On January 1, 2023, I announced this year as the year of change. I mentioned that I realized that in order to have my full recovery, I needed to change, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Today, we will address physical change.
Physical change. Doing…not thinking. If you have been reading this blog for a while and never have begun doing the Recipe, then you are “thinking, not doing.” Change means turning it around the other way. That is where we start.
Let’s take a look at the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. It provides many things for physical change. Please do with me the first exercise, Medical Qigong for the Liver:
Okay! Now that is doing!! I heard some of you say, “I can’t.” Part of change is removing “I can’t” from your vocabulary. When I posted this video six months ago, I added, “If you need to do it slower, please do it at your pace. Also, you can do it in a chair. Finally, when I had Parkinson’s, my balance was so poor to the back that I did not bend backwards when doing this Medical Qigong. That improvisation did not prevent my full recovery.”
Watch the video, and improvise if you need to. This is the year of change. Physical change means doing the best you can and accepting that your best is good enough.
Physical change: What are you eating? If you look at the Recipe, Cause number 2 that I have listed as what brings symptoms to the surface says, “Phlegm-fire agitating wind, which is caused by dietary considerations such as consumption of too much greasy, fried or sweet foods” I would also add dairy to the list as all of these food create phlegm (mucus, inflammation) in the body. That increases internal heat (fire), and it sets off worse tremors and other symptoms (agitating wind).
I have heard from a number of people this week that eating holiday sugar cookies, cakes, etc. has sent their Parkinson’s symptoms into an extremely high level of misery, and that by eliminating the sugary sweets, their symptoms have reduced.
As I mentioned in my January 1st blog post, “I saw Parkinson’s as a symptom that my life had gotten out of balance physically, mentally, and spiritually. So, I needed to change back to my authentic self in what I was doing, what I was thinking, and how I was feeling.”
Change is not easy. However, if you make healthy changes and do them relentlessly, then the healthy changes become the rule of your life and you are able to heal your life and your Parkinson’s.
Okay! Who is willing to make these two healthy changes?
You are worth it!!!
All my best,