Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder of the central nervous system that is caused by the death of dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. Its development is gradual, sometimes beginning with a barely-noticeable tremor in one hand. While tremor is often the most conspicuous sign, symptoms can also include slowing of movement, unsteady gait, stiffness, and muscular aches. In advanced Parkinson’s other symptoms develop that significantly impact quality of life.
One of the most distressing aspects of being diagnosed with Parkinson’s is the sense of a loss of control over one’s life. Many people experience a wide range of emotions upon diagnosis, including shock, anger, and even a sense of relief at finally being able to understand symptoms that were previously unexplained. However, soon comes the understanding that Parkinson’s is both a degenerative and, at present, incurable condition.
Complementary therapies have become popular among those with debilitating conditions such as Parkinson’s because they provide a sense of regaining control over one’s life. Not only is this empowering, but it is also a positive first step in coming to terms with and managing the condition.
Hypnotherapy for Parkinson’s helps by:
- reducing your levels of stress and anxiety
- managing your emotional responses
- managing your muscular pain
- reducing your tremor
- improving your quality of sleep
- improving issues with gait
- creating a sense of being in control of your life