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Blossoming of Incredible Creativity Thanks to Parkinson’s

My name is Andrea and I live in Florida with my Mom. She was diagnosed with PD about 17 years ago. She’s still in a pretty good shape because she takes as little medication as possible and we tried different type of alternative therapies like stem cell injection in Mexico, electromagnetic brain stimulation in Hungary, taking Kapikacchu powder and vitamins. She boosts her immune system with fermented papaya powder (Osato USA) and she received glutathione injections for a while (Dr. Perlmutter).

The medication side effects caused us lots of trouble and cost lots of money.She’s definitely in better shape than 2 years ago.Thank you for you the next thing what we want to try the sound therapy by Sharry Edwards. [Sharry Edwards from Sound Health Options was featured as a guest on your radio show last week].

The reason I’m writing to you that you probably know where we can find electromagnetic brain stimulation in the US. It helped for about 3 months. I know the FDA approved it only for stress management, not for PD. But I heard that we still can find this treatment in the US. It’s probably not legal but we don’t really care. Do you have any information about it?

It must be true that people with PD are getting more artistic. My mom started doing shell crafts, mostly animals. Everybody’s saying around us that she’s really creative and talented. I put together a web site for her and an e-book (photo album). The website which displays her creative art work with shells is: http://www.shelladybug.com

I think this type of activity is really therapeutic and helps fighting against the PD. (Of course when she’s burning her fingers it’s not so much:)

I just signed up as a member on your web site [http://www.parkinsonsrecovery.org]. I think it’s great and I really hope my mom will take advantage of it.

Andrea

Response:

Thanks so much for sending in the story about your Mom. You are certainly trying out some fascinating therapies. Sounds like her situation is improving every month. Hooray!

As for what you call electromagnetic stimulation, visit the following website for more information:

http://www.theconnectedself.com

I am not sure this is what you are asking about but Dr. Jaclyn Gisburne, Ph.D. has been using neuro-feedback with wonderful results. Her approach is noninvasive and natural. She uses a cutting edge form of neural feedback to challenge the brain to create new neural pathways. She also reports that early trauma has a profound impact on the symptoms.

The exciting positive side effect of Parkinson’s symptoms is a blossoming of incredible creativity. It is as if under used parts of the brain are suddenly activated. Thanks for sending us all the link to the website which displays your Mom’s art work. I loved seeing the shell work and reading your story.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
http://www.parkinsonsdisease.me

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Electrostimulation Therapy

I listened to your interview with Dr. Rhodes of course with great interest.  Having spent a cruise workshop with you, I felt your sincerity and passion for pd recovery and the desire to spread helpful information on approaches.  Of course “caveat emptor”…yet I’m curious as to your screening criteria regarding interviewees…I know I would feel very responsible to a listening audience if I found that, e.g. after the interview, an interviewee was less than legit.  Certainly it would take more than an anecdotal experience to sway me one way or the other.  It would be appreciated to know your process.

Blessings abounding,

John

Response:

My spin on any treatment is that it works for some people and not for others. There will never be a treatment – whatever you call it –
that works for everyone.

I too really have problems figuring out what to believe these days. If you search long enough, you will find something out that falsely claims any legitimate therapy a scam.

How do I figure out who to have as a guest on my radio show? I get references from people with Parkinsons who write me that they would like to know more about a therapy or tell me about a therapy that has helped them. It is actually a pretty straightforward process. I figure if something helped one person it is worth investigating. I figure if someone wants more information about a therapy, I can help. That is consistent with the mission of Parkinsons Recovery. I am really a very curious soul and open to all possibilities.

No – I do not ask that the therapy be systematically evaluated. This type of evaluation takes decades. I am not willing to wait. We need
the information now.

My approach is to open the door to all approaches. I also use my own intuition as to what is worth pursuing. This one certainly seemed interesting and worth a show. His scientific argument seemed logical to me.  I personally liked his explanation. It makes good intuitive sense to me.

I do know that they are getting grants to pursue a formal investigation of their technology. I also know that they have applied to the Fox foundation twice. People who are scam artists do not apply for grants from the Fox foundation. I do know that he is serious about evaluating his technology, so we will be able to see eventually whether it has any merit.

During the show he offers several self help techniques you can apply on yourself that cost no money. That seemed to be information that is helpful to everyone and is free.

If people get his treatment and it is not helpful or is helpful – I can have them on the show as guests. Anything is possible.

There are hundreds of therapies out there. The trick is to use your own guidance to figure out which ones are worth pursuing for
yourself. Sounds like you know this one is not for you – so look elsewhere. This approach is so new it is probably worth waiting a bit
to see how it sorts out.

As I stressed during the Parkinsons Recovery cruise workshops – check in with your body and see what your body says. Your body will always give you the right answer.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
www.parkinsonsdisease.me

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