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Friday, May 31, 2013

Spark Ups and Crawlers



Working away in a body of apparent out of control indecision, I am finding the return of clumsy movement extremely hard.

Just as when, the closing down of nerve ways caused muscle imbalance during the onset of Parkinson’s, it appears that I have to walk the same painful journey once again.

A tilted pelvis means hours of pain, until my back exercises and walking have corrected the situation for each occurrence.

For the outside observer, it may appear that things are getting worse, especially if they know that all the prescribed medicines were completely stopped over five days ago.

However, the most exciting things are all the aspects of real change, including those that make me want to (non-figuratively) say,
"If I had a tail, you would be able to see it wag !"

For, through all the periods of pain, discomfort, wobble and shakes, there are ‘spark ups’ and ‘crawlers.’ Pin prick bursts and little rushes of revitalising Energy, as nerve ways reawaken and reconnect. Followed by; an improved ability to relax, increases in sensitivity inside and out, greater agility and more mobility, as I feel things may be slowly improving at quite a rapid pace.


;)
 

Friday, May 24, 2013

BocowoA



To date, all the Research and Development, and product trials have been self funded and in house.

Now, with some astounding and very positive results beginning to show in the current data and ongoing trial; it is believed that significant advances have been made.

We are currently developing the recipe further, towards bringing this product into the Marketplace, as an Alternative Medicinal Food.

To speed this process (bearing in mind Patent, Production and Marketing costs) we are accordingly; Actively seeking a substantial investor to help bring this potential cure into full fruition.


 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

No Blue Print



Having come across Natural fresh plants and ingredients, that when combined together, brought almost instantaneous relief and vast improvements; Over and above the ‘topsy turvey’ comfort, and inability in regulating prescribed Levodopa to suit daily needs (providing the unbearable unpredictable seesaw of reasonable and very bad days). With an ample supply to hand, it seemed a natural step forward to try and make good use of such a discovery.

With no blue print (as with any new adventure, there is no map or model to follow) I set about designing one on the hoof. It may not work, but at least by making notes and jotting things down, it may provide an insight to assist others, as other treatments come into being; For like it or not, I do not think there will ever be an instantaneous Cure, but cures that will have to be purposely designed for each individual and the treatment being utilised.

In essence, I am trying a new approach to the treatment of my Parkinson’s disease by combining the conventional medicine with dietary changes, using additional herbs and oils, in an effort to coax and retrain the body, back into normal health and action. Accordingly, the synthetic drugs are specifically being kept on the lowest level, to try and encourage the body to bridge the shortfalls in natural Dopamine, and to help monitor and pinpoint any physical improvement and progress.

Monitoring things throughout the day, I hope to be able to learn and move forward from each aspect and pattern in observation; While in the main, I will be going upon gut feelings, intuition, and of course any sign of improvements, like the ones that kicked this journey into being.

To date while things have generally appeared onward and upward, there have been some (and no doubt there will be more) very hard periods to ride through.

 Like a long bout of chronic pain in the groin area running down into the inner thighs for hours on end. That was something I had not felt since being kicked in the very same area by a pony as a child, and later receiving a blow in that region, from the crossbar on my bike (when pumping up a hill, up off the saddle, when the gears slipped). Strangely the pain was just as if I had been hit there once again; That fresh Ouch!, rather than the duller pains I have come to associate with my form in Parkinson’s.

Thinking about the tingling the other day in my forearm, I am now wondering whether the tension felt at times in the inner scalp, are akin to the very same tensions felt there as a child, when I carefully tried to use a solvent to get a thick bright green paint (used on metal) out of my hair, that resulted in the removal of the paint and a very heavy nose bleed!

While not in chronological order; The recent chronic pain in the right thigh muscle, appeared reminiscent to the dead legging received in the school playground. Now, I know it’s a crazy thought, but could this just be, all part of some process in a reversal of the one step forward two steps back?

What I am trying to say is. Could Bocowo in the diet be healing nerve cells in a specific manner; As to awaken them into sending new encrypted synapse response signals, back to the brain with a message calling for further healing processes? While before, the previous trapped and or un-encrypted synapse, will have been telling the brain that healing was no longer required. If you like, restarting a previously stalled healing mechanism and process, by re-igniting previously inert clusters of nerve cells, that had remained dormant, or reporting a distortion in falsely coded synapse; due to the earlier local genetic biochemistry differences, or the physical form in individual nerve cell damage.

