Listen to the recording of a most amazing program on Ayurveda for Parkinsons disease offered by Sunday Connections host Judith Lynne. Judith’s special guest is Julie Abbruzzese, Lic. Acup., yoga instructor and Ayurvedic practitioner, who talked about her experience of working with clients who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Julie says,
“Regardless of the triggering incident or factors there are ways to minimize the progression of the “disease”, and ways to alleviate some of the difficult side-effects of western treatment. I AM NOT ADVISING ANYONE TO GO OFF THEIR MEDICATIONS, I AM ONLY RECOMMENDING CERTAIN LIFESTYLE INCLUSIONS THAT TRADITIONAL EASTERN SYSTEMS HAVE USED FOR UP TO 1000 YEARS.”
Julie discusses the pathology and presentations of Parkinson’s and addresses the ways that Ayurveda for Parkinsons disease as well as Oriental Medicine can help meet the conditions of Parkinson’s. She also provides a list of nourishing, strengthening foods along with a typical daily routine that includes daily breathing exercises, 15-60 minutes of easy walking, yoga, swimming, anything that gets you to move, and warm oil massage of feet/scalp. To hear the program visit:
Also in honor of the International Day of Peace and the Autumnal Equinox, Judith Lynne leads a special meditation for Peace. This will be an opportunity to deepen our spiritual practices with a form of mindfulness meditation, which is known to lower pulse rate and blood pressure, reduce stress, focus the mind, slow breath rate, increase oxygenation to the cells of the body.Julie Abbruzzese is a Licensed Acupuncturist and teaches yoga on Cape Cod near Boston, Mass. She is a practitioner of both Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture, both with and without needles. Her consciousness work is with Matrix Energetics and Access Consciousness. Her ayurvedic studies were at Kripalu and her yoga is in the tradition of Iyengar.
Judith Lynne is a spiritual journey coach, meditation teacher, sound healer living in Portland, OR. Her work and contact information can be found at
Robert Rodgers PhD