Education, Vibrational Sound Therapy

[頌缽音療] Atma Buti Sound and Vibrational School in Boulder, CO.

Vibrational Sound Association2017年八月底所開的課程是我第一個Sound Therapy課程, 從此以後就愛上了頌缽音療, 這一年多來也幫不少朋友和客人做療程, 體驗過的人個個讚賞. 今年初我在East West Bookstore看到一本How To Heal With Singing Bowls的書, 才知道Boulder, CO有一間Atma Buti Sound and Vibrational School, 於是上官網查個仔細.

Atma Buti ® is a Sanskrit word and that translates to Soul Medicine, 創辦人Suren Shrestha來自尼泊爾, 他跟頌缽的因緣從1999年開始, 頌缽音療從2003年開始, 在2009年出版了第一本書 (已被翻譯成韓文, 日文, 義大利文), 所有來自書籍和部分的教學收入都直接捐助尼泊爾的Orphanage Projects 來幫助貧困的小孩受教育.

因為時間剛好連續, 所以想一口氣拿完Level I, II, III (後面還有Level IV and V, 但日期不同, 得擇期再來), 但是我掙扎了很久, 因為學費+住宿+伙食+租車, 一週下來的費用可觀, 思考了幾個月, 為了增進自己好幫助別人, 眼睛閉著就報名了. (六月份還有Level IV and V, 各三天, 但分二週)

這是我第一次來Colorado (寬闊又綠), 第一次住Airbnb (好經驗), 第一次租車開KIA 2020年份的新車 (才開了600 miles), 一共有14位學生 (據說以往都十位左右), 來自美國各地 (有幾位原本來自尼泊爾, 台灣, 印度, 日本, 英國, 葡萄牙, 但都在美國住很多年了), 有幾位是因為看了書後報名課程, 有幾位是參加Tucson’s Gem Show遇到Suren Shrestha的頌缽攤位後報名課程, 總之, 大家會一起在這裡上課絕不是巧合, 會坐在誰旁邊也都是老天安排好的 (我左邊的同學有冬天憂鬱症, 我右邊的同學住的Airbnb離我不遠).

Level I 的第一天基本上就是把要拿證書的規定講一遍, 然後同學自我介紹, 把我們面前的玩具一一介紹. 第二天學習Rubing bowls and move it around at the same time, 不太容易, 需要多練習才會熟練. 有些缽會比某些缽要容易擦響.

想像一下你身體裡面的水跟我放在你身上的頌缽共震的情況, 你不覺得很神奇嗎?

Level II 便開始教不同頌缽的排列組合, 來因應不同狀況, 上面是單純放鬆, 開第三眼, 和平衡脈輪的排列, 結合銅鈴, 則有不同的敲法順序.

老師講解完後, 我們分組練習, 一組三人. 這些按摩床的外圍都有經過加工, 才有辦法放那麼多個缽. 我可能選擇改用幾張小的折疊桌, 方便收納和攜帶.

今晚剛好是滿月, 所以加開一場滿月的Sound Concert. 真的超舒服, 好睡的.

隔天早上Suren Shrestha解釋他的頌缽排法和敲法, 然後讓大家輪流嘗試和練習. 下午學著缽裡放點熱水, 放在身上滑動和Rubing.

Level III 教幾種專門針對清理/平衡脈輪, 處理情緒 (壓力, 憂鬱症, 負面能量), 身體病痛 (關節炎, 高血壓), 以及雙缽同時滑缽(Rubbing)的深度放鬆等不同頌缽組合排列.

結業了!!!

在Boulder, CO的一週, 從80F一路下降到35F下雪, 還好我有帶一件厚外套, 加上多數時間都在室內, 不過還是覺得一週天氣變化的落差之大, 很不可思議.

我買了一組七個的脈輪缽, 都是我一個一個挑選出來的, 用Tuner去測試每一個缽, 確保每一個音對照脈輪都是準確的, 然後七個缽敲起來的音調也符合耳朵的舒適. 花了好幾個小時的時間挑選啊. 我另外還精心挑選了三個不同大小的心輪缽回來, 只賣給有緣人囉!!!

Self-Improvement

錢神 – 謝明杰

「錢神」- 謝明杰

金錢是正面滴,因為有金錢可以做更多更多的事情,那我要做些什麽,我才能擁有高收入?我要擁有什麽樣的信念,價值觀,我才能夠擁有高收入?我要建立什麽樣的心靈系統,我才能夠用高收入?

