Whether you are newly diagnosed or have had Parkinson's disease for many years, this book is a compilation of insights, practical tools, and inspirational suggestions for improving your mind-body connection and empowering yourself to heal.
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About the Author
Karl Robb has had Parkinson’s disease (PD) for over twenty years. With symptoms since he was seventeen years old, Karl was diagnosed at the age of twenty-three. Now in his forties, he is a Parkinson’s advocate, an entrepreneur, an inventor, a writer, a speaker on PD issues, a photographer, and a Reiki master.
Karl holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His work on PD issues has been featured by The New York Post, BBC Radio, the CBS News, and NHK World Television, as well as several Washington, D.C., television stations.
Karl is a board member and the Virginia state director of the Parkinson’s Action Network and a board member of the Parkinson Voice Project.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book covers many aspects of PD. The resources at the end are invaluable . If you have not worked or experienced energy work such as Reiki you should keep an open mind and research it. Reiki is about moving energy around in the body. I have been able to do it just thru visualization and it works. I'm not good at it and don't have training but I can do it . I would like to experience someone else moving my energy with the hands. I do agree with this author in researching a very trained professional. I do not have PD but a loved one does.
Karl Robb has written a beautiful memoir/self-help book for people living with Parkinson's disease, or any other chronic illness for that matter. The author details his intelligent, dignified and upbeat way of coping with a degenerative disease since his early 20s and offers a myriad of suggestions for managing Parkinson's with both traditional Western medicine and other complementary therapies, like meditation, yoga, qigong and, in particular, reiki. You can feel Robb's energy in his prose, which is sufficiently well-written and infused with the wisdom of his experience to forgive his occasional repetitiveness. This an excellent read for anyone with PD or a care-giver.