Red and near infrared lights – can they help degenerative neurological diseases?
Tag: Parkinson’s Disease
A progressive neurodegenerative disease, the causes of Parkinson’s are not fully known. It tends to start later in life, and while everyone knows about the tremor and difficulties moving, it has many other symptoms that make life difficult. Prof John Mitrofanis’ research team are leaders in understanding the effect of red and near inrared light on the damaged neurons in Parkinson’s.
This ABC story is generating interest in red lights and Parkinson’s disease.
You might want to discuss red lights with your doctor.
If you take in a copy of the ABC story, your doctor will most likely inwardly sigh and tell you not to believe everything you read.
Here’s a better idea – give your doctor original research articles!
Here’s how to do that:
Please read this earlier blog post about how to help your doctorDownload and print the medical journal article article on that post. This article is by Prof John Mitrofanis and is a fabulous summary of red lights effect on brain cells.Please read a 2018 blog post about a new journal article. This article describes the Tasmanian case studies mentioned in the ABC story.Download and print this medical journal article as well.Take both articles to your doctor.
Blind your doctor with science – it’s the kind thing to do…
Here is a link to the Royal Society’s 2018 Francis Crick lecture, delivered by Dr Miratul Muqit. Thanks to one of the blog readers who told me about this excellent lecture, entitled Parkinson’s disease: decoding the mysteries of neurodegeneration.
There is one statement about PD which is completely wrong, and it is relevant to red/near infrared lights. Read on.