Ok, ok, Bill.
Ron, I was hit from behind by a pickup truck at 10:30am on Jan. 2, 1981. If you want to read the writeup, it is at <a href="http://www.uechi-ryu.ws/auto/index.htm">http://www.uechi-ryu.ws/auto/index.htm</a>
To make a long story short, when I came out of a coma, I was a quadriplegic and was promised I'd never walk again either. When things became active again, the docs backed down and also gave me the two-year discussion. Partially true. The bottom line is they don't know what it takes. They are trained to cut not heal. I was walking without canes after 3 years of an awful lot of hard-headed stubborn determination.
I've done the complete gamut of alternative therapies from Moxibustion to electrical shock treatments. Some of it is pure junk, but some is also genuine. You were lucky to find someone right away after your accident before your body took a permanent set.
For the past two years in a row, I have flown in a doctor from Korea after many years of being unable to get her a visa.
Results I've experienced seem to be permanent. I've had long needles stuck into my hip and knee joints, accompanied by hundreds of other needles, which affected permanent results. They know exactly what's wrong and where to do the treatment without any complex medical instrumentation.
Patrick Dumont, who is listed in the "Eastern/Western Medicine Specialist?" post of this forum peppered me with a few needles in my right hand after I complained about some painful debilitating condition. Gone!
Some ailments are physical while some are other than physical, and a good Eastern doctor can recognize this. The first time I was undergoing treatments, which lasted daily for three weeks, one of the other patients who came to my home for treatments was a little surprise that her only instruction was to read and reread a certain passage out of a bible. No needles, no accupressure, just read as instructed. To my knowledge, it was a while before she followed through, but when she did whatever ailed her went away.
Another person I know very well was in life-threatening physical trouble. She fervently prayed for him with her congregation and other ministers [she is also an ordained minister], and prayers from a half a world away were answered.
I haven't the foggiest on how some of this stuff works nor do I dwell on these mysteries. All I know is that it works for me as well as others around me.
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