Expanding Your Healing Tools: Integrative Medicine Part 2
This episode of When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is about exploring Eastern holistic healing modalities as a complement to the pharmaceuticals relied upon by Western Medicine. Parkinson’s touches a global community, so we might as well use all the global tools to address our health and wellness. Sometimes it is a matter of having the courage to try something new.
For me, last year, that was acupuncture. I am afraid of needles, but quite enjoyed the pain relief it provide and calming, centering sensation it provided. Practitioners of traditional Eastern medicine stress the importance of finding an energetic balance and energetic awareness.
I have never had Reiki. Rebecca experienced it at World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto. We talk to the two Reiki masters who were in the “renewal room” and the impact that they observed Reiki had on people with Parkinson’s and care partners. We also chat with Karl and Angela Robb. Karl has had PD for thirty years. After discovering the benefits of Reiki, they both became Reiki masters and use it to manage life’s challenges.
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Muniqui Muhammad and Lena Takahashi www.healinglandreiki.com
Karl and Angela Robb www.KarlRobb.com and check out their book A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease Book
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