Painting with Parkinson’s

Never painted in your life? Why not challenge your neurological pathways with a new and pleasurable activity: painting for Parkinson’s

This clip of my interview with Nancy Tingey was recorded in 2012. Her website is: paintingwithparkinsons.org.au

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Living with Parkinson’s disease presents numerous challenges, from physical limitations to emotional hurdles. However, amidst these difficulties, individuals find solace, expression, and even liberation through various forms of art. One such avenue is painting—a medium that not only allows individuals to express themselves but also provides therapeutic benefits that can be particularly beneficial for those with Parkinson’s.

The Canvas of Challenges

Parlinson’s symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and impaired balance can make daily activities, including tasks as seemingly simple as holding a paintbrush, challenging. Moreover, the emotional toll of living with a chronic illness adds another layer of complexity.

Painting as Therapy

Despite the obstacles, painting offers a sanctuary of creativity and self-expression. Art therapy has long been recognized for its ability to improve motor skills, reduce stress, and enhance emotional well-being. For individuals with Parkinson’s, painting can serve as a form of physical therapy, helping to maintain dexterity and coordination.

Embracing Imperfection

One of the most beautiful aspects of art is its capacity to transcend perfection. In the world of painting, imperfections are not flaws but rather unique expressions of the artist’s journey. This perspective can be especially empowering for individuals grappling with the changes that Parkinson’s brings to their bodies and abilities.

Finding Freedom in Creativity

Painting offers a sense of freedom—a space where individuals can transcend the confines of their condition and tap into their innermost thoughts and emotions. Whether it’s through bold strokes of color or subtle nuances of shading, each brushstroke becomes a testament to resilience and creativity.

Adaptive Techniques

Adapting painting techniques to accommodate the challenges of Parkinson’s is key to unlocking the full potential of artistic expression. Simple modifications such as using larger brushes or stabilizing devices can make a significant difference in the painting process, allowing individuals to focus more on their creativity and less on their limitations.

Community and Support

Engaging in painting with Parkinson’s doesn’t have to be a solitary pursuit. Joining painting classes or support groups tailored to individuals with movement disorders can foster a sense of community and belonging. Sharing experiences, techniques, and artworks with others who understand the unique challenges of Parkinson’s can be incredibly uplifting and inspiring.

Beyond the Canvas

The benefits of painting extend far beyond the finished artwork. The act of creating—immersing oneself in colors, textures, and forms—can be a meditative experience, offering moments of peace and tranquility amid the chaos of Parkinson’s symptoms. Moreover, the sense of accomplishment derived from completing a painting can boost confidence and self-esteem, counteracting feelings of helplessness and frustration.

Conclusion

Painting with Parkinson’s is not about overcoming limitations but rather embracing them as part of the artistic journey. It’s about finding beauty in imperfection, strength in vulnerability, and joy in the act of creation. Through painting, individuals with Parkinson’s can discover a newfound sense of purpose, empowerment, and self-expression—a testament to the transformative power of art in the face of adversity.

Research about Painting with Parkinsons

Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2022 May:216:107237. Increased creativity associated with dopamine agonist therapy: A case report and short review of the literature. Smathorn Thakolwiboon, Amputch Karukote, Parunyou Julayanont, Henrik Wilms

Abstract

Impulse control disorder (ICD) has been linked to dopamine agonist use in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Increased creativity is another cognitive side effect of dopaminergic therapy. While ICD is well recognized in the literature, enhanced creativity as a positive phenomenon is underreported because it does not negatively affect the patients’ quality of life.

Herein, we report a case of a 49-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease who developed enhanced creativity expressed by the acquisition of multiple, new artistic skills with ropinirole treatment. He spent a significant amount of time on painting, carving and axe restoration, selling these artistic products became a source of income. He also reports that these hobbies help him cope with physical limitations caused by Parkinson’s disease.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

Chinese Scalp Acupuncture

The replay above  is with Peter Doyle, a practitioner of Chinese Scalp Acupuncture. His website is: https://www.qigardener.com

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Parkinsons Recovery 

Chinese Scalp Acupuncture

In the vast landscape of traditional acupuncture, there exists a fascinating and lesser-Chinese Scalp Acupunctureknown practice known as Chinese scalp acupuncture. While acupuncture itself is widely recognized and practiced worldwide, scalp acupuncture presents a unique approach to healing that targets specific areas of the scalp to address various ailments and promote overall wellness. In this blog, I will cover the origins, techniques, and potential benefits of Chinese scalp acupuncture.

