I would like to share with you what I think you need to know in order to live effectively, and if all goes well, overcome the symptoms of PD and restore your health. In determining an appropriate title for this post, I was hesitant to include the number, 18. It’s not a round number, like 10, and it’s big number. I was concerned that it might be overwhelming. But the reality is, PD is a complex condition requiring a comprehensive protocol. You can’t simply treat it with a pill.
One of my biggest challenges in overcoming the symptoms of Parkinson’s has been coming to peace with my past.
I learned how to forgive others through the understanding of three things. First, that people mistreat others because they don’t feel good about themselves. Second, that they mistreat others because they’re not spiritually conscious. And third, that people are doing the best they can with what they’ve learned in their lives. If people are taught hatred and harsh punishment, for example, this is what they give back to the world. When you understand these three things, forgiveness is not actually necessary. It happens by default.
This post is about dissolving emotional pain, but before I get to that, let me give you some background.
I recently decided to reduce my daily Sinemet dosage. At the same time, I decided to attempt to isolate and quantify the effects of CBD oil. Initially, I was doing quite well on both fronts. I had reduced my Sinemet dosage by a half a tablet per day with no ill effects. Then I cut my daily CBD dosage in half [from 40 mg to 20 mg] and my symptoms got worse. When I returned my dosage to 40 mg a day I felt better.
I was planning to further reduce my Sinemet dosage while doing more experimentation with CBD oil, however, my efforts seem to have been subverted by my inadvertent triggering of unresolved emotional energy. Let me explain.
Lately, my attention has been very much focused on overcoming anxiety, for two important reasons. First, it is very challenging, mentally, particularly as it relates to experiencing panicky feelings. Second, it affects all the other symptoms I experience, significantly. When I am in a state of anxiety, my gait is stiffer, my balance is worse, I’m very unsteady on my feet, my movements are slower, my voice is rhaspy and my driving is less steady.
The reason for this renewed focus is because I recently started feeling anxiety again.
As part of my Recovery Protocol and daily regimen, which are intended to return my body too homeostasis, I am learning to count to 10 in various languages. I am also learning a new language … Estonian [Mari is Estonian, so I have ample motivation].
My primary objective in undertaking this endeavor is to neutralize and dissolve anxiety, which is my biggest challenge these days!
One of my three main motivations for recovering my health … other than to live healthy again, walk normally and all that stuff … is to swim! Several years ago, before I moved to Manitoulin Island, I realized that I was losing my ability to swim and by the time I got here in 2016, I had completely lost it.
I recently weaned off Zoloft [sertraline HCl]. I started taking it in December along with Sinemet due to the severe anxiety and loss of balance and mobility I had been experiencing. Prior to that, I had experienced the symptoms of PD medication-free for 17 years.
I am grateful to say that this combination of medications [Sinemet and Zoloft] restored my balance and mobility to the point where I could function again, and eliminated the anxiety. I am also grateful to tell you that the weaning-off process went really well, with no major complications.
One of the most frequent questions I am asked, is how to get off medication. Be it PD meds, anxiety meds or both, there is a genuine desire to be medication free, and thus, free of side-effects and the inevitable loss of efficacy of the medication … it is well-known that over time PD meds lose their efficacy, eventually becoming completely ineffective, the outcome of which is quite grim. Moreover, for the vast majority of people experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and who believe recovery is possible, recovery will involve coming off medication at some point, and this too quite frankly can be a disconcerting prospect. It is akin to a drug addict going through withdrawal.
As a follow-up to my previous post, and in conjunction with my declaration to embody acceptance, trust and faith, as well as, my renewed focus on manifesting what I want, rather than trying to get rid of what I don’t want, I decided to revise my healing mantra. I intuited this mantra [which is really just a form of energy healing or quantum healing] after studying One Brain Therapy, and I used it to overcome migraine headaches, food sensitivities and many other maladies and afflictions for myself and others.
I am now into my sixth month of Bowen therapy and since my last update, I am continuing to experience increasingly intense symptoms for a week to 10 days between sessions. Last week, the symptoms I experience, including loss of balance, trembling, slowness of movement, stiff gate and mental fog were particularly debilitating. I am also continuing to experience intense emotional purging, particularly anger.