What Are Therapies for Parkinson's Disease?

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Well in most Parkinson centers or script clinics for instance has three tiers of treatment one is our neural protective strategy to try to slow disease progression if we can, two is our symptomatic treatment arm and then three is our integrative medicine holistic arm which would include physical therapy, exercise, supplements diet the symptomatic treatment arm relies on conventional western pharmaceutic therapy and neural protective arm is the arm that is really ill defined we don't really have good medicines to slow the disease down, we don't really know what supplements like anti oxidants or fish oil or coconut oil really make a difference in modifying disease progression, but we try to use medicine with evidence in all three tiers.