Written [2016-2018?] by a HealthUnlocked member (user name ‘cincinnato”). [https://healthunlocked.com/user/cincinnato] and originally posted to the HealthUnlocked group “The Parkinson’s Movement,” a forum for discussing and sharing information and support on all aspects of Parkinson’s Disease [https://healthunlocked.com/parkinsonsmovement].
[Editor’s note: The piece below, originally written in Italian, was auto-translated to English via DeepL.com/Translator before the noted edits were added.]
Admin Update (8 Sept 2019): Due to personal health issues, Dr. Costantini ceased to practice medicine in early 2019. He is no longer available for consultation, either in person or via email, and deeply regrets this unfortunately necessary change.
He is a neurologist in Viterbo, Italy with his own practice and 2,700 + patients that he is treating with thiamine as an adjunctive treatment to their standard PD meds. He has been treating his patients with PD for over 5 years now during which time no apparent disease progression has been observed while symptom improvement has been significant for most patients.
As far as thiamine, he has been working with it since 2010/2011.
He said that even if they couldn’t come to his clinic, he could still try to treat them via email. He said he needed a copy of their medical records and short videos of a Pull Test, of them talking, writing and a short video of them walking.
Note: upload your videos to YouTube [edit: use Privacy setting UNLISTED] and then share the link with Dr. Costantini via email.
He said the videos were not for him, but rather for the patient to watch every now and again so they could have a basis for comparison as time passed.
- Dr. Costantini published his first study on Parkinson’s [edit: and thiamine] in 2013.
- He later published two more with other co-authors such as Dr Roberto Fancellu working at the S Martino Hospital in Genoa (recently he was [edit: nevertheless] denied funding for a double-blind study).
- He has also published on other serious diseases.
- His studies have a total of 150 citations, and by great authors.
- No neurologist who is involved in the compilation of guidelines for the treatment of this disease, no renowned neurologist, all with a great culture on the subject, have bothered to deny [edit: Dr. Costantini’s results], with data in hand. It [edit: High-Dose Thiamine therapy] is simply ignored.
Even in Italy, no one takes care [edit: notice] of it except for a few.
I, for what I could touch with my hand, no one replies against him because he already knows that he would fight for a cause lost at the beginning.
[Idiomatic translation: With my hand on my heart, I believe nobody speaks to refute Dr. Costantini’s assertions because such a speaker already knows that such an attempt would be a lost cause.]
In Italy, Dr Costantini treats about 4000 patients. Everyone, without distinction, asks him this question, in the face of the wonderful prospects that the treatment opens up: how come all the other neurologists, in the face of these results that you expose, say nothing?
He invariably replies that he does not know.
- The disturbance of the movement [edit: idiomatic translation = effect on motor symptoms] has a great value for the researcher; it is evident to all and can be recorded with a video camera.
- Anyone can enter the site “ultimaedizione.eu” posted in 2015 (and which also has an English version), and the site “highdosethiamine.org” https://highdosethiamine.org/therapy-2/ and see the results of the care [edit: treatment, therapy] in the short and long term.
- If someone wants to search the internet for similar results they will not find them, they have never been published.
- In the literature it has never been written that a cure [edit: idiomatic translation = treatment] could bring Parkinson’s disease to zero symptoms.
- Official science still says that non-motor symptoms are incurable [edit: idiomatic translation = untreatable], while Dr. Costantini says that they are the most sensitive to treatment.
Let’s hope for the future.
Meanwhile, in Italy alone, about 20,000 Parkinsonians have died since 2013, after a long period of disability and suffering. Almost everyone would have escaped death and could have lived in a physical and psychological condition previously unthinkable.”
To see videos at “ultimaedizione.eu” use these links [please note the video links are imbedded in an article, and claims of “cure” are the article author’s claims, not Dr. Costantini’s]:
In the videos, you can see that his patients are at varying degrees of disease progression and some are in the “severe range” and still show dramatic improvement by just adding thiamine/thiamin/vitamin B-1 to their standard PD prescriptions/meds.
Radio Interview with Dr. Antonio Costantini and Marco Colangeli
“High-Dose Thiamine: A Novel
Promising Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease”