In this light hearted poem Elaine Benton who has Parkinson’s disease, writes about some basic situations which are becoming harder for her to deal with.

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You’ve got to Laugh!
Category: Health
Issue No. 166
 

Movements that cause pain can be modified – this is the thought behind Feldenkrais. It organizes body movements in the most effective and efficient way, helping to improve mobility, flexibility and restore energy.

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The Feldenkrais Method of Movement
Category: Health
Issue No. 166
 

Many people are living good quality lives thanks to traditional prescribed medication. Others may have conditions to which there is no real medical answer. These might include insomnia, anxiety, mild depression, generalized aches and pains or recurrent colds. If no further help can be offered, Homeopathy might well be an answer.

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Why Homeopathy?
Category: Health
Issue No. 166
 

Born with Gauchers disease and diagnosed with Parkinson’s in her forties Elaine Benton finds writing poetry very therapeutic. She was invited to be the guest speaker at the First International Congress of Narrative Medicine and Rare Diseases in Rome. Her talk was very well received by the participants, most of whom were international professors and academics.

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Creative Therapy
Category: Health
Issue No. 166
 

Ageing is a challenge, but to experience it with humor and with your spouse of over years 70 years makes it a privilege to experience. Moe Bergmann accepts that changes have to be faced, but with his sharp wit and wisdom, he can still laugh at the idiosyncrasies of being old.

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Things ain’t what they used to be
Category: Health
Issue No. 166
 

Osteopathy is a hands-on non-manipulative therapy, recognized throughout the world as effective in treating numerous painful conditions. The osteopath’s approach is holistic, encouraging patients to become actively involved in the healing process.

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Osteopathy
Category: Health
Issue No. 165
 

Dr Garfinkel, specialist in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, has excellent success with prescribing the appropriate minimum of medicines necessary for the wellbeing of the elderly recognizing that many of them are over medicated.

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POLYPHARMACY
Category: Health
Issue No. 165
 

The Playback Theater Company, founded in 1975 by Jonathan Fox and Jo Salas, developed into non-scripted theater for working within troubled communities. Akin to therapy, this concept spread world-wide. Theater, dance, music and art are used as tools of healing. Here in Israel it is now reaching the “Golden Oldies” – Retirees at the Tel Hai Day Center, giving participants the forum to express themselves in a secure setting.

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Let’s have a bit of Playback
Category: Health
Issue No. 165
 

Victims of breast cancer who have benefitted from this newly established charity write of their gratitude. Shari Mendes, the founder, appeals for help in fundraising and administering this charity.

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IBCERF relieves the plight of breast cancer patients
Category: Health
Issue No. 163
 

Eylon Nuphar relates the story of her diagnosis of breast cancer, which her mother, her grandmother and her sister all had. She speaks of how she made every day work for her throughout the diagnosis and the ensuing treatment, working and thriving throughout the experience.

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My mother said: “At worst, you’ll lose a breast”
Category: Health
Issue No. 163
 
 
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