Origins and Principles

Chinese scalp acupuncture, also referred to as “head acupuncture” or “cranial acupuncture,” has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine but gained prominence in the 20th century through the work of Dr. Jiao Shunfa, a renowned acupuncturist in China. Dr. Jiao developed a systematic approach to scalp acupuncture based on traditional principles combined with modern neurological principles.

Scalp acupuncture facilitates the flow of Qi (vital energy) through the various meridians in the body. By stimulating specific points on the scalp, acupuncturists regulate the flow of Qi and blood, restore balance, and promote the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Techniques and Practices

Unlike traditional body acupuncture, which utilizes points along the body’s meridians, scalp acupuncture focuses primarily on the scalp, targeting specific zones that correspond to different areas and functions of the body. These zones are mapped out on the scalp, and practitioners insert fine needles into designated points with precision.

The selection of points and the depth of needle insertion can vary depending on the condition being treated and the individual’s constitution. Additionally, scalp acupuncture may be combined with other TCM modalities such as herbal medicine, cupping, or moxibustion to enhance its therapeutic effects.

Potential Benefits

Chinese scalp acupuncture offers a wide range of benefits for various physical, neurological, and emotional conditions. Some potential benefits include:

  1. Pain Management: Scalp acupuncture has been used to alleviate chronic pain conditions such as migraines, headaches, neck pain, and musculoskeletal disorders.
  2. Neurological Disorders: It may benefit individuals with neurological conditions like stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and neuropathy by improving nerve function and promoting neural regeneration.
  3. Mental Health: Scalp acupuncture is also utilized to address mental and emotional imbalances, including anxiety, depression, stress-related disorders, and insomnia.
  4. Functional Disorders: Conditions such as digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, and respiratory ailments may also respond positively to scalp acupuncture by restoring the body’s natural regulatory mechanisms.

Conclusion

Chinese scalp acupuncture represents a unique and effective approach to healing that combines ancient wisdom with modern understanding. Many individuals have experienced significant relief and improvements in their health and well-being through this practice.

Front Neurol. 2023 Jun 2:14:1196446. Research methods and efficacy of acupuncture in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease: a scoping review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Bin Yu Shi-Qi Ma Hai-Peng Huang Zhen Zhong Shuo Yu Ke Hung Li-Ying Zhang Meng-Yuan Li Lin Yao 

Abstract

Introduction: Research on acupuncture for Parkinson’s Disease is growing rapidly. A scoping review examines emerging evidence and is important to guide policy and practice. The purpose of this scoping review was to examine the breadth and methodological quality of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and to map the quality of evidence of these studies to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for treatment of PD.

Methods: Seven literature databases were searched. Two researchers independently screened the literature and extracted relevant information (such as general characteristics, inclusion criteria, study results, and report quality).The inclusion criteria include publicly published systematic reviews/meta-analyses/systematic reviews of acupuncture treatment for Parkinson’s disease.

The research subjects are any patients who meet the diagnostic criteria for Parkinson’s disease, and intervention measures include acupuncture treatment including electro acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, or combination with other treatment methods. The outcome indicators are all types of results related to PD and the effective measurement tools used.

Results: A total of 23 systematic reviews and/or meta-analyses of studies were included. Most of the articles were published between 2019 and 2023 (47.8%). A total of 14 articles (60.9%) were evaluated and classified, and 89 (36.8.1%) of the 242 included articles were of medium and high quality.

Discussion: This study comprehensively evaluates the quality and research methods of incorporating SRs/MAs, and concludes that acupuncture treatment for Parkinson’s disease may be significant.

Having Vision Problems? Watch This

I have been selling Can-C now for over 15 years. It was one of the first natural remedies I discovered with no side effects. Research on humans (and dogs) reveal application of four drops a day is a successful remedy for nine out of ten users.

