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2014 Parkinsons Recovery Summit

Where will the 2014 Parkinsons Recovery Summit be held?  Has it been scheduled?

Click on the purple arrow below to hear my answer to the question above which was asked on the Sunday Connections Program sponsored by Parkinsons Recovery.  The 2011 Parkinsons Recovery Summit was held in Vancouver. The 2012 Summit convened in Cincinnati, Ohio. And, the 2013 Parkinsons Recovery Summit was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The question asks about plans for the 2014 Parkinsons Recovery Summit.

For those of you who missed the Santa Fe Summit, we have mastered videos of all the presentations which can be claimed on the Summit website.

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


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Parkinsons Recovery Summit

2013 Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Santa Fe

The 2013 Parkinsons Recovery Summit sponsored 19 amazing presentations by individuals who discussed ways to reverse the symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease using one approach or another. Some of the presenters have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. They talked about what helped them reverse their symptoms. The stories that were told varied considerably. The panel discussion provided a rich preview of the many options that have offered relief for persons with Parkinson’s symptoms.

Just because an approach helped one person does not mean necessarily that it will help you. The entire purpose of the Summit is to provide insights into each option so you can make an informed decision about which ones to pursue.  You can’t get around having to make choices here. There are too many wonderful options to embrace in one person’s lifetime!

Others presenters at the Santa Fe Parkinsons Recovery Summit were health care practitioners from one modality or another who have had success in helping people reverse Parkinson’s symptoms.  Taken together, the presentations represented a broad coverage of the many exciting options that have  helped people reverse their symptoms.

The question for everyone then is not whether there are viable options to consider. The real challenge turns on deciding which ones are the right options for you to pursue

DVDs of the Parkinsons Recovery Summit Presentations Now Available

There is no need to have regrets if you were unable to attend the Santa Fe Summit. DVDs of 19 of the presentations at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Santa Fe can be ordered at a 25% discount by entering the coupon code 2013options on the shopping cart. This discount offer expires Monday, Memorial Day, so if you have been pondering which DVDs to order, make your decisions now and order before it is too late to claim the discount. To preview and order the videos that are now available of the Summit, visit: www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

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

 

Parkinsons Recovery Summit

The third Parkinsons Recovery Summit will convene in Santa Fe, New Mexico February 21-24. The kick off reception is on the evening of Thursday, February 21st. I am awed and honored by the incredible people who will be presenting options at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit that are helping more and more people reverse their Parkinson’s symptoms. I could have never predicted that the lineup in Santa Fe would be all of the researchers and people who have figured out what it takes to heal.

Because there are so many amazing people who will be presenting at the Summit, it is easy to become very overwhelmed with information. This is why I am hosting guests on the Parkinsons Recovery Radio show who will be presenting workshops or offering therapies or treatments of one type or another. I recently hosted:

  1. Johan Boswinkel who discusses using his new invention, biophton therapy using the Chiren, for persons with Parkinson’s symptoms. 
  2. Kristin Harper who discussed Nutritional Balancing.
  3. Jaclyn Gisburne who previewed her work using beta reset neurofeedback for persons with Parkinsons symptoms.
  4. John O’Dwyer who previewed his work using the Emotion Code for persons with Parkinson’s symptoms

Next week I will host Sharry Edwards live who will discuss her research findings using BioAcoustics for persons with Parkinson’s.  If you want to get a live assessment, call in during the show Wednesday. The show airs at 3:00 pm Pacific Time January 30th. The radio show page is:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery

Information about the 2013 Parkinsons Recovery summit is at:

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

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

Experience Biophoton Therapy

I have a fascinating radio show for you to hear today. Last September I hosted guest Johan Boswinkel on the radio show. Johan has devoted the last 30 years of his life developing and refining a biophoton neurofeedback therapy in Europe. He just set up an office in the USA in September. Johan is the inventor of a new technology that tracks light (or biophotons) that stream through the various meridians of the body. I had never heard of this approach before my interview with him.

I was so impressed with the interview and so fascinated with his new invention that helps the body heal that I called his office the day after my interview with him and made an appointment to see him on a personal basis.

What happened during the treatment? You will discover everything that happened and everything I learned about imbalances in my own body during the session. Johan gave me permission to record the session. I will air our discussion during the treatment itself.

This is not a medical treatment. It is a system for helping the body recognize imbalances in the body so it can get busy healing them. For reasons you will hear about during the show there are a variety of reasons why the body does not recognize anything is wrong so it  ignores the problem.

