Parkinson Disease Treatment in Brooklyn, New York
An integrative approach to Parkinson`s disease
Parkinson disease (PD) is a movement disorder that is chronic and progressive, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. PD affects nerve cells in a part of the brain that controls muscle movement. Dr. Tatyana Yakovleva helps many patients who struggle with Parkinson disease and applies only homeopathy treatment approaches.
When an individual has PD, dopamine-producing cells begin to die and the amount of dopamine produced in the brain decreases. Messages from the brain telling the body how and when to move are therefore delivered more slowly, leaving a person incapable of initiating and controlling movements in a normal way.
Early symptoms of PD are subtle and occur gradually. In some people, the disease progresses more quickly than in others. As the disease progresses, the shaking, or tremor, which affects the majority of PD patients, may begin to interfere with daily activities. Other symptoms may include depression and other emotional changes; difficulty in swallowing, chewing, and speaking; urinary problems or constipation; skin problems; and sleep distribution.
Symptoms of PD may appear at any age, but the average age of onset is 60.
The disease can be difficult to diagnose accurately. Doctors may sometimes request brain scans or laboratory test in order to rule out diseases.
Alternative therapies that have been studied clinically in various movement disorders, including PD.
Acupressure, shiatsu– The practice of applying finger pressure to specific acupoints (energy points) throughout the body has been used in China since 2000 bc. Shiatsu technique involves finger pressure at acupoints and along body meridians (energy lines). Shiatsu can incorporate palm pressure, stretching, massaging, and other manual techniques. Shiatsu practitioners commonly treat musculoskeletal and psychological conditions, including neck/shoulder and lower-back problems, arthritis, depression, and anxiety. Acupressure may benefit patients with several measures of severity of Parkinson`s disease. Preliminary clinical evidence from one study with individuals with facial spasms reported improvements when using Shiatsu acupressure. Acupressure appears to be safe if administered by an experience therapist.
Acupuncture – Acupuncture has been reported to help relieve symptoms of some neurological disorders, including nerve damage, Parkinson’s disease (Characterized by poor fine-muscle coordination and tremors), and trigeminal neuralgia. At Amita we know how to help patients with Parkinson disease and make your life easier.
Avoid with heart disease, infections, bleeding disorders, medical conditions of unknown origin, neurological disorders, or if taking anticoagulants. Avoid on areas that have received radiation therapy and during pregnancy. Avoid electro acupuncture with irregular heartbeat or in patients with pacemakers. Use cautiously with pulmonary disease (like asthma or emphysema).