The Parkinson's Recovery Project
The Parkinson's Recovery Project was conceived by Janice Walton-Hadlock, a California acupuncturist who observed that her PD patients consistently demonstrated an energetic blockage at acupuncture point #42 along the Stomach channel. Walton-Hadlock believes that this blockage causes a reversal in the flow of energy in the channel which results in damage to the part of the brain responsible for producing dopamine, hence the Western explanation for Parkinson's disease. As Walton-Hadlock continued working with her PD patients, she learned how to release the blockage using a massage technique called Forceless Spontaneous Release. Once the blockage was removed and the head to feet flow of energy in the Stomach channel was restored, patients began healing. Adding acupuncture to the massage technique encourages a more timely return to normalcy.