Microbiome Changes in Humans with Parkinson’s Disease after Photobiomodulation Therapy: A Retrospective Study

Brian Bicknell, Ann Liebert, Craig S. McLachlan, Hosen Kiat

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Abstract

There is a paucity of information on the effect of photobiomodulation therapy on gut micro-biome composition. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder with few management options, although the gut microbiome has been suggested as a potential avenue of treatment. We retrospectively analysed the microbiome from human stool samples from a previously published study, which had demonstrated the efficacy of photobiomodulation to treat Parkinson’s patients’ symptoms. Specifically, we have observed changes in the microbiome of Parkinson’s patients after a 12-week treatment regimen with photobiomodulation to the abdomen, neck, head and nose. Noted were positive changes in the Firmicutes to Bacteroidetes (F:B) ratio, which is often interpreted as a proxy for gut health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number49
JournalJournal of Personalized Medicine
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Microbiome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Photobiomodulation

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