To Whom It May Concern:
Due to an accident in January 2001, I had a compound shoulder
break which required a complete shoulder replacement. The nerves in
my hand and arm were badly stretched causing RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy).
For three months I had excellent care: nerve blocks to reduce the excruciating
pain, Dynatronics treatments and physical therapy enabled me to bend my fingers
and grasp large objects. However my recovery reached a plateau with
no further improvement in sight and I still had unrelenting RSD pain.
I tried many prescription pain and nerve medications. None of them helped.
At this point, a friend referred me to Doctor Stoddard who
began treating me with auriculotherapy. This treatment resulted in dramatic
improvement. After one treatment I could feel the bones in the palm
of my hand for the first time in five months. Up until this time the
blood pooled in my fingers causing swelling, pain and discoloration.
This condition showed immediate improvement. After two more treatments,
the small motor skills in my fingers have greatly improved. I can use
scissors again, use needle and thread and pick up small objects.
The improvement in my condition seems like a miracle to me.
MY NAME IS
MAXINE, I WAS YOUR SUBJECT THAT YOU USED AS AN EXAMPLE FOR THE MONDAY CHRONIC
PAIN GROUP IN DANVILLE CALIFORNIA. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH
FOR GIVING ME A LIFE BACK.
I HAVE SUFFERED
PAIN FROM REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY SYNDROME THAT SPREAD OVER MOST
OF MY BODY WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY BODY BEING THE WORST. AFTER YOUR
TREATMENT ON ME I STOPPED ALL MY MEDS, WHICH I SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE SO QUICKLY.
I HAVE NOT HAD ANY PAIN MEDS SINCE YOUR TREATMENT.
MY PAIN CAME BACK IN MY RIGHT HAND BUT IT IS ONLY BETWEEN 2- 4 ON THE SCALE
OF PAIN. A HECK OF A IMPROVEMENT FROM MY
10++ PAIN BEFORE
YOU DID YOUR TREATMENT ON ME. MY RIGHT HAND GETS SO COLD AND SENSITIVE
TO TOUCH, FEEL ETC.
I AM SO SCARED
THAT MY PAIN WILL RETURN BACK TO HOW IT WAS BEFORE YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE.
MAYBE I AM EXERCISING TOO MUCH. I AM JUST TRYING TO BUILD UP THE MUSCLES
IN THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY BODY. I CAN WALK, MOST OF
THE TIME, WITHOUT MY BRACE BUT NEVER IN PUBLIC BECAUSE AS OF YET MY FOOT
IS NOT STABLE ENOUGH TO BE TRUSTED OUT WITH SOME OF THE RUDE, PUSHING
PUBLIC. HA! HA! HECK, I AM BEEN PUSHED AND SHOVED WALKING WITH
MY CRUTCH AND BRACE AND HAD A TUFF TIME STAYING ON MY FEET FROM THE RUDE PUBLIC,
IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.
I ORDERED SOME OF THE PRODUCTS SUGGESTED IN
YOUR BOOK AND SO FAR THEY HAVE HELPED MY RIGHT HAND, KNEES AND BACK,
ESPECIALLY THE GLOVE FOR MY RIGHT HAND.
THE SALT IS
FANTASTIC. WHEN MY PAIN GETS WORSE I KNOW THAT MY CELLS ARE NOT
HYDRATED ENOUGH EVEN THOUGH I DRINK A LOT OF WATER. I REALIZE I HAVE
FORGOTTEN TO PUT SEA SALT IN THE WATER. WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE.
FOR GIVING ME A LIFE BACK AFTER 11
YEARS OF PAIN AND TORTURE FROM MY DISEASE AND RUDE, UNINFORMED, CRUEL DOCTORS.
THANKS YOU ALSO.
HAVE A BLESSED
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