Lucie from NSW Coast, Australia whose partner is living with Parkinson's - talking about the PDCare Laser
"Before starting light therapy with SYMBYX, the main thing for Paul was the off periods. They were getting longer and his mood was getting worse. Paul is a really active and energetic person and a sailor, so having to spend increasing amounts of his time each day to deal with off periods was making him depressed. He felt like he couldn’t see a future. That’s where we were.
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 - talking about the PDCare Laser
"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, Victoria, Australia living with Parkinson's - talking about the PDCare Laser
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 - talking about the PDCare Laser
"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 - talking about the PDCare Laser
"I believe it (the PDCare) has had a very positive impact on me and my symptoms over the last few months. I have felt more energetic/less tired, very clear headed and I believe I'm moving better than before - definitely running faster. I also definitely have less stiffness in my right arm and fingers. It seems to further enhance the impact of my medication."
Chen from Sydney, Australia, living with Parkinson's - talking about PDCare
"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!" See Chen's recent interview for a TV segment on Australia's Channel 9 news, titled, 'Hope for Parkinson's Sufferers.'
Pete from South Island of New Zealand, living with Parkinson's - talking about the PDCare Laser
"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
Allan from Sydney, Australia living with Chronic Pain - talking about the PhysioCare Laser for Chronic Pain
"My name is Allan and I have been suffering from Chronic Pain for the past 15 years. This has meant ongoing swelling and chronic joint pain, especially in my neck, wrists and elbows.
After a little over a week of using the PhysioCare daily on my neck and stomach, I regained significant movement back in my neck - and with only slight discomfort. This was previously only possible during a physiotherapy session."
Steve from England, living with chronic pain from a sprained ankle - talking about the PhysioCare Laser for rehabilitation of a sprained ankle
"I used PhysioCare on my foot recently after spraining it badly during an evening run. It was raining heavily and I unfortunately slipped on a driveway grill. My neighbour had told me about the laser, as he had used it daily after an operation on his wrist and recovered remarkably quickly. I was intrigued and grabbed it from him for 2 weeks to use on my foot and ankle. Within a few days I was back to walking and even some pilates classes. It seemed to speed up the healing process considerably, although I still iced and elevated my foot in the first day, too. It was so easy to use and it just felt like a quality device."
Daniela, a World Master's Canoe Champion, from Sydney and Rome, Italy, used to coping with chronic pain - talking about the PhysioCare Laser for arthritic condition
The functionality of my fingers and hands has definitely improved and I have drastically reduced my daily dosage of anti-inflammatories."
"Felice e soddisfatta del Symbyx laser, che uso due volte al giorno prima dei miei allenamenti in canoa e prima di andare a dormire, per aiutarmi con la mia artrite. La funzionalità delle mie dita e mani è migliorata notevolmente e ho potuto finalmente ridurre l’uso degli antinfiammatori."
Cath, from Melbourne, Australia living with a chronic skin condition - talking about the red light DermaCare for dermatitis
"Just wanted to let you know that my DermaCare has really helped my red, itching, scaly skin condition, especially during lockdowns. If I feel a flare up coming on I apply the laser device and it reduces the severity and length of the flare up. I wanted to let you know that this is the best thing I have tried as I don't need to leave home for yet another Doctor's appointment. It's giving me much relief and control."