Did the treatment help me? Listen in to get the answer. You will not be disappointed that you took 40 minutes out of your busy day to learn about one of the therapies that are helping people with chronic illnesses including Parkinsons reverse their symptoms.

You can listen to my radio show today (January 9th) or any of the other shows I have aired over the past four years anytime for free. Visit the Parkinsons Recovery Radio Show page to hear the show today.

Parkinsons Recovery Summit

Johan Boswinkel will be one among 18 amazing presenters at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Santa Fe in February. If you are serious about reversing whatever symptoms you might currently be experiencing (whether they are neurological or not) the Summit is the place to be next month. It is the event of the year for anyone interested in identifying options that can help reverse the symptoms of Parkinsons Disease. Visit Parkinsons Recovery Summit to learn more about this amazing event.

 Robert Rodgers, Ph.D
Pioneers of Recovery
www.pioneersofrecovery.com
877-526-4646

 

Showcase of Parkinsons Recovery Summit Workshops

Click on the link below to read the Parkinsons Recovery Summit Press Release which previews the exciting presentations that everyone has an opportunity to witness and experience.

http://www.prleap.com/pr/190874/

If you are serious about recovering, the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Santa Fe is the happening of the year. Visit the Parkinsons Recovery Summit Website for all the details:

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

The Summit is designed to provide information, support and healing for persons who currently experience Parkinson’s symptoms and their family members.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery
http://www.pioneersofrecovery.com

Benefits of TMJ Treatment for Parkinson’s

I listened to a radio show from OCT 2010 called Cheryl’s Miracle on the benefits of TMJ. Do you have a follow up on Cheryl’s condition? Is she symptom free? Does she take meds anymore? Does she wear “Henry” the appliance anymore?

Patrick

 

Your question is certainly timely! I am currently in Cincinnati preparing for the second annual Parkinsons Recovery Summit. Cheryl will be one of the 18 workshop presenters and will give us all an update on Henry.  Join people who are coming from Australia, Europe, Canada, Mexico and across the United States for the Summit Friday and you will get all the answers to your questions – and more! Information about the Parkinsons Recovery Summit is at: http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

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

 

Parkinsons Recovery Summit Thursday

I am currently in Kentucky on my way to Cincinnati to participate in the second annual Parkinsons Recovery Summit. Today I attended the Fava Bean Festival in Tennessee where Aunt Bean gave a stunning presentation about how you can make your own dopamine naturally.

Aunt Bean will be presenting one of the 18 workshops at the Summit in Cincinnati this year. Join me for this historic event.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Individual Sessions Offered at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit

The following individuals will be offering private treatments or consultations during the Parkinsons Recovery Summit. If you are interested in receiving these services at the Summit it would be a good idea to make an appointment in advance of the Summit. For more information about the upcoming Summit June 21-22 in Cincinnati, Ohio visit :
http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Of course, feel free to contact me anytime. You will need to make the appointment directly with the practitioner. By the way – this is not a complete list!

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
robert@parkinsonsrecovery.com
877-526-4646

Below are listed the names of the person offering some of the private sessions with a short description:

Jean Oswald

During the Summit Jean Oswald RN Aromatherapist will be offering consultations (1/2 hr for $40) and aromatherapy treatments (1/2 hr massage for $45 and 1 hr Raindrop/Vita
Flex sessions for $100).  Time is limited during the two day event so please make appointments in advance by email to jean@compassionateconsulting.net . Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.  PayPal payments accepted on the home page at www.compassionateconsulting.net or cash payments (USD) at the Summit.  There will also be aromatherapy products available for sale (massage oils, bath salts, inhalers)

Howard Shifke

Howard Shifke will be offering one-on-one conferences to discuss individual Parkinson’s issues for free to last 30 minutes. To make an appointment in advance of the summit, email Howard Shifke at howard@fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com.

Randy Eady

Randy Eady (Foot Whisperer) will be offering a Sole-istic Diagnostic & Symptom Relief Session for $50 to last 30 minutes. In this unique summit session, simple tools are placed on balance center areas of the body (reflected by the foot) and put into gentle vibration:  effectively directing the body’s healing attention toward possible problem areas.  In most instances, the foot stimulation registered to the kidney, spleen and liver will be the equivalent of a five-mile hike.  To make an appointment in advance of the summit, email Randy Eady@o2b4again@yahoo.com. Session number each day will be limited.  Please reserve at earliest opportunity.