Could Parkinson’s and Motor Neurone disease be the result of; An accumulation of a number of these inert nerve cell clusters in tiny partially healed areas, and accordingly diagnosed, given their specific attributes too and upon the location of these inert clusters within the body? An aspect I was trying to touch upon when writing the article Destructive Pulse Syndrome. https://sites.google.com/site/beauxreflets/dps

Of course if this theory of the damage to nerve cells around the body, eventually diminishing the production of Dopamine in the brain (as the requirement levels are apparently distorted and continuing to fall) then my idea and attempt in nurturing a reverse process, reactivating the good synapse using herbs, may be beginning to stand on some solid ground. Even towards, perhaps opening up new ways of looking at such aspects in nerve disorders without having to burrow into the brain.

For example, by comparing cells in an inert cluster of nerve cells in a right biceps muscle to an active cluster in a left biceps muscle, it may highlight the absence of a particular amino acid; And by administering that missing element locally into the effected area, may then reactivate a corrected synapse, so that the brain cells are informed once again that their function to produce more Dopamine is required.

It will be interesting to find out whether such Medical Research has been undertaken and what the results are.

In the meantime, with the to be expected smiles, and advice to keep on taking the prescribed drugs response, from Neurologists (when I first talked about investigating various food stuffs for my condition) I will continue upon the journey mapping and recording as I proceed. Knowing that perhaps many old injuries will seemingly be revisited more than once as the process continues, as all the minute jigsaw pieces in biochemistry are re-correlated and rearranged.

Hopefully as time goes on, the jerky involuntary movements and painful areas will diminish in size to subside as the various areas of nerve tissues are revamped and healed.

 

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bocowo - Determining What Is Going On


Two weeks into the trial.

Well, it appears to be still working, but with some doubts that made me stop and think; until I remember how all the newly awoken areas, are perhaps now utilising any increase in Natural Dopamine levels, and it will all take time for any developments to really show and determine any real long term progress. Most importantly, my body feels as one and not as two unbalanced halves. Getting up in the morning still remains like a fresh breeze, so I feel I have turned a page.

I am having to tell myself to slow down, as a bit of patience is called for; plus a whole lot of occupational therapy to adjust too and with the changes that appear to be occurring. The hardest thing being, in identify, whether these felt changes are physical improvements or just, on apart of my wishful thinking.

Like being tired most of yesterday. After waking up in the morning rubbing my right elbow to relieve a modicum of pain in the radial nerve, I felt rather uncomfortable all day until around 6.30pm; When I then got up from a light ‘late afternoon nap’ and took the dog for walk, to once again feel back on top of the world again.

During the walk, rather strangely, my right forearm suddenly felt itchy and tingly inside; In a dulled area left over from previous surgery (where some years ago, an incident with a fully extended ladder, caused me injury and a subsequent operation to release the trapped radial nerve). What is going on?

In a numb area below where the incision was made, there had been physical tingling sensations followed by some twitching in the wrist. The operation on the arm was in 2004, way before Mum died (perhaps early with a form of Motor Neuron Disease), and over seven years after I gingerly wrapped a rope over my left arm to help lower her into the ground. These tingling sensations are like those felt when an area is healing. Does the span in time before more healing, indicate or suggest that the change could be down to Bocowo in the diet?

As for choosing to be a human guinea pig; I have a philosophy that Life on Earth is balanced. If something has naturally switched aspects in the nerve cells off, then there will be something to naturally switch them back on again. Comparing the risk beside those others take on the various front lines; While working blind so to speak, I feel I know the enemy within as my body responds, and although perhaps still a shot in the dark, with due care and attention it may well be worth the risk.

Perhaps I have always been a bit of a wild card, but I am pacing myself and keeping a daily record, with a little Bocowo every now and again as more areas hopefully knit back together. And given that the fresh herb in the mix is available all year round, I am in no rush.

 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Bocowo - In The Cold Light of Day



When the apparent initial whack in "the feel good factor" that inspired this Bocowo trial into being seems to wane a little, I find myself asking typical questions like; Is this all part of the effects Parkinson’s has on patients in form of compulsive behaviour?

Am I imagining that I can find something that others, more knowledgeable and qualified, working in this area of neurology have missed?

Am I responding to my condition by trying to convince myself things can get better, acting out of desperation to the over riding feelings of hopelessness akin to the affliction in progressive illnesses like Parkinson’s? Being typically stubborn, full of British Bull Dog spirit; that may end up becoming, a load of foolish Bull shit, or turn out to be one almighty victory.

Worst of all, could Bocowo be silently and actively working against any built in bodily protection, by opening up the nerve ways in a quiet before the storm, that will then allow the Parkinson’s Disease to advance with greater speed and devastation?

