“Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease is an ideal handbook for anyone dealing with PD. From a clinician’s standpoint, Mischley’s book serves as a quick reference of relevant research that is comprehensive and well-organized, balancing technical information with practical tips for every day health and wellness to improve life with PD.”
–Emily Kennedy, ROHP, Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine
Coffeetown Press is proud to announce the publication of Natural Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease, by Dr. Laurie Mischley.
Approximately 1.5 million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, and more than 60% of them use nutritional supplements and alternative therapies. Patients and health care providers alike now have an easy-to-use, reliable, comprehensive resource for commonly used nutritional, naturopathic, and orthomolecular therapies.
Conventional management of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is limited. The pharmaceutical and surgical options that are available have significant side effects and only correct symptoms for a limited period of time. Even with the best conventional treatment, the disease progresses and becomes severely disabling. No existing conventional therapies halts the progress of the disease; available medicines only treat symptoms temporarily. Conventional medicine views the course of the disease as “progressive” and “irreversible.”
Many patients, who are only partially satisfied with conventional medicine, seek alternative and complementary options in an attempt to slow, stop, or reverse the disease process.
This book has several functions:
- It is a science-based reference manual.
- It is inspiring and empowering to patients.
- It is educational for both patients and neurologists.
- It is entertaining.
- It fosters an understanding between conventional and complementary providers.
Laurie K. Mischley, ND, runs her clinical practice, Seattle Integrative Medicine, in Seattle, WA. Her research at Bastyr University was on Glutathione in Parkinson’s disease.