GUILLAIN- BARRĖ SYNDROME
Guillain-Barrè syndrome (GBS) is a rare disorder of the nervous system. It is a condition which is seen mostly in men, although women and children also can get affected. It is a condition that weakens the muscles, in some severe cases it can cause paralysis. It is not known what causes Guillain-Barrè syndrome but it is not contagious.
Today, medical researchers are yet to discover if a definite link exists between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS).
GBS causes inflammation of the nerves, it is a syndrome which is associated with the Epstein-Barr virus in CMV-negative patients. CMV stands for Cytomegalovirus and is a common virus that 50%-80% of adults have, knowingly or unknowingly. Miller-Fisher syndrome and Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) are also believed to be closely related to the Guillain-Barre syndrome.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has reported approximately 400 cases of GBS per year in Australia and according to Danish National Patient Registry (DNPR), about 50-100 cases per year are reported in Denmark.
The case studies surrounding Guillain-Barrè syndrome suggest this viral disease can be sinister and the recovery period can be lengthy. Research is still ongoing and the medical community is looking to developed new and better treatments. Below you will find how Reconnective Healing® helped a victim of GBS like symptoms.
It should be mentioned, at the time of this incident, the victim wasn't into alternative treatments or medicines.
" I remember it started with a flu, I was concerned it might be influenza – I wasn’t well for a few days and decided to go to my doctor who recommended some blood tests. I was referred to a pathology collection center in Crows Nest in Sydney (Douglass Hanly Pathology), a few blood tests were drawn and I still remember the pain when the nurse penetrated the needle into my arm, normally I am okay with needles and blood tests, but on this occasion, it really hurt me - judging from the pain the penetration caused I thought that the nurse missed the vein. I didn’t say anything to the nurse so I went home with a very sore arm. I wasn’t feeling right, went to bed not knowing that less than 24 hours later I was going to go through hell - the worse time in my life was about to unfold.
It felt like a few hours later, I woke up thinking who is electrocuting me, why am I getting this pain, when will it stop, what is happening - am I dreaming? I remember I was sweating a lot and before I could say anything to my wife the pain increased rapidly to a level where I could only do one thing – scream, scream for help.
I was screaming and screaming at the top of my lungs, it was very unpleasant and I wasn't sure what to do with myself - before I knew about it, I was in the hospital. The doctors didn’t know what to do with me - first, the nurses and doctors thought I had a heart attack, however, as they progressed with their diagnostic they start to realize they could only do one thing for me and that was to reduce the pain - so they decided to put me on morphine, put me out of my misery.
I was admitted to Royal North Shore Hospital for about two weeks, I drifted in and out of consciousness and pain – most of the time I was sedated because of the excruciating pain that I experienced. Several MRI and CTI scan(s) later revealed that I did not have a heart attack. Thus a neurologist was assigned to me to find out what was going on. Eventually, the neurologist diagnosed me with a viral illness, he believed my symptoms may relate to a virus called GBS (Guillain-Barrè Syndrome)".
"Recovering from GBS was to me like watching a movie in slow motion. I remember, I was eventually taken off the morphine, I woke up and I found myself paralyzed from the shoulder all the way down to my foot (right-hand side only). I was trying to be as calm as possible, I kept saying to myself – ‘I will recover’, ‘I am healthy’, ‘I will recover’.
After 3 days or so I got some of my feelings back in my leg, I was able to stand up but my upper body and in particular my right shoulder was clearly damaged. Being right-handed I realized I wasn’t able to write, shave, clean my teeth, or even eat – my arm was just dangling at the side of my body, it no longer had a function. I was thinking why me, what have I done to deserve this? I was determined to get well although my body was clearly signaling it was going to take a great deal of effort to get back in balance. I knew challenging time was ahead of me and I can only thank my wife for being there to support me during this stressful period.
I was eventually discharged from Royal North Shore Hospital (Sydney) and got referred to a physiotherapist, an intensive recovery program was designed for me to help me with the remediation of my impairments. Ongoing consultation with my neurologist was also arranged during the recovery period.
After the end of my physiotherapy program, so about 12 months later I recovered about 70% of my mobility. Despite continued numbness in my feet, restless nights, restless periods of sleep, on-going discomfort, sense of nerve interaction (very uncomfortable) and always being off-balance, it was at this time my neurologist informed me that he wasn’t able to do much more for me. He could only prescribe very expensive medication, normally prescribed for epilepsy, to help me manage the ongoing pain and discomfort I continued to experience. I decided due to the expenses and other personal reasons not go down this route. Of course, I was worried the GBS would become chronic, but sometimes reality kicks in - and it was here I knew it was up to me to find my own way to full recovery.
The medical community, and here I am referring to the Doctors and nurses who attended to me, the various Medical Specialists, my Neurologist, and Physiotherapist, they all did what they could do – of course I was grateful for their help. Although, I was not fully recovered I soon realized if I wanted full recovery I had to seek alternative medicine and take a different approaches to my life. As a very skeptical and angry man, I turned to Reconnective Healing ® - not expecting anything from the treatments but 'boy was I proven' wrong".
Looking back at my illness I can’t help wondering if this was my own personal wake-up call? I know it sounds irrational, but I can’t help asking myself if someone was trying to tell me something, was I too slow in the uptake?
Today, I believe I was guided to holistic alternative healing and integrative approaches to energy medicines - helping those in need. I can’t help smiling, thinking how fortunate I really am – after having recovered from my own health scare and then ending up becoming a healer.
Having facilitated Reconnective Healing® to clients for many years I now feel I am in full balance. I no longer suffer from any imbalance or discomfort. I have now the ability to live a happy, healthy and inspiring life.
In my case, I managed to get my body back in full balance, a true transformation of my physical body has taken place in front of my eyes.
Although no one can argue medicine is 100%, I do say this- "If Reconnective Healing® worked for me and it seems to work for so many other people suffering from all sought of ailments, maybe you too will be pleasantly surprised of what this healing can do for you too".
The founder of Reconnective Healing®, Dr Eric Pearl always say this to his students and clients;
“If you’re lucky, your healing will come in the form you anticipate. If you’re really lucky, your healing will come in a form you’ve not even dreamed of - one which the Universe specifically has in mind for you.”
Dr Eric Pearl