Having returned from a consultation with my Neurologist I am smiling as I recall the expression on his face and his words 'the movement is very good,' while he put me through the usual walking and hand co-ordination exercises used to ascertain progression in PD.
More than this, he seemed amazed that, I have not needed the use of thermal underwear as in previous years, my general all round improvements, and accordingly with encouraging words, almost insistent, that I continue with my evening exercise routine I developed towards decompression, alignment and health of the spine.
And finally, while not apparently moved by the mention of the Borage and Coconut oils I take, he noted down the fact that I made no request for medication previously taken to relax the cramps, and I was very pleased when he wrote to prescribe Stalevo at various strengths; to accommodate the fluctuating requirement levels, providing me with the ability to adapt the dose to suit physical need.
While I realise it may not work for everyone, for those interested, the exercises I developed are described here. http://sites.google.com/site/beauxreflets/keep-fit
As I see it, the whole point of view behind these exercises in decompressing the spine, is that by helping to maintain the full surface area and volume of the central nerve system, it is counteracting the muscle contraction aspect of PD that eventually closes everything down. It has improved my quality of life beyond doubt
and hopefully is buying me some time, while assisting towards maintaining a level of fitness that I hope will mean that the medication aspect can be maintained on an even keel as well.
Only time will tell upon whether there is any lasting aspect in combating the cell damage and deficiencies to arrest or reverse PD's advance (and I still view that the oils I take are assisting in the whole process of my improved well being).