Recent statistics show that an approximate 1 million Americans (and 7-10 million people worldwide) live with Parkinson’s disease. While over 23,0000 research studies into this degenerative disorder of the central nervous system have been documented from from 1997-2007, the clinical treatment of Parkinson’s disease still focuses mainly on managing symptoms, and no known cure exists.
Going beyond biochemical, genetic and conventional factors that play a part in Parkinson’s, many doctors are now adopting a holistic and comprehensive approach to understanding this debilitating condition that may provide further clues as to a personalized integrative treatment.
Common Causative Factors Overlooked in Parkinson’s Patients
In moving past an orthodox viewpoint that centers on reduced levels of dopamine as the main contributor to Parkinson’s disease, we will outline the research and findings of other alternative physicians as to the numerous ranging factors that may play a role.
German New Medicine (Dr. Hamer’s Research)
Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, formerly of the Universities of Munich and Tubingen in Germany, founded German New Medicine after extensive research and a therapeutic practice dating back to 1979. The key concept of German New Medicine is based in a set of findings and principles that solidify the basis that the nature of disease is centered on universal biological principles and on the interaction between the three levels that make up the organism: the psyche, the brain, and the organ. In German New Medicine, diseases have a biological meaning and are not mistakes of nature.
German New Medicine and the Hidden Causes of Parkinson’s Disease: in Dr. Hamer’s research, Parkinson’s patients differ from healthy subjects in the following manner:
- Healthy people have the ability to properly regulate central nervous system function and easily downregulate upon sitting or resting, while Parkinson’s patients’ central nervous system have been exposed to stress for an extended period of time that the ability to downregulate during resting periods is not possible.
- This overactive mind and CNS are associated with negative thought patterns towards life, often resulting from grief, loss of financial security or personal grudges.
In the model of German New Medicine, hormonal and neurotransmitter release patterns are different from the normal population, and must be rectified through the correction of emotional distress in order to regulate dopamine production to proper levels.
European Biological Medicine
European biological medicine rests on the foundation that all beings are unique and have incredible healing abilities. Utilizing a combination of both conventional and alternative/holistic therapeutic practices, the goal is to reestablish balance on all levels, from biochemical to psycho-emotional, and provide support for the patient to re-initiate self-healing and self-management. Elimination of all causative agents is key to resolving disease and eliminating downstream symptoms. Many prominent physicians who employ European biological medicine have found success in treating neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease by understanding the causative factors leading the patient to exhibit the symptoms of this conditions.
European Biological Medicine and the Hidden Causes of Parkinson’s Disease: Looking at the body as a complete and interrelated system, some of the most common associated root causes found in Parkinson’s patients include:
- High toxic load – especially neurotoxins in the form of heavy metals, solvents, and food additives.
- Multiple pathogens – viral and bacterial infections.
- Nutritional imbalance
- Poor oxygenation
- Excess entrapped protein
- Energetic blockages that contribute to poor cell-to-cell communication
- Unresolved emotional issues
The research of Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, MD, a cardiologist and founder of the International College of Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics, found the most common causative agents in Parkinson’s disease to be:
- Localized deposits of Hg (mercury) and Al (aluminum) in the caudate nucleus (one of three basic structures that make up the basal ganglia)
- Viral and bacterial infections, most commonly cytomegalovirus (CMV) and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6)
Quantum Physics + Medicine
Quantum physics teaches us that our universe is made of a sea of energy fields representing an incredible frequency spectrum, constantly exchanging information. Current advances in biology are helping to shape a movement beyond the study of matter of life and beginning to consider how fields, energies, and information shape and direct life itself. The work of quantum physicists and scientists in quantum mechanics, holonomic theory, resonance phenomena, and human consciousness now provides us with the basis for a new understanding of human interaction and why health and disease occur in specific people.
Quantum Physics and the Hidden Causes of Parkinson’s Disease: The thoughts we think on a daily basis may have a significant impact on predisposed genetic information associated with neurological conditions. Dr. Bruce Lipton outlines his work in his book “The Biology of Belief” that shows us that cellular receptor sites register all experiences, from the physical to the emotional and mental. When we are highly habituated with very few new experiences, telomere transfer of information from DNA to RNA for cell replication begins to wear down, and information cannot transfer properly. This may lead to the acceleration of degeneration and aging associated with Parkinson’s disease. Therefore, focusing on positive thoughts and judging oneself can result in an interlinking of subatomic waves that form coherence, and can begin to act as one giant wave to produce high levels of quantum coherence that contribute to healthy functioning of the nervous system.
Other Holistic Causes
- Lack of oxygen preventing REM sleep
- Nervous fatigue of the autonomic nervous system
- excessive muscle tension particularly in the neck muscles which inhibits blood flow to arm muscles
- Poor ability to digest the amino acid phenylalanine to allow manufacture of dopamine
- Poor ability to store dopamine, due to overactive nerve signals continually stimulating the substantia nigra
- Stubbornness, unforgiveness, and inability to express sensitivity
Using this Information in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
With a much better understanding of the several key contributors to Parkinson’s disease, a doctor may personalize treatment to include prolonged detoxification therapy, anti-infection treatments, oxidative therapies, proper nutrition and supplementation, chelation therapy, regenerative therapies, psycho-emotional work, energy balancing, and chronobiological therapy.
At the New York Center for Innovative Medicine, these treatments and many more are utilized in a one-of-a-kind personalized approach to address all the hidden causes of Parkinson’s disease, and restore proper functioning to the neurological system and all affected systems.
“Mental anxiety and overactivity causes excessive release of the stress hormone cortisol which inhibits ATP cell production through blocking glucose in brain cells. Research indicates Parkinson’s is triggered by mental stress and loss of sleep.”
– The Journal of Homeostasis in Health and Disease, 1999
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