Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources

American Music Therapy Association

8455 Colesville Road Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Visit the AMTA website to find a music therapist in your area and learn more about the benefits of music therapy for people with Parkinson's disease.

Listed in: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The NCCAM is the federal government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. This Web site contains descriptive information on dietary supplements and a wide range of CAM interventions as well as advice on ways to pay for CAM treatments.
Listed in: Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Supplements

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

500 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201
(877) 905-2700

The AMTA represents over 58,000 massage therapists and works to establish massage therapy as integral in the maintenance of good health or as a complimentary treatment to other therapeutic processes. This Web site has a link to locating a licensed provider. Visitors may also use this Web site to locate a massage therapy school, which may offer massage therapy by students at a lower price.
Listed in: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

1970 E. Grand Avenue, Suite 330
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 364-0193

This Web site has a directory of physicians who practice acupuncture. You may have to contact several AAMA members before you are able to find one that treats your specific condition, so be sure to ask each office about their area(s) of expertise. If you reach a practice that does not typically treat Parkinson's disease, ask if they know of an AAMA physician in the area that does.
Listed in: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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