這些都應該是一個人正要向上攀升時在頭腦裏面會轉的問題。而不是一天到晚抱怨:「哎呀,我的錢不夠了,我現在缺的錢要去哪邊找啊,哎呀,這個小孩好煩吶,這個學費怎麽辦吶,還有家裏面老婆又跟我吵架氣死啦…」你每天腦袋裏面都裝垃圾卻希望他能夠給你變出黃金?你真的是在做夢,而且不用媽祖託夢好不好,真的是在做夢。

其實,要有金手指,有一個很核心的問題就是:「你覺得你自己值多少?」如果你今天要把你自己放到市場上去。拍賣你自己,給自己定個價位,你覺得你自己值多少,不要亂回答哦,我知道你可以亂回答:「20億美金。」20億美金,對不起啊,不會有人買單,不會有人買單,為什麽?因為你不是麥克傑克森。你不是比爾蓋茨或者是賈伯斯。

我們面臨一個很實際的問題,如果今天把你明碼標價,扔到市場上去賣。你覺得你可以賣多少。如果你覺得你自己的價碼不會太高,恭喜你!通常我會說這叫自知之明,因為當年我也是價格很爛好不好。然後我做一件事情,就開始努力充實自己,裝備自己。我每天很早起床運動鍛鍊身體,我每天大量的閱讀,大量的學習。

千萬不要說這個我不會那個我不會。真是人生什麽都會,就只有兩樣不會,這個也不會,那個也不會。他媽的不會就去學!因為你能夠得到的收入,都是你能產出的價值,都是你能夠帶給這個世界的貢獻,如果你只是一個上班族,你的貢獻是你個人的時間,個人的精神,個人的專業,那個東西不值錢,或者說那個東西能夠值的錢很少,所以那是老板願意支付的錢,而因為你的選擇,你只好欣然接受。但當不足的時候,當欲望增加的時候,你就不會覺得太欣然接受了,可是又沒有別的辦法。以後有辦法好不好!強化自己,提升自己,裝備自己問自己:你到底希望自己值多少錢

2007年,老神再在這本書完成的前一年,那個時候的我在一家泡沫紅茶店工作,老板給我的時薪85塊台幣,那個時候85塊一個小時對我來講是多麽高的收入,你就知道當時我有多窮多慘。我好認真做,我好感謝他給我這個工作,我每天第一個到店裡,最後一個下班,中間的清潔打掃,一絲不茍,我做到老板的通過監視器看都覺得「哇,這個人實在是太認真!」他要加我薪水。

你猜他加多少?加25塊。時薪從85塊變成110。我已經超級感謝了,他加我薪水的時候,他把我叫到辦公室去問我一個問題:「我一個小時才付你85塊錢。可是,為什麽我感覺你不像是用85塊錢的工作態度。不像其他人要做不做的啊,為什麽你可以這麽認真。」各位你們聽我的回答。

我說:親愛的老板,Boss,我覺得我自己值一個小時8500塊,所以我用的是8500塊錢的工作態度在做這個工作。」他說:「我只有付你85塊一個小時啊」我的回答是:「我不是為這個薪水工作,我是為我的態度工作,我不是為你的薪水服務,我是為我的態度服務。」這是當時我給他的回答,這是2007年的事。

我的存在是個證據,我曾經是一個沒有方向,很茫然,很窮,很多責任我扛不起,很多的事我不勇敢的人,我曾經是這樣的人,連這樣的人都可以出頭。因為藉由內在心靈程式、內在信念的改變,你也可以。你說要,誰能說不行?你說你有夢誰敢偷?誰能偷?夢偷不走的,你昨晚上做的夢你講給1萬個人聽,那個夢還是你的,別人偷不走的,只有你自己放棄而已。想一想你從小到大你放棄了什麼?哪些夢還可以再把它追回來的,你現在過的真的是你自己要的日子嗎?

