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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:

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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

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 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.

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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 




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.
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!

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.
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


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

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:

How to Order the Lifewave Patches

Order the X39 patches  by clicking on the link below:

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


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 


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

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.




Is Anxiety an Issue for You?

I have exciting news. The gold standard company that invents new
light therapy devices ( 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.


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 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:


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:

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

Photobiomodulation Parkinson's Study

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.

Photobiomodulation Parkinson's study
Photobiomodulation Therapy while Working

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

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 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.”
Gordon Glover

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


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 


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.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery

A Very Good, Very Old Therapy

Isn’t this an interesting image? You probably already guessed that it does not originate from this century or even the last century.

This is an image of the vibration chair that was designed and built by Dr. Charcot in 1892. Why in the world did this early neurologist invent such a contraption?

Dr. Charcot observed that the severity of his patient’s symptoms appeared to be function of the transportation they used to come to his clinic. Patients who came by carriage or train appeared to have fewer symptoms overall. Those who traveled by other means were much worse overall.

He hypothesized that the difference was linked to vibration. This observation inspired him to invent a chair that vibrated his patients.

Dr. Charot’s research was lost when he died in 1893 and was not picked up until recently. Recent research has confirmed his initial suspicion:

Vibration does provide relief from the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Some physical therapists and other medical care practitioners offer vibration therapy to their patients. And some physical exercise facilities do the same.

I suggest you shake, rattle and role whenever you get the chance however you can make that happen.

Here is a source of affordable vibration devices:

Halt Anxiety with Proven Techniques

When anxiety flares up, symptoms always get worse. One of the best ways to sooth symptoms is to identify ways to get anxiety under control in the moment. This shifts the focus away from ways to suppress symptoms temporarily and embrace ways to reverse symptoms when they are most problematic.    

I document proven techniques to Halt  Anxiety in a book that is available as a download and as a paperback. This has been a work in progress for many months which is at long last complete.

My book introduces simple techniques that calm anxiety and reduce stress when they are most needed. The techniques:

  • Are simple to implement
  • Can be accessed anywhere, anytime in any situation.
  • Cost nothing
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Calm stress 
  • Help reduce the severity of symptoms

Click below to order the download of Halt Anxiety which will be sent immediately to your computer or phone.

Download of Halt Anxiety

Click the book cover below to order the paperback ($10):

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery 
Olympia Washington
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease|


Five Ways to Tame Tremors

Searching for ways to tame  tremors?

Check out five natural methods that really do tame tremors. My book, Natural Treatments for Tremors,  explains each of them in detail.

To claim your free download click on the secure link below. Then, add your name and email so I can send you a link to download the book.

P.S. I am pretty sure you have never heard about most of the techniques. I am also certain you will be happy to discover the ability to tame tremors each one has to offer.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Olympia, Washington


How to Tame Tremors

Listen to this clip of my interview with Naturopath John Coleman who succeeded in reversing all of his Parkinson’s symptoms using a variety of approaches, therapies and methods. Here is what he has to say about tremors.

John Coleman’s website:

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
Tame Tremors Online Course

Negative Pleasure

Robert, Good day. I have a couple questions for you about negative pleasure but will give a brief history of myself first. Dx with pd in 2008 at age 42. I have not taken any pd meds of any type. Since dx I have tried numerous therapies to include: mercury filling removal, chelation, aspartame detox, lyme tx (both antibiotic and herbal), EFT, TMJ mouth piece, dental cavitation tx, hypnosis, shiatsu, chiropractic, acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, herbs, CoQ10, more supplements than I can list, glutathione IVs, vitamin IVs, DMPS IVs, nanobacteria supplements, colored laser therapy, ozone injections, detox baths, infrared detox, hyperbaric chamber, heavy metal detox, organic diet, copious reading on everything from emotional topics to body electronics, forceless spontaneous release as described by the Parkinson’s Recovery Project in Santa Cruz, and Howard Shifke’s protocol as described on his website. Possibly a few more, truthfully, there are so many it is hard to remember.

