Parkinson’s Integrative Care
Alzheimer's/Dementia (AD) and Parkinson's Disease (PD) are two of the most common age-related neurological diseases. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease which affects a part of the brain called substantia nigra (midbrain) that produce dopamine. Neuro-degenerative diseases are often related to age that is a result of inflammation that can develop over decades before symptoms appear. It can be caused by pesticides and head injuries. Early warning signs include stiffness, low gut motility, loss of smell, changes in handwriting, insulin resistance, tremor, poor balance, loss of facial expression, poor sleep, and slowing of vertical eye movements. The sooner these signs are recognized and treatment begins, the better the chance to improve the individual’s quality of life.
Our approach to working with Parkinson’s
Our approach is based on identifying and treating hidden underlying factors. Our testing may include heavy metal toxicity, autoimmune conditions, metabolic panel, inflammatory markers, dysbiosis and nutritional assessments. The health of your brain and its ability to heal is dependent upon the optimal function of your body, its organ systems and physiology. We perform a comprehensive neurological evaluation with an assessment of eye movements, computerized dynamic posturography to assess balance and stability, and heart rate variability to assess autonomic function to help us understand blood flow and vagus nerve activity.
By understanding the physiology, we target treatment strategies around reducing inflammation with low level laser therapy (photobiomodulation), nutritional recommendations and integrative neurological therapies to help and restore and maintain function and improve quality of life.