What follows is correspondence I received from a member of my audience who recently underwent Focused Ultra Sound therapy. As you can see for yourself he was pleased with the outcome.
I have been arguing for years that the medicine of the future will be sound and light therapy. And by George, here it is – finally! Given the initial results of the early studies, it is clear this therapy will eventually be approved in all countries and will like be viewed as a viable alternative to deep ;brain surgery.
On 04/16/18 I underwent an MRI-guided Focused Ultra Sound procedure at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, Israel.
Tremors in my right hand have been reduced more than 90%, I’m able to do a lot of things that I couldn’t for at least 5 years.
I can write, type on computer, eat & drink with my right hand, get dressed by myself, walk without rigidity, no more shuffling, no more constipation, etc, etc.
Note that the treatment was for my right side only, for now. They recommend to wait 2 years for my left hand.
The PD condition has not been cured, but now I can have quality of life.
I can’t stop giving thanks to God, I have my life almost back to normal.
I still have medication (Levopar+125, Kemedrine and Motilium); none of them available in the USA. So, I purchased 1-year supply in Israel.
If anyone needs tips on how to get this treatment, feel free to contact me. I want to help others. I know exactly how they feel like.
FYI, MRI-g FUS was created in Rambam Medical Center in 2013, but it’s available in Spain, Switzerland, Italy and U.K.
A few hospitals in USA started recently trials for PD & Essential Tremors, but it might take 5-10 years to be approved by FDA. Plus the conditions to be accepted for trials are ridiculous and reserved for only patients that have been under medication manufactured by the sponsor pharmacy (sounds obscene, doesn’t it?).
I know my journey is long toward healing, but God has used MRI-g FUS and the wonderful and chosen people of Israel to change dramatically the symptoms we PD patients endure.
Light Therapy Research Reports Encouraging Findings for Parkinson’s Patients on Medications
For the past half century the “gold standard” treatment for Parkinson’s disease has been to replace dopamine that is presumed deficient with medicines and supplements. Let’s face it. After 50 years, these treatment protocols have shown limited efficacy and, unfortunately, can be accompanied by troubling side effects. Many who have elected these such treatment strategies have experienced an impoverished quality of life in the long run.
The challenges confronted by millions of persons with neurological challenges has motivated and inspired me to pursue investigations of other approaches that fall outside traditional treatment protocols. One such approach that shows initial promise is light (or photobiomodulation) therapy.
Researchers have recently found evidence that light therapy is a promising therapy for persons experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The retina is believed to play a pivotal role in the nigrostriatal dopamine system. Light (obviously) passes through the eyes and shines on the retina which happens to be a close neighbor of the substantia nigra, the organ positioned in the middle of the brain. I have drawn the logical conclusion is that – Duh – light should of course make a difference!
Light Therapy Research
A study by researchers at the Bronowski Clinic in Australia conducted a longitudinal study of 129 patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Subjects who were classified as compliant – meaning they used light therapy regularly – exhibited significant improvement over subjects that were partially compliant or non-compliant.
An encouraging observation of the compliant subjects was that the drug burden was less with fewer side effects. These results suggest that light therapy shows promise as a therapy to address symptoms of Parkinson’s and a therapy which might potentially reduce the role of medications to suppress symptoms.
I interviewed the inventor of a type of light therapy called photobiomodulation. While there is little systematic evidence that specifically addresses symptoms of Parkinson’s for this particular device, it is a therapy that certainly merits further review and consideration in light of the early research evidence on the merits of light therapy.
I have detailed this new technology on an earlier blog post with a replay of my interview with the inventor, Dr. Lew Lim. Since diffuse light does not easily pass through the skull, Dr. Lim’s had the brilliant idea to pass the light through a device clipped to the nose. Now, in my book of creativity, that is inventiveness at its best!
Click the image below to hear the interview and learn more about Dr. Lim’s new photobiomodulation device called the Vielight Gamma.
It would seem at this early stage that you cannot go wrong to be open to allow light to shine brightly on the surface of your body and of course your retina!
My research agenda for the past decade and a half has been to identify natural therapies that offer the promise of helping people reverse the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. In part, this initiative has aired 250 interviews with health care professionals, doctors and therapists who have offered remarkable suggestions for what has been helping people recover. All of these interviews are available as replays for free.
What is the bottom line of this extensive research? What is the truth of recovery? Is it complicated? Most people think it must be. Or, is it simple? I have concluded the key to a successful recovery is actually very simple indeed. I did not believe this a decade ago.
Seventy of the 250 interviews I have hosted on my radio program have been with guests diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease who discovered one way or another to find relief from their symptoms. The surprise to me as a researcher has been the vastly different routes individuals have taken to engage a successful journey down the road to recovery. Each story is unique.
