In a previous article, I addressed the response I had from a therapeutic laser, but I did not include many details about settings, type of laser, etc. Therefore, here are the details:
The laser is a class IV (any device over 1/2 watt) therapeutic laser, with four near infrared wavelengths delivered simultaneously (660, 800, 905, and 970). The cumulative dose of 9 watts for 800, 905, and 970 wavelengths takes place over six minutes with the hand-held unit. Typically, this treatment would be delivered by an osteopath (DO) or a physiatrist, but because this treatment is unconventional for as yet undiagnosed Parkinson’s, a trained operator is providing treatments.
Here is the phasing information (average 9 watts):
This phasing delivers 3,465 total joules over 6 minutes and 25 seconds in the lower, back of the skull and upper spinal cord, and the device is set to manual.
I began a new series of treatments on 2/27/14 with an older model with positive results:
- The nerves in my chest cavity and abdomen all relaxed (they are hypersensitive most of the time). I literally felt it all “release,” so to speak
- Bowel function improved
- Slurred speech and low volume much improved
- Speaking more quickly
- Swallowing much improved
- Increased sweating
- More quick-witted
- Neck more flexible and less pain
- Swollen glands in neck
Treatments occur almost daily (I had to pause them for a few days to allow the swelling in my neck glands to subside). While benefits have not been as dramatic as my very first treatment gleaned three years ago, anecdotally speaking, the improvement in autonomic and cerebellar function is pronounced. Therefore, if you suffer from Parkinson’s (including Multiple System Atrophy), you may want to give this therapy a try.