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.
There are still countless people who believe PD is incurable, and on the surface, this is understandable! Medical science has not … after over 200 years of trying … discovered a cure or developed a protocol that will lead to a cure.
However, this does not mean PD is incurable! If it is incurable then why are we spending so much money trying to develop a cure?
Medical community lack of success aside, I and many others unwaveringly believe it is possible for us to recover our health … for two reasons.
Let me state for the record, right up front, when it comes to singing, I’m no Freddy Mercury! Somebody did tell me one time that I sing like Bob Dylan, but not as good as Bob! I’m pretty sure that wasn’t meant to be a compliment!
There, that out of the way, I am thrilled to report that I can sing again! I realized recently when I decided to belt out Hasn’t Hit Me Yet by Blue Rodeo that my voice was back, pretty much 100%. And the only thing I can attribute it to, is chiropractic!
One of my favorite pasttimes up until 2013, was playing the guitar and jamming with friends. By 2013, my symptoms had progressed to the point where I had to give it up. I lacked the dexterity to fret the strings and the coordination to strum.
I have played very little since.
Whether playing by myself or jamming, I also enjoyed singing, but along the way, I also lost my voice. I couldn’t carry a tune or sing in key!
But since resuming chiropractic treatments in January, which includes the release of tension in my neck muscles, my voice has returned. Perhaps this release of tension has freed up my vocal chords. Whatever the reason, I am excited and grateful for it!
If you have had a similar experience, please share!
Wishing you many blessings!
A few weeks ago I noticed that even though I was now taking PD medication, I was experiencing worse trembling. Then I went for a chiropractic treatment … the first one since October … and I noticed an immediate improvement. The next day I went for another treatment and experienced further improvement. It reminded me of the importance of bodywork for minimizing certain symptoms, particularly trembling!
Some days I am challenged to accept the symptoms I experience and today is one of those days! I am presently in the middle of a Bowen purging and consequently I am experiencing extremely intense symptoms, especially as it relates to loss of balance, freezing and shuffle walking. Bowen purging seems to bring up a lot of anger which underneath feels like helplessness and shame. Today I’m feeling a lot of anger.
I’m happy to tell you that I woke up this morning feeling better than I have felt in a long time. Actually, I noticed I was much feeling better after my Bowen appointment yesterday.
I haven’t been blogging much lately as I have been preoccupied with a few things. Namely, Bowen therapy, writing, preparing firewood and kindling and enjoying the summer!
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.
Trembling isn’t the most troublesome symptom I experience. That distinction goes to loss of balance and freezing, with an honourable mention to constipation. I attribute the minimal trembling I experience to the bodywork I am doing, namely, four chiropractic treatments a month. [A few years ago when I started doing Body Stress Relief therapy, the trembling I was experiencing was reduced by about 75%]
Difficulty swallowing can be one of the most challenging [if not terrifying] aspects of this condition we call Parkinson’s disease. In fact, it was the increasing difficulty I was having swallowing that contributed to the panic attacks I experienced in 2014. I was under the mistaken assumption I would eventually require feeding tubes. The neurologist I was seeing at the time assured me that this was not the case.