The use of acupuncture and massage for Parkinson’s disease

Exploring therapeutic treatments for Parkinson’s disease A growing number of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are interested in trying to improve both their motor and non-motor symptoms with therapies that are not medications. Beyond physical, occupational and speech therapy, all of which can play a crucial role in maximizing function in PD, there are a […]

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Repurposing medications for Parkinson’s disease

Repurposed medications to treat Parkinson’s Disease Repurposing medications is a process by which medications already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for one reason are tested and shown to work for another purpose. One great example of this is the use of Amantadine for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Amantadine was first approved for the […]

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Mucuna pruriens – a natural remedy for Parkinson’s disease?

Mucuna pruriens – a natural remedy for Parkinson’s disease? You may have heard about Mucuna pruriens (MP) as a natural remedy for Parkinson’s disease (PD) and are curious about whether this is something that you should try. I will dedicate the blog today to a discussion of MP – what it is and what its […]

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What is a DaTscan and should I get one?

What role does DaTscan have in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease? Many patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are frustrated and sometimes frankly suspicious about how it is diagnosed. As a neurologist, over the years I’ve heard comments like: “All the doctor did was have me make some movements with my hands and legs and watch […]

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