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Are you one of the ten million people worldwide living with Parkinson's disease? Is someone you love losing their independence or their ability to walk due to Parkinson's disease?
Possibly you have found success in medications and surgery. Perhaps you are looking for other ways to decrease the tremors in your hands, so you can enjoy a dinner out with friends. Maybe you want to improve your walking or are a lifelong runner who has had to give up exercise because of the stiffness in your legs and the pain in your back. Maybe you are reading this book to learn some easy ways to balance your brain chemistry and feel more expressive, more focused, and more successful.
ACUPUNCTURE, REIKI, CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Have you tried acupuncture for the symptoms of Parkinson's disease? Have you been thinking about how Craniosacral therapy, Integrative Manual Therapy or Reiki could improve your life?
MATRIX ENERGETICS, EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE (EFT)
Maybe someone has talked to you about the benefits of Matrix Energetics, Emotional Freedom Technique's light tapping or Nature's Sensational Medicine. Perhaps you have never even heard of any of these things but your are searching for something that will help you feel better and are open to something new.
There is a saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks," but do you know the second part of the saying?
"The fastest way to become an old dog? .... Stop learning new tricks."
Yes, some of these exercises can seem crazy but before you decide, spend two minutes doing one of the many exercises, visualizations, movements. Spend some time looking at the colors around you or reading the research from ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine or the latest article from Amy Cuddy, a Harvard professor who has found that two minutes of "Power Posing" or standing in a Wonder Woman or Superman posture can improve testosterone levels, literally making you a more powerful leader. Striking a two minute pose, standing or moving in a particular way also decreases cortisol levels, which makes you more adaptable and less stressed.
Read the research linking dopamine to the energy of your gallbladder, even if it has been removed. In Acupuncture the gallbladder meridian is associated with the color green. It is, along with the liver a Wood Element. What if visualizing the color green flowing through your body, through your brain, through your liver and gallbladder could improve your control of movement, walking, or your facial expressions? Would it be worth spending two minutes a day?
What if visualizing yourself moving in a smooth controlled conscious way could help you in the real world to drive more safely, walk without falling and enjoy your family more. Read the research on motor imagery, on using the mind to heal the brain, on the response of dopamine to physical exercises as well as imaginative rehabilitation.
Imagination is being able to see something before it is visible before it is real in your life.
Would your life improve if you were more confident and compassionate or less angry and disappointed? What would change in the here and now if you could imagine a future, a full and independent life?
What if spending a few minutes a day thinking about disgusting food could improve your basal ganglia function. The basal ganglia is the part of the brain where surgically the deep brain stimulator is placed to suppress unwanted movements like ticks and tremors. What if your emotions could flow along the pathways that also light up the basal ganglia, making it possible for you to stand up, walk and turn as you navigate your world with more ease?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO FEEL BETTER?
What do you have to let go of to harness the healing in your own hands and in your own mind? Are you consciously using touch to improve your independence, your movement, or your comfort?
Read this book for the easy ways to balance your brain chemistry and feel more expressive, more focused, and more successful
Look in these pages for other ways to decrease the tremors in your hands, so you can enjoy a dinner out with friends.
Improve your walking or get back to exercising by improving the stiffness in your legs and the pain in your back.
Easy tips and exercises to use in daily life from the fields of:
Integrative Manual Therapy
Emotional Freedom Technique
Nature's Sensational Medicine
Kimberly Burnham's book, Parkinson's Alternatives: Parkinson's Disease? Walk Better, Sleep Deeper and Move Consciously, Solutions from Nature's Sensational Medicine is dedicated to care, self-help, outreach, education and research. Kimberly has included research from her PhD (Integrative Medicine) dissertation. She specializes in working with people with Parkinson disease, dystonia, Tourette, diabetic neuropathy, Huntington's disease and movement disorders as well as other brain, spinal cord, nerve and eyesight related disorders. http://www.amazon.com/Parkinsons-Consciously-Solutions-Sensational-ebook/dp/B00AY5A20O
http://www.amazon.com/Parkinsons-Consciously-Solutions-Sensational-ebook/dp/B00AY5A20O Kindle eBook ISBN: 978-1-937207-09-0 Print book ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-937207-12-0
Kimberly Burnham PhD, Transformational Author, (2012). Parkinson's Disease? Walk Better, Sleep Deeper and Move Consciously, Solutions from Nature's Sensational Medicine West Hartford, CT, The Nerve Whisperer Press; Kindle Purchase Price: $9.95; Prime Members: $0.00 (borrow for free from your Kindle); Length: 240 pages http://www.amazon.com/Parkinsons-Consciously-Solutions-Sensational-ebook/dp/B00AY5A20O
A PhD in Integrative Medicine, Kimberly Burnham has a private practice at St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute in Spokane, Washington. Known as The Nerve Whisperer, she travels extensively speaking at conferences and consulting in multi-disciplinary clinics in North America, Europe and Asia. She is an avid cyclist and spent nine weeks raising money for Hazon (Vision in Hebrew), sustainable agriculture and food justice by bicycling 3000 miles across the US at age 56. Kim can be reached at www.KimberlyBurnhamPhD.com Enjoy her other books on Sleep, Huntington's Ataxia, Diabetes, Visualization, Macular Degeneration, Fractals, Healing Through Words, & World Healing, World Peace.
Using Sensational Medicine to Improve Parkinson's Symptoms @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/parkinsons-recovery/2013/06/04/using-sensational-medicine-to-improve-parkinsons-symptoms
Kimberly Burnham, PhD and Robert Rodgers, PhD Talk on Pioneers of Parkinson's Recovery Radio.
Outline of the show:
What is your background in regards to Parkinson's? My Father's Brother had Parkinson's. I have a PhD in Integrative Medicine. My dissertation focused on using Manual Therapy / Alternative Medicine to relieve the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Now you are talking about something called Sensational Medicine. What is that? Can you give some concrete examples?
Amy Cuddy Wonder Woman posture, cortisol and testosterone.
Caring Creativity and the Frontal Lobe.
Disgust Exercises and the Basal Ganglia.
Bicycling and Parkinson's (Kimberly bicycles 3000 miles as part of Hazon's Cross USA ride (Seattle to Washington DC in support of sustainable agriculture, food justice and the environment.).
What exercise would you recommend for balancing Dopamine levels? Consciouly Long Striding. or Long Walking.
Does a person have to do the exercise? What if they can't?
Visualizations from my book, Parkinson's Disease? Walk Better, Sleep Deeper and Move Consciously, Solutions from Nature's Sensational Medicine
Any other things listeners can do at home?
Green Gallbladder Meridian visualization;
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to the side of the eye,
Are there any foods that are helpful?
Cashews (high in iron, a precursor to dopamine), good fats, protein. Nut preparation from the book Nourishing Traditions ... and more.