News Flash about Photobiomodulation as a Treatment for Parkinson’s Symptoms

Another Report Today on the Photobiomodulation device from Vielight

During several recent consultations I have heard this past week still more encouraging reports about the Vielight Neuro device described in this post. Improvement has been reported for gait, handwriting and tremors after 2-3 weeks of use. These symptoms did not vanish, but users reported noticeable improvements.  I am more and more confident that this therapy is helping
address problematic symptoms.

Click on the link below to hear my interview on Parkinsons Recovery Radio with Dr. Lew Lim, inventor of this new photobiomodulation therapy.

I predict the future of medicine rests with innovative therapies that utilize light and sound to bring the body back into balance and harmony. Neurons are cells that contain mitochondria. Photobiomodulation energizes neuronal mitochondria, triggering a cascade of beneficial cellular functions. Potential benefits are neuroprotective effects, self-repair mechanisms and enhanced functionality.

I predict Dr. Lim’s new invention promises to set health care in new and exciting directions and has the potential to offer far reaching benefits to persons experiencing Parkinson’s symptoms.

After listening to this interview, I am even more optimistic about this therapy for Parkinson’s and other conditions including mental fog and dementia. Be sure to listen to my interview with Dr. Lim posted at the top of this post. I believe Dr. Lim is a true pioneer who has invented medicine of the future which uses light.

Intranasal photobiomodulation is the most efficient method for light energy to reach the brain. Different from electrical and magnetic stimulation, photobiomodulation uses light energy (or photons) of specific wave lengths and power density to simulate cellular function.

Dr. Lim is an engineer and a Doctor of Natural Medicine with additional diplomas in Medical Neuroscience and Business and Accountancy. He obtained his degrees and diplomas from the University of California at Berkeley, University of Sheffield, Duke University, Quantum University and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

Photobiomodulation Research

A 2017 study examined the effects of photobiomodulation  (PBM),  a light therapy that uses red or near-infrared light to heal and protect tissues, in five older adults with dementia, one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

After 12 weeks of treatment subjects showed significant improvements on the Cognitive Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale. With only five subjects, the effect sizes had to be huge for significance to  be shown.

Caregivers who kept daily journals tracking experiences of the research subjects reported participants had:

  • Better sleep
  • Fewer angry outbursts
  • Decreased anxiety

Did Positive Results for Subjects Continue After Treatment was Suspended?

No. Precipitous declines were observed during the follow-up 4 week no-treatment period. Results suggest treatments need to continue for results to be sustained.

Saltmarche et al.(2017) Photomed Laser Surg. 2017 Aug;35(8)

About the Vielight Photobiomodulation Device

The company, Vielight, has generously offered followers of Parkinsons Recovery a 10% discount off orders of the the Vielight Neuro Gamma device which retails for $1749. Enter the coupon code healing4me on the shopping cart. The website: www.vielight.com

Warranty

Vielight is so confident in its new product that you get six (6) months to try out their newly invented  photobiomodulation therapy. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you can return it for a 80% refund. I have never heard of a company that is so confident in their product that such a generous warranty can be extended. They obviously have high confidence in their new invention. While there is scant evidence about its effectiveness for people who experience symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, the opportunity to try it out for minimal risk is currently available.

Act Now or Wait for More Evidence?

If you prefer to wait for clear and convincing evidence that this or any light therapy will help with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, be on the lookout for research findings that will be completed and released 5-10 years from now. Designing and implementing studies takes time and of course big bucks. I would personally like to see many people with the symptoms start getting photobiomodulation therapy now. Early users are giving us rich indications about its usefulness as a treatment for Parkinson’s symptoms,. I do not hesitate to suggest this as a treatment option to take seriously.

Early Evidence on Vielight’s Photobiomodulation Device as a Treatment for Parkinson’s Symptoms

As a brand new invention. there is no systematic published research on the use of the Vielight Gamma Photobiomoduatlion device as a therapy to specifically address Parkinson’s symptoms. I have heard informal feedback from users that the therapy has resulted in relief of some symptoms and report below my summary observations:

  1. One common report from users is that the therapy does not show quick results. You apparently have to apply the therapy over a period of several weeks to a month or longer to celebrate a positive shift in symptoms.
  2. I have heard several specific reports on tremors that were calmed.
  3. It is unclear at this point to what degree the therapy will address balance issues.
  4. Evidence does suggest that this therapy can potentially help with dementia.

