I’ve been away from blogging for a few weeks – too much going on, physically and otherwise. So, it’s time to try to catch up. If you haven’t read any of my other posts on NAET and Hashi’s, you can read about all the treatments that took place previous to this one by clicking on the following links:
As I mentioned in my last post, I ended up having another episode with my muscles after the last treatment. I have now concluded that this was the result of a combination of reducing my meds perhaps too far and also subjecting myself to these treatments too often.
Every period of deprivation that you have to go through with these treatments takes a toll on your body and, depending on your individual situation, your body may or may not be up to the task. I have found out that we are going to have slow down a bit with these treatments and spread them out a bit more.
I actually ended up having four more weekly treatments before coming to this conclusion. Since my right arm and shoulder were basically out of commission due to muscle knots and pain, my practitioner muscle-tested me with the other arm. After the fourth treatment (treatment #12), I finally decided I needed a break.
Everyone is unique. You may not be able to do weekly treatments. You might need to do every 2 weeks instead.
Make sure you listen to your body carefully in order to avoid unnecessary hardships by going through the treatments too quickly.
In talking with my practitioner, it became clear that my situation is complicated enough that we are going to have get a little creative in order to get me through all of these treatments without adverse side effects, like this muscle episode I’m having right now.
Other than the muscle issues, I had no other side effects from the last treatment, good or bad. My practitioner tested me to make sure I cleared the vitamin B and I did – thank goodness – because I would not want to have to go through that again.
The rest of the session went as usual – testing for the new substance, in this case, stomach acid, followed by spinal “massage”, energy work and acupuncture. It was determined that I would have to avoid stomach acid for 48 hours.
The avoidance protocol for stomach acid is much less extreme than what it was for vitamin B. You have to avoid sugars, starches, fruits, grains, meats, and coffee. This basically leaves you with eggs and veggies, which is why my acupuncturist calls it the “omelette” treatment. Of course, I also had to stay off of my hydrochloric acid supplement and my multi, unfortunately, because it has betaine in it.
Even so, I felt I got through the 48 hours pretty well, although I did notice more pain in my muscles during the avoidance period. That extra pain went away about 24 hours after getting back to normal with my diet and supplements, although the baseline pain I’ve been having remained. So, it’s back to the chiropractor and massage therapist in between these treatments now.
On the upside, I was able to reduce my stomach acid supplement a bit after this treatment. This was the only effect I noticed.
Next we are going to tackle iron, which is a biggie for me. Stay tuned!
Moving forward to better health,
Vanessa Gunter, D.M.A., M.A.