Laser Therapy for Parkinson’s

Click the arrow below to hear my interview with Dr. Gair that discusses laser therapy as treatment for Parkinson’s and other conditions:

Dr Gair, my guest on Parkinsons Recovery Radio today,  shared the exciting research that reports how cold laser therapy can be beneficial for patients with Parkinson’s in various stages of the disease. Cold laser therapy, also known as “photobiomodulation”, is beneficial by:

  • Stimulating improved function of the mitochondria
  • Stimulating neuronal stem cells, increased ATP production
  • Increasing brain derived neurotrophic factor
  • Dampening inflammation
  • Promoting nitric oxide and glutathione production
  • Modulating immune activity

The best thing about the therapy is that when the appropriate laser is used there are virtually zero side effects. It can be part of a program of functional neurological rehabilitation under the care of a trained professional or can also be done at home by the patient on a regular basis. This therapy can also be used preventatively in patients with a genetic predisposition for the disease as well.

The laser device requires a prescription from a doctor. It is best if you find a doctor in your area to get a series of initial treatments to see if this can be a successful therapy for you. The list of doctors who have been trained to use the laser therapy can be found on 

The device, XLR8, uses two laser diodes and was developed by Erchonia, a leader in developing low level laser technology as treatment for various medical conditions.

If you have received laser treatments in the doctor’s office and found it to be helpful, you may decide to purchase a unit. It is expensive, retailing for $11,000 at this time. There is a $1000 discount if, when ordering, you tell the Erchonia agent your have been referred by Parkinsons Recovery.

Again. I recommend that you get some initial treatments from a qualified doctor before deciding to purchase a unit for home use.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease

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