Photobiomodulation Therapy for Parkinson’s

The Future of Medicine has Arrived

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 in inventing the 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.

Initial research findings, though limited, have been very encouraging. A 2015 study using 5 subjects with dementia found there was significant improvement after 12 weeks of use involving increased function, better sleep, fewer angry outbursts and less anxiety. You might think that a study with only 5 subjects is too few to be taken seriously. Speaking as a researcher however, to see significance in a study with only 5 subjects is rare.  It means that the effect sizes had to be huge. The finding of significance fuels my enthusiasm.

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

I learned today during the interview that the company is so confident in its new product that customers get six (6) months to try it out. 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 novel photobiomodulation device. 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.

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 when you consider it can be used for a lifetime and by all members of the household.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Olympia Washington
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

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3 thoughts on “Photobiomodulation Therapy for Parkinson’s

  1. Well, Robert, it will still cost someone $350 to try it out for 6 months, with no guarantee that it will work or that it won’t actually hurt you. So, I would be careful about recommending something so enthusiastically. How many people have tried it? Did they use the exact same settings, amount of time per day used (dosing)? I’d like to hear more about the studies he says some universities are beginning. He didn’t mention the name of the universities. Are they looking for volunteers for the trials?

    I appreciate that he says he cannot make any claims one way or the other. He sounds like he understands science at least enough to know that he should not make unfounded claims.

  2. Thanks so much for pointing out there really is no evidence on this new device. If someone decides to try it out, it truly will be a risk.

    Please do contact the staff through their website and see if you can tap into any studies. As I understand it, they are currently focusing on Alzheimers, not Parkinson’s so it will likely be several years down the road before participation in a study will be possible and perhaps as many as 5-10 years before we have any good sense of the cumulative evidence.

    I do admit my enthusiasm. I am a sucker for anything new – especially light and sound therapies that I see as the future of medicine. I became very enthusiastic during the interview. Dr. Lim was clearly an honest man and a very gifted inventor. He really is the first to pursue light therapies in the USA.

    I have heard from so many people recently who have not found any therapies that help them suppress their symptoms. I am often ask what is out there to try and I have too few ideas to suggest. As I hear back from those who decide to take the risk and try it for 6 months, I will be in a position to report back what is learned from use. The risk is less in one sense since every member of the family can use it – those with cognitive challenges – children needing mental sharpness for taking tests, etc. I figured that the device might be beneficial to the entire family. In the end of course, we do not know one way or another whether it will help.

    Like all therapies, it may well benefit some people greatly and others not so much so. And, it may offer support for some symptoms more so than others. We will just have to wait and see.

    My gut instinct tells me this is worth trying out, so I am interested in getting the device for myself and my own family. I am excited there is something different out there to try.

    Robert Rodgers PhD
    Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

  3. Being an engineer also-it would be nice to have one unit that could switch between 10Hz and 40Hz to enable you to treat both areas with the one unit

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