Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease of an area of the brain that produces dopamine. Dopamine has to do with muscular control. It affects most of its victims after the age of 55 and affects men more than women.
Symptoms of Parkinson’s include loss of muscular and motor control. First symptoms may be facial twitching and then loss of muscular control, clumsiness, awkward movements, shuffling, shaking, high pitched voice, and loss of reasoning. Can’t write, or even feed themselves.
Mostly the cause is unknown. Many theories abound; lymphatic congestion, protein toxicity, low cholesterol or deficient hormones, especially testosterone or other endocrine degeneration.
Modern medicine uses dopamine medications that treat symptoms, which may bring side effects such as hallucinations, poor response, muscular fluctuations and involuntary muscle movement.
The natural perspective of Parkinson’s comes from a complex set poor health of body systems, neurological (nerve) problems that affect nerve function, lymphatic system, and toxicity of the body. The endocrine system may be compromised. Success may be small improvements, slowing or stopping the progression. Great improvements can be seen in early stages.
What you can do naturally is to eat a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, pork, and dairy products.
Research has shown Coenzyme Q10 at 1200 mg a day has improved many symptoms.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Parkinson’s Disease
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
The herbal strategy is to help the muscular symptoms, support the endocrine system and detoxify and support the body. Use your particular herbs for several months or longer.
Dave’s Recovery Formula – Cramp bark, Horsetail, Oat straw, Wild lettuce, Thyme, Nettle, herbs traditionally used to relax muscles, with anti-inflammatory properties.
Great Corydalis – this Chinese herbal combines Corydalis and Angelica dahurica and is designed to move energy that is disturbed. Many customers have reported wonderful joint pain relief.
Herb singles that support the immune and endocrine system:
Mucuna – the most used herb for Parkinson’s symptoms that deliver dopamine-like chemicals
Turmeric – a proven natural anti-inflammatory
Korean panax ginseng – modulates the immunes system
Herb singles for muscle relaxing:
Cramp bark – anti-inflammatory with muscle relaxant properties
Bacopa – used to regenerate brain function, memory
Cell Salts to Help Parkinson’s Disease
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#2 Calc phos 6X – trembling arms and hands
#6 Kali phos 6X – nerve weakness, paralyzing pains, prickling, numb fingertips, worse from motion and warmth
#8 Mag phos 6X – muscular weakness, twitching, spasmodic convulsions and stiffness
Parkinson’s Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Top remedies include: Kali carb – right-sided. Shaking and trembling. Rigid personality. Back and legs give out. Numb and heavy sensation with jerking, tearing, swelling. Spasmodic contraction of finger and toes that are painful and burning.
Merc solubis – suspect mercury poisoning, head trauma, teeth, and paint. Memory weakness, shaking, tremors, worse temperature change, KEY-the least draft and they get GOOSE BUMPS. Perspires easily, hurried, restless, TONGUE SHAKES (Lach, Gels, Merc). Worse from rest, heat and cold. Worse in mouth, bleeding gums, abscesses.
Rhus tox – dizziness, stiffness of the neck, better from motion. The tremors go down, worse morning. Better from stretching. Worse from cold damp weather. Rigidity of limbs, better from warm baths.
Zincum metallicum – sensitive nervous system (to light, noise, smell, touch), severe jerking. Worse LOWER LIMBS, KEY- SHAKING OF HEAD, nodding – head shaking of any kind. Worse emotional upset. FIDGETY LEGS OR FEET (restless leg syndrome). Can’t control of stop the muscles. HYPOGLYCEMIA causes shakes. Worse from WINE. Hypoglycemic reaction MIGRAINE (Phos). Irritability like remedy Nux vomica. Feels weak and lame in general. Weak memory, repeats questions. Finishes sentences, voice trails, MUMBLING, interrupts you.
