I’ve always believed that with a little coaxing, your body can self-heal – and the same is true for your brain.
Conventional doctors will never tell you this. For them, being a physician means managing symptoms with Big Pharma meds.
But for years, I’ve been helping patients recover using dietary changes, lasers, stem cells, and hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT). These therapies help your body heal itself.
No Big Pharma drug can do this.
But I recently began researching another natural therapy – called Whole Body Vibration, or WBV – that can help Parkinson’s patients regain their mobility and balance.
WBV isn’t new. It was first used by Russian cosmonauts in the 1960s to counteract bone and muscle degeneration during the space race.
But it has only recently been discovered in America.
Over the past few years, it has begun to be used by professional sports teams, like the New York Yankees and San Antonio Spurs – for both training and rehabilitation.
WBV machines work by sending waves of intense vibration through your body, utilizing your body’s reflexes and causing your muscles to contract.
This simple therapy has been shown to increase muscle strength, bone density, balance, flexibility, and blood throughout the body.1
Like all natural, non-invasive therapies, WBV doesn’t introduce alien, lab-created chemicals into your body.
Instead, it simply encourages your body to marshal its healing resources and begin the repair job.
In the case of Parkinson’s, WBV has been shown to improve balance and reduce tremors, pain, and stiffness while improving dexterity in patients. Shaking and stiffness are the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s.2,3
Studies also reveal that WBV stimulates the brain’s electrical signals to trigger neuroplasticity, the revolutionary discovery that the brain is not a fixed machine – but instead has the capacity to rewire and repair itself from injury and disease.4
A while ago, I began researching scientific studies on WBV for people with Parkinson’s disease. I am so impressed with the research that I am looking into developing a protocol using WBV at my South Florida clinic.5,6
My plan would be to combine WBV with HBOT.
HBOT itself is the fastest and most effective way to replenish your brain’s oxygen supply – and years of research show it has a powerful healing effect on brain damage and neurodegenerative conditions.7
But taken together with WBV, it promises to provide a genuine healing one-two punch.
As usual, mainstream medicine has been slow on the uptake of both WBV and HBOT – even though Parkinson’s is the second-most common neurodegenerative disorder in the country after Alzheimer’s.8
HBOT, which treats patients with 100% oxygen at 1.5 times normal atmospheric pressure, provides super-saturation of tissues and organs with oxygen.
Recent research reveals it is highly effective at treating Parkinson’s. It works by slowing down the loss of neurons associated with the condition.9
Getting HBOT is as easy as breathing. You simply lie down in a special single-person chamber that looks like a tiny submarine with a glass hood – and breathe.
WBV is also simple and painless. It looks more like a fancy, oversized scale than a revolutionary healing device.
Try The Whole-Body Benefits Of WBV Therapy
You just hop onto a small platform and hold on, and the machine starts to vibrate. The vibrations occur 30-50 times a second, causing your body to contract its muscles in time with the movements of the machine.
My patients tell me that getting WBV feels like radiating waves of vibration. They also say it gives them more energy.
And I know they’re right because I use it myself.
In fact, I recommend it to most of my patients. Just 20 minutes of WBV therapy has been shown to be a potent treatment for:
- Improving joint mobility
- Increasing muscle mass and strength
- Improving balance
- Reducing the stress hormone cortisol
- Improving blood circulation
- Reducing cellulite
- Increasing flexibility and mobility
- Boosting levels of serotonin
- Balancing blood sugar
- Burning fat
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
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2. Edmonston D, et al. “Whole body vibration therapy with exercise enhances motor function and improves quality of life in Parkinson’s disease.” Arch Phys M. 2016;97(10):E74.
3. Gebai S, et al. “Biomechanical treatment for rest tremor of Parkinson’s patient.” 2016. IEEE International Multidisciplinary Conference on Engineering Technology (IMCET). Beirut, Lebanon, 2016. 32-36.
4. Christova M, et al. “Vibration stimulation during non-fatiguing tonic contraction induces outlasting neuroplastic effects.” J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2010 Aug;20(4):627-35.
5. Sharififar S, et al. “The effects of whole body vibration on mobility and balance in Parkinson disease: a systematic review.” Iran J Med Sci. 2014 Jul;39(4):318-26.
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8. NIH. “Parkinson’s Disease: Challenges, Progress, and Promise.” Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/current-research/focus-disorders/focus-parkinsons-disease-research/parkinsons-disease-challenges-progress-and-promise.
9. Hsu HT, et al. “Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves parkinson’s disease by promoting mitochondrial biogenesis via the SIRT-1/PGC-1α pathway.” Biomolecules. 2022 Apr 30;12(5):661.