Thursday, October 30, 2008

Helping To Alleviate The Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Julian Whitaker in his September newsletter talked about the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, with  “astounding” results in some cases.

In HBOT a person is placed in a pressure chamber similar to the ones scuba divers use to decompress from the bends. HBOT floods the body with oxygen and stimulates the growth of new blood vessels that nourish the brain. It also promotes the regeneration of neurons while it slows the death of neurons in the region of the brain that Parkinson’s affects.

Dr. Whitaker reported that HBOT improved symptoms such as rigidity, posture, gait, tremors, speech and facial expressions, as well as the ability to carry out the activities of daily living. Dr. Whitaker also uses intravenous gluthathione in conjunction HBOT.

So…if you know someone with Parkinson’s, see if you can get them to a HBOT chamber. You can do a Google search to find out if there’s a chamber near you.

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