Are Medicines or Supplements no Longer Working for You?

If the answer is yes to this question,  what treatment options remain? There is, of course, Deep Brain Stimulation available as an option, but I am well aware many of you prefer not to pursue this treatment option. It is my hope and prayer that photobiomodulation therapy will become a natural option that supports the therapeutic effect of medicines and supplements such that the dosage does not have to be increased or even can be reduced under close supervision of your doctor.

I thus recommend that you consider this therapy so we can discover together whether my prediction of success is right or wrong. Keep in mind that while the device is relatively expensive – $1749 – you:

  1. Can claim a 10% discount if you use the Parkinsons Recovery discount code of healing4me.
  2. Get 6 months of use to see if it offers symptomatic relief or not.
  3. Risk is reduced 80% since you can return the device within the 6 month period after purchase for an 80% refund of the purchase price.
  4. Everyone in the family can use the therapy.

The Vielight company obviously has confidence in their product which is a very encouraging sign. I have never heard of any company that offered a 6 month warranty. You can purchase the Gamma Vielight device from the Vielight website:

www.vielight.com

Be sure to enter the coupon code healing4me on the Vielight shopping cart to claim your Parkinsons Recovery 10% discount. Please also email me your experience with using it after a month (or longer) of use.

Vielight Photobiomodulation Device Instructional Manual Video

Research on Light Therapy from MIT

The following video previews recent research at MIT that explains why light therapy offers a promising opportunity to reverse dementia associated with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

I hope many of you will try this therapy out and let me know the result. It is not a permanent “fix” to be sure, but neither is medicine. I am attracted to this option because it is noninvasive and inexpensive over the long term when you consider it can be used for a lifetime and by all members of the household.

Photobiomodulation Mechanism

Visible red and near infrared light energy stimulates cells to generate more energy facilitating self-repair. The healing takes place within the mitochondria through an enzyme called cytochrome c oxidase. This enzyme accepts and converts the light (or photonic) energy into cellular energy (ATP) and other gene transcription factors leading to cellular repair and regeneration.

Will Photobiomodulation Therapy Interfere with My Daily Life?

No. You are welcome to receive the therapy while working, reading or doing anything really.  Dr. Lim, the inventor, recommends that people with more serious health issues such as Alzheimers might be advised to do the therapy at night while going to sleep. The treatment duration lasts only 20 minutes.

Photobiomodluation therapy
Photobiomodulation Therapy while Working

Robert Rodgers PhD
robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com
Olympia Washington
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
877-526-4646

Is Parkinson’s Really Degenerative?

Most people buy into the belief that once diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you are destined to get worse.

              • No hope.
              • No chance of recovery.
              • No chance to get your life back.

No wonder so many people are depressed!

But …. Is this really true? Everyone in the medical community claims it to be true, but I ask you, what evidence do they provide to support their depressing claim you will inevitably get worse? I have seen no evidence.

I have now provided compelling evidence for the past decade that the belief Parkinson’s is degenerative is false. People do recover. People do get their life back. Symptoms can be reversed.

In my holiday survey I ask the question: over the past year since the last holiday season, have you been feeling better, about the same or worse? There are three choices.

If the claim Parkinson’s is degenerative is true, 100% of the respondents to my survey would report they are worse. This is not the result reported this year or any of the past years of my survey. This year, as in past years, two thirds of respondents (66%) report that they have either been better or about the same.

People diagnosed with Parkinson’s have found ways to reverse their symptoms or at a minimum not get worse.

Despite frustrations and roadblocks, know that in your heart, mind and soul that recovery is possible. Make it happen now.

Robert

 

 

 

Recommendation for the BEMER PEMF Therapy

PEMF stands for Pulsed Electromagnetic Force Therapy. The concept behind the therapy originated  in Germany 25 years ago. The original device that delivers the therapy is called the BEMER (just like the car). Over the years, other PEMF devices have been invented and promoted.

The BEMER is widely used throughout Europe in medical clinics, hospitals and homes.

My recommendation for you is this. If you decide to get a PEMF device, get the gold standard option which  is the BEMER,  now FDA approved. There are other devices that cost less, but they do not have the research to support their effectiveness.

How to claim your $1000 payment from me.