The truthful answer is simply; I just don’t know!

What I can say is, that the ingredients have been selected because of the reported and apparent properties they seem to hold. As a combination of Naturally occurring food stuffs, Bocowo is therefore targeted; Designed to maximise and encourage an increase in the production of Natural Dopamine within the body, in a determined effort to reduce and or knock on the head, the reliance upon synthetic drugs.

As the trial proceeds, the daily record will possibly provide some enlightenment, along side perhaps a few no no’s, but the Natural aspect (hopefully moving away from synthetic medicine) somehow feels a bit more user friendly.

If nothing else, I feel it will underline the importance of targeted ‘massage de kinésithérapie’ and dietary healing from day One, more especially for spinal injuries and chemical poisoning, so that young bodies are not remaining damaged or holding onto poor health aspects, that then accumulate to aspire into such awful situations.

For while it may be just my opinion, the rise in these types of progressive disorders may well be a reflection of the past quick fix attitude. When additional expense in treating the knocks and bruises in the very young would have been a good investment, against the increased and multiplied costs incurred, caring for the ailments that transpire in later life.

As the diagnosis, for such progressive disorders like MS and Parkinson’s seem to be increasingly occurring in younger generations, perhaps the call for the need for change is getting louder, but sadly perhaps, harder to achieve, in the economic climate of Austerity and apparent need for cuts in Health Care; Although, even the young can be educated in some of the arts of healing, and the necessity for diet changes suited to their ever changing health and well being.

Having digressed, given the apparent effects, there are of course other thoughts regarding Bocowo that have to be considered. For while not directly containing Levodopa or Dopamine, has Bocowo inadvertently identified one of the missing pieces in the overall jigsaw? And or is it, simply, just making the prescribed medications more effective for the moment?


 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Bocowo - The Big Question

If you define Parkinson’s as an illness, where something or a combination of things have switched off an aspect in the nerve cells, whereby, the renewing replacement nerve cells then replicate that ‘switched off mode,’ generating a spiral or progression in further nerve cells and their functions closing down. It stands to reason, that if, those nerve cells can be switched back on again, they will hopefully be replicated in the ‘switched on mode,’ generating a progressive awakening and eventual cure; provided there is no permanent physical damage in the said tissues, like severed nerves or a genetic aspect, that may prohibit the switching on process, and or the subsequent healing taking place.

So at best, Bocowo may be an eventual cure or just act by stalling the progression of ills. At worst, it may be providing a good ‘false illusion of well being,’ masking the inevitable, in the reliance, and ongoing need for prescribed medicines due to the permanent physical damages in my nervous system. Of course, if Bocowo just turns out to be one of Nature’s jokes, that will be fine by me as well, since laughter is meant to be the best medicine and life should be full of happiness. And if the latter turns out to be the true reality I most humbly apologise to all whose hopes may have been raised through my endeavor and good intentions.

This said, the benefits I am experiencing are beyond doubt; an increase in the senses of, smell, taste and touch, an increase in appetite for fresh foods and water, improved sleep and so much more energy during the day, plus an overwhelming mental sense, in happily feeling, things can only get better.

In truth, it is the first time in over seven years, that I have predominately felt like dancing. Getting up in the mornings is now a joy, and I am looking forward to what each new day may bring.

The testing of Bocowo goes on and I will continue to monitor and record daily findings.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bocowo (Boldly Going part 2)

Bocowo is the name I have given to the Herbal Remedy mix I started ten days ago; and I am getting a very pleasing result!

My movement and sensitivity seem markedly improved and I am again typing with two hands. Co-ordination has definitely improved although I can feel how unused the right hand had become (considering the muscle ache in the fingers while in action). The taste and smell aspect have improved and it feels really good to be ‘speedy’ and youthful, rather than sluggish and worn out!

It has to be said, that my mental alertness and will upon getting up in the morning has definitely improved, as I am able to move instantly and far more freely.

In addition, the reflex action in response to a falling item was far quicker and accurate (actually catching things with my Right-hand yesterday). High kicking my body up and over the pony fence (while carrying things) and bending down to pick an object up off the floor, also felt much easier!

During my weekly ‘massage de kinésithérapie’ that concentrates upon bodily injuries (although perhaps naturally willing it) I definitely felt that there was a real change occurring; It felt like small areas of muscle tissues were being awoken in the areas being worked on, along with those in adjacent and opposing areas of muscles stimulated by said areas. This ‘awakening’ feeling in different locations is not a new sensation, as it was felt when I first started the Bocowo program and occurs from time to time during and after exercise. Like sparks in pins and needles in reverse.

