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Home Remedies For Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and serious disease that affects the nervous system. It is also known as shaking palsy or Paralysis agitans. Symptoms of Parkinson’s include continuous tremors or shakes, muscle stiffness, poor balance, and excess sweating or salivation. Other Parkinson’s symptoms include slurred speech, slowness while walking, standing up, or sitting down and dementia in the later stages.  Symptoms from vary from person to person.
 
Home remedies for the treatment of this disease include:

Eat a healthy nutritious diet - full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

These fiber rich foods help to treat constipation which is often caused by Parkinson’s. Green leafy vegetables and yellow turnips are especially beneficial.
A low protein diet of raw organically grown foods has been seen to be beneficial. Sesame seeds and sesame butter is also recommended. Doctors often recommend High doses of Vitamin E as this has been proven to help slow down the progression of the disease. Do Calisthenics exercises. Practice bending, stretching and breathing exercises too. Regular exercise can be most beneficial for the disease as they lead to better posture, less cramps, and improved walking among other benefits.

Apply hot moist packs to the stiff muscles and therapeutic massage helps to tone muscles as well which in turn prevents muscular atrophy. Avoid white flour and sugar products, tea, coffee, spices, salt and chocolates. Lady’s slipper is good for tremors, especially for those in debilitated conditions. People suffering from Parkinson’s also tend to suffer from depression and Lady’s slipper is also beneficial in treating this condition. It has been observed that the benefits of this herb are greatly increased when it is combined with Skullcap. There are several types of skullcap and so it is important to talk to your doctor before you try to include this herb in your treatment for Parkinson’s. Meditation, yoga and other relaxation exercises help with Parkinson’s. Other herbs that assist include rhubarb, licorice, peony (paeonia) and magnolia bark. A combination of these is said to relax stiff muscles and stop tremors too. Drink 3 cups of this every day. A daily warm bath is most useful alleviating the body aches and pains that are generally associated with this condition. Mix about 20 grams of larkspur in 4 cups of boiling water. Do not drink more than 3 cups a day. Parkinson patients should avoid walking quickly or walking backwards. The center of gravity should remain at the feet and so leaning and reaching for things should be avoided. Aromatic oil massages are good too as are warm compresses on the legs. Some patients have benefited from a short juice fast for five days. Do check with your doctor before you try this as this is not something that is recommended for all patients. It is important to remain positive and active.

 

Submitted on January 16, 2014