For those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease the outlook can often look bleak. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s. This progression is usually relentless over the remaining years of a person’s life.
The cause of the disease is unknown… although the origin of the development of the condition is well documented. It is clear that the condition originates in the brain and affects the nervous system.
Due to a lack of dopamine production, nervous signals no longer communicate in the normal way. This occurs in the basal ganglia toward the centre of the brain, along nerves that supply the body. This dopamine production creates the characteristic difficulty in movement… the trademark shakes we associate with Parkinson’s.
The disease occurs more in the elderly. But still, 4 in every 1000 people in Australia, get diagnosed with this disease. So the management of this condition can be important for decades of someone’s life.
We use a combination of acupuncture methods that prove beneficial for Parkinson’s disease… in particular scalp acupuncture.
Scalp acupuncture targets both the brain and the areas of the body affected. Whilst treated with this technique the patient is also asked to walk and move the affected areas of the body…
This action activates the brain and associated nerves. It triggers a cooperative response from the body to strengthen the affected areas. This effect stabalises and even promotes healing in the brain.
With this approach, expect a marked difference within the first treatment! Often walking becomes more steady and easier, hands and head shake less.
With continued treatments the patient will see marked improvement. The condition can also be better managed, as time goes on, the quality of life preserved or improved.
Management of this condition may be necessary for the rest of the patient’s life. But with an integrated approach and the appropriate levels of care this may not be such a big burden.
Often the first steps are the hardest!
If you like to explore more please contact us on 1300 432 639 for help. One of our friendly staff will guide you further down the road to good health.
Dr Evan Pritchard is a registered practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine .....and has a passion for all things Chinese Medicine...Dr Pritchard has had much success in assisting with IVF and natural fertility from the initial stages of preparation through to conception, full term pregnancy, induction and birth support......He has a strong foundation in five element Qi Gong and meditation with more than 10 years experience in both practice and instruction.
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