Unfortunately, I have observed no distinguishable benefit from any of them. Meaning, I have continued to be increasingly affected by pd on the same trajectory as always. In spite of this, I refuse to admit that pd is not reversible.

I recently purchased your book Road to Recovery from Parkinson’s Disease. About halfway through it, I am finding it to be useful, though as you can see from above I have tried a good many of the therapies with no observable benefit. That said, I was intrigued by the explanation of “negative pleasure” on about page 146. I did say to myself,

“No, I won’t heal from this disease. I like to feel this way.”

When I thought and said that, I felt a tinge of something, not sure what…relief…peace…resonance. Bottom line, I need to deal with/heal from the illogical process of negative pleasure acquired in childhood. My question for you is, what is the best way?


You are certainly doing incredible work! It sounds like you have landed on what may be a primary reason your symptoms linger despite all the work you have done – the haunting influence of negative pleasure. When an unconscious feeling of pleasure is attached to a negative experience (such as the symptoms of Parkinson’s) it becomes “negative pleasure” which is an attachment of pleasure to pain.

Negative pleasure (which actually most people have experienced but do not realize it) is entirely unconscious. This of course is why it is so terribly difficult to heal and why you asked the question in the first place. It is a concept that is foreign to many people, but one that can keep us in a place of illness year in and year out.

The attachment of pleasure to pain often occurs in early childhood. It is  not an attachment that is not disengaged by resorting to logical reasoning alone.

I can happily report that you have made the most significant step already. Making conscious the role of negative pleasure as an obstruction to your recovery has taken you a long way toward healing it.

From my personal experience, you have to address the problem from both an intellectual (and logical) perspective and also address the underlying feelings that are involved. For me the latter challenge has been the most difficult.

On a purely logical plane, the question to ponder turns on the following:

What purpose does having symptoms of Parkinson’s serve me?

For example, perhaps having Parkinson’s disease has given you a reason to quit a job which was not in your best and highest good, a job that does not offer you pleasure and satisfaction. Before having the symptoms, your ego logic concluded you had to keep on working to take care of your family (or here … please fill in the gap with all the other reasons we can concoct for ourselves).

Or, perhaps having Parkinson’s gives you an excuse to become isolated and avoid contact with other people. Or … Obviously, there can be many answers to this question. It is important to reflect and meditate to find the answer that applies to your own situation. In other words, what do you get “not to do” that is intrinsically distasteful because you have Parkinson’s?

The goal in the end is to disassociate and untangle the dynamics of negative pleasure – to feel pleasure when there are pleasurable sensations and to feel pain when there is real pain to be experienced.

The reason it is so difficult to heal negative pleasure is that it comes from a place that has no words or logic. You can not talk it out of your body or will it out. So, how can you release an attachment of negative pleasure to Parkinson’s Disease?

Energy healers can provide help in this area. There will be a critical core of Brennan Healing Practitioners (all of whom have had extensive training and experience and know all about negative pleasure) who are well versed in this issue and help clients clear it out.

The Brennan healing work really is quite incredible I must say. It has been transformative for me. There are likely Brennan Healing Practitioners in your area who can help out as well.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery Membership
Olympia, Washington

Mucuna as Treatment for Parkinsons

Question: What are your thoughts about using the mucuna to
treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s?


There is an upside and a downside to taking Mucuna to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

The Upside

Macuna bean (or Mucuna Puriens) is derived from a plant
that grows
in tropical climates. The Mucuna herb has been used
for generations in India and other eastern countries
to treat
Parkinson’s with varying success. Mucuna is by no means
a new revelation.

People use Mucuna in part because it does not have the side effects of prescription medications.A number of people in my global audience who take prescription
medications for Parkinson’s have been pleased with the results they
get from taking Mucuna.  Others  have succeeded
in reducing the dose of their prescribed medications or
even weaning themselves off prescription medications altogether. 

