I start getting tremors in my jaw and left arm every timeÂ I am in a difficult or new situation. ItÂ doesn’t make any difference if IÂ have just taken my Sinemet medication or not.Â What can I do about this?
StressÂ has a huge impactÂ on symptoms. The husband of one client was havingÂ serious health challengesÂ himself. HerÂ symptoms deteriorated rapidlyÂ during this period. When his health problems resolved, her symptoms immediately improved.Â The correlation between the stress and herÂ symptoms was near perfect.
Stress clearly is the trigger for the symptoms.There are helpful responses you can initiateÂ inÂ new situations toÂ relieve the stress.Â We do live demonstrations ofÂ techniques that are useful in such situationsÂ inÂ Jump Start to Wellness.Â A solid connection with yourself and the earth helps relieve the stress.Â Â Regardless of the technique, they allÂ invite a connection with yourselfÂ Â and toÂ theÂ earth.
WhenÂ we go into fear in a new situation – everyone does -Â our energy tends to dissipate and scatter.Â WeÂ feelÂ unsafe, some of us more so than others.Â OurÂ energy begins toÂ bounce Â around our heads and not our feet.Â The key to reducing the stress is to shift the energy down to your feet so that you can feel the support of mother earth and feel safer.Â Â
When we are able toÂ move out of feeling fear in the moment and shiftÂ into a place of feeling secure and safe, the stress is relieved and the symptoms doÂ notÂ flare up.Â It is really a moment to moment thing.Â Â It helps to remember that the stress is created moment to moment. WeÂ control the symptoms when weÂ control our reactions in the moment.Â Â Â
I will be writing soon about specificÂ techniques that are useful in such situations in the Parkinsons Recovery Newsletter.
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
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