Cynthia Allen

Cynthia Allen will be offering Feldenkrais Method sessions for $30 (a 60% discount) to last (45 minutes). To make an appointment in advance of the summit, email support@futurelifenow.com or call 513-541-5720

Judith Lynne

THE FOLLOWING INNOVATIVE, REVELATORY SOUND HEALING SESSIONS WILL BE OFFERED AT THE SUMMIT!

Get “tuned up” with a special Harmonic HealingTM session with Judith Lynne. I will conduct introductory mini-sessions of about 15 – 20 minutes in the large conference gathering room for a suggested donation of $22. Personal 1 – 2 hour sessions will be scheduled on a first come first served basis in a private space. A full on Harmonic HealingTM session can be a life-changing experience. Clients often go into an altered state, experiencing visualizations, receiving messages, while I am using my voice alchemically to stimulate, catalyze and activate the clients frequencies. These sessions generally include a “sonic reading” of the state of being of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies and a profound
shifting of the frequencies moving the client into deep alignment with Source Consciousness. From this still point, it is possible to re-discover pure harmonic resonance with the sound wave of your Soul, yielding well-being on all levels.

Along with Harmonic HealingTM sessions, I will also offer Mentoring, Spiritual Guidance, Meditation Support, Compassionate Counseling and private Vocal EnergeticsTM sessions. My usual fee for Harmonic HealingTM is $200 an hour; the other sessions run $125 an hour. If necessary, I will offer a sliding scale. If anyone is called to work with me, we will negotiate an arrangement that works for both of us.

Samples of my work can be found on my website at www.PartneringWithParkinsons.com .
Feel free to contact me at 808-987-8099 or info@HarmonicHealing.com to schedule your
session now.

Options Presented at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit

People who have succeeded in reversing their symptoms and who have developed therapies that are helping people recover are offering workshops at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Cincinnati Saturday, June 23. Four of the 18 workshops are listed below.

If you are searching for options that have succeeded in helping others with Parkinsons symptoms reverse them, the Summit is indeed the happening of the year.

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

 

     8:00 – 9:30

  Suzanne Jonas
Tennessee
    Kentucky
        $15

 Take Two CDs and Call Me
In the Morning

Experience healing sounds and learn how music and sound affects not just our emotions, but our physiology, mind and spirit.


8:00 – 9:30

Bianca Molle
     California
Kroger

$15

One Stop Shopping for Healing

Join me as I share a bit of my
background and demonstrate
the qigong practices that healed me.


10:00 –11:30

Howard Shifke
        Florida
      Kentucky
$15

    I Recovered from Parkinson’s
And You Can Too

I will explain what I did to develop
my Recipe for Recovery to recover
from Parkinson’s.

    10:00 –11:30

Cynthia Allen
Cincinnati
Kroger

$ 15

The Brain and Body Working     Together

The Feldenkrais Method® of
neuromuscular reeducation is
explained and demonstrated.

How to Achieve Health and Happiness

Below are listed the pairs of workshops being offered at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Cincinnati June 22nd at the Garfield Suites Hotel.  The Summit is to be sure the event of the year for all persons with Parkinson’s symptoms who are searching for options to reverse them.

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com


2:00 – 3:30

Judith Lynne
Oregon
Kentucky
$15


Your Voice: The Premiere Tool for Health and Happiness

Vocal Energetics™ is a holistic approach  that fosters harmonic  balance.


2:00 – 3:30

Robert Rodgers
Kroger

$15


    How Do I Decide?  

How can I know which options I should pursue?


4:00 –5:30

Sandra Bowman
     Tennessee
     Kentucky
$15


Aunt Bean’s Natural Food  Therapy

Learn about foods and natural supplements that can drastically reduce symptoms.   

     4:00 – 5:30

Holly Hughes
        Illinois

        Kroger
$15

Self Meditate

Learn how to create a whole body experience through meditating
using your own life force energy called Qi.

Why People Are Coming to the Parkinsons Recovery Summit

Click on the purple arrow below for information about why people have signed up to attend the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Cincinnati on June 22-23, 2012.

