Case Study: Neurofibromyalgia
Here is a case of mine from 2005. I'll let you read her written account first, then make some comments and observations:
I did a web search on "neruofibromyalgia" and found next to nothing. I recall that she explained it was "fibromyalgia that just affects the head." As she wrote, her husband brought her in after seeing one of my ads and reading the report. Then, after the evaluation, he dug a credit card from his wallet and paid for her to go through the treatment program. One correction, though, we never ran an ad for a "study on fibromyalgia." We only ran ads that offered a free report.
Aside from the fact that this woman got her life back, which is wonderful in and of itself, I wanted to point out something she said about the medication she said was given to "control the nerves in my face," that it was responsible for her nightmares. As my degree is Doctor of Chiropractic, I did not take her off her medication nor did I advise her in any way about it. But...
…I DID test her for it, found that her body showed a sensitivity to it, and then treated her for the sensitivity. After the treatment, her nightmares immediately disappeared.
I used to have all my fibromyalgia patients bring in their medications and supplements so I could check them for sensitivities to what they were taking. This is covered somewhat in the SET-DB™ Practitioner Manual. When testing for sensitivities to medication, I would explain to them that common side effects may be caused by a sensitivity rather than by an unpleasant chemical reaction. It was difficult to tell if the treatments helped my patients feel better because the fibromyalgia treatment program is "front loaded," meaning I did treatments at the beginning of the program I felt might help them feel better, faster. I was pleased to read what this patient wrote this after her treatment program.
I removed the recommendation to check for sensitivities to medications from my fibromyalgia manual when ZYTO disabled the tower for U.S. users because of the extra time it takes to check things patients bring in. Before, I could save them in my library so if someone else brought the same medication in, I didn't have to take the time to scan it in again.
But, it really doesn't take that much time to scan what they bring in and test them for it. And the benefits, as you've read today, can be significant for your patients.
Case Study: Chronic Pruritits
Here is a testimonial from a patient of Melody McClain, who practices SET-DB™ in Pasadena, Texas.
"I would like to share with you my experience with my allergies, and how they have been reduced by doing allergy eliminations with Melody McClain.
"I had fertility trouble for years and when I finally got pregnant with my son, my allergies went into overdrive. I had rashes and itching. After I gave birth to him, it was worse. I went to an allergy doctor, they tested me for everything and I was truly allergic to everything from grass to dogs, whom I LOVE, and much more. They told me I would do well to stay away from the dogs....which I laughed and said 'not possible!'
"They started me on a twice weekly shot regimen. I did it for over a year and nothing had changed. I decided to stop the shots. A few years passed of constant itching and taking Benadryl daily. My husband would rub my feet or shoulders and I'd start itching. I would sit at my dining table and my feet would itch from the contact with the step stool. I would play card games with friends and my hands would itch horribly. It was as if I were allergic to air, touch, etc. As you may imagine, would be quite uncomfortable. The itching every night on my fingers was awful. Even with Benadryl, I would scratch and rub them until they were raw...every single night!
"I talked to Melody about it, and she suggested we try this allergy reduction program. I said 'I have nothing to lose at this point!' So we did. I had my first treatment and thought 'hmmm, ok, hope this works...but I don't see how,' and I went about my day with just a little bit of hope and mostly skepticism.
"Of course within 2 simple treatments my skepticism had changed, I was not itching nightly and no longer needed Benadryl nightly. I have had 5 treatments total, I am down to zero to one Benadryl a week for slight itching. My life is changed. To not suffer from a constant itching is life changing! To not have rashes and breakouts if I just lean my arm on something....LIFE CHANGING. I look forward to continuing the allergen elimination and see what great things will continue to change for me. I am forever grateful for Melody weeding out the allergens that have caused me much suffering for 4 years."
Chronic itching can be difficult to track down because it can be caused by a sensitivity to literally anything. Kudos to Melody for sticking to her guns and insisting that they treat amino acids and phenolics in the first two treatments. (Although the patient didn't write that, Melody told me that's what she did.) Those two treatments can handle much of what is causing a patient symptoms.
Tackling a case of chronic itching doesn't sound like much, does it? It's not sexy like saying you helped someone with rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. But, have YOU ever had chronic itching? I haven't but read again what this patient wrote after obtaining relief: "My life has changed."
Follow the protocol and watch SET-DB™ work its magic.
(If you have questions for Melody she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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