Monday, June 20, 2005

Parkinson's Alternative Therapies


Several approaches have caught our eye ranging from the nutritional to the exotic. All have a good scientific basis. All offer some assurance that there is relief and an alternative to allopathic medicine, i.e. surgery and drugs or just plain throwing up of their hands and giving up.

“A new study into the ability of coenzyme Q10 to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease is on the starting blocks. If the results of much-cited 2002 research by the same team are reiterated, there may be no let-up in the hot demand for CoQ10, writes Jess Halliday.”:

“Prevention is clearly the best option with Parkinson’s disease. There are several steps you can take to minimize your chances of developing the disease.” From article by Dr. Mercola:

“New research suggests that abnormal handling of iron by the body could lead to the development of brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease.” :

CASE 9. Parkinson’s Disease: (From Testimonial section) Patient is a 62-year-old white female with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease for 11 years. She has a long history of insomnia, depression, and loss of smell in addition to resting tremor, slowing of movement and instability of gait, mild/moderate rigidity. She is fatigued much of the time.

Results: For the first 100 hours of MME therapy, there was very little change except she felt she was falling more. At 121 hours of MME, she noted some improvement in rigidity and her vision seemed clearer; her balance and postural stability somewhat worse. At 128 hours of MME treatment, she reported sleeping much better. At 133 hours of MME, she reported marked improvement in tremor and energy level but still had trouble with balance and gait. Her energy level remained better until end of treatment. Some weeks later she called back and said she was overall much improved, her energy level remained improved, and her sense of smell had returned. The total number of treatment hours using MME was 139-1/2 hours. – S.D.

From Testimonials:
Neurological Diseases