Why People are Coming to the Parkinsons Recovery Summit


Why People are Coming to the Parkinsons Recovery Summit

Click on the link below to hear the reasons people are attending the Summit this summer:

Why People are coming to the 2012 Parkinsons Recovery Summit

For more information about the 2012 Parkinsons Recovery Summit visit:

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Little Appetite Since Starting to Use Sinemet

I have had “diagnosed” Parkinson’s for about 5 years. I have been on Sinemet for about one year.  I have had trouble keeping weight on. In fact I have lost about 13 pounds, probably due to the fact that I have had little appetite since starting to use Sinemet.

Also, I often get “stomach aches” after eating and have to lie down. I can’t pinpoint any particular food that causes this distress. Have you come across this situation in your  very many conversations with people who have Parkinson?  

Thank you so much for your help.  

Sydelle

Response:

Everyone responds differently to medications. Each body is uniquely configured. That is what makes each person so very special.

Sinemet is certainly at the top of the list in terms of preferred medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s and it has been shown to help many people. My research reveals it is not necessarily a good solution for everyone.

You ask if I have come across a situation similar to yours in my research. Yes, some people are unable to tolerate Sinemet. It would be very advisable to discuss the symptoms you are experiencing with your neurologist as soon as possible. They are the experts on prescription medications that can be taken to address the various symptoms of Parkinsons.
And of course they are the individuals who are qualified and trained to help you solve this problem. Neurologists attended school for years to learn how to help people just like you who have experienced the side effects of medications.

Since the appetite and digestive issues began after starting the medication, my guess is that these symptoms are likely due to the medication. Your doctor could determine this for certain.

The FDA does a good job of identifying and publicizing all possible side effects from medications. Below is a short list of side effects from Sinemet which I extracted from a search on the internet. It is a good idea to do your own search as well:

Side effects of Sinemet

Confusion; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; increased sweating; loss of appetite; nausea; taste changes; trouble sleeping; upset stomach; urinary tract infection; vomiting.

Gastrointestinal
Exacerbation of preexisting ulcer disease with severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding has been reported.

Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea and vomiting are the most common adverse gastrointestinal effects of levodopa. Anorexia and, rarely, gastrointestinal hemorrhage have been reported.

As you can see – the symptoms you currently experience are contained in the listing of some possible side effects. Your doctor is the best resource to solve this problem.

My research has revealed that some people supplement their prescription medications with natural sources of dopamine. One such source is discussed on the fava bean website:

www.favabeans.parkinsonsrecovery.com.

The host of this website – Aunt Bean – will be offering a workshop at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in June where she will give detailed instructions on how to make your own dopamine from fava beans at home. This is precisely what Aunt Bean does to treat her own Parkinson’s symptoms very successfully.

In summary, it appears as though your body is telling you that this particular is not helpful. Discuss the problem with your doctor and explore other options with their assistance. If you decide to begin making a natural source of dopamine as Aunt Bean does, you will need to work very closely with your doctor. While fava beans and Mucuna are natural sources of dopamine, they are still medications which will influence the effectiveness of whatever other medications you may decide to take after consulting with your doctor.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery
http://www.pioneersofrecovery.com

Mucuna

I recently started taking NOW brand Mucuna (120mg LDopa) along with my 1/2 Sinemet tablet in 4-hour intervals. Its been only 3 weeks, but I can feel the Mucuna working, even with the Sinemet dosage halved! I also ordered ZANDOPA from India. Can you comment on these 2 products?  

Thanks.

Javier

Response:

It is wonderful to hear that the source of mucuna (which is a natural source of dopamine) which you have discovered seems to be helping significantly. Hooray! From interviews I have done with herbalists, there are few, if any, commercial sources of high quality Mucuna that are available.

Andrew Bentely, a  herbalist who was featured in the 2009 edition of Pioneers of Recovery, reports that he does not prescribe Mucuna for his patients because he is unable to find a supply that is reliable. What he looks for is Mucuna that is grown in the wild which he has been unable to find anywhere in the world.

I have even had calls from some people who report that their supply of Mucuna had been working beautifully for them until they received a re- shipment – which fizzled. As you can see, reports are scattered all over the place.

I do not have any recommendations for a reliable source of Mucuna for these reasons. If sounds like your source may be a goldmine. I hope it continues to be useful.

One of the presenters at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit, Aunt Bean (Sandra), will offer a workshop where she will give point by point instructions on how to make their own dopamine at home from the sprouts of fava beans (or the tips if you have a garden). Her homemade tincture offers her wonderful relief from the symptoms of Parkinsons that she currently experiences. The Summit this year is in Cincinnati, Ohio June 22-23.