As I mention in the audio clip, I strongly believe using the BEMER every day addresses a wide variety of symptoms that can emerge as we age. It can also have beneficial effects when it comes to Parkinson’s symptoms.

You can only get a BEMER from someone else who has already acquired one and has elected to be a distributor. When you get a BEMER from me – distributors get their own website –  I personally receive approximately $1,000 from the sale. Once you purchase a BEMER from my website, I will be happy to return to you the $1000 I will receive as a result of the sale.

Here is the process involved.

First, visit my BEMER website and order a BEMER PRO. There are lots of loan programs available or you can get one on a lease to loan basis.
https://robert-rodgers.bemergroup.com/en-US

Second, email me that you have made your purchase: robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com
.
Third, I will send you $1000 to your Paypal account (or send you a check if you do not have paypal) 30 days after your purchase.

This will cut down the cost by approximately 25%.

What do I get of the deal? ::: The knowledge that you are using a therapy that in the long run will make a difference  to the quality of your life and that of your family who also choose to use the BEMER on a daily basis.

Note: You do have to keep giving yourself treatments. Do not expect you can give yourself treatments for several months and then go cold turkey. Plan on taking a few minutes out of each day to give yourself a treatment.

Robert

2021 Parkinsons Recovery Survey Results

Listed below are responses from respondents to the 2021 Parkinsons Recovery Survey who reported therapies that were helping them feel better.

Listed below are the top 10 therapies rank ordered from most to least useful in terms of the most frequently reported useful therapies. Please take note of the finding that exercise ranks at the top of the list!

    1. Exercise
    2. Medication
    3. Diet
    4. Meditation
    5. Physical Therapy
    6. QiGong
    7. Photobiomodulation (light therapy)
    8. Massage
    9. Probiotics
    10. Avoidance of Stress

Below – the columns (worse,  same, better) indicate whether the respondent reported they were feeling worse, about the same or better over the past year. Keep in mind that respondents usually reported more than one therapy to be useful.

worse same better Totals
Acupuncture

2

2

1

5

acupressure

1

1

Amino Acid Therapy

1

1

Art Therapy

1

1

Ayurveda

2

2

High Dose B1

2

2

Bone Marrow Stem Cells

1

1

Baoding Ball Exercise

1

1

breathing exercises

1

1

2

bromandane

1

1

Cannabis

2

2

CBD Oil

1

1

2

Chinese Medicine

3

1

1

5

Chiropractic

1

1

2

Cranial Sacral Therapy

2

1

Dancing

2

2

Deep Brain Stimulation

3

3

DBT Therapy

1

1

Deep Breathing

1

1

Dental
   Removed Root Canal

1

1

   Treated Tooth Infection

1

1

Diet
   Adequate Nutrition

1

2

3

   Acid Neutralization

1

1

   Coconut Oil

2

2

   Drink Warm Tea with Medications

1

1

   Fish Oil

2

2

   Grundy Diet

1

1

   Healthy Diet

1

1

2

   Low Carb Diet

1

1

   MCT Oil

1

1

   Mediterian Diet

1

1

   Nutritional Consults

1

1

   Nuts and Seeds

1

1

   Organic Food

1

1

2

   Paleo Diet

1

1

   Plant Based Diet

1

1

   Protein Shakes

1

1

   Vegan Diet

1

1

   Wahls Diet

1

1

Duo Nebulizer

1

1

Energy Work – Reiki

1

1

2

Filtered Water

1

1

Fisher Walace Stimulator

1

1

Focused Ultrasound

1

1

General Exercise

8

29

5

42

   Fast Walking

1

1

2

   Swimming

2

2

   Theracycle

1

1

1

3

   Stretching

3

2

5

   Walking

3

3

3

9

   Yoga

2

2

4

fava beans

1

1

Follows Passion

1

2

3

Faith

1

1

2

Family Constelations

1

1

fight Parkinson’s Without Drugs

1

1

Grape Seed Extract

1

1

Heating Pad

1

1

Hydration Therapy

1

1

Jin Shin Jitsu

1

1

journaling

1

1

LDN

1

1

Medical Marijuana

1

1

Massages

3

2

5

Medical dousing to improve facial expression

1

1

Medications

11

20

4

35

   Minimal Medications

1

1

Meditation

3

10

3

16

medlens dictation

1

1

Mindfulness

1

1

Mitocondrial Support

1

1

Mucuna

2

1

3

Music

2

1

3

Nerve Tonic (Hylands)

