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Natural healthcare that can change your life

Case Histories

Jeanne-Marie relates the story of her illness and her healing following her father's long illness and death.
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I became very unwell in April ‘06. It followed two and a half years of looking after my Father who wasn’t in the present and was often very aggressive and distressed. I am the only child and so was his sole support. There were so many other demands on me: I have 3 children who needed my attention not to mention my South American partner. My Father died in January ‘06 and I arranged a therapeutic, healing funeral with a strong spiritual theme.

After completing the probate, I walked straight in to a travel agent and booked a holiday for myself and my son but it wasn’t the break I’d hoped for. I came back after the holiday feeling extremely unwell, tired and foggy. I’d been sensitive to wheat for many years, but I seemed to be developing sensitivities to other foods as well. Ultimately green veg and salad were the only foods I could eat without feeling unwell. I couldn’t even tolerate swede, parsnips or potatoes! I ate green veg and salad day after day, and within a few weeks I began to feel unwell as soon as I’d eaten even that! I started to panic, and desperately went from practitioner to practitioner trying to find the answer. I tried everything: acupuncture; colonics; massage; aromatherapy; reiki; homeopathy. None of it seemed right for me and my health continued to go down hill. I remember speaking to my Mother on the ‘phone one day and breaking down in floods of tears, feeling utterly unable to cope: I felt so unwell, and my day to day life of being a partner, Mother and Nurse was really suffering. My Mother also started to cry, fearing for me and my health. That was lovely! The only other time she’d cried for me was when I ran away from home aged 8, 40 years ago! She encouraged me to continue to find a therapist, saying she’d give me the money if necessary. In desperation I decided to try visualization to see if I could manifest the perfect therapist. While I was doing my daily 20 lengths in the pool I repeated, “I am finding the perfect therapist, I am finding the perfect therapist” over and over again.

I was already taking herbs but they didn’t seem to be right for me either. I rang the company who sold the herbs to try and get some guidance and happened to get through to the owner, who isn’t often available. He listened to my story with close attention and after careful consideration decided I needed some guidance, and recommended 2 therapists, both kinesiologists, both in London where I am. For reason I can’t explain I was drawn to phone Alison.

I immediately liked the sound of her. She was very clear and professional. When I explained my situation to her she gave me an early appointment, within a few days, as it sounded so urgent. She immediately acknowledged that I was “shooting in the dark“, trying to work out what was wrong with me. That was absolutely how I felt...

Alison used muscle testing to assess my situation in the first appointment, and she found imbalances to suggest that a parasite of the protozoa family was stressing my body enormously which was probably causing all the food intolerances and tiredness. She recommended treatment with herbs, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Within 3 weeks I was feeling stronger and within 5 weeks other people were noticing how much better I was looking, which felt really nice. I began to feel so much happier. I began to be able to eat more foods: All veg, and, Oh my goodness, potatoes! Then little by little I was able to tolerate small amounts of grain and olives, mushrooms etc. I was starting to feel like a normal person again. I could eat tofu (I’m a vegetarian) and feta cheese. A Greek salad in a restaurant!!! - bliss! I began to develop a lovely sense of inner peace. Alongside this my energy levels went up and one night I celebrated by going out with my eldest daughter and salsa dancing until 2am! Three months ago I could have only dreamt of doing that.

Alison has an enormous range of healing talents. I have done lots of emotional work with her as well as the work with herbs and nutritional supplements. We’ve done past life work, we’ve have worked on my issues as a Mother, issues at work, and issues in relationships. The body knows exactly what it wants. I find this is an amazing system of healing. It’s so specific. Alison is extremely well qualified, making her an excellent practitioner. She also has a great deal of life experience behind her and must be very old but looks about 40! For anyone who wants to heal I couldn’t recommend Alison highly enough. My perfect therapist!

David (aged 17) consulted me recently. His symptoms included tiredness (he often needed to nap during the day), frequent infections, low energy levels, acne, constant runny nose, poor concentration and lethargy. He was coming up to his “A” levels and was finding it difficult to cope with the workload.
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David (aged 17) consulted me recently. His symptoms included tiredness (he often needed to nap during the day), frequent infections, low energy levels, acne, constant runny nose, poor concentration and lethargy. He was coming up to his “A” levels and was finding it difficult to cope with the workload.

