Monday, May 4, 2009

Dance Therapy Parkinson's Disease Cure

Treatment facilities in the U.S. are using dance therapy to help people combat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson can sometimes make feel frozen in place to the patient. The cause behind the freeze is dopamine shortage in the basal ganglia—a part of the brain that gives a sort of internal "go" signal, telling muscles to move. To fight the frozen effect, American treatment centers seek to create an external "go" signal by playing music. When the music is played, patients are able to "lock on" to the beat and move along with the sound, which leads to improvements in coordination, balance and self-confidence. For complete story read here "Get your brain moving to the beat". The following video is not from the US treatment center offering the cure for Parkinson's disease but we have chosen it to show the power of dance therapy by actions of Memmie le Blancs which is claimed to feel the power of movement.

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