Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources

UCTV

9500 Gilman Drive, M/C 0176T
La Jolla, CA 92093-0176
800-742-5117
http://www.uctv.tv/search-moreresults.aspx?keyword=parkinson%27s

UCTV offers the public an extensive library of video presentations on Parkinson's disease from leading physicians. Use the keyword search function to find programs on PD-related topics such as: brain function, genetics, dietary/nutritional supplements, physical therapy, pscyhotherapy and more.

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American Music Therapy Association

8455 Colesville Road Suite 1000
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.589.3300
http://www.musictherapy.org/

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
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The International Center for Reiki Training

2142 Hilltop Street, Unit #28
Southfield, MI 48033
(800) 332-8112
http://www.reiki.org

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress-reduction and relaxation and also may promote healing. Reiki is administered through "laying on of hands". This Web site explains the process of Reiki in detail. You may contact the institute directly for assistance in locating a provider.
Listed in: Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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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
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American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

500 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201
(877) 905-2700
http://www.amtamassage.org

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
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American Academy of Medical Acupuncture

1970 E. Grand Avenue, Suite 330
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 364-0193
http://www.medicalacupuncture.org

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.
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