PD, medication and lights

I’ve had a few people ask me whether to stop medication for Parkinson’s disease when starting transcranial lights.

Don’t stop your medication.

The lights, whether it is the Coronet or a Cossack you’ve made at home, should be used in addition to your standard medication.

We have found that over time, some people with Parkinson’s are able to reduce medication levels with daily use of lights. We have also noticed that many people find that the timing of each dose doesn’t need to be as exact as it used to be.

Keep using your medication as prescribed by your doctor.

Contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks to Amanda Jones for use of the photo.

Author: RedlightsontheBrain

Redlightsonthebrain is written by Catherine Hamilton, a retired doctor on behalf of Light Ahead Inc, a Tasmanian-based not-for-profit organisation. Light Ahead Inc aims to help people to learn about neurogenerative diseases and the practical, safe and scientifically-based things that may be able to help. Part of this is to provide low-cost access to red light devices, hence the DIY instructions on this blog. All sales of the Coronet red light device support the work of Light Ahead Inc.