BETTY M. IS SYMPTOM-FREE FROM PARKINSON’S. CONGRATULATIONS BETTY M. OUR NUMBERS ARE GROWING, ONE-BY-ONE, DAY-BY-DAY.
In July, I was contacted by Betty about coaching. Our first call was Monday, July 29th. She had started the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, and we had much to discuss. In our conversation, I went into great detail regarding the mental/emotional/spiritual aspects of the recovery. I stressed that it is a soul, mind, and body recovery, not just a “doing Qigong exercises” recovery. Betty understood Qigong and meditation, and it resonated with her.
She was going to see her acupuncturist the following day and then she was going out of town for a week. I mentioned to her, as I have mentioned to many of you, if you are going to see an acupuncturist, please have the acupuncturist do something complimentary to the Recipe. Many acupuncturists follow the Western view of Parkinson’s, and they stick needles in people’s heads presuming there is a dead part of the brain. I recommended that the acupuncturist work on Betty’s liver meridian and kidney meridian to help strengthen them and help open blockages.
Betty sent me emails while she was traveling explaining remarkable improvement in her symptoms. When Betty and I next spoke, she began our coaching session by telling me that she was my shortest coaching client…she was symptom free. It was incredible! She wanted me to wait to make the announcement, and last night, she let me know, she remains symptom free and is confident she has defeated Parkinson’s. She told me it was okay to write a post about her recovery.
I felt the best way for you to hear about Betty’s recovery journey would be to hear it in Betty’s words, and she was agreeable to write it out for all of us. Here it is:
“My Parkinson’s Journey
by Betty M.
About 8 years ago, I began having problems with my legs. I was bumping into things because my legs felt weak and I didn’t have good balance. This level of leg problems continued for a few years, until it began to be more pronounced about 3 years ago.
I asked my doctor if he could tell me why my legs were so weak and my balance was not good. He put me through all kinds of tests. Nothing showed up so I asked him if I could take physical therapy. This seemed to help as my muscles became stronger. But the good effect soon wore off. I fell a couple of times, which worried me. So, thinking I needed to get my legs stronger, I signed up with a personal trainer at the local health club.
Instead of getting better, my legs got weaker and stiffer. I began to shuffle instead of walk with a strong stride. My handwriting became terrible; I couldn’t hold a pencil. My voice began to slur, I had very low energy and tired easily.
A friend of mine suggested maybe I should go to a neurologist, so I made an appointment for Feb. 27 of this year. When I showed him my symptoms, he diagnosed me with non-shaky Parkinson’s Disease. I was floored because I had no tremors. I had an MRI to rule out anything else.
He prescribed Requip. I took the medicine for a little over a month but it affected me so badly, I could hardly function. I quit taking it. He then prescribed Sinemet. I took one tablet and was so dizzy and “out of it,” I never took another one. I decided not to take anymore Parkinson’s drugs.
I continued to get worse. My shuffling got so bad that I started using a walking stick. My voice was getting weaker. I had to rest after doing the simplest chore. My handwriting became unreadable. I started doing a lot more exercise, as recommended. I added many vitamins to my regime. On a trip to visit my family in July, I felt like a 95-year-old (I’m 71), feeble and very, very slow as I hobbled around using my walking stick. I took a lot of naps.
I continued to surf the Internet’s Parkinson’s sites. One night I happened to find http://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/ and was shocked to find someone who was HEALED from this “progressive, degenerative, incurable disease.” Howard’s message and method immediately resonated with me. I have belonged to a meditation group for several years so the Qijong exercises and meditation were not strange to me. I downloaded the Recipe for Success and began the recipe the next morning. I had also started taking acupuncture and continued to do so.
That was a Sunday – July 28. I spent about an hour each morning that week doing the exercises. I had an acupuncture treatment on Tuesday. On Thursday, a friend of mine said that I seemed to be walking differently. I had kind of felt it too but thought it was my imagination. But it wasn’t. The next day, I realized I had no problems with my balance. My walking pace and stride were faster and longer. By the weekend, I felt my energy level restored. I said if I can hold the pencil to do a crossword, that’ll be the clincher. And I could hold the pencil. I had to assume that I had been healed! What a feeling, I can’t describe it. It was like being released from a prison life term.
I really don’t know why it took me such a short period of time doing the Recipe because I certainly do not consider myself “special.” I can only think I was so ready for relief from this awful disease. Doing the Recipe was a “no-brainer” – no meds involved, no strange herbs or vitamins, no cost! I did the Recipe with positive, meditative intention and constantly told myself I had the power to heal myself. I visualized dopamine flowing. I visualized myself walking.
I can only think the mental/spiritual/emotional aspects of healing myself all fell into place. I think too that there was a “method” involved (the Qijong is easy to do, but you have to know which exercises will help your specific problem) and I would never have figured it out myself. Howard, with his specific background and understanding, was able to put it all together and I can’t thank him enough for sharing his experience.
I also can’t discount the value of acupuncture treatment. Howard had said to suggest to my acupuncturist that he concentrate on the liver and kidney instead of the brain. I like to think the treatments also contributed to my recovery.”
Congratulations Betty M!!! And, thank you for sharing your recovery journey with all of us. We are inspired!
“I have the power to heal myself.” And I did.
“You have the power to heal yourself.” Marie did. Pratima did. Now Betty M. has. And you are.
“Together we have the power to heal the world.” One-by-one, day-by-day, our numbers are growing and we are recovering!
You can reach full recovery, too!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,