If you are experiencing vision challenges, application of Can-C eye drops yields welcome results for most users. For information and orders, visit:

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Robert

Shut Down Anxiety

Everyone who experiences the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease is well aware that anxiety fuels their symptoms. When stress is brought under control and you shut down anxiety, symptoms become far less problematic.

Everyone also knows that medicines and supplements have the potential to suppress symptoms in the short run. Unfortunately, they offer little promise of long lasting effectiveness. What in the world can deliver on this promise? Are there any natural solutions out there?

My answer is yes. A wide variety of very effective methods to shut down anxiety exist. They are previewed one by one in the Parkinsons Recovery online Shut Down Anxiety course. Classes are rolled out over a three month period. Click the link below to register.

Shut Down Anxiety Course Registration
Tuition $90
$30 each month for 3 months

Shut Down Anxiety introduces methods, strategies and techniques that have been shown to quiet down and calm anxiety. They turn down the volume of the overactive flight-fight sympathetic nervous system that inflames neurological difficulties. I did not invent these techniques. They have been extracted and simplified from an extensive body of contributions by experienced practitioners and researchers..

There is no doubt that using these techniques provides relief from anxiety. Every little bit of help counts for something.

  • The content of my Shut Down Anxiety course introduces natural, self administered therapies and techniques that achieve relief that is long lasting rather than temporary.
  • It focuses on ways that cut to the core of shutting down what drives you crazy with relentless anxiety.
  • A bonus of the course is a download of my book Seven Secrets to Healing which covers the basics for how healing occurs from the inside out.

What sustains and inflames anxiety is unresolved trauma whether physical, mental or emotional. None of us can ever change or erase traumas of the past. Sometimes it is impossible to know why we are so anxious all the time.

Techniques and therapies will be covered in the course which bring to the surface the underlying sources of anxiety that are entirely unknown and release their grip on us. These  highly effective methods make it possible to release, remove and detach their debilitating impact. A welcome relief from symptoms follows.

Course participants can connect to the online course platform any time of the day or night using their phones or computers to get all of questions answered about any of the methods, ideas and techniques I will discuss.

I am personally available as your instructor to answer any questions that come up. Click the link below to register.

Shut Down Anxiety Course Registration
Tuition $90
$30 Each Month for 3 Months

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
https://www.parkinsonsdisease.me
877-526-4646
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Twenty Five Cent Wisdom

You are invited to join my brand new 25 Cent Wisdom Patreon group. This is where I will be discussing all of the most recent discoveries and developments when it comes to successful recovery programs.

It is free to join.

You can tell this is indeed a new service because the number of members is currently only 30 members as I write this post. Be one of the first!

If you need ongoing support for your recovery, this is the group to join.

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Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery

What Causes Parkinsons?

Below I have posted a clip of my 2009 interview with Naturopath Daniel Newman ND who answers my question: what causes Parkinsons?

He offers the common sense observation that environmental toxins cause them. Nonetheless, the conventional treatment protocol focuses on putting new substances and medications into the body, not eliminating the toxins that have created the problem.

Do most medical professionals focus on detoxing their patients who experience Parkinson’s symptoms? You know that answer to this question!

Detoxing is typically not a benign process. If the detoxification process overwhelms the elimination organs (the liver, kidney, large intestine, skin) you can become very ill indeed. Some members of my global audience tell me they were rushed to intensive care at their local hospital because symptoms became so severe.

Before a detox program is undertaken, all the organs required for a successful detox regimen need to be supported and fully functional.

If your elimination organs are not equipped to process the excess of toxins a process of “re-distribution” takes place. A toxic substance residing in a harmless location (like for example your buttock) is mobilized into circulation. Where does it land?

The body does not deposit the circulating toxin in the heart or lungs. These organs are  critical to survival. No. The body wisely deposits the circulating toxin to the extremities – the hands, feet and guess what? The brain. What was originally a harmless toxin lodged in a harmless tissue becomes a toxin that does considerable harm.

