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Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by littlewomen391, May 25, 2021.

  1. littlewomen391

    littlewomen391 New Member

    Hi all.

    This may lie slightly outside of TMS but I felt it worth asking. I have a family friend who has recently been diagnosed with idiopathic late onset Ataxia. No trauma occurred.

    I was wondering if anyone had come across anything useful for this?

    Norman Doidge's book "the brain's way of healing" immediately came to mind as it mentions a man with Parkinson's who learned to walk etc again.

    Does anyone have any other resources?

    Thank you!
  2. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    The closest I can think of is dystonia. It is also a movement disorder. I had dystonia from which I fully recovered by using mindbody approach. I am very certain that many, if not all dystonia cases are TMS, but I am not so certain about ataxia because I don't know much about it, just googled it after I learned the word from your post. Some symptoms overlap with dystonia, but not all. I would highly recommend Dr. Joaquin Farias who is friends with Norman Doidge, they both work at University of Toronto. He is a neuroscientist who works with dystonia patients. He himself recovered from dystonia. This is his website: https://www.fariastechnique.com/ (Dystonia Treatment)
  3. littlewomen391

    littlewomen391 New Member

    Super useful!!! Thank you!
  4. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    You are welcome! If your friend is interested in my experience with dystonia, here is my story: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0834Q46SM. Would appreciate if all that helps and your friend recovers. I am very interested in the success stories with dystonia and other movement disorders, so if your friend has even some degree of success, please let me know. I have launched a web site to bring more awareness to CRPS which is another non-typical TMS condition, and now plan to start focusing on dystonia, which is considered incurable. Collecting success stories for movement disorders being beaten by mindbody work is crucial to our success.

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