Secondary remedies include:Agaricus muscarius – EXAGERATED TREMGLING, TWITCHING. Severe trembling with twitching. #1 for FACIAL TICS, especially the EYES. Limbs twitching, crawling and numbness sensation as if crawling bugs. Grimacing. Formicating. Spine sensitive to the touch. SEVERE PAINFUL SPOTS ON SPINE. HERNIATED SLIPPED DISKS (Aesc, Tel). prolapse disc, crawling numbness and sharp pains along the spine. Burning on slightest contact of clothing causes jerks and spasms of spine. NO TWITCHING ON SLEEP, chorea. Agaricus – moody, vertigo and falling backwards. Polyneuritis, peripheral neuritis of finger and toes as if on FIRE. #1 FROSTBITE remedy. Tellurium follows Hypericum to injuries of the nerves with radiating pains.
Argentum nit – agitation and uncoordinated at all levels, nervous system. Hasty gait, walks fast, extreme tremors, uncontrollable, worse from any excitement. Emotional upset, arms wave, excitement, angry or moody near new or full moon. Agitated, irritable, restless. Worse from anxiety, worry, anticipation, heat or on the left-side. Vertigo, overreaction to everything. Weather, food, craves sweets. IMPULSIVE; must act on an idea. HURRIED (Med, Tarentula); nothing is moving fast enough (Nux vomica), and can’t stand slow drivers. HYPOCLYCEMIA.
Causticum – early symptoms where the one sees slow paralysis of individual muscles. Speech is slow with paralysis of tongue and right hand with heaviness; weakness and numbness. Unsteadiness of muscles of forearm and hands with trembling. Worse from writing. Affected by bad news and social injustices.
Heloderma suspectum – benumbing paralysis, locomotor ataxia, similar to Strychninum. Cataracts, pressure behind the eyeball, coldness. Cold wave sensation of the body. Depressed, cold crawling feeling in the face and limbs, numbness and trembling. Staggering gait, feels as if walking on a sponge. As if feet were swollen. KEY-lifts feet high when walking, like cock’s gait-walks like a rooster (German and Iraqi soldiers high stepping).
Gelsemium – TREMORS with WEAKNESS, FATIGUE. Worse flu, virus, infections, or mononucleosis. Dizziness, fatigue from exertion. HEAVY LIMBS (Conium), shuffling, shaking, trembling.
Manganum aceticum – KEY-LYING DOWN, ALL THEIR TREMORS GO AWAY. Muscular twitching. Slapping gait or walks backwards. Tending to fall forward, walks stooping forward. Can’t walk backwards without falling.
Plumbum met – history of working around lead. Staggering gait, clumsy, hands pop open, better hand pressure. KEY-limbs are in spasms or rigid. They need hard pressure. Worse slight touch. PAINFUL TREMORS. Muscle wasting.
Other useful remedies:Belladonna – useful when a constitutional remedy is at a stand-still. There is a definite worsening from cold, draft, strong emotional sensitivity and psycho drama. Also think of Atropinum.
Hydrofluoricum acid – this may help in the beginning when there is laming weakness, tiredness, heart trembling, and drawing pains of the back. Besides spasms, shaking and muscle fiber fibrillation in the upper extremities are convulsive tics. In some patients is a definite desire for cool and cold washing, and must stick feet out of the covers (sulph). Commonly they have cold damp and cyanotic (blue) hands. Bad smelling sweat, restlessness, hurried. Tires quickly and loses weight despite a good appetite. Very conspicuous is the unusual cheerfulness in the mornings. Patient is happy but wants to do nothing. Later comes fearful thinking and a bad attitude, is irritable, and evenings commonly is unsatisfied and pessimistic. Hard time concentrating, forgets all. Everything is worse with alcohol, coffee, cold water despite a nice cool feeling.
Helleborus niger – limbs heavy painful, shivering. Involuntary motion of one arm and leg, not at night. Feels in a fog, speaks slowly, furrowed brow.
Kali brom – from worry, guilt, financial concerns. Fingers in constant motion. Vacant expression. Unsteady gait, legs weak. Trembling when trying to use hands.
Hyoscyamus – twitching, restlessness, plays with hands, spasms, muscular cramping. Jealous, suspicious. Delirious, muttering. Wants to take off clothes. Sexual nature.
Natrum muriaticum – from grief of the loss of a loved one or love interest. Suppressed emotions. Head nodding and tremors of hands especially when writing. Awkwardness. Feels isolated.
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