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Punching Parkinson’s Disease

Prior to the advent of modern medicine, bloodletting from the neck was once considered an acceptable treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Oral medications and deep brain stimulation are now common practice in treating the disease, but there’s another method which doesn’t involve sending electrical pulses through the brain. And it’s as simple as strapping on some gloves and throwing some good punches. This episode we look at how boxing and punching can be used for healing instead of hurting.

Featuring:

Bryce Vissel – Director of the Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney.

Adrian Unger – Founder of Punchin’ Parko’s.

Serene Paul – Lecturer in Physiotherapy in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney.

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