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Podcast: Complementary and Alternative Approaches for Parkinson’s

Podcast: Complementary and Alternative Approaches for Parkinson’s

Levodopa, deep brain stimulation, exercise — these are our familiar methods for treating Parkinson’s symptoms. But likely you’ve heard of others. Could meditation help? What ever happened to that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) idea? Should I eat more fava beans?

In our May 21 webinar, we’ll answer these questions and more on what physicians call complementary and alternative medicine for Parkinson’s. Register now.

Laurie Mischley, ND, MPH, who researches these approaches at Bastyr University in Washington, gives a preview of that conversation in our latest podcast. Dr. Mischley tells our contributing editor Dave Iverson why studies of natural supplements that are already available are so difficult.

“Research is really expensive. It takes a lot of time and a lot of money to do a good study,” she says. “So there’s a huge disadvantage to trying to do studies on interventions that aren’t going to make someone a bunch of money.”

Hear more from Dr. Mischley and our other panelists in our webinar on May 21 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. We’ll take questions from attendees and share educational resources.

Did you know? You can watch all our Third Thursdays webinars on demand. MJFF provides free continuing medical education (CME) credit to health care professionals for viewing our 2015 webinars.

Subscribe to our podcast series for more Parkinson’s research updates on the go.

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