Muscle testing was difficult as he lacked concentration and often didn’t seem to hear my requests. He was lethargic on the couch, made poor eye contact and seemed un-committed to the procedure, so much so that I considered not accepting him as a client.

After conversations with both him and his Mother in which I was assured of his commitment, we did proceed. Muscle testing indicated imbalances to suggest quite a severe overgrowth of systemic candidasis (a chronic yeast infection), exhausted adrenal glands, and sensitivities to wheat and citrus fruits. Muscle testing also revealed in-balances to suggest low stomach acid, dehydration and that electromagnetic stress (presumably from the computer he was using when studying) was a factor in his ill-health.

He started a programme of herbal supplements to help his body metabolise and excrete the candida toxins. He also took herbs and vitamin C to support his adrenal glands, zinc and betaine hydrochloride, and increased his water intake dramatically. Muscle testing indicated that an amethyst crystal was the remedy of preference for his electromagnetic stress so he purchased one and kept it with him always.

After a month he had de-toxified sufficiently to be able to start eradicating the candida overgrowth, which took about another month. During this time he changed remarkably. His energy levels increased and he no longer needed to sleep during the day. His eye-contact and poor concentration improved enormously and his acne completely disappeared along with his sensitivities to wheat and citrus fruits. He fairly bounces into my treatment room now and is lively and good fun to work with. He reported that he now feels more relaxed, less irritable and his runny nose and tendency to infections has cleared up. He said he feels great and has SO much energy.

Margaret consulted me with symptoms of depression, low self-esteem, headaches, dizziness, brain fog, tiredness, constipation, and frequent cystitis.
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Margaret consulted me with symptoms of depression, low self-esteem, headaches, dizziness, brain fog, tiredness, constipation, and frequent cystitis.

Muscle testing indicated imbalances to suggest that a parasite of the protozoa family was constituting a major stress on her body. Sensitivities to gluten, cows’ milk products and insufficient thyroid function. also needed attention. She also showed as having fluctuating blood sugar, susceptibility to electromagnetic stress and low stomach acid.

I began by offering Margaret herbal supplements to assist her organs of elimination in metabolising and excreting the toxins given off by the protozoa, as this showed as being the priority approach. Protozoa are common in the UK, are highly toxic, and cause symptoms such as diarrhoea, constipation, tendency to infections, abdominal cramps, low self esteem, headaches, dizziness and chronic fatigue. We began the balancing of her blood sugar with diet and regular supplements of chromium, and identified herbs and other supplements to re-balance her thyroid gland. We found that her sensitivity to wheat reacted favourably to regular supplementation with betaine hydrochloride. I regularly balanced her chakras and used several techniques for emotional balancing to help with her depression and low self esteem. She released a lot of emotion both during and after our sessions and took vibrational flower essences to support this.

Margaret reported feeling better almost immediately and after about three weeks was able to begin taking herbs to eradicate the protozoa, which also took about three weeks. She responded very well to treatment and thrilled by how well she began to feel, mentally and physically. Her constipation (previously very debilitating) was no longer disturbing her, her energy levels returned and her digestive problems disappeared along with her headaches, dizziness and brain fog. She no longer suffers from cystitis. Her depression and low self esteem improved enormously and she commented “When I first came to you I was all stressed up - now it’s all gone”.

Sandra consulted me a year or so ago and asked me to help her with her general health and said she suffered from tiredness, genital herpes, cold sores, migraines and lack of self-esteem.
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Sandra consulted me a year or so ago and asked me to help her with her general health and said she suffered from tiredness, genital herpes, cold sores, migraines and lack of self-esteem.

Sandra came over as a very quiet, shy, apologetic kind of person although she was only in her 20s. She had been suffering from genital herpes for many years and it had very badly affected her quality of life, relationships and self-worth.

We started treatment of the genital herpes nutritionally using a variety of anti-viral herbs, amino-acids, vitamins and minerals. Along side that we supported her immune system, which muscle testing revealed was being impaired by the great emotional stress she was under. We identified herbs and vibrational flower essences, which work on the mental/emotional level, to support the immune system. Identifying food intolerances and removing them from the diet also helped improve immune function.