I do not have any specific information about the medicine you ordered from India, though I am certain it would depend on the specific source.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery
http://www.pioneersofrecovery.com

Prognosis for Early Onset Parkinson’s

Nearly a year ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 27.  While it definitely came as a shock to me, I haven’t let it define the person that I am.  My father was diagnosed with PD when he was 51 (which is still considered young) and I sadly watched Parkinson’s completely take over his life.  The smallest things such as walking and even talking have become difficult for him.  

I was wondering, because I am diagnosed at such a young age, will I become as symptomatic as my father by my 40’s?

David

Response:

My answer may come as somewhat of a surprise to you. Your future state of health and wellness is primarily a function of what you think will happen. More specifically, do you think in your heart, mind and soul that you will suffer the same fate as your father? If you do, then you will.

If on the other hand, you hold the belief that your body can heal itself and that the symptoms your currently experience are an indication that something is out of balance in your body, then you will search for answers and find them.

You want to know what happens to people in your same circumstance. The outcomes split into those who believe their fate is sealed – they get gradually worse – and those who know healing is possible – they get better. At the foundation of all healing are our thought forms.

The pessimistic thoughts have low frequencies which impede healing. The optimistic thoughts have high frequencies which facilitate healing. In the end, the engine that  drives what happens to you lies in your moment to moment thoughts about what is possible to manifest. I have written about the impact of thoughts on healing for Parkinson’s in Five Steps to Recovery.

If you are interested in exploring options that can potentially facilitate a reversal of symptoms and to flood the cells of your body with an energy of optimism, attend the Parkinsons Recovery Summit this June! It is the happening of the decade for anyone who has set a course to recover.

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

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

Resources for Recovery from Parkinsons in France and Great Britain

Dear Robert,

I have been given your address, after being diagnosed with early Parkinson’s Syndrome, by a friend after discussing my general state of health with him. After exhaustive tests and the most frightening stay in hospital, a number of health issued raised their ugly heads.

I am just coming to my 56th birthday in June, to be told I had a liver virus, gall stones, depression (I have suffered with this after a nervous breakdown in 1994, but have been taught to control the effects through non-medicinal methods). I am in constant lower back pain and my specialist finally dropped the bomb shell that she believed I had the early symptoms of Parkinson’s.

I have been on a ‘light’ cocktail of drugs which have helped, but I do find it difficult to write now and hold a glass – it can suddenly fall from my hand for no reason. Walking is difficult, and I have had to give up driving, move into a friends apartment after falling and being unable to contact anyone for two days.

After going through your excellent site and information, I am writing to ask if you have :

  • Any knowledge of someone I can contact in France as this is where I live (or the UK)
  • Can I receive information you have on your site here

And finally, I want to be able to not be classed as disabled (which is what the French Health Service currently have me registered). It was hard work learning how to deal with my depression, but I learnt, I’m sure I can do it with the tools you have in your arsenal ! I am not a religious person, but I do believe in the power of the mind and the importance of a balanced spirit. If I could get to Bali, I know who and where I could go to get this positive / negative energy balance.

Thank you for your time,

Best regards

Rigby

Response:

Sounds like it is indeed a good time to get serious about considering other options! You have certainly come to the right place to get information about options that are helping people reverse symptoms that are similar to yours.

You ask about resources that might be available to you in France or the UK. There just happens to be one wonderful resource which has helped me personally and has helped many other people who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinson’s: Simon King. Simon, located in the United Kingdom, is a chiropractor who has has discovered the debilitating role that metal and crowns in our teeth can play on our neurological  system.

Why not first listen to my radio show interview with Simon King to evaluate whether you might want to make an appointment with him. His show aired April 9, 2009. To listen, visit:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery

Be sure to keep scrolling back since the most recent shows are listed first. Of course, all shows are free to download and listen. Simon’s website is:

http://www.proprioception.co.uk

You ask about other resources. My answer here is really quite simple. Start listening to some of the other Parkinsons Recovery Radio shows! There is a wealth of information in each show that I have aired. Read posts here on the Parkinsons Recovery blog too. If you have ever had any doubt about the prospects for recovery, those doubts will soon dissolve after you have listened to a few of the radio shows and had a chance to realize the wealth of information on the blog. Recovery is happening for more and more people.

