I saw doc yesterday and received a head-to-toe examination unlike any I've ever experienced. Now I understand why patient 2 and Mike describe what doc does as "a lot of touching" without going into much more detail than that. For me, it's because words in my vocabulary simply don't do it justice. He senses acupuncture meridians, interference fields, and uses muscle testing, all without needing so much as a second to switch from one to the other. Neither does he explain what he's doing. In fact, he's not a man of many words, which I don't mind because in order to do what he does the way he does it, multitasking would not serve the patient.
Unless I can get a video up one day (with his permission), I'd be painting an inaccurate picture if I tried describing his diagnostic methods any further.
Before I go any further, I wanted to bring up that my orthostatic intolerance seems to have improved in the cold weather. At first it was subjective, but then I got my BP & heart rate sitting down and standing--they didn't change! Usually HR jumps from 80-120 or so upon standing. I imagine the cold constricting my vessels is really helping with the BP drop and assisting with low blood volume. Either that, or the sanpharma protocol and KPU I've been doing have helped too. Do any of you guys do better with your autonomic dysfunction during sub-zero months? That would help me gauge how much of this improvement is due to the protocols.
Either way, this is huge because OI has been one of my top 2 symptoms for the last 2 years, and in the last few days I've been able to shop at multiple big box stores in the same day without really crashing. I also traveled on New Year's day without a wheelchair and with a layover. I was exhausted but again, crash was very short-lived.
Back to the treatment: Doc would detect "blockages" in my body, test me for Pleo injectibles so fast (without muscle testing mind you) I didn't have time to ask him what tested well, and inject me in 30 or so spots--legs, gut, chest, brainstem, spine. After treating, he would revert back to the "blockages" and say "ahh much better" to fill his 3-word quota within the last 5 minutes. I kid I kid.
Doc said my area of major blockage is the brainstem, so similar to Mike and Patient 1. This resonates with what Bigelsen found: head injury being major area needing resolution. He pointed to my chest and said "that's a virus." My cardiac symptoms have been my most pressing of late, and I never considered a bug. He may treat with UV light and is also considering IV amino acids. He did a metal challenge test on me with DMSA, DMPS, and EDTA. Mike told me later that that must mean doc thinks I'm able to detox better than he and many other patients are able to, because he never would have done that type of challenge test with them on the first visit. I reacted fine to it, and I think that has everything to do with KPU mobilizing toxins/metals and improving ability to detox at cellular level. In fact, I've never been more sold on KPU as a major complement to NT with homeopathy.
I'll get the challenge test results back in 2 weeks, but doc will continue treating 2x/week in the meantime. He said "2-4 months." Whatever that means. A big part of being here requires that I change my expectation management. I've been getting ahead of myself for the last few years, and I need to stop in order to let the doctor work his spirit fingers, but I also need to listen to doc if he tries pushing me. Mike says that within 6-8 weeks, he may start telling me to add wheat to my diet. Within 2-3 months, he may tell me to start exercising. He said he'll do most of the pushing but will also be the first one to pull back if my body crashes.
For next visit: I need to ask him what phase I'm at (other patients mentioned the 7 layers of healing.)
Addendum: I really hope Patient 3 chimes in at some point. Word on the street is she's on a ski trip instead of getting treatment :)