Qigong and Parkinson’s
I am committed to a wellness model…I especially am exploring qigong at least 2 hrs/day for the past 10 mo.
I would like to titrate off of my daily 5 to 6 Sinemets (25/100mg) as well as my 1 mg of Azilect. I have limited myself to 4 Sinemets/day the last three. So far, OK.
Also it seems to me that there are stores of dopamine in the body as I take my last sinemet at 6:30, sleep from 11 pm ’til about 4 am. I do about 90 min of Qigong and feel the most normal. What’s perplexing is that I can feel so good after about ten hours of last sinemet???? Are you aware of why this occurs? …when the 1/2 life, I believe is abou 90 minutes.???? I am grateful for your sharing of what has worked for others.
Congratulations on your incredible wellness program! Hooray I say!
The thinking about the medication in your question focuses on the effects of medications independent of any other interventions or therapies the person is doing. Your body naturally makes dopamine when you practice Qigong. This is why our ancestors practiced Qigong for thousands of years! It is a tried and true therapy to be sure. I suspect that you are able to take less medication because your body is able to manufacture more of it naturally.
My suggestion for you is to watch my discussion below on the causes of Parkinson’s disease symptoms. As a researcher I have concluded that the causes are many and multi-faceted. If the intent is to suppress symptoms, flooding the body with more dopamine is the standard,tried and true approach that works more often than not. If you are interested in healing from the inside out, the focus turns on a very different journey to discover and treat the causes.
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Robert Rodgers PhD
Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease