Here is a picture of me riding a bicycle. I am 81. Two years ago I was taking 9 Sinemet a day. I do not take meds. Today I use acoustic vibration.
A new technology has emerged over the past year which makes use of ancient wisdom espoused by the doctor who was responsible for naming Parkinsons Disease in the late 1800’s. Initial findings from a research study by Rush Medical Center in Chicago reveal promising possibilities for vibration therapy that are natural, save and not intrusive.
Visit Vibration Therapy for more information about the company and therapy which is making headlines this month.
For more information about vibration therapy when combined with sound visit Vibration Therapy.
Please feel free to cite my experience with the Smart Lounger. I’ve been using it twice a day with Suzanne’s general PD disk and once a day with her Arthritis disk, all since Easter week end. When I go to sleep I plug in to my earbuds the Peter Hubner music – this I’ve been doing since mid March.
To put things in context, I’m 62 and I’ve been diagnosed with PD for nearly seven years and as an index I’ve been on 600mg pd of Levodopa.
First, Hubner’s music is unusual but a positve pleasure to listen to and I’m convinced that it has improved the quality and length of my sleep.
Some of my problems before the Smart Lounge arrived :
I had been apprehensive about the urgency with which I could sometimes have to go to the lavatory , which of course discouraged my liquid intake and undermined one’s general social confidence.
I was liable to drool when tired, prone to back ache when standing in queues, and more conscious of the “off” periods when the medicines were not yet kicked-in, making me move slower . For example manoevering oneself in bed could be difficult and even harder in the bathroom . Then there was the slowness of doing buttons up, the nigh impossibility of getting one’s trousers fully up unaided, and the humiliation of needing my food cut up if I froze at a restaurant.
In the last three weeks I have also joined a local “Spinning” class at the local gym for 2-3 weekly 45 minute fast and challenging pedaling sessions during which one can get the pulse rate up to 120-130pm. This follows my reading of a paper by Jay L Alberts et al of the Cleveland Clinic inJuly 2009’s Neurorehabilitation and Repair.
I realize that this confuses the issue in theory , but in practice whether it’s the Smart Lounger or Spinning – one or more things are really working right and I hope for more improvements. For example I can now again wet shave myself in 3 minutes rather than have to electric shave .
I can pull my trouser up, tie my tie and shoe laces. My gait is improved, and freezing is less likely. My handwriting is “on” for more of the day. At last I really feel progress and I hope for more ….. on the road to recovery
First I want to thank you for the comprehensive answer on my question you broadcasted on your radio show.
I would like to ask you what would be the best choice vibroacoustic lounge or mattress and what is the best company to purchase it from. I am a great believer in vibrational healing. Actually when my husband is meditating he does not have any tremor at all.
I am so glad to hear you found Randy Mentzer’s answer to your question helpful on the radio program last week.
I do indeed have a recommendation for a vibroacoustic therapy that might prove beneficial. Visit the website below for more information:
People have been reporting incredible results from using the Vibroacoustic lounge. There is also a VibroMat which is much more portable and less expensive.
During my March 4th radio show Lee Bender and Holly Hughes (both of whom have Parkinson’s) raved about the benefits they are getting from using vibroacoustic therapy. You can listen to this program by clicking on the link below and scrolling down to the March 4th program:
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