdoses in 2016. That is like two 747s falling out of the sky…every single week of 2016.
- More drugs are not the solution.
- More surgery is not the solution.
- But what else does medicine have?
The future of PBM
- PBM is the new medicine for the future of health and aging, and Shepherd University is committing itself to becoming the center of excellence for PBM.
PBM is a bio-photonic medicine (light rather than a pill).
The PBM light activates the body’s innate healing and pain-reliving mechanisms to heal faster and reduce pain.
There is good evidence for its effects on acute trauma as well as degenerative diseases such as:
- Macular Degeneration
- Back and neck pain
- Shingles and other neuropathic pain syndromes
PBM/Shepherd University Adjunct Research Professors
Shepherd University is expanding its profile as a research institution and, in cooperation with the PBM Foundation, is pleased and privileged to have established relationships with leading research scientists in the field of Photobiomodulation (PBM). These outstanding individuals will have a continuing relationship with the University as Adjunct Research Professors, allowing them to conduct research work in the natural sciences fields as part of the Shepherd faculty.