How Red Light Therapy Slows Parkinson’s Progress

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurological diseases in Australia, with around thirty-two people diagnosed every day.  It’s cruel and indiscriminate and it’s also incredibly complex.

The good news is that treatment for Parkinson’s is constantly improving. One of the most intriguing therapies involves wearing a helmet filled with little red lights.  It’s sounds a bit like science-fiction, but recent trials of the technology have yielded some really positive results. Dr Ann Liebert from the University of Sydney has lead national trials of this red light therapy and she joined Tess on Breakfast to explain how it all works.

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