There are many names for dystonia movement disorders and many individuals, athletes, and artists who suffer from its debilitating symptoms. This website is about Dr. Z's CBT-based adrenaline/cortisol reduction approach to the amelioration of dystonia symptoms.
The idea of this CBT-based adrenaline-cortisol management approach for the treatment of dystonia was taught to me by Prof. Joaquin Fabra of Spain, who specializes in the treatment of musician's dystonia. This CBT-based supportive treatment requires guidance from an expert clinician and I am available to work with you anytime you're ready. To give you a general idea of what the treatment is like, I have outlined its 8 steps, which include elements of biofeedback (e.g., control over certain body functions), cognitive behavioral therapy (e.g., thought management), neurolinguistic programming, dialectical behavior therapy (e.g., emotional regulation), and proven stress reduction and management techniques. Take a look and let me know if you would like me to help you with this. To make an appointment you may call my office at (678) 554-5632 or submit the online appointment request form. The treatment is available in person at my office in Alpharetta, GA or via telehealth.
Dear Dystonia Sufferer,
Join me on the journey toward an appreciable reduction of your dystonia symptoms through the self-management of adrenaline and cortisol (the stress hormones) that are now circulating in great quantity throughout your body, based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
I am a former dystonia (blepharospasm) sufferer and I conquered it through willpower and determination by applying these same techniques.
Through personal experience, I've learned that dystonia can be more easily managed through the addition of a supplemental adrenaline/cortisol reduction method.
This website outlines the basic method, which may supplement Botox, your current medications or nutraceutical, post-surgery, and in addition to mechanical devices.
It is not a cure, but it can help greatly reduce your dystonia symptoms. To get the most benefits, you will need to work with me or another similarly trained clinician to customize the treatment to your specific situation.
Review the 8 steps and then, with your full participation and your strong desire to get better, we can begin working on the treatment together.
Get in touch ! I look forward to working with you!
Mark R. Zuccolo (PhD Clinical Psychology & Behavioral Medicine)