Thursday, November 24, 2005

Cases From The Files

Eve had seen many Physiotherapists for neck pain, shoulder pains and headaches over a period of 7 years prior to coming to our clinic. Each time she saw a new physio she would get some relief for a short time but then would soon find that she had to return for treatment because her symptoms had returned. Eve found that her need for treatment was getting greater rather than less and she often felt that her neck was “out again” within an hour of the treatment. I assessed Eve as I would any other patient using both Activator Methods and Neurolink protocols. She certainly had some structural problems, but overriding these was a lack of effective communication between the left and right hemispheres of her brain. She had similar communication problems between the parts of the brain that coordinate eye movement with postural muscle control. All of these problems, in conjunction with the structural problems combined to produce a neurological storm that was creating havoc with Eve’s health. Within two weeks of treatment using both Activator Methods and Neurolink Eve was pain free and able to enjoy her life again.

It’s not at all unusual for me to see patients that have been attended to by many other practitioners before. I feel so sorry for these people because they are still searching for the health that they instinctively know is there birthright but they have either lost it along the way or have yet to achieve it. The most common scenario is one where the prior practitioners have treated the symptoms rather than taking a step back and trying to assess the bigger picture. The patient’s brain is the only thing on the planet that truly knows what is wrong with them. That’s why I always assess every patient from the brain’s “point of view” as well as from the symptomatic point of view. It was only by doing this that I was able to find and correct the problems that causing so much distress for Eve

Lana had a sudden bout of mysterious symptoms which included dizziness, nausea and fainting episodes. She had a slight fever but was an otherwise healthy 14 year old. When I examined her I found that she had poor integration between each cerebral cortex and between the cerebral cortices and the auditory centre of her brain. She also had some substantial structural problems with the way her pelvis and upper neck were functioning. After just one treatment with a combination of Neurolink and Activator Methods all of the dizziness, nausea and fainting disappeared and her temperature returned to normal.

It’s quite likely that had Lana’s parents taken her to the local GP she would have been given Stemetel® medication to stop the symptoms of dizziness. While that may have eliminated the symptoms, it would not have corrected the problem and simply left her reliant on drugs. However, once again we see that if there is any breakdown in the Brain – Body communication system illness will quickly ensue. We can also see that as soon as the brain recognises that there is something wrong it will correct it almost immediately.

Margaret had been suffering from persistent lactation since the birth of her last son 7½ years ago. Scans of her pituitary gland (which produces the hormones that control lactation) had shown nothing abnormal, yet after all that time she had continued to produce milk. She was prescribed medication that is designed suppress some of the functions of the pituitary gland so that she did not have to suffer the pain and embarrassment of breasts that are constantly engorged with milk. She also mentioned to me that she had quite significant jaw pain. When I examined her using both Activator Methods and Neurolink protocols I found that her jaw pain and her lactation were connected. Her jaw pain was caused by constant irregular contraction of the internal pterygoid muscle – a small muscle that helps to balance the jaw but one that is also closely associated with pituitary function. Neurolink corrections for the pituitary gland gave almost and total immediate relief from the jaw pain. From the time of the first correction she has not lactated and has come off the medication.

Every day I am reminded of the fact that everything in the human body is connected to everything else – there are no vacuums or Berlin Walls in the human system. Margaret’s persistent lactation was caused by the fact that her brain had failed to turn off the hormones that produce lactation when she no longer needed them. It’s almost as if her jaw pain was her body’s way of either trying to cope with the problem or trying to get her attention. When we focus only on symptoms and ignore the human being as a whole we are almost guaranteed to fail in our efforts to regain and maintain health. As soon as Margaret’s brain recognised what was wrong it corrected the problem totally and immediately.