Daniel Newman points like that a successful detox program is just like cooking a delicious soup. You need to right ingredients in the right amounts introduced at the right time. Slow cooking is preferred over microwave blasts!

Summary: Is detoxing important for a person experiencing Parkinsons symptoms? Of course! Do you want to get rid of the toxins quickly? Of course. Should you? Duh. No. Best to collaborate with a qualified health care practitioner skilled with successful detox protocols.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
Twenty Five Cent Wisdom
Olympia Washington

Evidence on Recovery

A loudly pronounced belief is that Parkinson’s is a degenerative condition. People who espouse this belief never offer evidence for its veracity. I interviewed naturopath Daniel Newman, ND in 2009 who provided information about the recovery of his patients who experienced the neurological conditions associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s.

Note: Information about the potential for recovery was well known 15 years ago. People still believe it cannot be true!

Robert Rodgers PhD
Twenty Five Cent WIsdom

Photobiomodulation for Parkinsons

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.

Vielight’s patented intranasal stimulation technology and microchip LED technology is an innovative tool for brain photobiomodulation developed by Vielight. My guest today is Vielight’s CEO Dr. Lew Lim. 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.

Vagus Neuro Duo

The Vielight Neuro Duo is is the result of years of engineering and research.

Clinical research with our technology has produced improvements in cognitionmemory and blood flow.

The Vielight Neuro Duo comes with both Alpha and Gamma modes.

  • Gamma (40Hz): focus, memory, brain energy.
  • Alpha (10 Hz): relaxation and sleep improvement.

Vagus Device

Recently introduced is Vielight’s Vagus device which enables non-invasive stimulation of the vagus nerve (VNS) via photobiomodulation (PBM). This device was engineered to enhance brain-gut connectivity.

For more information visit: https://www.vielight.com

Enter Coupon Code healing4me to claim a 10% discount.

Yoga

Exercise is a proven way of helping people with Parkinson’s reverse their symptoms. Many people think yoga is reserved for athletic types, but a dedicated group of individuals with Parkinson’s have found a program tailored to people of all levels and now practice yoga on a regular basis. Three members of the Yoga for People with Parkinson’s classes in Seattle, Washington tell their stories about how yoga has provided them with remarkable relief from their symptoms.

Is yoga a therapy that is right for you? Listen to these incredible student testimonials and decide for yourself. Yoga is a time-tested, natural therapy and if practiced on a regular basis you can expect often dramatic improvements in flexibility, strength, balance and peace of mind. That formula is hard to beat.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
Rock Solid Walking

Healing from the Inside Out

Do bodies always “fall apart” as we age? Unavoidable challenges are confronted with aging but recent discoveries offer ways to address them successfully.

1. Circulation is compromised with aging. Capillaries that carry blood and nutrients to the cells and remove toxins become narrower until circulation is log jammed.
    Therapies exist that open up the capillary passageways, making  it possible for cells to be adequately nourished and cleansed of  toxins.

2. Most stem cells we have at birth do not die off as we age. They become dormant.
   Therapies exist that transmit a peptide to activate dormant stem cells.

3. Memory lapses and dementia are often confronted with aging. Recent studies report ways to reverse dementia never imagined a decade ago.
    Therapies exist now that reverse the debilitating challenge of dementia.

4. Immune systems become compromised with aging. Energy levels tank.
   Therapies exist now that rejuvenate and regenerate energy at the cellular level. 

Introducing my new online course, Healing from the Inside Out, lays out new discoveries backed by research that reverse the effects of aging and avoid chronic health challenges. I preview everything I personally do to remain healthy and happy.

Visit the link below for more information and to register:
Healing from the Inside Out

Parkinsons Recovery
https://www.parkinsonsrecovery.com
robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com

Declaration of Independence

Print out the declaration of independence below, sign it, read it out loud, then post it on your refrigerator or your bathroom mirror. Read it out loud for 21 days.

In the beginning, one cell was formed inside the womb of my mother that captured the wisdom of all that I am today. The wisdom of one is 10 billion times seven fold  today as I am equipped today with a mind to organize my thoughts, a heart to evaluate them and a voice to express them.