No changes in the dosage of prescription medications should of course be made without consulting with your doctor first. Even though it is not a prescription medication, it is also just as important to consult with your doctor before taking any natural herb supplement like Mucuna to boost dopamine.

The Downside

It is clear from talking with other health professionals that
Mucuna is not a cure nor does it provide relief
for everyone. After all, if Mucuna were a panacea
everyone with Parkinson’s would be taking it and no one
today would be suffering from its symptoms.

Many people think of Parkinson’s simplistically as a
deficiency of dopamine. In fact, the “disease” is
described by most health care providers as such.
The truth of the matter is that
reasons for
the symptoms of Parkinson’s are far, far more
complicated than this simple explanation. 

Symptoms of Parkinson’s are affected by an imbalance
of over
39 different neurotransmitters. When you take
Mucuna or any dopamine supplement for that matter
you are making a decision to
focus on a tiny fraction
of the problem. 

The body is making fine adjustments to the production
and distribution of hormones continuously, second by
second, minute by minute.
Consider the maze of
complicated adjustments your body makes to produce
and distribute the other 38 neurotransmitters when you take
any dopamine lookalike.

Ingesting a single synthetic hormone once a day creates an instant
adjustment the body must make to the delicate balance of hormones
in the body.
The “adjustment” that comes from taking a dopamine
supplement (whether prescription or a supplement like Mucuna)
is crude.The body produces and distributes hormones continuously each and every second of the day.

Do the math.

If the choice is between relying on the  body or any dopamine supplement I
am betting on the body any day of the week.

A second challenge you will encounter if you decide to
take Mucuna – and keep in mind this
may be a good
choice for you – is that you are giving your body the
signal it does not
need to expend the energy produce dopamine
on its own.
Think like your body and you will understand
the long term consequences of what happens when
you take a dopamine producing supplements.

Here is the decision sequence:

1. Your body is busy with the work of adjusting and balancing hormones
which, after all, is one of its functions.

2. An external source of domaine mysteriously
appears in the digestive system.
There is suddenly and
unexpectedly an
external intrusion into the body.

3. The body begins to ponder: “Who is in charge here?” A critical function of the body is suddenly and unexpectedly being handled by an external intervention.

4. The body then concludes:  “If someone else is doing my job, why should I bother?”
Isn’t this just anyone of us do  when someone else takes on the burden of  doing
a job you thought was our responsibility? I mean, if someone else wants to do the work, why not let them?

A reason cells in the substantia nigra die is because
dopamine is being supplied by an external source.
that produce dopamine are no
longer needed since the supply is provided by an external source.  You either use it or lose it. In this case you lose it.
The body eventually surrenders responsibility for producing dopamine.

Prescription medications and Mucuna  are different delivery systems for
dopamine. For most people higher doses have to be take to experience symptom

John Coleman ND points out that most of the Macuna bean
that is packaged and sold in the marketplace is not actually
“natural.” It is a processed. The Mucuna pill capsules
are manufactured and refined, purified and converted to
powder. John Coleman ND has also observed in his clinic that
some forms of Macuna  induce the “same adverse effects as synthetic
levodopa if consumed in large quantities over a long period.

Coleman offers a different recommendation for his clients.
He suggests you hydrate your body by taking a
natural homeopathic remedy. The body has an easier
time producing and balancing hormones when the cells
are adequately hydrated.

Mucuna may provide welcome relief in the short term.
But if it is used as a lifetime remedy your body’s
incredibly intricate
system for monitoring
hormones will be short circuited. Sensitivity of
the monitoring system is degraded and the system
itself is eventually disabled.

Your body gradually gives up its mandate at birth to maintain
health and wellness. You eventually begin to feel lousy.

Why not give your body a chance to do its work whenever
possible? Wait. Be patient. Ask the most important question of all:
What is causing your symptoms?

Once you identify and address the cause, you will not necessarily
begin feeling  good every day. Some days you will may feel lousy.

Helping  the body re-remember how to balance hormones is not an
easy task but the rewards are worth it.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery