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.To discover more about Giant Leap for Recovery and to register at the 50% early bird tuition discount visit:
Feeback about Photobiomodulation Light Therapy as Treatment for Parkinson’s Symptoms
As a brand new invention. there is no systematic published research on the use of the Vielight Gamma Photobiomoduatlion light therapy to specifically address Parkinson’s symptoms. It has now been several months since I aired an interview with the inventor of the new Vielight Photobiomodulation device, Dr. Lou Lim. I have summarized below the early feedback that I have heard from phone calls or emails and from conversations with the company. Please note this is in no way a controlled study. It simply represents early feedback about a new therapy.
One common report from users is that the therapy usually does not show quick results though there are exceptions. You apparently have to apply the therapy over a period of several weeks to a month or longer at least to celebrate a positive shift in energy, mood or 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.
One user reported a definite return of smell, but the jury was out on the effect on her tremor 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.
One user reported that they went away on a two week vacation and decided not to bring the device on the trip. Her symptoms worsened considerably during the vacation. When she returned from her trip and started using the therapy, she experienced pretty quick relief from her symptoms which had worsened during the vacation. She regretted not taking the device on her trip.
One user reported after only several days of use that he was calmer overall and less stressed
One user reported that after 2 1/2 months of use she had not experienced any relief from symptoms which consisted of very severe dyskinesia which had been getting worse, not better.
I called the Vielight company today and asked what feedback they had heard. They reported that people generally seemed pleased with the outcomes from use and that very few units had been returned. I think they have sold over 60,000 units. Their sense was that the few people who reported disappointment with the device had very advanced Parkinson’s symptoms. They therapy may be more effective when symptoms are addressed earlier rather than later. Of course, the one report from the woman mentioned above questions this conclusion, so the jury is still out on who and what photobiomodulation therapy helps the most.
Click on the link below to hear my interview on Parkinsons Recovery Radio with Dr. Lew Lim, inventor of this new photobiomodulation therapy.
The Science Behind Photobiomodulation Therapy
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.
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.
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.
Broken Brain Series Focuses on Nurturing a Healthy Gut
Episodes 7 and 8 of the Broken Brain series focuses attention on the importance of a healthy gut when it comes to reverse symptoms of Parkinson’s. I have watched all of the Broken Brain episodes that have aired so far. The time I have set aside to watch the episodes has been well spent. Some of interviews are with guests who have been Parkinsons Recovery Radio but many interviews are with people
who have not been guests on my radio show.
I recommend that you set a little time aside to watch Episodes 7 and 8 which are airing for free today and tomorrow. The Broken Brain series is not primarily focused on Parkinson’s, but many of the presentations cover issues pertinent to Parkinson’s symptoms. The last two episodes (Episode 7 and 8) contain a set of steps for nurturing a healthy gut. I will be watching for sure and suggest you do too.
Here are some of the highlights I unearthed from listening to Episode Three of Dr Hyman’s
Broken Brain series.
Dementia is not a normal part of aging.
Ways to heal heavy metal toxicity.
Great information about Ketogenic diets.
How Dementia creeps up on you over time.
I must report, I have been impressed with the rich coverage and practical application of the
presentations. Yes, listening will take up about an hour of your day today. But, I am quite sure you will be pleased you took the time to listen. I did.
If you have not already done so, you can access the eight part series for free by clicking on the image below to register:
I just saw a short list of speakers who will offer fresh perspectives on recovery that are featured at the Winter of Wellness Summit coming up next week. I have listed below descriptions of a few for you to review.
There are so many presenters and topics to choose! I certainly do not have time to watch them all – I believe there are 40 – but I will not miss watching some. I have followed Donna Eden’s work for years. She is a pioneer in the research that demonstrates the usefulness and effectiveness of energy medicine.
I am taking advantage of the free preview weekend invite you to do the same. View the Summit series along with me next week for free. Click the link below to join:
Here is a short list of speakers and topics covered during the Winter of Wellness Summit…
Donna Eden will present simple techniques for bringing more energy into your body… to become more alive, happier, more grounded and more centered.
David Crow will explore the Ayurvedic system of medicine, which provides a profoundly spiritual yet highly practical system for maintaining physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.
Dave Asprey will discuss the Bulletproof diet and lifestyle and provide his top “bio-hacks” to help you upgrade and arrive at your best state of health in 2018 and beyond.
Sue Morter will share about Energy Codes, suggesting that we stop trying to heal because nothing is broken and nothing is missing.
Holly Tse will describe how the ancient healing art of Chinese reflexology, combined with the wisdom of your soul, can help restore balance and vitality in your body, mind, heart, and spirit.
Naveen Jain will demonstrate that there isn’t a universal healthy diet — and how artificial intelligence can analyze our metabolic and immune functions and provide personalized diet recommendations for healthy living.
Gregg Braden will offer new DNA evidence that reveals how we did not descend from Neanderthals, but rather from of a fusion of other primates… with the capacity to self-heal and experience deep intuition, sympathy, empathy and compassion.
Sara Crow will introduce ways to use restore your vitality and radiance using traditional herbal medicine, flower essences, essential oils and plant-based rituals.
It is the new year and time to get some fresh perspectives on recovery.
I just learned that several people who have had an enormous impact on my thinking about health and how to reverse Parkinson’s symptoms are presenters during a winter of wellness 5 day summit next week which we can all access for free. Join me to watch the upcoming Summit which brings together an amazing group of doctors, teachers, and healers in service to helping reverse chronic illnesses like Parkinson’s.
During this 5-day online event, you’ll hear from Donna Eden, David Crow, Dave Asprey, Sue Morter, Holly Tse, Naveen Jain, Gregg Braden, Sara Crow, Dawson Church, Pamela Miles, Arjun Das, Tamara Wolfson, and many other top experts in their fields…
View the Summit series along with me next week for free. Click the link below to join:
I have hosted over 230 guests on Parkinsons Recovery radio since 2008 who talk specifically about natural methods that help reverse symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Now, the presenters in this series will not specifically be discussing Parkinson’s issues, but I can assure you that the ideas and suggestions will certainly apply. I will be building on my own expertise by watching this free series next week and invite you to do the same.
I just saw the list of topics for Dr. Hyman’s eight part series he has titled the “Broken Brain” that focuses on how to heal brain degeneration. We all can view the eight episodes for free next week. I will be watching each of the videos since they all in one way or another apply to symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. As you can see below, the list of topics certainly applies to Parkinson’s.
The Broken Brain Epidemic / Dr. Hyman’s Story
Gut Brain Connection: Getting to The Root of a Broken Brain
Losing Your Mind (Alzheimer’s, Dementia, MS. and More)
ADHD and Autism
Depression & Anxiety
Traumatic Brain Injury: Accidents, Sports and More
7 Steps to An UltraMind (Part 1)
7 Steps to An UltraMind (Part 2)
One of the fascinating aspects of this series is that the experts in the area will be stressing that the problem with brain degeneration does not reside in the brain. Really you say? But that is where my problem seems to originate. And I would say, yes, really! Find out more about the many sources of brain fog, memory loss and dementia from the experts featured in this remarkable new series.
Click the link below to watch a short video about the new video series and register to watch for free next week.
Dr. Mark Hyman, one of the leading scholars in how to heal from the inside out, has created a powerful documentary series he has named Broken Brain. I am privileged to gift it to you as a member of my global audience.
Dr. Hyman gathered leaders in healthcare from across the globe to share their cutting-edge ideas about ways to reverse Parkinson’s, dementia, ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, MS, Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders. Some of his featured presenters have been previous guests on Parkinsons Recovery Radio.
I plan on watching the series which kicks off January 17th and invite you to join me. We will learn together new approaches and therapies to heal from the inside out and reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
The focus of the series shifts away from methods to suppress neurological symptoms with medications and supplements and focuses our attention on an array of natural therapies and approaches shown to address the underlying causes. I am profoundly excited Dr. Hyman has documented the wisdom of brain scholars from across the globe. Best of all, he is making the series available to all of us for free during the week beginning January 17th.
I had the pleasure of meeting neurologist Dr. Gominak MD in person last month who is offering a right sleep course next month. She has a rich insight into how to heal symptoms of Parkinson’s and other diseases by improving sleep. It is fascinating perspective that, in my opinion, has a great deal of merit. Her workshop below is open to clinicians and laypersons.
Below is the announcement she gave me permission to post here.
I run these only a few times a year, so if you’ve been curious and you’d love to finally heal your family’s’ sleep, now is a great time to join us.
You’ll learn a cutting-edge approach to healing sleep in a luxurious setting, and mix your business trip with beauty and play.
Who is this for? RightSleep® is appropriate for educated laypersons who want to learn about sleep in more detail. You are not required to have any formal training in sleep, but you are required to do all of the prerequisite reading and get yourself up to speed on the specific science that we will cover during the course. I will provide additional reading material for all non-clinicians who wish to attend.
This event is for you, if:
You are ready to permanently fix your family’s sleep problems instead of patching them
You want to get to the root problem that causes insomnia, chronic fatigue, and sleep apnea!
Reserve your seats early and save.
Register before January 15th:
Office team members: $450.00.
Register after January 15th:
Office team members: $550.00.
On Friday, January 5, 2018 my guest on Parkinsons Recovery Radio is Dr. Marty Hinz MD
who is internationally famous for developing a novel approach for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease known as amino acid therapy. Persons with Parkinsons treated with this therapy have recently reported (on the Parkinsons Recovery Holiday survey) that it has helped them.
Visit the following radio show page to hear the show at 12:00 noon pacific time.