For so long now, this dark storm in Parkinson’s has been dragging me down. Yet deep down, I am suddenly feeling a real sense of hope. Do you know, that feeling when things seem right? When aspects in life suddenly fall into place! Well, I have a sneaky suspicion, that I am finally riding this beast out of its living hell and looking forward for the next hurdle I have to jump.

Up date 16th May. My health seems to continue on an upward path, and as I fill in my daily record, and look back, it occurs to me that I may have hit a real Eureka moment.

Normally when I have accidentally missed a dose (as others on prescribed Levodopa may have experienced) sooner or later I hit that brickwall, and have to struggle on, until I have caught up and got back on track.

This said, having cut the prescribed Levodopa by 125 mg  and having not indulged in Bocowo for over 32 hours there has been no such brickwall, no drag back or slump, just more gentle improvement!

This tells me one thing; I am now enabled to produce increased levels of my own Dopamine.


Finally there may be light at the end of the tunnel to spur me on.

 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Boldly Going


Parkinson’s Disease is a real nightmare when it comes home to roost. OK. So it is not a direct killer, and can be treated with a variety of drugs that make the deterioration, life a little easier to cope with, but, it is a progressive disorder and the forecast is rather bleak to say the least.

Following the diagnosis and subsequent progression in disabilities, and of course the exclamation "Why me" when the news of such a cold reality really hit home. There has been the one thought (that there has to be a cure to be found in Nature) constantly ringing in my mind; the search is on!

Obviously, the Holy Grail (so to speak) would be to identify a natural occurring medicine, that has its own inbuilt genetic formula and mechanism, with the ability to rebuild and potentially grow new cells (that can then be transferred into the human body to treat the effected areas). Perhaps compared to looking for a needle in a haystack, finding such a remedy in the plant world will no doubt take some doing; but with a concentrated effort and perhaps a stroke of luck, I think I may have just stumbled upon a potential candidate.

This particular plant (that will remain unnamed for the moment) has some very intriguing properties. So much so, that if the researched data proves to be correct, I have to consider the possibilities that this plant may have real potential towards combating and reversing Parkinson’s; to the point of repairing damaged nerve tissues, and more importantly perhaps, evoking changes within the human cells to secure a permanent adjustment, similar to that which is hoped to be achieved via current Stem Cell Research.

Reaching a point in my research where data stops, there seems to be only one way to find out more about this plant; and that is to try it for myself.

Introducing this plant into my diet, to cash in upon any benefits it may bring, is of course something that raises a few questions.

While the plant is not generally considered as a toxin, will there be some undesired consequences, a bad reaction with the medicines or substances I currently take? I am heading into unchartered waters! A small nibble tasted OK; so I guess the answer is, the same as for any new food stuff, proceed with Caution.

Beyond this first step; How does one decide upon things like, the optimum dosage to take? Or indeed, determine whether or not the treatment is actually working?

And if the treatment is having a good effect. How long will it take to determine and measure any completeness in findings towards announcing such as a recommended treatment or Cure? After all, my "Idiopathic Secondary Parkinson’s condition" has crept slowly and relentlessly in over a number of years.

Well, with this first trial underway, and a few days into the treatment, it is easy to say that I am feeling rather optimistic. That said, the current pleasant ‘feel good’ factor may simply be one inherent with having a bash with renewed hope, the dream of combat armed with a new weapon.

While I feel there is a marked change in my general condition, with an apparent smoother mobility and an improved skin tone, I hope any definite improvement will be more noticeable as time goes on, and perhaps then on display, to be confirmed by a second opinion.

The real improvement sign I am looking out for, is an evening up in the one sided aspect of Parkinson’s Disease. I am hoping that there is going to be a good measure in physical healing, such that my right-hand side improves, and becomes more in balance with the (lesser affected) left-hand side of my body. Perhaps in particular, finding that the Restless Leg symptom and cramp have been conquered and vanished; For only then, will I believe that things are going in the right direction.

Finally, there is also another aspect requiring very careful observance and scrutiny, as I am still taking the prescribed forms in medication. Namely, as I expect, there may well be a hard kick back, if and when my body starts to improve with this additional new treatment, by actively producing its own natural dopamine.

I suspect, that when this happens, the body may naturally want to expel the substitute man made drugs; and there is likely to be an increase in the Dyskinesia symptom (as to be expected with a situation in overdose), or at the very least, similar discomfort as endured when I first started that medication.

Akin with this, I am mindful of the real loss in muscle tone I have experienced, and on skinny pins, realise the size of the mountain I now hope to climb. In essence, I am nervously treading new ground.