Finally, if you want to get serious about identifying options, one incredible resource Parkinsons Recovery is making available in 2012: the Parkinsons Recovery Summit which will convene in Cincinnati, Ohio June 22 and June 23. I fully realize this is a long trip for you and would mean you must cross the ocean. I can assure you, however, that the trip would be well worth the effort.  You will encounter an incredible diversity of resources that are transforming many lives.

For more information about the Summit, visit:

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

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

Interest in Low Dose Naltrexone

My mother has Parkinsons, was diagnosed about 5 years ago in Alabama, moved to Ohio in June 2010 to live with us so that we can care for her. In Alabama, her doctors gave her little time or help. When we moved her to Ohio, we took her to OSU and they totally changed her meds…..she became worse. We brought her to a neurologist in Parkersburg, WV (close to us) and he has finally begun to listen, adjusting her meds to older ones like Comtan and Amantadine. She saw some improvement for a few weeks, but now is worse again. She also have other issues, but we feel they are reflective of her freezing often and lack of mobility. This all started when she had pain in her leg and thought it was her sciatic nerve. No one has treated her for that.

I found your website several months ago and read about low dose Naltrexone. Do you know the closest place/doctor to us that would work with this medicine? We are desperate to get her help. She is a “young” 73 years old and has been in wonderful health for years until this. Any and all information you can put us in contact with would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Anita

Response:

I will forward your question to Lexie who is one of the Pioneers of Recovery who used LDN to get relief from her own symptoms with wonderful results.

There will be an incredible resource available to you soon. The 2012 Parkinsons Recovery Summit is being convened in Cincinnati, Ohio (your own state!) June 22 and 23, 2012. This would be a golden opportunity for you and your  mother to explore the many options that are helping people with Parkinsons recover.  More information about the Summit is at:

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Pioneers of Recovery
http://www.pioneersofrecovery.com

 

 

Medications Not Helping Mom’s Insomnia and Depression

I am in Australia but I am asking you our question on behalf of my mother who lives in Victoria BC Canada and who has been diagnosed with PD about 5 or so years ago. In the last few years she has had her medication changed a few times and each time it has not agreed with her.

Presently she is on Sinemet 25/100 mg 2 tabs 4x per day.  She feels terrible most of  the time and phones me often saying she doesn’t know what is happening to her.  She can’t sleep at night and dreads going to bed. She feels depressed and is reluctant to take additional depression meds the doctors suggest.

The doctors she deals with seem to be very ambivalent and basically either change her dose or refer her to a shrink.  The deterioration is now very bad and it seems these  meds are making her worse not better.  

She has always been convinced she doesn’t have PD and certainly besides slight tremoring in the hands it seems she may have a point.  She does gets restless legs syndrome. We have NO confidence in the doctors where she lives and it is so difficult to get referrals to see someone else in the bureaucratic Canada health system.  

She lives on her own (insists on it), still drives, is 84 years old, tries to take her dog for a short walk everyday and besides reduced mobility is completely sane and lucid.  Some days she is good, usually after she has managed to have a fair nights sleep but generally because of the lack of sleep feels awful.  

Is there someone or some organization in Canada or the USA you can suggest can possibly help her.  She would like to get off the Sinemet as she doesn’t believe it is helping at all. I tend to agree although am reluctant to push her into doing that.  Your assistance and advice would be much appreciated.  

Kind Regards,  

Peter

Response:

It sounds like your Mom has given prescription medications serious consideration but regardless of what is taken or how much, the medications are not helping her feel better. Thus far she has pursued one option. The good news is that there are dozens of options she can consider that have been affording people with Parkinsons profound relief from their symptoms. Of course the challenge turns on deciding which options to pursue.

Wouldn’t it be incredible if your Mom could find information in one place about many of  the options that are helping people reverse their Parkinsons symptoms? Believe it or not, that golden opportunity will soon be available. Timing on your question could not be better.

You specifically asked if there is some organization in the USA of Canada that might be of help. I suggest that your Mom sign up to attend the 2012 Parkinsons Recovery Summit which will be held this year in Cincinnati, Ohio June 22 and June 23. Health Care Practitioners who treat Parkinsons using many different therapies and treatments will attend the Summit. Many will offer consultations. Some are offering workshops.

You can find more information about the Summit by visiting the Summit website:

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Present at the Summit also will be some of the contributors to Pioneers of Recovery who succeeded in reversing their own symptoms.  The Summit will be a historic event for people with Parkinsons, since it will convene together at the same place and time people with Parkinsons who are all on the road to recovery.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

Are You Serious?

