Friday, July 29, 2011
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(These testimonials are not endorsed by Nikken. They are from people like you and me. We make NO MEDICAL CLAIMS -- and we do not claim to heal or cure)
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—once called shell shock—affects hundreds of thousands of people who have survived earthquakes, airplane crashes, terrorist bombings, inner-city violence, domestic abuse, rape, war, genocide, and other disasters, both natural and human made.
I am working as a therapist with numerous people who have experienced trauma who are benefiting from use of Nikken products. Several have developed Multiple Personality Disorders. All describe themselves as much more focused and 'grounded' when wearing magsteps. I now encourage all my dissociative clients to consider them. One client who was tortured from birth to age 15 has experienced numerous somatic problems for years and also has always felt cold. She now feels comfortable when wearing the Nikken 'long johns' and wraps herself in the comforter. In the past she spent a small fortune attempting to get relief from physicians for the somatic complaints--without success. She now realizes that these are body memories (the body stores all that!) and simply sticks a magnet on the area that hurts until her next therapy session. I would recommend any and all Nikken products to survivors of trauma-- sleep system, magsteps, nutritionals and whatever else the wallet allows. I am a clinical social worker in private practice. I am currently working primarily with trauma, phobia, panic, etc. Fortunately I stumbled upon EMDR and have been trained in that. In the past I have worked with mental retardation and terminal illness. I like the freedom of private practice and it allows me to take time for Nikken. EMDR stands for Eye movement Desensitization and Reprocessing which is the most effective way I know to help people resolve both bit T and small t trauma. It is powerful and VERY effective. Feel free to call. 337-436-3587. EMDR is just fabulous. I have used it for 5 or 6 years. I didn’t get into Nikken for financial reasons. My husband is doing fabulously well as an attorney. We have plenty in savings. Our kids have all they could ever want. And, I love my practice! But I do want to give people the opportunity to have health and balance and I find Nikken’s philosophy works and is in congruence with my own. It’s a wonderful gift to be able to not help people to have better health, but also to have financial freedom as well.
I have been a police officer in Australia for around 13 years and during that time I have nearly been killed on numerous occasions. That, coupled with the unnatural high risk, traumatic situations we often find ourselves in, resulted in my being diagnosed and treated, in 1997, for the same traumatic stress related illnesses some war veterans get after battle, or near death encounters. The psych I saw dealt with my problem by prescribing various anti-depressant drugs, each with over twenty unpleasant side effects, which I could literally mark off as they came.
When my condition stopped improving the answer was, move to a different drug new to the market, or take more of what I was on. Although some form of medication was necessary in the beginning to help stop the spiral out of control, I ended up taking 1,200 milligrams of a very powerful drug, daily, just to function and get up in the morning. It felt like I was floating two feet off the ground. In reality, I felt 'higher' than some criminals I had arrested for drug offenses, although my drugs were "legal". In addition to this I had recurring nightmares every night, without fail, to such an extent I was afraid to go to sleep. Chronic insomnia was the diagnosis and again, this was dealt with using sleeping drugs. I tried two strengths, both of which failed to get me to sleep. The third one actually gave me around 3 - 4 hours sleep and although that was dream free, I rapidly became totally dependent on those sleeping tablets. I was out of control, continually tired with no energy, angry, confused, and a very unpleasant person to be around.
This condition took a huge toll on my marriage, family, and our finances, given the fact that in the beginning, after diagnosis, I drank at least one bottle of spirits per day for 91 days, to try and deal with what was happening inside me. The Doctors called it "self medication". The police service sent me to a further five medical health professionals and each one assessed and treated me the same way, recommending massive doses of prescription drugs. After several years of this, in November of 1999 my wife gave me an ultimatum, come to see a counselor or she was leaving with our daughter. We went and saw a guy who worked with his partner, operating an alternative health clinic. I wondered out loud what could he possibly offer me that all the health professionals could not? He had recently returned from North America and showed me a pair of magnetic insoles called Magsteps. He explained they were from a giant Japanese company called Nikken and could possibly help me get more energy in my day. Given my health situation at that time I was willing to try anything, so with guarded skepticism, I followed his instructions and borrowed a pair. I wore them daily, and after around three weeks, on the first day of January 2000, without telling anyone, I threw away all my medications. Now that on it's own is not remarkable, because I had done that before, and usually within three or four days my old unpleasant self would return and I'd be right back where I began. What really caught my attention this time was the fact that it didn't happen!! I waited and waited and nothing. No withdrawals from either drug!! (Earlier, when I changed medications it required at least a week off work to wean me) I was really excited and could hardly contain myself. I began taking them from my shoes and sleeping on them under my lower back or under my head, and after several more weeks, for the first time since I could remember, I slept one whole night, drug free, all by myself, without any nightmares. Over the following weeks the nightmares became less and less frequent, to a point where I was really sleeping. In March 2000 my wife, who is a registered nurse, asked me if I needed another prescription filled, as I should have been getting low. I told her I had stopped taking the drugs and she was amazed when I said it was since January 1st. By using these products I have regained control of myself, my quality of life and that of my family has improved dramatically and when Nikken came to Australian shores in November of 2000 we were compelled to join many thousands of others in sharing these technologies & this opportunity. We now use many products in our daily lives and have achieved a more balanced, relaxed lifestyle. I still have the odd bad day, but our marriage has gone from strength to strength, and I have returned to work educating and training other police. Nikken truly is an amazing alternative with nothing for you to lose, except maybe what's bothering you! It certainly gave me back my life!! Feel free to contact me by e-mail me should you require more information about this type of condition and never be afraid to try something new.