To learn in detail about what I did to recover, and to read about my post-recovery suggestions and resources, see my new book, Reboot & Rejoice: How I Healed from Parkinson’s Disease Using the Body/Mind Practice of Qigong: Regimen, Background, and Personal Reflections.
Shortly after my diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease I found myself on line at Whole Foods, staring at a refrigerator magnet with the ancient proverb:
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ended, it became a butterfly.”
I went with my intuition and placed the magnet in my cart. Every day I stared at it, wanting so much to believe.
Little did I know that soon I would be completely healed from Parkinson’s Disease through the beautiful body/mind practice of Zhineng Qigong (identified by some as “Chinese Yoga”).
Now I offer coaching and consultation for those interested in following my path to recovery.
An interview with Bianca:
“Bianca is at the forefront to support and inspire you.”
- Master Mingtong Gu of The Chi Center, discussing resources available for recovery from Parkinson’s Disease.
An interview with Qigong Master Mingtong Gu:
I suggest, after you complete reading these pages, you check my blog to learn more about myself and my process.
At first I selected the butterfly logo for my site and business cards, but then I realized that I want to work with the caterpillars – those transitioning from a non-participatory health model to one in which they work daily on their own health challenges. It is possible to emerge from the restrictive cocoon of Parkinson’s as a lovely butterfly. I then changed the original spelling and added a “t”- making it “metta” referring to the buddhist term for lovingkindness. Healing from Parkinson’s Disease, in my experience, includes being mindful of this towards oneself as well as others. I often suggest to my clients that they treat themselves as though they are their own best friends. Love is indeed healing.
Qigong is compatible with medical models – it’s the state of mind that changes, and brings the body along. Please read “About Us” and check out the sites listed to the right, under “Bianca’s Wellness Favorites”, to decide if you would like to be a caterpillar.
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