The above video diary entry was recorded in April 2016. It shows the results of our self-experiments with bright lights on my Parkinson's Disease. These tests were inspired by Dr Greg Willis' journal papers as reviewed by Deb Helfrich, co-founder of Out-Thinking Parkinson's..
For further information about Dr Willis and his scientific research in this area, see our article:
The reason this diary entry was not released before is that we did not pursue this line of inquiry at that time. This was because we were starting to implement so many other interventions back then, and hence I was very far from an equilibrium state. We felt therefore that sensibly interpreting cause and effect would have been difficult with so much going on.
What we can say from those earlier experiments is that they support the thesis that bright lights may affect Parkinson's symptoms profoundly. This video record shows the physically manifest, immediate impact on my drug-induced Dyskinesia [uncontrolled movement]. In this case, I found the combination of light intensity and proximity I was using was probably too powerful - it sent me in to a kind of "fugue" state. The lightbox I have is ten times more powerful than the ones Dr Willis recommended and reported using in his studies. But my video record shows there is most definitely remarkable outcomes of stimulating the retina in People with Parkinson's.
So why am I releasing this video now? Because having reached a point of equilibrium with all the other interventions - the magnesium spraying, the consumption of coconut oil, the supplementation with vitamin D3, the wearing of FitFlop shoes with their "microwobbleboard" technology, the daily practicing of all the Parkinson's optimized movement recovery exercises which we have developed, the music therapy... - we felt it is now time to see what happens when Dr Willis's protocols are added to this "recipe for recovery".
We are following the procedure that Dr Willis explained in his 2007 paper, apart from for the moment I am still using the same very powerful light seen in the video. We have thus reduced the exposure time and proximity accordingly. Dr Willis reports seeing major results in timescales of weeks in virtually all the people involved in his tests.
In the last couple of days, and bearing in mind it is still early days, I too have seen and felt significant changes already. Stay tuned, because I think this is going to be very important for anyone who wants to get better.
"In the early years of dopamine theory it was generally accepted that the more severe the cell loss, the more severe the dopamine deficiency and the more severe the Parkinson’s disease. However, this position has been very gradually eroded by the ongoing demonstration that this relationship is a poor one (See our publications, 2008). In fact, recent work has demonstrated that Parkinson’s disease can develop with only 30% loss of dopamine (Annals of Neurology, 67(6) 715-725, 2010) suggesting that it is not only the level of dopamine that is important. This has important implications for treating the disease and is consistent with our approach using coordinated drug and light treatment." ~ http://bronowski.org/faqs/