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Several recent scientific studies have demonstrated a deficiency in reduced glutathione levels in patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD). In particular, the magnitude of reduction in Glutathione seems to parallel the severity of the disease. This finding may indicate a means by which the substantia nigra cells could be therapeutically supported using Orthomolecular Glutathione. A recent research study completed at a University in Italy (Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry1996;20(7):1159-70) used high doses of intravenous Glutathione to treat Parkinson's disease. All patients improved significantly after a course of Glutathione therapy, with a 42% decline in disability. Once Glutathione therapy was stopped the therapeutic effect lasted for 2-4 months. This study demonstrated that in Parkinson's disease patients Glutathione has symptomatic efficacy and possibly retards the progression of the disease.
Glutathione is an amino acid that acts as a natural anti-oxidant to protect tissues and cells from the toxic effects of oxygen generated free radicals. Several links exist between the two mechanisms of nerve cell degeneration (i.e., oxygen radical production and mitochondrial damage) proposed to have a role in Parkinson`s disease. Indeed, mitochondria are critical targets for the toxic injury induced by oxygen radicals, and experimental evidence suggests that mitochondrial damage may cause an increased generation of oxygen radicals. A potentially important link between these two mechanisms of neuro-degeneration is the Orthomolecular antioxidant compound Glutathione. Because of the Free radical scavenging activity of Glutathione against accumulation of oxygen free radicals, its decrease in the brain of Parkinsonian patients has been interpreted as a sign of oxidative stress; however, this change may also result from or lead to mitochondrial damage. It is conceivable therefore that regardless of whether oxidative stress or mitochondrial damage represents the initial insult, these toxic mechanisms may both contribute to neuronal degeneration via changes in Glutathione levels.
Dr Edwards and the certified staff of Bio Health Center currently employ the use of intravenous Glutathione therapy for the treatment of Parkinson's disease as a form of Homeopathic Integrative therapy with a high degree of success. The treatment consists of injections intravenously three times a week for two weeks to assess individual response. This is followed with continued injections from three times a week to daily, depending on individual response of the patient, for four weeks. During the injection period additional antioxidant supplements are given to enhance and support the effect of the intravenous Glutathione. After the first month of intravenous Glutathione a rest period of two to four months is recommended to assess how long the beneficial effects of the treatment lasts. When symptoms return or begin to worsen the course of intravenous Glutathione is repeated. In many cases the use of anti-Parkinson drugs can be reduced or even eliminated. Side effects have been limited to pain at the injection site, mild transient flushing and light headedness.
Orthomolecular therapy involves the use of intravenous nutrients to rebalance the body and stimulate self-healing. The Nevada Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners has been designated by the Nevada legislature to license, certify and regulate the practice of Orthomolecular Therapy. Dr. Edwards is licensed by and the staff of Bio Health Center is certified by the Nevada Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners to practice Orthomolecular therapy. If you or a loved one suffers from this tragic, progressive condition, there may now be hope. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Edwards or one of the certified staff of Bio Health Center to discuss the possibility of Glutathione therapy and other Homeopathic Integrative methods of treatment for this degenerative condition. It is simply a matter of making a choice... and a Bio Health Center we believe it is All about your personal health care choice.
"No matter how skillful one becomes, the great mysteries of Life will always hover just out of reach. One can never know all the answers. In the reality of everyday medical practice, no one can guarantee any clinical result... but I and my certified staff can and do promise to try to help each individual patient to the best of our abilities, by using all our knowledge, skill and compassion. Having been trained as a 'medical scientist,' I can bear witness to the simple fact that statistical science and individual reality do not share the same experience. The Quantitative 'eye' of the scientist perceives a different Reality than the Qualitative 'I' of the patient. And yet modern statistical science dismisses individual patient experience as 'anecdotal' and 'biased.' Such dangerous nonsense has caused much suffering and harm. Individual patient experience is the only true measure of the Quality of care. Relief of suffering, not statistical significance, is the patients real quest, their only quest... and the true physician's ultimate goal. I believe it was in Plato's Phaedrus that Socrate's ask's, 'do we really need anyone to tell us what is right?' Homeopathic Integrative medical practice provides the patient and practitioner with simple, non-toxic methods of treatment for relief of suffering... a natural union of clinical Art and Science... the true essence of medical service."
- David A. Edwards, MD, HMD
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