What do these remarkable pioneers of recovery have in common? Certainly not the specifics of their recovery programs. Listen to some of the replays of the interviews and you will begin to appreciate how each person discovered their own best course of therapies that helped them heal.
Despite the differences, I recently asked the question what do these pioneers of recovery have in common? The answer will shock you. Using a variety of approaches and therapies, they all found ways to infuse their body with the basics of life – light, water and oxygen.
Without the light of the sun there would be no life.
Without oxygen from the air we breathe there would be no life
Without water to drink, there would be no life.
The authentic answer to recovery turns out to be profoundly simple. A body that is struggling with neurological difficulties is not receiving sufficient light, water or oxygen (or all three). Fortunately there have been a number of exciting developments that enable the rich and safe infusion of light and oxygen into the cells of the body as well as homeopathic remedies that have been designed to hydrate cells.
As I now see it, success with a recovery program depends on giving your body what it needs to thrive – light, water and oxygen. It really is that simple folks.
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.
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:
Fewer angry outbursts
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
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:
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.
I have heard several specific reports on tremors that were calmed.
It is unclear at this point to what degree the therapy will address balance issues, but I have heard it seems to offer help with gait issues.
Evidence does suggest that this therapy can potentially help with dementia.
One user reported a definite return of smell, but the jury was out on the effect on tremors and other symptoms.
The wife of one 85 year old man with advanced Parkinson’s symptoms reported that after 6 weeks of using the Vielight Neuro device. there were no major improvements but several minor ones of some consequence: Her husband reports being more alert, sleeping better, his cough is less, he has been inspired lately to use his automatic peddler and his hallucinations have dwindled. She reports it has been an answer for a better quality of life for both of them and promises to keep me updated.
Of course, it is difficult for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s to attribute an improvement in symptoms directly to their photobiomodulation therapy when they are getting other therapies at the same time. Reports above are a general summary of the informal feedback I have received in emails and phone conversations.
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:
Can claim a 10% discount if you use the Parkinsons Recovery discount code of healing4me.
Get 6 months of use to see if it offers symptomatic relief or not.
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.
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 devicefrom the Vielight website:
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.
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.
What follows is an email I have permission to post regarding the photobiomodulation gamma device from Vielight. As with any therapy, do your due diligence in deciding whether this therapy is right for you.
“I want to let you know my wife’s experience so far with the Vielight gamma device.
We received the device on 1/25/18 and started using the device per Dr. Lim’s instructions 6 days on 1 day off. It took about 3 weeks to start seeing benefits. The benefits have been clearer head, more confident, better balance(hasn’t fallen since 1/15/18 with prior multiple falls weekly), better gait, much less threshold challenges, and has been able to reduce medication by about a third.
A little history about my wife, she has had Parkinson’s since 1995. Per her neurologist as of May 2017 she was level 4 with the disease ready for wheel chair. In June 2017 we began our journey with hrhyperbaric.com here in Norfolk, Va. She completed 40 dives, which basically gave her her life back. It was the best money we have ever spent on her treatment. You can see her video on their website.
After the last month of the vielight, we have experienced an extension of the benefits similar to HBOT but the Vielight has done more overall and at this point is much better investment.
Thanks again for getting the word out on Vielight. Please feel free to use this information to help others.”
With 14 Small Steps Take a Giant Leap for Recovery
As of today I am opening enrollments for my Giant Leap for Recovery course which will kick off May 7th at 12:00 noon pacific time for seven continuous weeks. I am well aware many of you were unable to enroll because course was full before you had a chance. Here is a second chance to climb aboard with others who are traveling down the road to recovery.
This past year I focused my attention on identifying steps that can be taken to achieve long lasting relief. How can a person heal from the inside-out rather than paying lots of money for therapies that offer temporary relief at best? What I have discovered over the past year is that there is no single therapy, action or habit that does the trick. Yes, many people seek this type of solution without success. Why?
The key to achieving relief from Parkinson’s symptoms that is sustained in the long run is to quiet and calm the sympathetic nervous system and put the parasympathetic nervous system in the driver’s seat (most of the time). Medicines do not accomplish this, nor do supplements. Simple, easy to do steps must be taken that can offer long lasting relief from symptoms.
This insight has inspired the development of my course, Giant Leap for Recovery. Is it possible to experience a leap in recovery by embracing a single approach? My answer is no. You make it happen by taking small steps that, little by little, result in big wins.
Have you drawn the conclusion that the fungal infection on your toes or the black spots on your hands have nothing to do with the causes of Parkinson’s symptoms?