At this time and this hour I, the undersigned, declare my mind, heart and voice to be independent of any and all control over the health and well being of my body.

I acknowledge the miracle of life itself.

I celebrate the ability of my body to rejuvenate despite any and all limitations I currently experience.

I see limitless possibilities to manifest any and all of my dreams.

I cast off any and all limitations for recovery I have imposed on myself and imposed by others.

I assert the independent responsibility to decide what actions are in my best and highest good.

I acknowledge that the conditions which foster imbalances in my body are complex and multi-faceted.

On this day I ask for and openly receive healing.

I pledge from this day forward to listen to the wisdom of my body.

I commit to take any and all actions that are needed and necessary to bring my body back into balance.

I welcome the opportunity to transform bad habits that have been making me ill.

I refute the oppressive and dehumanizing claims that recovery is not possible.

I accept and welcome full responsibility for the health and wellness of my body.

I acknowledge that a therapy or treatment that helps one person may not necessarily be helpful to others or myself.

I commit to continue my journey down the road to recovery with the intention to persevere despite any and all setbacks and challenges I encounter along the way.

By affixing my signature below, I join with others who honor the power of the body to heal itself as I restore, rejuvenate and regenerate the inner wisdom of my body to heal itself.

_____________________                     _______
Signature                                                       Date

To Register for the Healing from the Inside Out Online Course visit:
Healing from the Inside Out

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery 

 

 

Hivemapper

Here is a brief explanation of how the Hivemapper dashcam works. Once you have purchased the dashcam from Hivemapper and set it up on your car, you can begin earning honey tokens which can be converted to cash.
Visit the hivemapper website below for more information and to order a dashcam. I just noticed that the cost of a dashcam is listed currently at only $300, not $600.

https://shop.hivemapper.com/6094m56s
Use coupon code earn to claim a 10% discount on purchase of a dashcam.

Below is an image of the dashcam mounted on the front windshield of my car,

The dashcam connects with a wire to my battery charger. Below is an image of the connection to my car charger.  The connection is made with a wire (not shown) from the dashcam to the charger.

As I drive, the dashcam sends the images and video to my phone. Below is an image of how my phone displays the images as I drive. This image was taken shortly after I started my errands for the day. Note the number at the top in the middle (101). This is the number of images downloaded from the dashcam to the phone:

Below is a follow-up image midway through my errands showing  1542 images have now been download.

Once I return home, the images from the phone are automatically uploaded to the cloud.

Every week there is an upload of honey tokens to my phantom wallet which displays the total dollar value earned. The token price varies considerably over time. More tokens can be made in the early stages of mapping (which is now) when many roads have not been mapped. You earn more tokens for mapping new routes than routes (such as interstates) that have been mapped extensively.

This is a new initiative, so the time to cash in is now!
https://shop.hivemapper.com/6094m56s

Robert Rodgers PhD
Olympia, Washington

Vagus Nerve Plays Leading Role in Recovery

What is the most significant step that leads to reversal of Parkinson’s symptoms?
Answer: Reduce anxiety

But wait here you say. I have done everything imaginable to get my anxiety under control but with little success.

A little known solution that supports the parasympathetic nervous system (which is the key to reducing anxiety) is to stimulate and cleanse the vagus nerve. What is the big deal about the vagus nerve?

Its function has a direct impact on brain health. This nerve wonders through every organ including the digestive system, lungs and even the heart. Toxins not only clog the vagus nerve, they contaminate the brain and other organs as well.

Essential oil therapists recommend specific oils to cleanse the vagus like clove. Therapies are recommended to stimulate the vagus nerve with acupressure  that apply gentle pressure to the nerve itself.

Just introduced is a novel therapy that stimulates vagus nerve function – a Vagus photobiomodulation (light therapy) device from Vielight. I predict the Vagus device will prove successful in taming down the sympathetic nervous system which will reduce anxieties and anxiety attacks. This in turn will lead to a symptom relief.

1.Get anxiety under control.
2. A reduction in the severity of symptoms results.

Check it out this out especially if you know anxiety is problematic for you. I predict this new invention will offer welcome relief for many.

