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Photobiomodulation for Parkinson’s

I first wrote about photobiomodulation (PBM) for Parkinson’s two years ago. In that post, I described an exercise class called “Pedaling for Parkinson’s.” The promotional page for the class mentioned research that showed pedaling can reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s. This inspired my idea that PBM might make you feel well enough to pedal at Read more…


Photobiomodulation for Brain Disorders

I recently did a Google search for “photobiomodulation for brain disorders.” and it only turned up about 60,000 hits. This is a small number of hits for a web search, and it might ordinarily indicate that there isn’t much interest in the topic. On the other hand, the search results had a high density of Read more…


Photobiomodulation and the Brain

I have already written in this space about the promise of photobiomodulation (PBM) for traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s. But I may have been too limited in my vision for PBM and the brain. A 2016 paper published in the journal BBC Clinical reviewed the research on PBM and the brain, saying in part, “The Read more…


Parkinson’s Disease and Photobiomodulation

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative condition that affects the part of the nervous system that controls movement. It can lead to muscular rigidity, tremors, or instability. It generally affects people over 50, but there are cases of younger people developing it. The most hopeful thing about Parkinson’s is that it isn’t fatal. According to Read more…