…wanted to share an interesting story unfolding at clinic…
One month ago we had the pleasure of meeting a sweet 19 y.o young man named Ted who'd been diagnosed with a refractory seizure condition – basically a state of near-constant petit mal activity every day, all day. Ted's family became aware of the seizures when he was a pre-teen, soon followed by an official diagnosis, a litany of medication trials and neurological tests throughout the next 10+ years.
He arrived with his Mom & Dad who were referred by a family friend who comes to the shop. We suggested Ted come in for treatment 3 days a week for 6 weeks as a trial period to see where treatment took things for him.
After a smooth initial couple of treatments, he returned with his two siblings – one older, one younger – also wanting to be treated along with their brother for separate concerns – but both related to steady anxiety and depression.
Although he had appeared at relative ease previously, it quickly became clear to me Ted rested a whole lot more deeply with the presence of his siblings nearby. And although it took them a treatment or two themselves to sink into things, they also eventually became sleepy as would be expected of any clinic visitor.
Over the course of the next few weeks no one missed a visit. A recent catch-up session with Ted's Mom, a health care provider by trade, was revealing…
Jane recounted both she and her husband had noticed marked and consistent reduction in Ted's seizure activity. She described herself as 'incredulous', mentioning it took a week or more to 'admit to herself' this was possible. Incidentally, both of Ted's siblings had apparently also been really happy with their experiences thus far – although one may not know it by their unfaltering poker faces.
Jane's mention of 'an ease' within their household 'that has been absent for many years', stuck with me.
I can also attest to our clinic/house feeling more content when this family comes to visit the shop together.