I write this article in the hope that it may help some if I share some of my experiences. I can honestly say that I do not have the answers to Parkinsons Disease but I can also say that I have found out an awful lot more about myself whilst looking.
I am 43 with Parkinsons Disease. I have done the "it is not going to beat me" bloody minded approach. I have fallen down the hole known as dopamine agonists. I have climbed out and cut myself off from all potential risks in self protection. I have been in a very dark place.
A little background is required - I was a Computer Progammer; a project manager; a software manager. I was a very left brained person.
My sister regularily told me to look into alternative therapies but I actively avoided them.
One day I sat is the chripodists (I had this crazy idea that if I could get rid of the bloody annoying verruca on my foot then the removal of this virus would kick in a refresh of my immune system). Out of the corner of my eye I spotted a leaflet for an alertnative therapist. Well nothing else had worked so why not give it a go?
I made an appointment to see a lady called Allison; I duly turned up and she asked me what my problems were. I told her I really did not know why I was there but I had PD and recently my world had fallen apart. We talked for most of the session and then at the end she asked if she could perform some healing on me. I said yes. Basically she walked around waving her arms about. I did not feel anything but thanked her for her efforts. I then asked her how much I owed her. The answer came back "How much can you afford?". In other words she was quite happy to provide her service for free. I think we agreed on £10 which in no way covered her costs.
I went home and thought no more of it. A few days later I felt wierd; there was something happening in my head. I could feel "stuff" around the top of my head. I went to bed that evening and woke up in the middle of the night and felt a thought in my head saying "connect me to my right brain". Well my body lit up like a pinball machine. I would describe it like having a hot flush but much more intense. I thought this was a one-off but each time I told myself to connect to my right brain it happened. Bloody wierd and scary.
There is a lot more to this story - a lot more. But the upshot of what I am trying to get across is that there is a lot more to finding the answer to this disease than the western world science allows for.
I still struggle with PD but I know I am on a journey and I have hope that I can find my answers. I will give you a couple of examples of how I now help myself. I regularily struggle wiht foot cramps and rigidity in bed at night. I also struggled with head twisting. My head twisting is pretty much gone now (except in times of great stress) and I have found a way of being at ease with myself at night.
I hope article this provokes thought even if it is just a thought that i am clearly nuts!