19th century therapy for Parkinson’s disease may help patients today

sciencedaily.com

Interesting revival of a 19th century study by Rush University Medical Center researchers. While the successes noted have been labeled “placebo” or due to “nonspecific factors,” the relief patients experience are still real. Increased large motor skill and decreased tremors are nothing to ignore.

It would seem that half of this study can be recreated in anyone’s home immediately. Simply pop a relaxation CD into a headset, and sit back quietly in a comfortable chair for 30 minutes.  Nothing to lose, but 30 minutes.

19th century therapy for Parkinson’s disease may help patients today.

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3 thoughts on “19th century therapy for Parkinson’s disease may help patients today

  1. My wife has had Dementia for six months. She is taking a pill at the present time.
    Please tell me what I need to do so I can get this CD.
    Thank you

    1. Larry, I don’t think the study is specific about the type of relaxation CD used, rather any music or audio that is relaxing could be beneficial. The results mentioned in this study are related to a reduxion in Parkinsonian tremors, but dont be discouraged, learning relaxation techniques are beneficial for everyone, even you.

    2. Larry, not knowing any specifics about your wife’s diagnosis or symptoms, I encourage you to find professionals or community resources that can educate you on Alzhiemers and dementia. It is also equally important for you to take care of yourself and make sure that you identity sources of help and support BEFORE you need it.

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