Visit the link below for more information and to order.
         https://www.vielight.com/devices/vagus/
Use the coupon code healing4me to claim a 10% discount.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery 

 

 

Parkinsons Recovery Survey

This is a detailed report from responses provided by persons with Parkinson’s symptoms who responded to the 2023 Parkinsons Recovery Survey. The two minute survey asks two questions. First, how have respondents been feeling since the previous holiday season one year ago (better, same, worse) and what therapies have offered symptom relief.

Listen to my reading of responses that reveal a huge range of therapies, methods and activities that offer symptom relief. Well over 100 options were identified as being helpful.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
Healing from the Inside Out
Olympia, Washington
robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com

 

Is Parkinson’s Degenerative?

The 2023 Parkinsons Recovery survey results provide a surprising answer to the question – Is Parkinson’s Degenerative?  Respondents report how they have been feeling over the past year since the previous holiday season in 2022 [better, same or worse] and what therapies have been useful in celebrating relief from symptoms.

You are cordially invited to listen to a detailed listing of results that refute the universal belief that Parkinson’s is degenerative.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
Healing from the Inside Out
Olympia, Washington
robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com

How to Activate Dormant Stem Cells

Lightwave X39 Stem Cell Patches

The Lightwave company has invented a patch that activates stem cells.  You apply the X39 patch to your body 12 hours each day. Patches are designed to trap infrared light energy when placed on the body. They secret a peptide called GHK that “wakes up” dormant stem cells. No drugs or chemicals enter the body.

Below is a link to a youtube presentation by the inventor of the X39 Lifewave patches David Schmidt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W66vQ9IcZs0

How to Order the Lifewave Patches

Order the X39 patches  by clicking on the link below:

https://lifewave.com/parkinsonsrecovery/

Peptide Research

The study abstracts listed  below do not specifically evaluate the impact of the X39 Stem Cell Patches on any specific chronic conditions. They do offer support on the impact of the GHK peptide secreted by the patches to rejuvenate dormant stem cells.

Stem cells facilitate healing chronic conditions from the inside out.

Brain Sci. 2017 Feb 15;7(2):20. The Effect of the Human Peptide GHK on Gene Expression Relevant to Nervous System Function and Cognitive Decline.Loren Pickart, Jessica Michelle Vasquez-Soltero, Anna Margolina

Abstract

Neurodegeneration, the progressive death of neurons, loss of brain function, and cognitive decline is an increasing problem for senior populations. Its causes are poorly understood and therapies are largely ineffective. Neurons, with high energy and oxygen requirements, are especially vulnerable to detrimental factors, including age-related dysregulation of biochemical pathways caused by altered expression of multiple genes. GHK (glycyl-l-histidyl-l-lysine) is a human copper-binding peptide with biological actions that appear to counter aging-associated diseases and conditions.

GHK, which declines with age, has health promoting effects on many tissues such as chondrocytes, liver cells and human fibroblasts, improves wound healing and tissue regeneration (skin, hair follicles, stomach and intestinal linings, boney tissue), increases collagen, decorin, angiogenesis, and nerve outgrowth, possesses anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-pain and anti-anxiety effects, increases cellular stemness and the secretion of trophic factors by mesenchymal stem cells.

Studies using the Broad Institute Connectivity Map show that GHK peptide modulates expression of multiple genes, resetting pathological gene expression patterns back to health. GHK has been recommended as a treatment for metastatic cancer, Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, inflammation, acute lung injury, activating stem cells, pain, and anxiety. Here, we present GHK’s effects on gene expression relevant to the nervous system health and function.

Biomed Res Int. 2014:2014:151479. GHK and DNA: resetting the human genome to health. Loren Pickart, Jessica Michelle Vasquez-Soltero, Anna Margolina 

Abstract

During human aging there is an increase in the activity of inflammatory, cancer promoting, and tissue destructive genes plus a decrease in the activity of regenerative and reparative genes. The human blood tripeptide GHK possesses many positive effects but declines with age. It improves wound healing and tissue regeneration (skin, hair follicles, stomach and intestinal linings, and boney tissue), increases collagen and glycosaminoglycans, stimulates synthesis of decorin, increases angiogenesis, and nerve outgrowth, possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and increases cellular stemness and the secretion of trophic factors by mesenchymal stem cells.