錢,一開始都在你的心裏,你該得多少薪水,該得多少報酬,不是你的老板,也不是你的顧客來替你決定,那是你自己控制。你自己問你自己在你的心靈深處裏面你覺得你對別人能夠值多少?就是我剛講的標價。你覺得你對於別人你值多少錢,如果你覺得你自己每個小時只值85塊。那你當然得不到每個小時850塊錢的工作,因為德不配位啊,那個德除了是修練道德之外,還有就是你心中的「相信」。你心中的相信

你不會得到你想要的,你只會得到你相信的。所以,如果你跟本相信一個小時850塊錢對你來講是不可能的,那你根本不可能超越你現在的狀態。在你從這個世界上獲得金錢報酬之前,你必須要在自己的心中先去衡量自己的價值,透過你自己的內在的思維好確定出你的價位,有意識地去對市場宣布你的價值。然後想辦法讓自己擁有使別人願意付出這樣子價格來購買你的能力,或者購買你的作品的表現能力,你要讓自己擁有這樣的能力。

還有很重要的一點,你必須要很清楚知道你自己對別人能夠產生什麽樣的價值,這需要你認識你自己,了解你自己,你必須很清楚,知道你對你未來的顧客能夠產生什麽樣的價值,如果你不知道你能夠對他們產生什麽樣的價值,那他們不會比你更清楚該如何來為你定價,一旦你真的能夠弄清楚你自己,你能夠為你的支持者,你的客戶或者你的老板帶來什麽樣的利益,一旦你弄清楚這件事,我跟你保證,你就會給自己大無畏的標上一個價格。

而且你標的這個價格,也是在對這個世界展現你有多看重你自己,你有多看重你自己,你覺得你自己到底值多少錢。在你獲得這個世界認同之前,你得先認同你自己,接受你自己

很多人終其一生之所以沒有辦法完成夢想,走得坎坎柯柯碰碰撞撞,學書不成,學劍也不成,回首一生,啥都不是,一事無成。很多人之所以會讓他的一生是這個樣子,是因為他沒有看見他自己的價值,也沒有認同他自己的價值,他也不打算創造。各位,不要當這樣的人,千萬不要。

在我小時候,很小的時候,我常常會被一個噩夢驚醒,今天在最後結束的時候,我來跟大家說說這個夢,小學大概一年級吧,六歲,我經常睡下去之後,就掉到一個黑洞裏面去,然後發現我醒過來,可是我已經是一個老頭子了,然後我推開我的房間門,爸爸媽媽還是我的爸爸媽媽,可是我已經是個老頭子了,然後我發現我還背著小學的書包,也就是我已經是個老頭子了,我卻一點都沒長大。這個夢境被我稱之為噩夢是因為我非常害怕我自己真的會如夢境一樣,活到老之後,一事無成。另外一方面藉著家境也不是非常的富裕,除了努力讀書我沒做之外,我很認真的在工作在賺錢出售我自己。

準備自己吧,認同自己的價值,找到你這些價值,找到你的力量,裝備你自己,不管是在心靈層面或是你的外部條件,任何能夠讓你更好的更進步的、更有才、更有料的,不要放棄,不要在那些能夠讓你進步的事情上面又開始找一堆理由一堆藉口。你為什麽要對於這些會讓自己進步的東西跟事情要想這麽多,其實說穿了就是逃避而已。

我問你,你有多少時間可以讓你逃避,你已經逃避多久了,那你還要逃避多久,我不知道。我只知道生命有限,青春有限,你只活這一次,下一輩子在那裏不知道!這輩子你必須要讓它精彩。

謝明杰

Hobbies, Jewelry

314 Jewelry Classes with Carol Zarate in Palo Alto

I went to Missoula, Montana for a 5-months Photography School in the summer of 2009.  During that time, I went to visit a small town called Philipsburg a few times.  The town looks like a movie set because the buildings are nothing like where I came from (Taiwan or San Francisco Bay Area).

2009年我去蒙大拿州上了五個月的攝影課程. 期間我去了一個小城市叫費爾斯伯格幾次, 這個小城市的市景簡直像是拍電影的場景, 好像時間停滯似的.

I didn’t know Montana has mining and the Montana sapphire comes in every color of the rainbow, yellow, pink, white, gold, green, parti-color (multi-colored) and blue in every shade!

我事先並不知道蒙大拿州有礦場, 也不知道Sapphire (中文翻藍寶石)其實不是只有藍色, 還有黃色, 粉紅色, 白色, 綠色, 金色, 綜合色.

My classmates and I went for our first gem gravel hunt – we bought a bag of Montana sapphire gravel, and the store provides all the tools.  I was hooked, and it was so much fun. After the staff from the store teach us what to look for, we began a fun afternoon of a treasure hunting.

我和同學一起去掏寶石, 我們各買了一袋礦砂石, 店家提供所有需要的工具和設備, 等店員告訴我們怎麼篩選之後, 我們就開始尋寶, 超好玩的.

We found different sizes and colors of gemstones.  The staff will help us to determine whether those gemstones are worth to spend extra money to get them heat treating and faceting (quality and size of the stones).

每個人都會找到大小數量不一的原石, 經由鑒定師鑑定後, 會告訴我們那幾顆是值得我們另外花錢做切割和加熱, 變成漂亮的裸石.

I selected a few largest and good enough quality gemstones to get heat treating and faceting, and planning one day I will make some jewelry pieces out of them.  Now, 10 years later, I finally found a chance to do that.

我選了幾顆比較大的原石再做進一步的加工, 計劃未來有機會要用它為自己做幾件首飾. 這一等就是十年, 我終於找到一個機會了.

In January this year, I saw a flyer outside of a Peet’s coffee in Palo Alto for a Jewelry Studio offering individual classes. I was so happy.  So I checked out the website – 314 Jewelry with Carol Zarate, and it still took me another 3 months before I contacted Carol and step my foot into her studio.

今年一月我在PaloAlto的一家Peet’s咖啡店外面看到一張珠寶工作室課程的傳單, 我看到的時候超開心的, 我先上網看官網, 結果還是又拖了三個月才真的和工作室主人卡羅小姐聯絡.

I finally bring myself, and my gemstones to Carol’s studio. After some discussions, I began my first class with Carol.  Boy, I have so much fun.  It’s very therapeutic.  It help me stay focus, calm, and at the same time, I have fun.  It’s the same feeling when I am doing gardening, baking, painting or photography.

我終於帶著我的藍寶石和我自己來到卡羅的工作室. 經過一番討論後, 我開始了第一堂課.  天啊, 我超開心的, 非常療癒, 就像我在弄菜園, 烘培, 畫畫, 或攝影的時候, 讓我很專心, 很平靜, 又很好玩.

The studio also displays a lot of finished pieces. 現場也有展示很多已經完成的作品.

So my first project with Carol is a Raindrop Pendant with a sapphire mounted.  I used the photo above as a guide, and I choose to use copper instead of silver this time.

我的第一個作品是想做一個像照片上那樣的雨滴型墜子, 鑲嵌一個藍寶石. 照片是我的參考, 這次我選用銅片, 而不是銀片.

The first two hours of the class was just getting that thin long piece ready to shape a raindrop form – first using a piercing saw to cut a long narrow piece from a big copper piece, and then using different grade or size of file tools to smooth the piece on 4 sides (front and back plus two edges), then to form the raindrop shape.

第一堂課的二小時就純粹用在從一大塊銅板上切割一細條銅片, 然後用不同的打磨工具把那一細條銅片從粗磨到細和光滑, 然後就可以彎成雨滴狀.

中間漏掉一些照片 – 把一細條銅片彎曲成水滴狀, 焊接, 穿洞 (鏈子可以過), 鑲鑽的爪子座台, 光是做到這裡, 就花了六小時. . . . . 要不是我享受那個做的過程和學習, 我會強力建議大家買現成的首飾就好了, 若你有收到別人親手做的東西, 不論是手工皂, 蠟燭, 皮革包, 首飾, 都要感恩, 因為不光是花錢花時間, 那個心, 才是無價!!!!!

. . . . I will keep updating my project progress here.

My first handmade jewelry was back in 2017 in SF. They have three projects for you to choose from – a ring, a pair of earrings, and a pendant.  I made a silver ring.  Since it was a one-time class (I think it was a Groupon), many steps are already been taking care of to save time.

我的第一個手工首飾是在2017年, 我去舊金山上了一堂課, 他有三件首飾讓我們選 – 戒指, 耳環, 和項鍊墜子. 我選擇銀戒子. 因為只有一堂課, 學校把很多步驟都做好了, 節省時間.

   

Hypnotherapy, Qigong Therapy, Vibrational Sound Therapy

Six Senses Healing

Hello everyone,

I am announcing great news!!!  I have started a healing arts services, Six Senses Healing, to sharing what I know and what I believe in, with everyone who wants to experience a holistic approach with alternative medicine.

I was experiencing anxiety, panic attack, and depression for a few years, before and after my divorce.  Life feel like an emotional rollercoaster, and I feel lost and trapped in this chaotic, out of control ride.

To deal with the difficult time, I had try everything I could – seeing a Psychiatrist (try different type of antidepressant medicine that has different side effects such as 25 lb weight gain in one year or emotional numbness or suicidal thoughts), a counselor for three years, an acupuncturist, a chiropractor, a homeopathist, two hypnotherapists, a personal trainer, and a energy healer.

On top of that, I begin to study Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Qigong, Vibrational Sound Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Aromatherapy, and other modalities.

It is the idea that those who seek to help others are doing so because they are, in turn, helping themselves. The harmony is created when you get connected with the “Inner Self”. You let the wings of freedom to guide your life. Rumi says “The wounds are the places where light enters.”  Healers have a desire to help others because of a difficult past, enormous pain and loss, and their work serving others ultimately heals themselves.

From learning and practicing these modalities showed me a self-discovery and self-realization path, which leads to how to live authentically according to one’s essence and purpose. Our wounds teach us life lessons. They create ways for us to connect, teach and touch other’s hearts with great Attunement, Empathy, and Sympathy.  I want to provide a safe place for others who are seeking help by empowering them to heal themselves.

Besides all the helps I got from the health professionals, the biggest help I got are from friends dear to me.  Their understanding and support and accompany are the reasons that help me through the hard time and for me to get back on my feet.  Without their love and caring, I won’t be alive today.  I am grateful for everyone who has helped me along the way.  In return, I would like to help others who are going through a hard time in life whether you are going through divorce or depression, I want you to know, you are not alone.  There is nothing to feel the shame of.  You have to seek outside help.  And I am happy to share my own experiences with you, offer you support, and help you with ways I know.

親愛的讀者,

我想要告訴你們一個好消息!! 我開始提供療癒服務 – 六感療癒, 將我所學, 所知, 所相信的, 來和想體驗一個考量整體的非主流醫學.

我自己在離婚前後幾年, 經歷過焦慮, 恐慌, 憂鬱症, 那個情緒就像坐雲霄飛車一般, 我感到迷惘和被困住在這個無法控制的情況.

為了尋求康復, 我求助過精神科醫生 (吃過不同的抗憂鬱症藥, 經歷過不同的副作用), 看了三年的諮商師, 也看了中醫師, 整骨師, 自然療法師, 催眠師, 健身教練和能量師.

除此之外, 我還開始學習昆達里尼瑜珈, 打坐, 氣功, 震動聲音療法, 催眠, EFT情緒釋放技巧, 芳療和其他方式.

那些希望藉由幫助別人的人, 他們會選擇這樣做, 是因為他們相信最終會反過來幫到自己。 當你與“內心自我”聯繫時,就會產生和諧。 你讓自由的翅膀引導你的生活。 魯米說:“傷口就是光進入的地方。”治療師因為自己過去的傷痛和損失, 希望能夠透過幫助他人,反過來他們也從中得到療癒。

從學習和實踐這些方式, 提供我一條自我發現和自我實現的道路,引領著如何根據一個人的本質和目的過著真實的生活。 我們的傷口教會我們人生課程。 他們為我們創造了一種方式,通過極大的協調,同理心和同情來聯繫,教導和觸動他人的心靈。 我想為那些尋求幫助的人提供一個安全的地方,讓他們能夠自我治癒。

除了我從專業醫療人士那裡獲得的所有幫助外,我得到的最大幫助是來自親朋好友。 他們的理解,支持和陪伴是幫助我渡過難關並讓我重新站起來的原因。 沒有他們的愛和關懷,我不會活到今天。 我很感激所有幫助過我的人。 作為回報,我想幫助那些正在經歷痛苦的人,無論你是在經歷離婚還是憂鬱症,我想讓你知道,你並不孤單。 不需要感到丟臉。 你必須尋求外界的幫助。 我很樂意與你分享我自己的經驗,為你提供支持,並以我所知的方式幫助你。

Six Senses Healing – Hypnotherapy, Sound Healing, Qigong

 

Healing Arts, Health & Beauty

10 Holistic Approaches to Parkinson’s Disease

For people with Parkinson’s disease, treatment typically involves the use of medications that help minimize movement problems and control symptoms. A disorder of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s disease also can be better managed with the help of certain lifestyle changes. Since many medications used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease can cause severe side effects, patients often seek alternative treatment options.

The use of alternative medicine in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease has yet to be extensively researched. However, a small number of studies suggest that the following natural approaches may be of some benefit to Parkinson’s patients.

1. Watch and Read

  • Watch a documentary called “HEAL”.

It’s on Netflix if you or your friends have Netflix. Or you can rent or buy via an online platform such as iTune, Amazon, etc.