1

1

Neurofield Therapy

1

1

nicotene gum

1

1

Nurturing Relationships

1

1

Osteopathic Manipulation 

1

1

Ozone Therapy

1

1

Parkinson’s Support Group

1

1

PEMF

1

1

Peptide Injections

1

1

Photobiomodulation 

2

2

2

6

Physical Therapy

7

2

9

   Neurological Physical Therapy

1

1

Pilates

2

1

3

Probiotics

1

3

1

5

Positive Attitude – Talking with positive people

2

1

1

4

Puzzles

1

1

Qi Gong

5

3

1

9

Relationsnships

1

1

Rest When Needed

1

1

Rife

1

1

Roller Sticks

1

1

Sauna

2

2

Scrabble

1

1

Self Compassion

1

1

Sleep

1

1

Smile Therapy

1

1

Solice

2

1

3

Sound therapy

1

1

Speak out loudly

1

1

spiritual practice

2

1

3

Stress Avoidance – Reduce Anxiety

5

5

Sunshine

1

1

Supplements

4

3

1

8

   Amway Nutrilites

1

1

   B Vitamins

1

1

2

   Carbolic Acid

1

1

   Circumin

1

1

   Citicoline

1

1

   CoQ10

1

2

3

   Elderberry

1

1

   Glutathione

1

1

   Grape Seed Extract

1

1

   Homocysteine Factors

1

1

   Iodine

1

1

   Lion’s Mane

1

1

   LIthium

1

1

   Magnesium

1

1

2

   Phosfood (Standard Process)

1

1

   R Lipoic Acid

1

1

   Restore Gold

1

1

   Rhodiola

1

1

   Tumeric

1

1

   Vitamin C

1

1

   Zinc

1

1

Tai Chi

2

1

3

Tesla BioHealing

1

1

Trauma Release Exercises

1

1

Vitamins

2

3

5

Wine

1

1

Robert

Photobiomodultation (Light Therapy) Parkinson’s Study

Photobiomodulation Parkinson’s Study Results Released

Finally! I have been eagerly waiting to learn results of a 3 year Australian photobiomodulation Parkinson’s study that examined the impact of light therapy (using Vielight.com devices) on symptoms of persons diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Results have finally been published.

Documented reductions in symptoms far exceeded my expectations. Measures of mobility, cognition, dynamic balance and fine motor skill for the 12 Parkinson’s research subjects were significantly improved (p < 0.05) with photobiomodulation treatment for 12 weeks and up to one year. Many individual improvements were above the minimal clinically important difference, the threshold judged to be meaningful for participants. Individual improvements varied but many continued for up to one year with sustained home treatment.

The design of this study was eloquent. Participants were assessed for mobility, fine motor skills, balance and cognition before treatment began, after 4 weeks of treatment, after 12 weeks of treatment and the end of the home treatment period.

Researchers drew the following conclusions:

“PBM (photobiomodulation) was shown to be a safe and potentially effective treatment for a range of clinical signs and symptoms of PD. Improvements were maintained for as long as treatment continued, for up to one year in a neurodegenerative disease where decline is typically expected.” 

Contact the company: https://www.vielight.com  for information about their photobiomodulation devices and recommendations. The company has offered a 10% discount to members of my audience.  Enter the coupon code healing4me on the shopping card or tell them when you call (877-355-8012) that you are with Parkinsons Recovery. The 10% discount will automatically be applied. The company is located in Toronto Canada.

I continue to hear positive reports from members of my audience about the beneficial effects of photobiomodulation therapy. I have identified dozens of natural therapies that offer symptom relief, but would have to put this particular therapy as one of the natural options that promises to offer the most benefit for most (but not all) persons. Consider this option to be worth serious consideration.

Robert

PS: I give myself photobiomodulation therapy every other day using the X-Plus Vielight device. The downside is that it does require a 20 minute commitment for each treatment. Speaking only for myself, I cannot do anything other than do the treatment. The upside is that my mental function has increased substantially: I can remember details now and retrieve mountains of information from long term memory.  This really is an amazing therapy!

What follows is an abstract of the study:

BMC Neurol. 2021 Jul 2;21(1):256

Improvements in clinical signs of Parkinson’s disease using photobiomodulation: a prospective proof-of-concept study.