Recently, GHK has been found to reset genes of diseased cells from patients with cancer or COPD to a more healthy state. Cancer cells reset their programmed cell death system while COPD patients’ cells shut down tissue destructive genes and stimulate repair and remodeling activities. In this paper, we discuss GHK’s effect on genes that suppress fibrinogen synthesis, the insulin/insulin-like system, and cancer growth plus activation of genes that increase the ubiquitin-proteasome system, DNA repair, antioxidant systems, and healing by the TGF beta superfamily. A variety of methods and dosages to effectively use GHK to reset genes to a healthier state are also discussed.

Robert Rodgers PhD
360-789-1658
robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com

X39 Stem Cell Patches

Ian kindly gave me permission to post his experience using the X39 stem cell patches. His report follows.

I have had to 2 large squamous cell carcinomas removed in the past which, unlike others like them, did not respond to a cream I use. One was taken off by a surgeon under an anesthetic where I was conscience but didn’t feel the surgery.  Recently another one appeared but this time the cream worked perfectly! I had not long started on the X39 patches at that stage.

I have a dark patch on my face which look a bit like a melanoma which has been shrinking since I started  using the X39 patches.

My taste and smell certainly seems to be in proving. I had to go back to an old liquid B complex and found it extremely bad tasting. I always tolerated it well before.

One guy who buys through me as product partner who has been diagnosed  with Parkinson’s and Osteoarthritis. He reported that within 15 minutes of putting on the patch he could feel less pain in his left knee and it has continued to improve. He said that his PD has changed with not as  much dribbling and a slight improvement in tremors.

Ian

 

 

Is Anxiety an Issue for You?

I have exciting news. The gold standard company that invents new
light therapy devices (Vielight.com) has just announced the invention and availability of a photobiomodulation device that stimulates the vagus nerve. What is the big deal you wonder and why am I so excited to tell you about it?
Reduction of symptoms goes hand in hand with reducing anxiety.  When anxiety flares up, so do symptoms.

The Vielight Vagus device enables non-invasive stimulation of the vagus nerve via photobiomodulation (PBM). This device was engineered to enhance the parasympathetic nervous system via the vagus nerve. How cool is that?

Why the vagus nerve?

The vagus nerve is crucial in regulating many of our bodies’ most basic functions. One of the most important aspects of the vagus nerve is its direct connection between the brain and the gut.

Please consider getting the Vielight Vagus. I have not seen a new invention that I have been this excited about in a long time! By far the best strategy to reduce symptoms is to get anxiety under control. This device is designed to do just that.

Testimonials?

Hello? The device was just invented. The company however invites users to use their devices for up to six months. If it does not offer the relief expected, return the device for an 80% refund. The risk is minimal. The benefits are potentially huge.
Enter the Parkinsons Recovery coupon code healing4me to claim a 10% discount.
Visit the link below to order (and do not forget to enter the coupon code above to take advantage of the discount).
Please keep me informed of your experience using the Vielight vagus.
Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery

Photobiomodulation 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 (coupon code healing4me) 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.”

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 Vielight photobiomodulation devices. This interview was conducted before publication of the photobiomodulation Parkinson’s study.

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.

Results of this photobiomodulation Parkinson’s study affirm these expectations.

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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 Parkinsons symptoms.

After listening to this interview, I am even more optimistic about this therapy for Parkinsons 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.

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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.

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.Can claim a 10% discount if you use the Parkinsons Recovery discount code of healing4me.

  1. Get 6 months of use to see if it offers symptomatic relief or not.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 any of the Vielight devices 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.

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.

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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

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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.

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Photobiomodulation Therapy while Working

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

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.”
Respectfully,
Gordon Glover
[ghgmtg@gmail.com]

Parkinson’s CBD Research

Does CBD (or cannabidiol oil) offer relief from symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?

Reports from members of the Parkinsons Recovery audience say that taking CBD oil before bedtime facilitates sound and sustained sleep. This was motivation enough for me to examine 2023 studies that evaluated CBD as a treatment for Parkinsons symptoms.

