Last week, I began my video series for symptom relief. Today is the second installment. Two things that bother most people with Parkinson’s are stiff shoulders and tremors. Today’s video helps with both.
I feel that a blockage in Gallbladder Meridian point 21 creates rigidity in the shoulder area and interferes with a smooth flow of energy down the arm. This leads to stiff shoulders and/or shaky arms and hands. Here are three exercises to assist with these issues.
Stand and lean over slightly, allowing your right arm to hang down. You can brace yourself by placing your left hand on a table or chair for support. Swing your right arm in a small circle — about a foot (1/3 meter) in diameter. Perform 10 revolutions in each direction, once or twice per day. Do this on the other side as well. As your shoulders loosen up, you can widen the circles.
Hold one end of a small towel behind your back and grab the opposite end with your other hand. Hold the towel in a horizontal position. Use your left arm to pull your right arm upward to stretch it. Do 10 repetitions once or twice per day.
Sitting or standing, use your left arm to lift your right arm at the elbow, and bring it up and straight across your body, exerting gentle pressure to stretch the shoulder. Do 10 pulls once or twice per day.
Today’s video is a video of these three exercises. It is entitled, “Parkinson’s Symptoms Relief Part 2 — Loosening Shoulders and Lessening Tremors.” Here it is:
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Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in the States. Among the many things for which Sally and I gave thanks was all of you. We are grateful for this beautiful community of people fighting Parkinson’s and are inspired by your hard work and dedication in your recoveries. Thank you.
Okay everybody, grab onto the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® and take action! Get up from your chairs, follow the video, loosen your shoulders, lessen your tremors, and know that you are one step closer to your full recovery. Never lose faith in you!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
Hi Howard. I can really see how these exercises will help. Thank you. 🙂
Big love to all
Thanks dear Howard to help us as much as you can!! Inspiring video, surely we give it a try to go some steps forward to recovery👍💐We appreciate your hard work and are thankful too for your friendship!
Many thanks Howard, very helpful as usual.
Belated best wishes for Thanksgiving
Thank you, Howard.
Hope all had a blessed Thanksgiving.
Oh such timely guidance! My shoulders and tremors are so active and these exercises help me. Thank you so much for all the help and encouragement.
Thanks Howard for those exercises you showed to loosen the shoulders.