It is now time to reevaluate that conclusion.
Many people who experience the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are convinced the causes of Parkinson’s symptoms reside in the brain and only the brain. After all – how can an infection in your hands spread to your brain?
A plethora of recent research however suggests the cause of Parkinson’s symptoms could well originate in the gut – or in toxins lodged at the extremities. Despite this compelling body of evidence, many remain unconvinced.
A revolutionary discovery by Neil Theise and his colleagues from a New York University School of Medicine study published in Scientific Reports may shift your opinion. Heretofore unseen and unacknowledged transportation highways exist throughout the body. They occupy the in-between spaces in the body which is why they have never been seen. Until now that is.
A fluid filled type of latticework of connective tissue has been discovered to exist throughout the body including the digestive organs, arteries and vital organs. It occupies – of all things – the in-between spaces. This is a revolutionary discovery. Advanced electron microscopy shows collagen bundles that look like long, snaky cells ebb and flow much like the tides of the ocean.
This new discoveries means, in a nutshell, that toxins and bacteria lodged anywhere in the body can be transported to any location including the brain. If you have concluded that those dark spots on your hands or that fungus on your toes have nothing to do with your symptoms, might I now suggest otherwise.
Dark blemishes are usually indications of toxins or infections which the body disperses to the extremities (hands, arms, feet, legs, head) to protect vital organs. This may well be only a temporary “SOS” measure. The recent discovery about a hidden transportation highway means that toxins lodged at the extremities today may be transported to the brain or vital organs tomorrow.
Most of the discussion about this recent discovery pertains to cancers for obvious reasons. Implications for neurological conditions are also profound.
The bottom line: Get serious about detoxing. Take steps to strengthen your immune system. That fungus growing on your big toe may wind up in your brain.
I will present a program today (Wednesday) at 12:00 noon pacific time to discuss six promising therapies that you have probably never even heard about! They fall into the categories of light therapy, sound therapy and electromagnetic field therapy. Sound interesting? Join me. You will not regret it.
Today I hosted a fascinating radio show interview with Natural Pharmacist Ross Pelton PhD and David Sage who discussed the impressive research documenting the effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy for treatment of a wide variety of symptoms. If your recovery program is stuck in the mud at the present moment, I encourage you to listen to the replay of this informative interview .
All About Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
This short video demonstrates the differences between good blood flow and poor blood flow. White blood cells (leukocytes) are increased, red blood cells are disassembled and blood flow in dramatically increased.
BEMER is designed to improve circulation thereby supporting the body’s natural self-regulating processes. Blood is the body’s universal means of transport. Oxygen,
nutrients, chemical messengers (e.g., hormones) and immune cells are all transported through our blood. When our body’s cells, tissues and organs are adequately nourished and metabolic waste products are removed, our bodies become healthy and function properly. The optimal regulation of circulation is a prerequisite for ensuring good
levels of health and fitness.
Research on PEMF reports a series of positive outcomes including modulation of inflammation, reduction of bodily discomforts, promotion of tissue repair and regeneration, improvement of cardiac function, reduction of fatigue, acceleration of recovery from accidents and support of waste removal. These positive outcomes might clearly have a positive benefit for persons currently experiencing neurological challenges.
If you are interested in discovering more about opportunities for pulsed electromagnetic field therapy or locating a Bemer Independent Distributor in you locality area or exploring a rental as an option email me at: email@example.com.
Hello, I have a few quarts of dried, ground fava beans that my father grew and used for his Parkinson’s. He passed away last spring and I am wondering if you or anyone you knew had a use for them.
The bean powder really helped reduce his dependence on pharmaceutical medicine and helped delay the onset of dyskinesia. My father was a PhD medical researcher, and researched Parkinson’s treatments obsessively. He felt the fava beans was one of the best alternatives.
Let me know and I’d be happy to mail them. I can also include the report he wrote.
After a decade of research I have documented dozens of natural therapies that offer relief from symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. When I launched my Parkinson’s research program in 2004, I expected to discover several good therapies at best. The good news is that there are many.So many in fact that many members of my global audience have been overwhelmed and frustrated. How do you sort through all the options? How can you take a giant leap for recovery? More and more people have been asking me …
Where do I start?
Which options are right for me?
Which therapies offer the promise of long lasting relief from my symptoms?
My new course – Giant Leap for Recovery – addresses these concerns directly. Its purpose
is to help you find long lasting relief and not simply suppress symptoms. The course kicks off February 13th
A progressive set of small, simple steps that really will – little by little and one by one – make a large difference to the success of your recovery or that of your loved one. I am there with you twice a week to provide all the support you need when taking each step.
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