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!

Having Any “Senior Moments”? Read this Please

  • Are you having challenges with your memory?
  • Do you find yourself saying – “Oh – I am just having a senior moments?”

There are thousands of 100 year old individuals  who are just as sharp as twenty year olds attending Ivy League schools! Dementia does not necessarily go hand in hand with age.

I have always had lapses in memory since I was young. There is a therapy I have discovered that helps keep my mind and memory in top shape: Photobiomodulation Therapy or light therapy. After interviewing Dr. Lew Lim (the inventor of the Vielight Phtobiomodulation devices), I acquired a device of my own which I now use every 2 or 3 days.

Use of the device clears out the junk and debris that collects in the brain. My ability to track myself and remember what I need to remember sharpens considerably. It is like getting a regular oil change (if I were a car that is!)

My recommendation is to investigate Photobiomodulation Therapy if you are having any memory or dementia issues. I have sketched out below some of the research. A specific study is underway in Australia that uses Parkinson’s patients, but results have not yet been released.   

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)

Nine of out Ten Users Retain Their Devices 

Since my first interview with Vielight’s Dr. Lim, well over 100 persons have bought a Vielight Photobiomodulation device. The company offers an 80% refund if it does not offer the relief expected as long as the device is returned to the company within 6 months of purchase. Only 1 out of 10 users returned their devices, suggesting this is a therapy worth taking seriously.

About the Vielight Photobiomodulation Devices

The company, Vielight, has generously offered followers of Parkinsons Recovery a 10% discount off orders of the the Vielight devices including the Neuro Gamma device and the X-Plus. Enter the coupon code healing4me on the shopping  cart. Or call them and tell them you are with Parkinsons Recovery and they will automatically apply the discount. The website: www.vielight.com

Summary

There is no single therapy that helps everyone, but this one has a very good chance of  helping most people. Anecdotal evidence suggests it also addresses Parkinson’s symptoms, but the research evidence remains forthcoming.

Robert

I Present Today at the Brain Degeneration Summit

Greg Echel is one of the rare medical doctors who focuses on addressing the cause of Parkinson’s symptoms. Most are specialists in suppressing symptoms temporarily. Best of all, his speciality of all things happens to be Parkinson’s!

Greg is hosting a Brain Degeneration Summit which I will be attending and presenting as well. I hope you can join me! Participation of course is free. There are also free downloads which I will be taking advantage of.

While the emphasis is on overall brain health, there is also a focus on ways to address Parkinson’s symptoms. Click the link below to register, then mark your calendar for the kick off on June 7, 2021.

Registration for the Brain Degeneration Summit

Dr. Eckel’s Brain Degeneration Summit will help you answer questions about:

  • Root causes of brain degeneration
  • Reversing the impacts of stress and trauma
  • Detox testing and protocols
  • Nutrition for brain and immune system health
  • Positive approaches to dementia care
  • Self-care routines for caretakers
  • And so much more!

Discover boundless opportunities for recovery at the Brain Degeneration Summit coming up soon.

Brain Degeneration Summit

Robert

PEMF – The Bemer now has FDA Class 2 Approval

Good news on the PEMF front. The BEMER has received FDA approval in light of the hundreds of studies that have documented its effectiveness. It is the only PEMF therapy to receive Class 2 FDA approval.

Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton has agreed to be a guest on Parkinsons Recovery radio to discuss these new developments and explain how this PEMF therapy helps the body heal from the inside out.

I hope to air this interview in the next several weeks.

Robert

Catch the Replay: Information about a Promising Stem Cell Therapy

Dr. Greg Eckel MD discussed a new stem therapy therapy that he has been administering to his patients with excellent results. If you cannot hear the live interview, the replay will of course be available here on your radio show page.

Click the link below to register for Dr. Eckel’s Brain Degeneration Summit:

https://braindegeneration.byhealthmeans.com/reg-gift-4/?idev_id=22637

Is It Possible to Regenerate Our Brain?

Robert

Please send Feedback on Using Any of the New Inventions and Therapies!

In my new The Future of Medicine course, I introduce a number of new therapies that offer the promise of reversing Parkinson’s symptoms. Some are new inventions as of only a year or several years ago.

If you acquired any of these therapies, please send me a brief report on your experience. Is it helpful? What did you experience?

I will read your feedback  during our Sunday support group.

Robert

An Awesome Interview the Neuropsychologist Mario Martinez

The title of this post suggests that my radio show interview this week with neuropsychologist Mario Martinez was awesome. That is an understatement!

He offers such helpful suggestions for recovery. Please take the time to listen to my interview with him. It will take  45 minutes of your day that will be very well spent indeed.

Of course, the replay is posted here on the Member Radio Show  page.

Robert