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Are there alternative treatments for Parkinson's disease?

There are some alternative treatments for Parkinson's disease, although you should always check with your doctor before altering your treatment. Exercise is thought to be helpful. Tai chi and yoga in particular may be able to improve your balance and increase flexibility. A message can help relieve tension and combat rigid muscles. While still controversial, stem cells transplants may provide the brain with new cells capable of producing dopamine. Finally, it's common among Parkinson's patients to experience low levels of coenzyme Q10. Taking a supplement may be helpful, but the effect of the enzyme on Parkinson's is not clear.

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