Ann Liebert, Brian Bicknell, E-Liisa Laakso, Gillian Heller, Parastoo Jalilitabaei, Sharon Tilley, John Mitrofanis, Hosen Kiat 

Abstract

Background: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease with no cure and few treatment options. Its incidence is increasing due to aging populations, longer disease duration and potentially as a COVID-19 sequela. Photobiomodulation (PBM) has been successfully used in animal models to reduce the signs of PD and to protect dopaminergic neurons.

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of PBM to mitigate clinical signs of PD in a prospective proof-of-concept study, using a combination of transcranial and remote treatment, in order to inform on best practice for a larger randomized placebo-controlled trial (RCT).

Methods: Twelve participants with idiopathic PD were recruited. Six were randomly chosen to begin 12 weeks of transcranial, intranasal, neck and abdominal PBM. The remaining 6 were waitlisted for 14 weeks before commencing the same treatment. After the 12-week treatment period, all participants were supplied with PBM devices to continue home treatment. Participants were assessed for mobility, fine motor skills, balance and cognition before treatment began, after 4 weeks of treatment, after 12 weeks of treatment and the end of the home treatment period. A Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test was used to assess treatment effectiveness at a significance level of 5%.

Results: Measures of mobility, cognition, dynamic balance and fine motor skill were significantly improved (p < 0.05) with PBM treatment for 12 weeks and up to one year. Many individual improvements were above the minimal clinically important difference, the threshold judged to be meaningful for participants. Individual improvements varied but many continued for up to one year with sustained home treatment. There was a demonstrable Hawthorne Effect that was below the treatment effect. No side effects of the treatment were observed.

Conclusions: PBM was shown to be a safe and potentially effective treatment for a range of clinical signs and symptoms of PD. Improvements were maintained for as long as treatment continued, for up to one year in a neurodegenerative disease where decline is typically expected. Home treatment of PD by the person themselves or with the help of a carer might be an effective therapy option. The results of this study indicate that a large RCT is warranted.

Delta Variant

It would seem the delta variant of Covid is responsible for spreading thedelta variant disease more quickly. What can you do if you are infected? Of course, check with your medical doctor immediately. I am not a medical doctor, but I wanted you to know what my own doctor told me.

Obviously, hospitalization is an option. My own doctor made a recommendation that I wanted you to know about. She recommended that I take antihistamines if infected with the Delta Variant of the corona virus. There are a variety of over the counter options. My naturopath has some high quality options – so check with your own doctor about natural alternatives.

Anti-histamines Help Knock Out the Delta Variant

Changing your diet should also help. Incorporate fresh foods like fruits and vegetables, fresh meat seafood, and whole grains. I found this listing of foods on the internet that contain high histamines which should be avoided:

  • fermented dairy products, such as cheese (especially aged), yogurt, sour cream, buttermilk, and kefir.
  • fermented vegetables, such as sauerkraut and kimchi.
  • pickles or pickled veggies.
  • kombucha.
  • cured or fermented meats, such as sausages, salami, and fermented ham.

Summary

If you get infected, my doctor tells me taking anti-histamines (there are many over the counter options) and changing your diet can offer welcome relief from your symptoms.

New Danger of Radiation Exposure

I have been replacing the shingles on my roof this past several weeks. It is been tough going because the men I hired for the job keep getting sick from – of all things – radiation exposure. They tell me this has never happened to them – and they have been roofing for years.

What is Up Here?

This problem is a new challenge for the earth. In past centuries and decades, the trees and oceans of the earth have had a natural capacity to absorb radiation from the skies. Over the past several weeks, the absorption capacity had exceeded its limits. The excessive radiation is now being a reflected back out to the atmosphere.

Ask yourself – have you noticed it feels different when you are outside? I certainly do.

Increased exposure means that there is now more  exposure to radiation toxins when you are exposed to the outside. Be on the lookout for recommendations for how to protect yourself.

Robert

 

Bioenergetic Technologies that Enable Healing from the Inside Out

I  interviewed Wolfgang Scheinhart this week on the radio show, founder of Juneva. He discussed a fascinating technology that balances the human energy field to bring the body back into harmony, health and balance.

Of course, the full interview is posted here on the member Radio Show page.

Juneva Health
Wolfgang Scheinhart, BSc, DBA, DHom
Founder and Bioenergetic Health Practitioner
www.juneva.com

Robert

P.S.: His program looks very interesting indeed!