A good news story: no more seizures!
Updated: Apr 2, 2020
As you read this story you will appreciate why Alofa and I love our work and why retirement is not going to happen.
Frequently, a person will say, "Gary, I have tried everything and nothing has worked".
My usual answer is, "nobody has ever tried everything and perhaps the reason why nothing has worked is that people have been looking in the wrong places".
The first step to unravelling a health mystery is to apply the appropriate test. It is far too common nowadays for a health professional to just bombard a problem with a barrage of expensive tests in the hope that something might hit paydirt. This is wasteful and lazy stuff that usually results in confusion and failure. And it causes financial hardship for the poor patient who can then not afford the treatment.
When a person is stressed by health and injury problems, they are usually financially stressed as well!
The treatment is usually, "You have an incurable condition, take these drugs for life. They will conceal the symptoms but cure nothing. You will also have to take these extra drugs to suppress the side effects of the first drugs. You will also have to take this extra drug to stop your stomach trying to vomit up the other drugs".
You get the idea.
When it comes to children we must be very, very careful about placing them on powerful medications if only for a few weeks, let alone months and possibly even for decades.
(Note: this is an essay by Gary Moller, reflecting upon what he has observed when applying the HTMA in the Clinic, including the unique patterns on the HTMA that are often common to a specific health condition. This is not to diagnose a medical condition, nor are there any treatment recommendations. The intention here is to help guide nutrition and lifestyle support).
Let me tell you about Sally (not her real name). This is with the permission of her parents.
At age one year and three months, Sally began to have constant seizures, several every hour, known as "tonic, clonic absences". She was placed on an anti-seizure drug called Levetiracetam. While it provided some symptomatic relief the seizures continued.
Seizures are not the disease: seizures are the symptoms of some kind of "systems failure". Treating the symptoms may be necessary but only while the "Root Causes" are being identified and fixed.