Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2018

In five more days, 2018 will be upon us, and I am happy to see how many of you have communicated to me how much you are looking forward to 2018 as a year of continuing recovery all the way to being cured of Parkinson’s. How good will it feel when you say, “I used to have Parkinson’s” or “When I had Parkinson’s.” That’s the attitude needed to fight Parkinson’s. Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Cure. You are worth it!

In 2009, as I neared the end of the year, I did not view 2010 as something that was going to be as spectacular as it turned out…cured of Parkinson’s on June 12, 2010. I knew I would be cured some day in the future, and I knew I needed to do the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® every day, but I had anticipated that it would take two or three years to reach my cure. By not having an expectation of when I would reach my cure, I was able to focus on what I did each day in furtherance of being cured…December 31, 2009 was not a whole lot different than January 1, 2010…but I was okay with that.

I was not attached to the day-to-day review of physical symptoms. I was not attached to the day-to-day “am I feeling better or worse than yesterday” assessment. I was not attached to my Parkinson’s physical limitations. I accepted them as something that would be there as I was healing my soul, mind, and body from the inside. It was this understanding of recovery that allowed me to be in the moment of recovery, each moment, moment by moment.

My goal was to be cured of Parkinson’s, and I had a plan in place to achieve the goal. My goal each day was to do the soul, mind, and body parts of the Recipe. My goal each day was to do the Qigong exercises and eat healthy foods. My goal each day was to meditate and focus on my breathing. My goal each day was to spend time with my Higher Power expressing gratitude, opening my heart and finding joy and love.

So, as we near the end of 2017, think about this today and on each of the next four days:
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s symptoms, you are going to live your life.
What if you decide that instead of thinking about the Recipe, you are going to do the Recipe.
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s, you are going to live Parkinson’s recovery.
What if you decide that you are leaving a part of the “old Parkinson’s you” in 2017, so it will no longer be with you as you become the “new curing-yourself you” in 2018.
And, what if you decide that you will be looking at Parkinson’s with this new view: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s!”

Let’s do this together. Starting today, and until the end of 2017, repeat:

“I have the power to heal myself. Parkinson’s is curable, and I have the power to cure myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”


All my best,


NOTE: Thank you to all of you who have ordered my book Fighting Parkinson’s…and Winning. As a reminder, Amazon ranks books based upon purchases and reviews. Once you have read the book, I would ask that you go to the Amazon page that contains my book, rate the book and give it a review. Also, this will assist others in deciding whether or not they wish to order a book. Click here to go to the Amazon book page, where you can read the wonderful reviews that already have been posted as well as posting a review yourself. I am grateful for those who have posted reviews, and please remember, the more reviews, the more opportunity we have to change the current view of Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s recovery. Together, let’s change the world’s view of Parkinson’s and spread the message of hope.


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7 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2018

  1. Karen and Don in Texas says:

    The symptoms are diminishing little tiny bit by tiny bit! Thanks to God!

    Hugs and love to all.

  2. John Allen says:

    Hello Howard, Lately as I’ve been doing the recipe, I’ve been having extreme difficulty with the second half of Qigong For Clearing Liver Wind. As some of the recipe gets easier, other parts become more challenging. Suggestions?

    • Howard says:

      Hi John,

      Thank you for your comment and question. First, in the second half of Qigong For Clearing Liver Wind, if it is difficult to interlock your fingers and do the rest of the Qigong the way it is written, please do not worry about that. If you can lift your arms upwards eight times, that will serve the purpose of opening things back up after the twisting.

      Yes, it is true that as some parts of the Recipe become easier, other parts can become more challenging. It has to do with how you are healing and how your energy is flowing. For example, as the liver Qigong becomes easier, better cleaning of your blood will take place.

      As a result of this, more toxins will go into your body that will need to be filtered out later. That puts a big energy drain on your body, so the kidney Qigong could become more difficult temporarily. Here is something to read on the topic:

      My final suggestion is to keep doing what you are doing. If the Recipe was not working for you, then it would not be getting easier in some areas while getting more challenging in other areas.


  3. Zeljko says:

    I am proud to say, that I am close to my recovery, thanks to Howard’s guidance. 2018 here I come.

  4. Lohren Christie says:

    Thanks Howard, A very happy New Year!

  5. Rick Newton says:

    I’m looking forward to 2018! I know my recovery is close and I’m busy with getting on with my life. All I need to do is stick with the recovery recipe and lead with my heart instead of my head!

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