2. Eat healthy food.

Raw fruits and vegetables, High fiber foods, Healthy fats, Cold-pressed oils, Omega-3 foods, Green tea, lots of water, Protein at dinner only.

AVOID too much protein, processed foods, artificial sweeteners & added sugar, alcohol, any potential food allergens (gluten, dairy, shellfish, peanuts.)

3. Add supplements.

Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C, D, E, Omega-3 fish oil, Green vegetable powder supplement that includes Spirulina, chlorella or wheatgrass.

4. Choose the right exercises.

Staying active can help you sleep, strengthen your muscles and joints, reduce stress and depression, and improve posture, balance, and gait. The types of exercise you choose will depend, to some degree, on the severity of your Parkinson’s disease and your overall health.

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, the exercises should be varied and incorporate changing directions through unplanned movement, cardiovascular exercise, balance, strength training and rhythmical exercises.

Walking, Dancing, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, Swimming, Water Aerobics,

5. Acupuncture.

According to the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Group at King’s College in London, recent research has shown acupuncture can relieve Parkinson’s symptoms by generating a neural response in areas of the brain that are particularly affected by inflammation, such as the putamen and the thalamus.

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to help reduce pain, anxiety, insomnia, and stiffness. Now it’s suggested that it can even help slow cell death and attenuate oxidative stress that causes damage to dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra.

6. Hypnotherapy and Sound Therapy.

Hypnotherapy is like a guided meditation with an intention that works on your subconscious by telling your subconscious what we want the body to do (relax your body and mind, sleep better, improve the symptoms, etc.)

Sound Therapy uses the water in your body vibrated with the Singing Bowls that is placed on your body plus the sound you hear, together they can work wonders to unblock the tension you have in your organs or cells, brain stimulation can dramatically improve the symptoms, and the transmission of dopamine and serotonin. Sound Therapy helps with motivation, coordination, energy, vocal tone and modulation, mood and positivity.

7. MRI-Focused Ultrasound  Undergoing Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Treatment

With the new technology, clinicians direct ultrasound waves to a brain structure called the globus pallidus, which helps regulate voluntary movement, to destroy damaged tissue, decreasing the uncontrolled movements that characterize Parkinson’s disease.

Doctors use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create a temperature map of the brain, giving them a real-time picture of the region they want to hit with the sound waves. They then raise the energy, directly targeting that area of the brain to destroy the tissue.

8.  Aromatherapy

Essential oils are believed to have beneficial effects on the mind, body, and spirit. Many essential oils are used to treat specific ailments or complaints. Like herbs and minerals, the FDA does not regulate essential oils. Most medical doctors don’t consider them a valid treatment for what ails you, but those who use them are believers. But check with your doctor first. If you have allergies or anaphylaxis, you’ll probably want to avoid most essential oils. By and large, though, they’re worth a try.

9. Massage Therapy

According to a 2002 study conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, along with staff from the university’s neurology department and Duke University’s pharmacology department, Parkinson’s disease symptoms are reduced by massage therapy. In this study, the group of adults with Parkinson’s disease who received two massages a week for five weeks experienced improved daily functioning, increased quality of sleep and decreased stress-hormone levels. The study’s authors reported, “These findings suggest that massage therapy enhances functioning in progressive or degenerative central nervous system disorders or conditions.”

While several different massage modalities have been quantifiably researched in the context of Parkinson’s, including Trager, Alexander Technique and Swedish massage, all modalities report improvement in function, from the reduction of rigidity and improvement of sleep, to the reduction of tremor and increase of daily activity stamina.

https://www.massagetoday.com/articles/14399/How-to-Help-People-With-Parkinsons

https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2018/01/15/parkinsons-disease-symptoms-can-improve-with-massage-therapy/

10. Medical Marijuana (CBD)

The two primary chemicals that are isolated from the cannabis plant are Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC exerts the mind-altering effects that recreational marijuana is known for, whereas CBD does not. For the most part, medical marijuana consists of purified combinations of these two chemicals in varying ratios. The combination can be dispensed as a liquid, pill or nasal spray. Both THC and CBD interact with the ECS.

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/article/medical-marijuana-and-parkinsons-disease/

https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/blog/new-research-medication-and-cbd-oil-in-parkinsons-with-dr-trevor-hawkins/

 

You can volunteering for Trial with The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to funding research into therapies for Parkinson’s disease, supports research to identify new targets for therapies as well as improving current therapies.