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Slow Down or Even Reverse Symptoms of Parkinson’s – This Song Reverses Parkinson’s
How can a song reverse an ‘incurable’ disease like Parkinson’s?
But a new study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies shows exactly how this happens – and how you can do the same.
The authors of this study recruited 13 people who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease to test whether music therapy could improve their cognition, balance, mobility, muscle strength, and overall disability level.
They tested their subjects’ performance on these measurements at the beginning of the study, after which they provided music therapy for all of them.
They then discontinued the music therapy for a second study period, after which the subjects’ functioning was re-tested.
In so doing, they examined their subjects’ performance in the presence and absence of music therapy.
They discovered that their subjects performed better in balance, mobility, and cognitive tests during the music therapy period than their performance prior to the study. In other words, music therapy improved their condition.
But these improvements were not maintained when the music therapy ended, showing that it is similar to physical exercise: it works while you do it, but its effects are not permanent.
So why exactly does music therapy work for Parkinson’s patients? Scientists have several theories.
Firstly, music produces joy; it makes us feel happy. Positive mood facilitates better cognitive and physical function.
Secondly, upbeat music can trigger the production of serotonin and dopamine, two of the neurotransmitters in the brain that decline when we suffer from Parkinson’s disease.
Thirdly, the parts of our brains that perceive auditory cues like music usually remain unaffected by Parkinson’s disease. Scientists increasingly believe that when we stimulate these unaffected parts of our brains, other areas of our brains start to synchronize with them and jump into action automatically.
In other words, instead of making the decision to walk (and possibly fall on your backside), music therapy makes walking an unconscious activity that works via the auditory processing of a beat, which then automatically triggers the parts of your brain that move your legs through pathways that unaffected by the disease.
That is why some music therapists have observed that Parkinson’s patients who can hardly walk can learn to dance, or that patients who struggle to speak can sing.
The moment you set your activities to an audible rhythm, your brain processes them differently.
Perhaps most importantly, this proves that natural approaches work to slow down or even reverse symptoms of Parkinson’s. This is something hundreds of our readers have done using the simple approach explained here…
Slow Down or Even Reverse Symptoms of Parkinson’s – A Fun Way for Parkinson’s Patients to Prevent Falls in
The rate of falls is high in Parkinson’s disease patients because they tend to have reduced control over their movements and balance.
A new study from Candido Mendes University, State University of Rio de Janeiro, and Rio de Janeiro State University, published in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, now reveals a surprisingly effective, fun way to restore postural control and prevent falls.
The researchers selected the 11 best studies they could find, with 393 Parkinson’s disease patients as subjects.
Of these, 211 were trained and supervised to perform dance therapy, while the other 182 were used as controls without such therapy.
These researchers were specifically interested in whether dance therapy could work over the short term, not only when practiced over the long term.
Indeed, they found that this was the case and that past studies backed the performance of dance therapy as a way to improve postural control among Parkinson’s sufferers.
This means that you do not have to dance for months or years to improve control over your motor symptoms, even though that would probably be best.
In fact, an international group that specializes in dance therapy for Parkinson’s patients, called Dance for PD, lists both long-term and short-term studies on their website, and they could find dozens of studies that support the effectiveness of this therapy.
The benefits are wide-ranging, promoting everything from self-efficacy, better mood, cognitive abilities, balance, stability, gate, flexibility, stamina, movement, participation in social activities, and so forth.
Slow Down or Even Reverse Symptoms of Parkinson’s – But even better than dance is to use simple lifestyle changes to boost dopamine levels in the brain and therefore put Parkinson’s to a halt or even slightly reverse it. I’ll explain these simple lifestyle changes here…
Slow Down or Even Reverse Symptoms of Parkinson’s – The Cause of Parkinson’s Disease Discovered
Parkinson’s disease has traditionally been blamed on genetics, with little hope of preventing or curing it.
But a recent study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reveals an environmental cause, one that can increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s more than tenfold. But at the same time, it’s completely avoidable.
The researchers obtained records of people who were hospitalized with Parkinson’s disease in 95 different hospitals from the Louisiana Office of Public Health. These diagnoses were made between 1999 and 2012, with more recent data unavailable.
They then obtained the ZIP Codes of 23,224 of these patients so they could calculate the occurrence of Parkinson’s disease per 10,000 residents.
The researchers compared these Parkinson’s statistics with maps of local agricultural activities and water quality samples taken by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
They also received estimates from the US Geological Survey of herbicide and insecticide use on farmland and timberland in Louisiana between 1992 and 2004, with the estimates based on the farmers’ record keeping.
While the average occurrence of Parkinson’s was approximately 2.9 out of every 10,000 people, those areas in which certain herbicides and insecticides were used featured 35–46 people out of every 10,000-receiving treatment for Parkinson’s.
The highest rates appeared to be in areas dominated by forestry, woodlands, and grass pastures.
To be precise, the worst insecticides seemed to be 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and paraquat, and the worst herbicide was chlorpyrifos.
The scientists found the highest occurrence of Parkinson’s in areas where aquifers were refilled via rain water that seeped into them through chemically treated farmland or where small streams delivered chemical-containing water to the aquifers.
Accordingly, they discovered that some of the highest Parkinson’s rates appeared in areas where tap water was taken from these recharged aquifers.
This means that we do not have to live or work on a farm to come into contact with these harmful herbicides and insecticides; they can seep into the water supplies of cities and suburbs as well.
It also serves as another reminder to use good water filter devices in our homes, preferably multi-stage reverse osmosis devices with new filters.
It also reminds us to wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly before we eat them.
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Slow Down or Even Reverse Symptoms of Parkinson’s – But finding the cause of Parkinson’s is not much help if you already have symptoms. Fortunately, it’s possible to keep Parkinson’s from progressing (even reverse it) using a few simple lifestyle changes explained here…
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