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    Since your Parkinson's symptoms are responsive to this small taste of the technique, let me encourage you to explore it more fully.  I will also send this as a kosmail in case you don't catch the old thread.  

    For relief of rigidity and discomfort, and to free up function in any part of your body, consider jiggling, bouncing of your whole body, and rhythmic clapping, tapping, or light slapping of any body part you want to affect.   For instance, if it's hard to begin walking, stand, breathe deeply, and do some rhythmic tapping of your abdomen, hips, buttocks, then moving down the thighs, shins, feet, and back up.  Make your skin tingle slightly.   For vocal problems, focus the tapping routine on chest, shoulder, throat, and face.   Here are a few video examples.

    If you continue to be intrigued, follow up with an organized activity that used the same principles. Dahn Yoga is an American organization that teaches traditional Korean healing, with movement, meditation, and tapping.  Chances are good they have a studio in your area.  Alternatively, any Tai Chi, Qi Kong, or other graceful martial art will teach you wonderful ways to do self-help and to alleviate your dementia and Parkinson's symptoms.  Heck, just put on some music with a good beat and do your own routine.  If you get any weird looks in public, just tell them you're doing an assigned exercise that relieves neurological pain.

    Note that there is also a school of psychotherapy called EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) that relies heavily on tapping, but them I am not so fond.  My sweetie (from whom I leof arned all this) emphasises the physical (not psychological) aspects of increasing blood flow and disrupting painful nerve signals with alternate sensations.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 01:42:05 PM PDT

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