If you are visiting this blog (and many people do) you very likely are interested in getting relief from symptoms that are associated with a diagnosis of Parkinsons Disease.  People visit my blog because they read incredible suggestions of what helps people who currently experience the symptoms of Parkinsons.

My question is simple: How serious are you about getting well? If you count yourself as determined and dedicated   to your recovery, then I have one important suggestion for you: Come to the Parkinsons Recovery Summit. It will change your life. You will discover possibilities for your healing that you never knew existed, possibilities that are natural, safe and effective.

People are coming to the summit to be held in Vancouver. Washington this Monday, March 7th from Canada, Mexico, Maryland, Vermont, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Washington… There are always last minute travel deals.

The event is free. Some people think that if an event is free it can not be worth anything. Parkinsons Recovery is sponsoring this event.  Gathered together on March 7th are the people who are making revolutionary discoveries that is changing everything we know about Parkinson’s.  If you don’t come, you will regret it for the rest of your life when you learn what happened.

So come.  There are always great last minute travel details.

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Rohert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

Hypnotherapy as Treatment for Parkinson’s Symptoms

My name is Steve Frison and I’m a certified clinical hypnotherapist serving the Portland Metro area specializing in supporting my client’s medical and clinical needs. One of my clients with PD told me about the work Parkinson’s Recovery Group is doing and the program you’re hosting in Vancouver this March. In particular she mentioned your focus on how thoughts impact illness, which is one of the areas we work with in hypnotherapy.

I’m working with two clients who have a diagnosis of PD and are using hypnotherapy as an adjunct therapy to their doctor’s treatment plan. Both clients have experienced benefits from our work together that they attribute to hypnotherapy. Don’t take my word for it, here’s what one of them had to say…

“A year ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and have been exploring multiple methodologies to alleviate the symptoms. I ‘ve had several sessions with Steve and have been very impressed with his listening skills, his ability to guide me into deeper places of my consciousness, his willingness to hold Presence for me if I need to process an emotion that has been deeply buried for years, and his general attitude of compassion and acceptance. A very special bonus is that following each session, Steve creates an MP3 especially formatted with the client’s personal hypnotherapy suggestions, providing an invaluable tool to further the work. The results I’ve experienced after two sessions include improved posture, increased mobility of shoulders, increased motivation to exercise and do yoga, increased strength and vitality and I feel more calm, content, and trusting.

I just had my second session with my chiropractor who has been working for months to open up my shoulders and upper thorax in order to improve my posture. She reports that since I’ve been receiving hypnotherapy, she feels like she’s working on a different body. Today we were able to stretch in ways that have eluded me for the past two years and I think I left her office about 3 inches taller. This is directly related to the subconscious re-programming experienced through the hypnotherapy and I’m really excited about this work. My results have been so good I’ve recommended Steve to my Parkinson’s support group.”

Judith Kahealani Lynne, Portland OR

Last November I spoke to the Supplemental and Alternative Therapy Support Group about the use of hypnotherapy as an adjunct therapy for PD. I taught everyone self-hypnosis to improve relaxation and reduce stress and provided a free self-hypnosis CD to everyone containing suggestions that:

  • Reaffirm that they are not their diagnosis
  • Improve mental acuity and decision making
  • Feel more passionate, joyous and motivated about their life
  • Move freely and easily with confidence and comfort
  • Remember how to move the way they did before the onset of the disease
  • Improve the depth and quality of their sleep
  • Reduce and relax their muscles
  • Balance and return their neurotransmitters to optimal levels
  • Strengthen the immune system and improve its ability to differentiate between the body’s cells and viruses, bacteria and abnormal cells.

Steve will be offering the same session for free at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit March 7th. Why is he doing this for free? Here is his answer:

First of all, one of my friends has PD and I’ve watched her struggle with the disease. Her courage and resilience has touched my heart and it’s motivated me to help. Secondly, I spent most of my life as a high-tech executive making money for others and it’s time to give back. Sure there is a chance that some people may want to continue with private sessions but frankly, I don’t care whether they do or not. Over the past 5 months I’ve offered my services pro bono to more than 60 clients. Like I said, it’s not about the money.

You can find for more information about hypnotherapy and Steve’s practice at www.mindsighthypno.com.

Steve Frison will be offering free self-hypnosis training sessions at the Parkinsons Recovery Summit on Monday, March 7th.  Don;t miss this one in a lifetime opportunity!

http://www.summit.parkinsonsrecovery.com

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery