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Essential Oils Versus Tai Chi

If you are planning on attending the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Cincinnati June 22-23 you will have to make a choice between two workshops: Either learn all about essential oils that help people with Parkinsons recover or Tai Chi that recent research demonstrates has a profound impact on symptoms.

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

 

 

       12:00 – 1:30

Jean Oswald  
New York 
Kentucky
$15

 
  Essential Oils for Parkinson’s

Discover how essential oils are helpful for treating symptoms of Parkinsons

  
      12:00 – 1:30
  
   Betty Lubretch  
  Jennifer Woods

           Ohio          
         Kroger

            $15

 
   
Tai Chi Benefits Parkinsons  
Participants will be guided through an easy to follow set of Tai Chi movements

 

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Essential Oils and Parkinson’s

During my radio program this week Aromatherapist and Registered Nurse Jean Oswald tells us all about a new technique Gary Young started in 2008 called Neuroauricular (pronounced nor i cu lar) or NAT. This particular technique uses six essential oils and has been used with great success with persons who have the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

During my radio program this week Jean will refer to a video demonstrating the NAT technique on a man who has Parkinson’s. You can see the video in advance of the radio program by visiting the following Youtube web pages:

Part one:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDIFpuJf-yk&feature=channel_page

Part two:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D91yf3x0DsE&feature=channel

By clicking on the videos listed above you can see a woman using the technique on her husband. This particular essential oil technique uses 6 oils and can be done by the lay person as you can see on the videos. The man’s wife reports that she finally “has her husband back” now that she has been doing the NAT technique for about 2 and a half months.

Jean Oswald talks about what you see on the video on my radio program at 3:00 am pacific time. Wednesday, May 30th. If you miss the live program you can always listen to the program’s recording any time later by visiting the Parkinsons Recovery Radio Network. Jean Oswald is one of the persons I interviewed for my Pioneers of Recovery series and will also be a presenter at the 2012 Parkinsons Recovery Summit in June.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

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Parkinson’s and Stress

Question:

“In my opinion, the true cause of the hormonal imbalance in 
Parkinson’s lies with an overabundance of stress hormones: 
It obviously will take time to convince the body otherwise
– to produce dopamine.” Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.

I was diagnosed with PD 8 years ago. I completely agree that
the major cause is related to stress and stress hormones.

Can the body be convinced to produce dopamine after its total
depletion?

Has any body been convinced and by what means?

I would be grateful to receive some help and advice for myself
and other PD sufferers in Lithuania.

Responses

Here are my responses to your questions in the
order they have been asked:

Can the body be convinced to produce dopamine after its total
depletion?

I believe the body can always heal itself when given the
proper support and nutrition. Yes, the body does
know how to heal itself. It just needs a little help
from time to time re-remembering how.

I am well aware that most medical professionals frame the
the cause of Parkinson’s solely in terms of a dopamine
deficiency. If there is a severe head injury this is
probably a meaningful and useful frame of the problem.
But for a vast majority of people with the symptoms of
Parkinson’s, the problem is far more complicated
than a simple deficiency of dopamine. There are over
40 hormones in the body which are out of balance.
Dopamine is only one among these 40 interrelated
hormones that are out of balance. 

Has any body been convinced and by what means?

The good news here is yes! Some people are symptom free
today. Many people are finding good relief by a wide variety
of modalities and approaches.

I have learned that there is considerable variation in what
works for people. There is no universal list of things you
can do that will guarantee that you will feel better. It really
depends on the specific factors that happen to be causing your
symptoms.

I have spent the past year interviewing people who have
fully recovered or who are finding ways to get
relief from their symptoms. I will soon be launching a
Parkinsons Recovery member website where all of this
incredibly fascinating information will be posted.

I would be grateful to receive some help and advice for myself
and other PD sufferers in Lithuania.

There are a wide variety of natural methods you can
use to get relief from the effects of stress. The idea
behind all of these methods is to release fear that is trapped
at the cellular level so our bodies can produce neurotransmitters
and reduce the production of stress hormones. Strategies that
are useful on a daily basis are:
 
• Meditation
• Relaxation
• Walking
• Sitting
• Dreaming
• Singing
• Sleeping
• Listening to music

Body therapies are also useful in this regard.
If you click on the link below, do a search
for craniosacral therapists in Lithuania. Three were
listed when I did the search, though only one had
contact information.

http://www.iahp.com/pages/search/index.php

Essential oils can be very effective, as can Emotional
Freedom Technique (EFT). I will soon be posting an interview with
an aroma therapist who explains how essential oils can
provide great release from the effects of stress. I recently
wrote a newsletter with a link showing the effects of
EFT on veterans of war.

Breathwork can also be very powerful. This involves continuous
breathing (in and out) for a period of 5 minutes or longer.
We bury the effects of stress on our bodies by not breathing.
When we do breathwork, we release the effects of stress that
has been trapped in our bodies, sometimes for decades.  

These are just a few of the approaches that you can do
yourself. They are safe and noninvasive.

With a little experimentation, you should be able to
discover the methods, techniques, therapies and modalities 
that work for you. Use them daily and you will gradually
see relief from your symptoms.    

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

© 2008 Parkinsons Recovery

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Essential Oils Uses for Parkinson’s

Last Friday I interview Jean Oswald from
Rochester, New York who is a certified
aroma therapist and a registered nurse.
Jean provided a wealth of useful information
about how essential oils can be used to
provide relief from the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

Here is her answer to two of my questions:

What if an individual has problems with
rigidity of their muscles and it is very
difficult for them to move with ease. What
is an essential oil that might help relieve
that particular symptom? 

There are a few essential oils that could
be most beneficial for muscle rigidity.
Essential oils like Cedarwood, Frankincense
and Sandalwood are high in Sesquiterpene.
They cross the blood brain barrier. They are
going to be carrying more oxygen throughout
the body and helping with firing neurons and
relieving neurological symptoms.

Muscle rigidity in connection to that is
helped by Marjoram essential oils which are
very relaxing to the muscles and Basil which
is an anti-spasmodic.

Use them in a massage or put them directly
on the skin over the spine, on the soles of
the feet and specifically on areas of the skin
where the tension itself is present in the muscles.

I would recommend a blend, a lotion that
combines the Marjoram, Basil and other essential
oils.

How about the problem of tremors? What essential
oils might be recommended to relieve that symptom?

I would say Basil or Frankincense, the
anti-spasmodic oils.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

© 2008 Parkinsons Recovery

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