Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects your movement. It develops gradually, sometimes starting with a barely noticeable tremor in just one hand. But while tremor may be the most well-known sign of Parkinson’s disease, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness or slowing of movement.
In early stages of Parkinson’s disease, your face may show little or no expression, or your arms may not swing when you walk. Your speech may become soft or slurred. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen as your condition progresses over time.
Although Parkinson’s disease can’t be cured, medications may markedly improve your symptoms. In occasional cases, your doctor may suggest surgery to regulate certain regions of your brain and improve your symptoms.
Parkinson’s disease symptoms and signs may vary from person to person. Early signs may be mild and may go unnoticed. Symptoms often begin on one side of your body and usually remain worse on that side, even after symptoms begin to affect both sides. Parkinson’s signs and symptoms may include:
Tremor. Your tremor, or shaking, usually begins in your limb, often your hand or fingers. You may notice a back-and-forth rubbing of your thumb and forefinger, known as a pill-rolling tremor. One characteristic of Parkinson’s disease is tremor of your hand when it is relaxed (at rest).
Slowed movement (bradykinesia). Over time, Parkinson’s disease may reduce your ability to move and slow your movement. This may make simple tasks difficult and time-consuming. Your steps may become shorter when you walk, or you may find it difficult to get out of a chair. Also, your feet may stick to the floor as you try to walk, making it difficult to move.
Parkinson’s disease acupuncture treatment at LS Acupuncture
About seven years ago, Dr.Sui had a Cambodian patient, male, 72 years old.He has been The Parkinson’s disease in few years.
He had right arm and leg were shaking very serious, muscle of face was very stiff,when he was writing very slow and more than more small and when he was walking that his steps have speed up at suddenly.By all the time he needed his sister and brother-in-law to accompany him .
Dr.Sui did Acupuncture treatment for him in the one year. He chose acupoints from the meridians of Liver and Kidney according the TCM and had stimilated the healthy flow of chi and blood to help him.
In addition, Dr.Sui treated his neck problem,because the Cervical spondylosis of vertebral artery be blocked by many reason. It’s very common that the Cervical spondylosis effect the blood supply to the brain and the brain will be lacked nutrients, if blood by long time that the dopamine will reduce in the brain that function is to control the muscle’s shaking.
After three months theament.At one day, he came to the doctor’s office just by himself , Dr.Sui asked him why just yourself today ?where are your sister’s and brother-in-law? He told me ,he can take a bus by himself already, he doesn’t feel suddenly rush to running too much . After total treatment in one year, his shaking and writing much better than before by now.
At one year ago, Dr.Sui had a Taiwanese patient, he has been the Parkinson’s disease’s in 3 years, his right hand and right leg were shaking very serious, when he went to sleep and he woke up by his body shaking and meanwhile his wife be woken up too by a loud noise from the bed’s shaking that is his body shaking made.
His friend introduced him to Dr.Sui, he treated him by using the Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, after six month treatment he has not shocked at all night during his sleeping , just had a little shaking when he using his arms to support body up from the bed. Right now he is writing fast and no shaking more.
At one year ago, Dr.Sui had a Chinese-Korean patient, he has been a symptom of shaking after he had some medication. His MD. told him, he has been the Parkinson’s disease and so difficult to treat it at now the medical science. Dr.Sui had treated his stroke in two years ago and he had been recovering already, so his whole family very believe acupuncture that why he chose acupuncture treatment for this time.
Dr.Sui had to choose some points from liver’s and kidney ‘s Meridians for treatment by first visit. At third day, when he came again with his wife that his wife told, he had been no more shaking at second day after first treatment. Dr.Sui have remember a scene that his wife turned up her thumb to me and she said , Dr. Sui ‘s acupuncture is wonderful!