Looking at a Change in Direction!

Holistic Approach

Holistic Approach

Parkinson’s disease (PD) remains a mystery to science almost as much as it does to the public. This illness impacts each and every patient in a unique and solitary way. Enter a room full of Parkinson’s patients and there is little chance of finding two who share the exact same symptoms nor the same drug regimen.
Determining the cause for one patient may unlock answers for one flavor of the disease. It may very well be that PD is more than one illness encased in a bubble labelled, “Parkinson’s”.
The complexities that surround the brain are revealing that what was once thought to be strictly a brain disorder may very well encompass a whole host of other systems, such as the digestion system, autonomic nervous system, and others. In short, it appears that it is all connected.
If it is all connected, one could easily make the leap that what we hear, see, smell, and eat all have influence on our mind, our body, as well as our spirit. Slowly, but surely, scientists and researchers are starting take a promising holistic approach to unravelling this devious and menacing illness.
The late best-selling author and motivational speaker, Dr. Wayne Dyer used to say:
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’
I believe this to be applicable to PD. This illness very well may require a new model and a fresh perspective in how we perceive this disease and how we break it down.

About Karl Robb

Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over thirty years. With symptoms since he was seventeen years old, Karl was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now fifty-one, he is a Parkinson’s disease advocate, an entrepreneur, an inventor, an author of two books (A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind, and Spirit) with his wife and care partner, Angela Robb. He has blogged for ten years on his website, ASoftVoice.com. He is a Community Team Member to ParkinsonsDisease.net and is a contributor to PatientsLikeMe.com. His blog, ASoftVoice.com, has been recognized four years in a row by Healthline.com as one of The Best Parkinson’s Blogs of 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015! Healthline.com also listed the book A Soft Voice in a Noisy World in their list of Best Parkinson’s Disease Books of 2017! FeedSpot.com has recognized ASoftVoice.com for 2018 and 2017 as a Top 50 Parkinson’s Disease blog. Karl was a blogger for the 2016 World Parkinson Congress in Portland, Oregon. He is a frequent speaker on Parkinson’s disease issues as well as an experienced advocate for Parkinson’s issues throughout the United States. He is also an advisor and consultant on Parkinson’s disease. Karl is a board member of both the Parkinson Voice Project and Parkinson Social Network based in Virginia. He was an active board member (6 years) and an advocate (18 years) with the Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN). In his free time, he is a photographer, constant writer, longtime magician, and a practicing Reiki Jin Kei Do master. Karl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has been featured by The New York Post, BBC Radio, CBS News, National Public Broadcasting (NPR), in The New Republic magazine and NHK World Television, as well as several Washington, D.C., television stations. You may reach Karl via email at asoftvoice@gmail.com, on Facebook, or contact him via Twitter @asoftvoicepd. I’m available for speaking engagements to share my experience living with Parkinson’s disease. Please contact me at asoftvoice@gmail.com if you are interested in having me speak to your group, conference/symposium, or would like me to write an article for your newsletter or blog. I am not a medical professional and this information is my personal view. I am just sharing my medical journey with you, the reader. I encourage you to seek all avenues that can benefit your condition.

Posted on March 21, 2016, in A Soft Voice book, Education, Education & Support, Health, Media & Trends, Parkinson's Disease, Philosophy, Wellness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Karl, We agree! May we all channel that Creative spirit that fosters change from within as well as without. The World Parkinson Congress is filled with opportunity for exploration and change. Hope to see you on “Wellness Way” at the WPC2016 in Portland, Oregon!
    Sharon Stone & Elona Kogan / Renewal Room / WPC2016

  2. One of my friends, a fellow Parkie, always says “Once you’ve met one person with Parkinson’s, you’ve met one person with Parkinson’s.”

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