Two review studies that summarize the results of research  that evaluated the impact of CBD reported positive effects for anxiety, improvement of sleep quality and Parkinson’s symptoms in general.

Abstracts of the two recent review studies are reported below.

Research on CBD

J Cannabis Res. 2023 Jun 13;5(1):21. The therapeutic potential of purified cannabidiol
Saoirse Elizabeth O’Sullivan Sanne Skov Jensen Gitte Nykjaer Nikolajsen Heidi Ziegler Bruun Rhenu Bhuller Julia Hoeng


Abstract

The use of cannabidiol (CBD) for therapeutic purposes is receiving considerable attention, with speculation that CBD can be useful in a wide range of conditions. Only one product, a purified form of plant-derived CBD in solution (Epidiolex), is approved for the treatment of seizures in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Dravet syndrome, or tuberous sclerosis complex.

The areas in which there is the most clinical evidence to support the use of CBD are in the treatment of anxiety (positive data in 7 uncontrolled studies and 17 randomised controlled trials (RCTs)), psychosis and schizophrenia (positive data in 1 uncontrolled study and 8 RCTs), PTSD (positive data in 2 uncontrolled studies and 4 RCTs) and substance abuse (positive data in 2 uncontrolled studies and 3 RCTs). Seven uncontrolled studies support the use of CBD to improve sleep quality, but this has only been verified in one small RCT.

Limited evidence supports the use of CBD for the treatment of Parkinson’s (3 positive uncontrolled studies and 2 positive RCTs), autism (3 positive RCTs), smoking cessation (2 positive RCTs), graft-versus-host disease and intestinal permeability (1 positive RCT each).

Current RCT evidence does not support the use of purified oral CBD in pain (at least as an acute analgesic) or for the treatment of COVID symptoms, cancer, Huntington’s or type 2 diabetes.

In conclusion, published clinical evidence does support the use of purified CBD in multiple indications beyond epilepsy. However, the evidence base is limited by the number of trials only investigating the acute effects of CBD, testing CBD in healthy volunteers, or in very small patient numbers.

Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2023 Oct;8(5):716-730.Cannabinoids in Treating Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms: A Systematic Review of Clinical Studies
Karan Varshney Akash Patel Siraaj Ansari Pavan Shet Sohan Singh Panag 


Abstract

Background: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a serious neurodegenerative condition impacting many individuals worldwide. There is a need for new non-invasive treatments of PD. Cannabinoids in the form of cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may offer utility as treatment, and our objective was hence to conduct a systematic review regarding the clinical evidence for the efficacy and safety of cannabinoids in treating PD.

Methods: Screening, data extraction, and quality assessments were all conducted by multiple reviewers, with discrepancies resolved by consensus.

Results: After conducting searches in 4 different databases, 673 articles were screened. Thirteen articles were deemed eligible for inclusion in this review. It was shown that cannabis, CBD, and nabilone (a synthetic form of THC) were capable of consistently improving motor symptoms more than a placebo. All treatments improved various non-motor symptoms, particularly with cannabis improving pain intensity, and CBD improving psychiatric symptoms in a dose-dependent manner. Adverse effects were usually minor, and, in the case of CBD, rare (except at very high doses).

Conclusion: Cannabinoids have been shown to safely offer important potential in treating motor symptoms in PD and some non-motor symptoms. More large-scale randomized control trials for specific forms of cannabinoid treatments are required to determine their overall efficacy.

Bottom Line

Studies report that  CBD may well offer the opportunity to get temporary relief from symptoms. This is a valuable benefit in itself. When energy focus and motivation return, the business of taking the actions necessary to heal from the inside out can begin at long last.

As with any natural treatment option, be sure to check with your doctor to insure that use. of CBD will not interfere with any treatments your doctor has prescribed for you.

Reliable Source of CBD Oil

The source of CBD oil that members of the Parkinsons Recovery audience have been using is a CTFO product called 10xPURE™-GOLD Super 1500.

parkinsonsrecovery.myctfo.com

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery
robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com