Fighting Parkinson’s, helping our doctors by helping ourselves

Somebody mentioned to me last week that promoting the concepts “I have the power to heal myself” and “You have the power to heal yourself” is kind of “out there” and maybe I received a negative comment because, in the world of internet scams, the credibility of such a concept may be suspect to some. I have taken some time to think about this, and here is what I came up with.

Parkinson’s Disease is viewed as a progressively degenerative incurable disease. The medications for the disease assist with the symptoms, but they do not stop one from getting worse or cure the disease, and they have many undesirable side effects. The herbal remedies, supplements, and Ayurvedic formulas assist with the symptoms, but they do not stop one from getting worse or cure the disease, and they have many undesirable side effects. If either the medications or alternative remedies cured the disease, then the disease would not be designated as incurable.

Which brings me to the point that if you want to recover, a good place to start is to believe that “I have the power to heal myself” and “You have the power to heal yourself.” Why? Because nobody who is treating you believes that you can get better or be cured at the present time. No offense to them, but they are approaching Parkinson’s treatment from the perspective of disease management. If you want to have a shot at recovery, you have to transcend conventional wisdom of Parkinson’s Disease management and strive to get yourself better.

Parkinson’s affects everybody differently. You know better than anybody how it is affecting you physically, mentally and spiritually. Have confidence in yourself. Believe in yourself. Understand the disease and how it impacts you, not just how it impacts the general public. One person with whom I am working pointed out to me that he walks fine but that one of his arms is in bad shape, whereas I got to the point where walking was a major chore. Same disease, different impact. Who knows how this disease is affecting you? You do.

And I believe that all of our doctors are playing on the same team as us. They just have a different playbook because they are not inside our bodies. I cannot even imagine what it must be like to be a Parkinson’s specialist and have to give somebody the dreaded news — our doctors have seen where this disease goes, and every day they fight the good fight looking for a way to help us. They are dedicated professionals. How about if we pitch in and do our best to help them by helping ourselves. I know my doctor was happy when we met for my follow up visit on August 5th. Maybe you can bring your doctor equally good news some time in the future.

Step 1. Believe in yourself. You have the power to heal yourself. Repeating the phrase “I have the power to heal myself” will go a long way to achieving success with Step 1.

More to come.

All my best,

Howard

 

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1 Response to Fighting Parkinson’s, helping our doctors by helping ourselves

  1. Regina Schutte says:

    Dear Howard,
    I have just ‘discovered you’ last night. I cheered with joy. My husband Andy (51) has had Parkinson’s since 2003 and since we have tried so many alternative treatments to get better… Everything came to a big crash last Christmas. The GP called it burn-out on top of Parkinson’s. Straight after Christmas I signed up Andy for the Parkinson’s Recovery Program of John Coleman in Australia. He also cured himself and then created the PRP. Wouldn’t it be great to join forces and create a worldwide network for all people fighting Parkinson’s? We CAN heal ourselves. It’s about time the world starts to realize this. Andy still has a way to go but I’m convinced he will become symptom free. I hope all the Parkinson’s specialists will review their doom scenario approach and will become supportive coaches that tell you: You CAN get well! and: We will support you!
    With immense gratitude, light and love,
    Regina

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