Alternative therapies


#1

I find sports massage really helps with stiff muscles and I now have a massage about once a month or so (I'd have them more often if I could afford it!).

I've also started having acupuncture but it's too soon to tell if it's helping.

Is anyone else a fan of alternative therapies? Do you find any that are particularly helpful for PD?


#2

Hi Tabbycat,

I have a massage once a month too and it helps greatly. I also take acupuncture treatment every three weeks since december 2014. Rather would have them twice a week but who can afford that. Also use chinese prescription herbs for support of the needle treatments.  Im shure the acupuncture is helpful. Other than that I meditate and practice chi kung (qigong) and overall moving as much as possible, walking and working out with free weights, yoga, calisthenics etc. No synthetic drugs yet.


#3

That's interesting, Hans55. How long have you had PD?

I also do yoga, and I'm hoping to find a tai chi class soon. I've practised tai chi on and off for years and always have a hankering to get back to it when I stop for too long.


#4

I was diagnosed one year ago, but some of the symptoms began several years ago. Its just lately that the tremoring increased to a point that others see it.