Guided imagery is a relaxation technique that uses positive mental images to influence how you feel. It can enhance your traditional Parkinson's treatment. But it does not replace traditional treatment.
Guided imagery is an ancient practice that includes simple visualization. It is a safe and simple technique. Almost anyone can do it.
Guided imagery focuses on images. But this type of imagery helps you harness all your senses -- sight, taste, sound, smell, and sensation. This helps you connect...
Parkinson's disease most often first appear during a person's 50s or 60s. The
disease progresses gradually over 10 to 15 years, resulting in increasing
disability. Early-onset disease (before age 30 to 40) is not common. Among the
total number of Parkinson's disease cases, 5% to 10% are early-onset.3
Parkinson's disease occurs more often in men
than in women, but the reason for this is unknown.4
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December 3, 2010
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