Thank you to blog reader Jimmy for posting two articles that remind us of the importance of quieting the mind as an essential component of recovering our health.
The first article, published in the Journal of Complementary Integrated Medicine, May, 2016, is about a 78 year old American man who fully recovered from the neurological condition [PD] he was experiencing through a daily meditation practice. The doctors responsible for his care could sight no other factors, including medication, for his recovery.
The second article was published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, October, 2013, about a study that was conducted in London, England that concluded that prolonged, chronic stress can trigger parkinson’s disease. The article, which can be read in its entirety, asks [and answers] the question, can prolonged emotional stress cause PD?
Based on my own experience with stress, there’s no doubt that an overactive, stressed, fearful mind is at the root of my neurological condition. There is also no doubt that a protocol which includes quieting the mind, through meditation, spending time in silent solitude and continually practicing living in the present moment is part of a successful recovery program.
Have an awesomely quiet day!