One of the participants is the classically trained pianist Chen Ong.
Ms. Ong is now keeping the tremors at bay with the help of a handheld laser light.
“It wasn’t immediate, but within a few weeks I realized I was getting stronger and speaking better, my walking improved, my sleep improved,” said Ms. Ong.
“I started playing the piano again at a point where my husband said ‘oh, you’re not making so many mistakes now’ as he started singing along with my playing.”
Med-tech company Symbyx developed medical-grade lasers, and clinical trials undertaken in Adelaide showed that mobility, cognition, balance and fine motor skills are significantly improved in Parkinson’s patients for up to one year.
Some have even regained their sense of smell.
Infrared light is aimed at the stomach, energizing cells and reducing inflammation.
The therapy is thought to improve the microbiome in the gut, which then helps the brain to produce more dopamine, which is a chemical missing in Parkinson’s patients.
Symbyx scientist Dr Ann Liebert said treatment makes “a big difference” in the lives of people with the disease.
“What can they do, how they can socialize, how they can move and enjoy all the things in their life,” said Dr. Liebert.
There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease – this treatment is designed to work in conjunction with other therapies such as acupuncture, exercise, and medications.
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