Sandra followed the treatment for several months during which she became a very different person. Still quiet, she could no longer could be described as shy or apologetic and has an air of strength and empowerment about her. Her lack of self-esteem is not in evidence now, and she has embarked on a new career. Her tiredness and migraines are gone. The cold sores disappeared a few months before the last outbreak of genital herpes, the treatment for which took a lot longer. To date she has not had an outbreak of genital herpes for nine months and is in a stable, fulfilling relationship.

Maureen consulted me recently and asked me to treat her for frequent anxiety attacks, difficulty relaxing, migraines and persistent acid reflux.
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Maureen consulted me recently and asked me to treat her for frequent anxiety attacks, difficulty relaxing, migraines and persistent acid reflux.

I asked her whether she had any mercury amalgam fillings in her teeth, as I find that mercury poisoning is invariably involved in cases of anxiety and difficulty relaxing. Mercury has a direct root from the teeth to the brain, and is leaked from the fillings every time you chew or eat or drink something hot. She replied that she’d had many mercury amalgam fillings over the years and muscle testing confirmed that mercury toxicity was contributing to her anxious states. She therefore embarked on a programme of herbal and mineral supplements to support her organs of elimination to metabolise and excrete the mercury toxicity.

Muscle testing revealed that Maureen’s stomach was out of place, which was a factor in her persistent acid reflux, so we used kinesiological corrections to re-align it, and identified supplements to help it to remain re-aligned. Emotional stress was also a factor in her persistent acid reflux, so we used several Australian Bush Flower Essences to help balance her on an emotional level.

Kinesiological muscle testing revealed imbalances to suggest that Maureen’s migraines were due to sensitivities to gluten, sugar, alcohol and cows’ milk products, so she completely removed them from her diet.

After two months, Maureen reported feeling much better. Her anxiety was completely gone and she was very much enjoying being calm and able to relax. She couldn’t remember the last time she’d had a migraine and acid reflux no longer troubled her. She was so thrilled with the treatment that she decided to do a Foundation Course in Kinesiology in order to learn more about it.

Robert (aged 17 months) developed eczema all over his body when he was seventeen months old. When his parents contacted me they were practically at the end of their tether and it was breaking their hearts to see him in such constant discomfort.
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Robert (aged 17 months) developed eczema all over his body when he was five weeks old. He has periods when it’s so bad that it weeps, becomes infected and he has to go to hospital to be wrapped in order to keep his skin hydrated. He’s uncomfortable for much of the time which affects his sleep and general well being.

When his parents contacted me they were practically at the end of their tether and it was breaking their hearts to see him in such constant discomfort.

Children are too young to be muscle tested, but kinesiology has the wonderful technique of surrogate testing which means that children can still be treated using kinesiology. So the parent sits or lies on the couch and I put essences on an acupuncture point near their neck to ensure that the information gained is not theirs. Then we muscle test the parent and, as long as the child is in physical contact with them, the information gained through muscle testing is that of the child.

In this case Robert’s Dad sat on the couch with Robert quite happily sitting on his lap. We found, through muscle testing, imbalances to suggest that Robert had multiple food and chemical intolerances, and a high level of candidal overgrowth. I recommended the Australian Bush Essence anti-candida programme which can quite safely be taken by babies and children, and that Robert avoids the foods we found were upsetting his skin. Avoiding chemicals in many ways is harder as they are all around us, but I suggested that his parents try and make home a chemical-free area as far as is humanly possible. That meant avoiding most toiletries and changing their washing powder and cleaning products.

Robert and his parents returned for a follow up appointment just a week later because they’d bought some natural washing powder and cleaning products and wanted me to muscle test for their suitability for Robert before they used them. During the week since the first appointment they had cut out all the foods we found him sensitive to, had been washing his clothes in plain water and bathing him, at my suggestion, in oat baths. They were a week into the anti-candida programme. They reported a “vast improvement” in his skin and were thrilled to find that he was also calmer, happier and more alert.

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