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Symptom REVERSAL for those with Parkinson’s disease

For years when I was an active RN, our main treatment for people with Parkinson’s was to administer L-Dopa and help to manage the progressing symptoms of the disease.  Now there’s a lot of new research and helps for Parkinson’s disease — we’re finding that Tai Chi, riding a bicycle and listening to music while walking all help.

But oh my heavens!  The help to the nervous system that exercises from Brain Gym and RMT are beyond amazing, in that they TARGET what the other three all INDIRECTLY help wtih.

Nothing has yet been discovered to help with the progression of what’s going on in the brain, but the only lady with Parkinson’s I’ve been asked to work with, did what I hear others do with Parkinson’s — their symptoms actually REVERSE, to a degree, and regain lost ground!

Emily was a spry but barely-walking 79 year old.  Her right side was so weakened from the Parkinson’s that every step looked as though she’d fall over, and her daughter quite rightly hovered at her elbow.  I worked with her as well as her daughter, who would be teaching her siblings exercises to do with their mom in rural Nebraska, for an hour a day, three days in a row.

The second day, Daughter was quite excited: Mom’s level of consciousness and awareness was MUCH better.

At the end of the third day, I slapped my forehead.  When had the transformation taken place?

Emily could now easily and quite steadily walk, very symmetrically, down the sidewalk without anybody at her side!!!  Three days, an hour a day’s worth of work.  Continuing the exercises, three months later, she was walking 3/4 mile a day.

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I’m Ruth Murray, erstwhile nurse (BSN, Creighton University) former homeschooling mom, and now therapist, teacher and advocate for holistic methods of addressing all sorts of less-than-optimum brain function.   In my private practice and classes, wonderful stories emerge of people no longer held back by former difficulties.  I’ll cover all sorts of topics here:  risk factors; techniques to help with parenting, learning, healthy aging, or just living; studies about how all this came about and what helps; and different programs that help these.

A three dimensional pyramid provides “ah-ha!” insights  into both causes and solutions for some of the most difficult problems we face today.  Individuals, families, and society increasingly find themselves struggling with mental health issues, neuro-development disorders and learning disabilities.

Individuals, families, professional groups, and schools are heroically working to address these problems.  However, most seem to be either coping mechanisms or adaptations on an individual basis — including pharmaceutical intervention. I’m not totally anti-medication on a temporary basis, but it’s got terrible problems as a permanent solution.  We search for more permanent solution for diabetes like pancreas transplants rather than daily doses of insulin. I’ve found more permanent, holistic and preferably inexpensive ways to help people with

  • ADD/ADHD
  • autism spectrum
  • anxiety
    • OCD
    • ODD
    • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
    • anger management
    • stress management
  • schizophrenia
  • psychosis
  • trauma recovery
  • post-concussion problems
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • dementia
  • Dabrowski’s Overexcitabilities
  • eating disorders
  • addiction
  • hoarding
  • balance
  • low muscle tone
  • reading, spelling, handwriting, coordination disorders
  • poor organization
  • bonding, adoptive, and RAD concerns
  • people who love math/despair at language arts; or vice versa
  • dreamy/spacey kids
  • those young people having difficulty launching into adulthood (particularly young men)

— and that’s just for starters! Even people who don’t have or need diagnoses — but would appreciate learning easier and faster, enriching marriage and communication, or living with fewer obstacles in their lives — benefits from holistic therapies that promote neurological connections within the brain.

The key is to target our efforts in the right place.  Tutoring, accommodations, etc are effective but so much so if the underlying problem is addressed.  Now, we can. Stay tuned!

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