Lucie from NSW Coast, Australia whose partner is living with Parkinson's - talking about the PDCare Laser
This really concerned us because we thought things were just going to keep getting worse and worse, because doctors told us that’s what happens, that over time the effectiveness of the medication unfortunately wanes.
In February this year we started down the path of investigating Deep Brain Surgery at the same time as looking around for therapies that might supplement his meds and enhance their effectiveness. A friend saw an article about light therapy in The Australian newspaper which told how treating the gut microbiome was providing relief for some people with Parkinson’s.
After the first session in clinic with SYMBYX Scientist and clinician, Dr Ann Liebert, Paul got an amazing result - immediate relief from constipation. After subsequent sessions (using PDCare Laser) I would describe the results as astounding. Straight away his mood and sleep improved and he stopped getting nightmares. When he gets nightmares they are accompanied by involuntary movements/thrashing about. These went straight away. This was good for him and me - as I sleep with him! He used to wake several times each night and be unable able to get back to sleep. Now he typically sleeps from 10PM - 6AM.
When Paul was a having a bad day and loads of bad broken sleeps he wasn’t up for socializing or doing other things he used to enjoy and this affected both of us. That he is having far less bad days/nights now means we have rediscovered our social life and that works for both of us. It’s also true to say I am also sleeping better because he is no longer thrashing around so it’s a win-win as a couple.
Having many more better days means we can do all the things we love – sailing, boating, spending time with our family and friends like everyone else does. Before light therapy Paul was having half an hour off time every three hours. This is no longer the case. In fact, he recently forgot to take his meds at 3.30 PM and again at 6.30 PM and at 8 PM we were sitting down playing cards when he realised. We couldn’t believe it! He usually is just waiting for the next pill."
What would Lucie say to others? “Grab light therapy with both hands. It’s a no brainer. What we like is that it’s not invasive. There are no chemicals involved so you’re not adding to an already long list of meds. It’s not hazardous and there aren’t any big hoops you have to jump through. For us the results were immediate. That’s the absolute truth! We didn’t need to wait 3 months. This might not be the case with everyone but there’s no downside in trying light therapy (unlike meds) so give it a go!”
Suzanne from Sydney, Australia, living with Parkinson's
"I bought the PDCare because it had the advantage of being portable so I could use it anywhere, including at home. The feeling I had with the orthostatic tremor was sheer panic, like I was going to pass out. After using the PDCare it all went ! It was like a miracle to me. I am a very great fan of the device and the overall effects on people with Parkinson. Im my case, the tremor is virtually gone.
Carer of Rob from Mornington Peninsula, Australia living with Parkinson's
Rob is now walking without right foot drop, with increased pace and more upright. Since treatment began, he is also more inclined to say 'Yes' rather than 'No' when asked a question or to participate. He is generally more animated and makes more attempt to challenge himself like trying small jogs during our daily walks. He dresses and shaves more easily. Rob is even initiating conversation again, especially when talking on the phone and is more willing to complete simple tasks such as sending emails and keeping his calendar current."
Kevin from Sydney, Australia, living with Parkinson's
"Hi my name is Kevin and I am a 49 year old father of four teenagers who lives in Sydney. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2014. In addition to living a healthy lifestyle, eating well, exercising regularly and taking my medications, I have become a regular user of the PDCare Laser.
I feel like PDCare has slowed both my cognitive and physical decline considerably without any noticeable negative side-effects. My medications also appear to be more effective."
Anna from England, living with Parkinson's
Chen from Sydney, Australia, living with Parkinson's - as interviewed for a TV segment on Australia's Channel 9 news, titled, 'Hope for Parkinson's Sufferers.'"It wasn't immediate but over a few weeks I realised that I was getting stronger and I spoke better. My walking had improved. I started playing the piano again, and to a point that my husband said, "Oh, you are not making as many mistakes now!"
Pete from South Island, New Zealand, living with Parkinson's
"My name is Pete and I am a 56 year old who lives in a small town on the south east coast of New Zealand. I was first diagnosed with Parkinson's in late 2018. As a lifetime athlete, to say that I was devastated is really an understatement.
I tolerate my medications OK but a lot of sufferers want to help themselves more naturally. The SYMBYX team's absolute focus upon developing drug-free therapies to reduce Parkinson's symptoms was very welcomed and comforting. The very first thing I noticed was that certain smells I hadn't smelt in a very long time had returned. Not completely but definitely enough to enjoy them.
The next thing I found very encouraging was a reduction in my general brain fog - it's hard to explain but I absolutely feel mentally sharper. My friends also say that I look so well and this is perhaps the most subtle change of all."
Grace from Melbourne, Australia talking about how she and her husband both use the PDCare Laser - for Fibromyalgia and Parkinson's
"I am a retired GP (Doctor of General Medicine) and have had PD for about 4 years. I have been using the PD laser according to the protocol for 12 weeks and have improved in many ways. I am sleeping better and stopped dribbling on the pillow at night. Also getting up to the toilet less often, if at all. My walking has improved, and balance, and sense of smell seem better. I still have a tremor at times but my voice is stronger. I am continuing my usual medication. My Neurologist says if it works to continue using the (PDCare) Laser. I attend PD warriors each week with some friends and do exercises at a gym 3 times a week.
Laurel from Colorado, USA talking about the PDCare and Parkinson's
"After being diagnosed with Parkinson's over three years ago, I was determined to do whatever I could to keep my activity level where it was in the past for as long as I could. I continued with yoga classes, walking, and learned special exercise routines formulated for PD patients. When a friend told me about the (SYMBYX) light therapy treatments in Australia, I decided to check into it and am so glad that I did.
Within days of my first use, I noticed that constipation issues were improving markedly and have remained so over the three months I have used the Symbyx PDCare. Gradually, I also noticed improvement in my energy level and the fine motor skills in my hands and fingers. I could type easier and faster and my longhand writing improved significantly. I also noticed improvement in smell and can taste food better. Always a good thing!
I thought I would likely need to increase my medication dosage the next time I went to the neurologist, but since using the light therapy, I do not feel I need a higher dosage and have also noticed that I do not have any "off' times between my medication doses.
I feel optimistic and encouraged with my improvements, and the Symbyx PDCare Laser has contributed to that feeling! "