An important part of the natural healing program I am using to manage (and eventually overcome) Parkinson’s, is Body Stress Release. BSR uses a ‘pressure-point’ technique to relieve tension and stress from the muscles (primarily along the spine), thereby allowing nerve impulses to flow more freely.
Parkinson’s is a neurological disorder, thought primarily to result from a deficiency of the dopamine neurotransmitter. Dopamine is involved in the part of the brain that controls movement. Simply put, a deficiency of dopamine impairs the flow of nerve impulses from the brain to the muscles resulting in trembling and other symptoms.
When I first started doing BSR three years ago (in 2010), my left arm was trembling constantly and my right wrist had just started trembling. Within three months, the trembling had diminished by approximately 75%, which for me was awesome! These days, if I am too long between BSR treatments, the trembling in my arms increases noticeably.
BSR makes no claims relating to Parkinson’s, but clearly for me it works. It seems that muscle tension in the back further impairs the flow of nerve impulses and BSR relieves this tension.
I’m still learning about Parkinson’s (as is the medical community), but my focus and intention is to heal it, not simply to control the symptoms using drugs. Healing the condition means healing the substantia nigra part of the mid-brain and this means providing it with the appropriate nutrients to effect healing. So, in addition to BSR, I’m on a really healthy, fat-based diet.
I believe that BSR is an important part of the healing process, although I don’t know to what degree … yet … and I would advocate it for anybody experiencing back-related health issues. In the meantime, it is giving me great drug-free relief from the symptoms.
For whatever you’re experiencing, have an awesomely symptom-free day!