How scalp acupuncture can be used to treat Parkinson's disease?
Parkinson's disease is a well-known disease. Most people associate Parkinson's disease with its most visible symptom: hand tremors. However, people who suffer from Parkinson's often have to deal with many other symptoms such as tremors of the entire body during rest, fatigue, a soft voice and amnesia. The main cause for the disease is a deficiency in the neurotransmitter Dopamine in the brain. Insufficient Dopamine levels cause degeneration of brain cells that ultimately leads to an assortment of motoric difficulties.
Conventional medicine has developed several approaches for treating Parkinson's disease. The most commonly used approach is the use of drugs. Some drugs treat Parkinsons disease by mimicking the action of Dopamine in the body, thereby compensating for the low Dopamine levels. Other drugs stimulate the release of Dopamine by the body, thereby elevating the Dopamine levels in the patients. The main advantage of drug-based therapy for Parkinson's disease is that if it is initiated during the early stages of the disease, then it can significantly delay disease progression. However, the drugs can have severe side effects such as causing involuntary motion, nausea, confusion and hallucinations. Furthermore, the drugs are only effective in treating the disease in its early stages.
Another conventional approach for treating Parkinson's disease is surgery. In many instances stimulating deep regions within the brain can help Parkinson's patients. Success rates for deep stimulation surgery is high. In addition, the variety of drugs available for treatment increases dramatically after a patient undergoes surgery, leading to further improvement in the patient's well-being. However, only about 10% of Parkinson's patients are suitable for surgery and the procdure does not cure the disease.
Complimentary medicine is known its attempt to balance the soul and body and body as one. Accordingly, There are several approaches associated with alternative medicine that can be used to treat Parkinsons disease. Naturotherapy, Homeopathy, Chinese Medicine and other alternative medicinal disciplines can all be used to treat Parkinsons disease. Importantly, most alternative treatments can be combined with conventional drug regimes.
YNSA is an alternative medicinal approach that was developed by a Japanese physician (surgeon and anesthesiologist) named Yamamoto. Yamamoto was intrigued by Chinese medicine, and blended conventional Western medicine into the Chinese approach. YNSA is a unique method for performing acupuncture on the scalp so that the acupuncture influences the nervous system throughout the body. Puncturing different points on the scalp influences different organs. Therefore targeting points that influence the central nervous system can help Parkinson's patients.
When using YNSA to treat Parkinsons, puncture points that stimulate the release of Dopamine are targeted. Because Parkinsons disease is caused by a lack of Dopamine, the amplified secretion of dopamine and the stimulation of nerves cause improvement in the patient's condition. Stimulation of the nervous system also helps to relax muscles, reducing the patient's tremors, and improving their quality of life.
YNSA has been used to treat pain and limited motion for over 40 years. The method has been successfully used to rehabiliate and improve the quality of life of patients who have suffered from brain-related events. The way in which the method influences the nervous system has helped people from around the globe to recover and return to normal function. Parkinson's patients can also benefit from YNSA because the acupuncture stimulates the release of dopamine in a natural and safe manner.
Parkinsons disease is a severe and chronic illness. Currently, no cure to the disease exists. However, the advanced methods that we have at our disposal can help to deal with the disease in an optimal manner, leading to improved quality of life in patients.