Current Approach to Parkinson's disease

No treatment has been proven to arrest or slow neurodegeneration in Parkinson's disease. The aim is to relieve symptoms and avoid the complications of therapy. However, more and more information may be leading us in the right direction, toward a cure...The Environment seems to have a huge impact on the body and brain. Is it possible that environmental toxins may be related in the cause of Parkinson's Disease. Read more here...

I believe that we can change the course of this disease with the help of Alternative therapies, diet, nutrition, physical therapy and  exercise.

Hope for the future

The future may be brighter for you, if you look more closely at what effects  the Environment could be having on your body and brain.

The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine believes this to be true. They are in the process of building a new Medical Center in Arizona. The center will be designed to support the principles and practice of Environmental Medicine. It will feature hydrotherapy, far infrared saunas, IV therapies and other treatments essential to detoxification of the body. For more information on how Naturopathic Medicine could help you in your fight against disease, log onto

Connect to Frequently asked questions and answers about Naturopathic physicians.

Positive effects from Exercise and it's relationship to Parkinson's Disease

Change in the course of future treatment of PD – Your Brain on Exercise

Recently, there was a YOPD conference in Phoenix Arizona July 14-16, 2005

There was a series of lectures presented on the effect of exercise and the Brain in Parkinson’s patients. I was fortunate enough to attend the Friday lectures. Click on this link to see highlights from the conference via webcast The National Parkinson Foundation

The first was by John Argue, Author of Parkinson’s Disease and The Art of Moving.

The second was by Giselle Petzinger, MD, Understanding Brain Repair in Parkinson Disease: The Role of Exercise and Neurotransmitters in the Brain.

The third was by Becky Farley, PhD, PT University of Arizona

Below are some links to sites that help support the theory that exercise in the Parkinson's patient can be very beneficial, they will surely get you moving.

Your Brain on exercise

Exercise to slow/halt/reverse Parkinson’s disease? After reading this article, don't you feel that there is tremendous HOPE for us with PD. We need to get moving and keep moving NOW...

There are several studies underway concerning PD patients and using exercise to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. One study is being done by Dr. Giselle Petzinger in Southern California and another by Becky Farley, PhD, PT at the University of Arizona.

Not only were the presentations informative and innovative, but they also showed me that there is tremendous hope for the future of PD patients using exercise to improve mobility. Look for more information on the web regarding the relationship of exercise and PD in the future. It should be an up and coming hot topic.


Follow the links below to see what is happening with new research.

Clinical Trials in progress for YOPD

Hope through research



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