Yoga, Qigong, and Meditation as alternative therapies to treat Parkinson's Disease
Yoga is one of the most beneficial complementary therapies for Parkinson’s disease (PD), helping to increase flexibility; improve posture; loosen tight, painful muscles; build (or rebuild) confidence; and, through these benefits, enhance quality of life. ~American Parkinson Disease Association
I specialize in working privately with those who are diagnosed with stage 1 or 2 Parkinson's Disease (PD) and who are seeking alternative therapies to slow down the progression of the disease. Parkinson's Disease is a neurodegenerative and progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. The development of the disease is slow and gradual, and progression of symptoms is often different from one person to another due to the diversity of the disease. In some, it starts with a little tremor in just one hand, which is the most widely known symptom of PD. Other early signs include stiffness, slowness of movement or bradykinesia are common signs of PD. Other symptoms that are common amongst PD patients are dystonia (painful and prolonged muscle contractions) and dyskinesia (abnormal, uncontrolled, involuntary movement).
I have had great success helping clients with PD, both in the lessening of physical symptoms as well as improvement of overall quality of life. Since PD is a nervous system disorder, I focus on helping clients learn to manage and maintain nervous system health using the tools of therapeutic yoga, medical qigong, healthy natural movements, visualization meditation, deep relaxation, and intuitive energy healing.
For more information about the stages of PD, visit Parkinson's Foundation.
Disclaimer: A one-on-one session is intended to help clients increase their level of health and wellness. The instruction, information and advice presented is in no way meant to be a substitute for counseling from a doctor. All clients should consult a doctor before beginning this program or any other healthcare program.