Shepherd University has introduced Photobiomodulation to their advanced practice nurses and faculty members

Dr. Robert Bowen, left, describes PBM therapy while James Carroll, founder and CEO of THOR Photomedicine demonstrates how the therapy works on Barbara Sherman’s neck during an interactive training course Wednesday, at Shepherd University.

Shepherd University in partnership with the Photobiomodulation Therapy Foundation, announced its new health education initiative Wednesday during a day-long workshop, which introduced PBM, or photobiomodulation, to Shepherd’s advanced practice nurses and faculty members. It is considered the first step in bringing the application of light-based treatments into the nursing curriculum.

“PBM is important to West Virginians,” said Dr. Sharon Mailey, acting dean for and chair of the Department of Nursing Education, in a press release. “Our state leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths. PBM’s effectiveness in treating pain can create a viable alternative treatment that will help reduce dependence on addictive and dangerous medications.”

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