One of my first long-term Healing Touch clients had Parkinson’s Disease. He came for Healing Touch because his condition had advanced to the point where he was going to have to start taking medication due to his tremors. He had been referred to me through a friend who had experienced a great deal of relief in his Healing Touch session for a completely different condition.
He told me before we started that first session that I was the first alternative healing practitioner he had visited. (No pressure!)
After that first session, his hands, which had been shaking quite a bit, were just barely vibrating. For the next year he came weekly and his shaking, although never completely balanced, was always greatly reduced at the end of the session. He always told me our sessions deeply relaxed him. After a year of Healing Touch, he still needed to start taking medication, which initially reduced his shaking. The energy work continued to greatly enhance his quality of life.
Although the Healing Touch treatments did not cure my client’s Parkinson’s, our sessions did keep him off medication for a year. At that time, which was over ten years ago, the drugs had some serious side effects and cost $300.00 a month.
Another client who came because of Parkinson’s did not shake at all. He was losing his balance. After the first session he was surprised at how much better he felt: relaxed, peaceful and much more positive. He came to me once a week and after every session, he felt emotionally clear and then noticed that he was physically more balanced about 4 hours after the session. His friends started to comment on how much he had improved after a few months of healings.
In my experience, there seems to be as many types of Parkinson’s as there are people diagnosed with the condition. Sometime people shake and sometimes they don’t. I find different energy patterns in every client and use different techniques to balance the energy. Healing Touch can be an amazingly effective intervention for Parkinson’s Disease.
A note to other Healers here: When giving a healing to a client with Parkinson’s that has tremors, start with the leg/side that shakes the most if you are doing a full body balancing technique. This has proven to be the more relaxing for my clients. When I start with the more stable leg, clients have said that it can feel agitating in the beginning of the session.
I have also had sessions where my client’s Parkinson’s symptoms were not that dramatically affected in the first session. Most of the time, clients who do not get significant relief from the first session do not come back, so I don’t know if several treatments would have helped more. Everyone does report that they feel much more relaxed and peaceful after the healing.
If you, or someone you care about has Parkinson’s Disease, I highly recommend Healing Touch, Reiki or Energy Work. You might already have a friend or family member that is a Reiki Master. You can also check the Healing Touch website for a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner in your area.
At the very least, the session is relaxing. It might also be, like many of my clients have found, the intervention that greatly increases your quality of life.
Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California.