Monday, 5 December 2011

Way Forward

During the early years of my illness, my condition was less active. It only reared its ugly head at such times when visiting the dentist, socializing with friends for dinner and drinks or trying to put on my jewellery. At that time I was working as a counter assistant at a travel agency. Customers would describe me not as a lady in a blue jumper but the lady who shakes all the time. Needless to say, I would swallow loads of tablets before leaving the house in the hope that all would be well. Unfortunately, I found the hurtful comments very upsetting and I gave up my job eventually and took work where I wouldn’t be in the lime light but I continued to work.

Because of the tremor and the side effects of the medication I decided to look into alternative therapies. To begin with I heard of a homeopathic doctor, who had originally been in the medical profession but felt he wanted to be more involved with homeopathy. He was extremely good at resolving difficult ailments and although he was a private doctor, I was informed  he was very gifted. He originally lived in Edinburgh, Scotland but after his wife died he took up residence with his family in Australia. Despite living at the other side of the world, he spent a lot of his spare time attending Homeopathic Conferences throughout the world. He returned to Edinburgh once each year during the summer months when he would treat his patients. On return to Australia he would send the medications back to United Kingdom in the form of treated sugar paper which you placed under your tongue. These you received by post each month.

I felt I had nothing to lose, so I made an appointment to visit him. On first impression, I felt he was a very nice, quiet man, I explained my symptoms. He shook his head and said "he didn’t know if he could help me, then he hesitated and took out a pendulum and starting at my head he worked his way around my body." then he replied “Perhaps there might just be a chance, but it would include acupuncture". He lead me into a large drawing room where I was told to sit down. He placed the needles down my spine, in specific places according to his pendulum. Doctor X suggested that I sit down and try not to move. Then he left the room returning at intervals with his pendulum. I sat for what seemed like hours and then he returned, checked me over, removed the needles and told me he would treat me by sending medication by post.

I left his house that day and over the following months I had no tremor. I could do anything. Can you imagine how wonderful it felt? (I was over the moon) Three months later I went to make myself a cup of coffee, I lifted the boiling kettle and as I poured the hot water into the mug my hand started shaking and I ended up badly scalding myself. I wrote a letter to him explaining my disappointment. When he returned the following year, I visited him once more... Once again I went through the treatment with the pendulum but this time I ended up with nine needles as opposed to twenty four the year previously.

I wanted so much for it to work; I just wanted to be normal like everyone else - was that too much to ask? This time the treatment was successful for three weeks only - then the tremor returned...
I was informed that the old doctor died the following year. If all else fails - I'll take the natural way!

Have you ever tried alternative medicine  and if so, did you seek out someone professional? If you would like to talk over any of the issues above, please leave a comment below or send me an email? 

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