SYRINGOMYELIA, LOW BACK AND LEFT LEG PAIN, INABILITY TO FLEX LEFT KNEE AND WALK NORMALLY
Billie F. (see RS #1 9-9-00 #261 9/19/09 ) This patient was told that she would be paralyzed in two years after the initial diagnosis of syringomyelia. However, acupuncture treatments have kept her walking even though they did not relieve her pain or the rigidity of the knee. The patient was not able to tolerate a complete first NBE treatment, but nevertheless experienced some relief. She was “pain free” for four days after the second NBE treatment, and was able to walk without her brace and crutches.
In spite of this remarkable result, Billie has difficulty getting insurance approval to receive further NBE treatment. See letter by this patient under “SYRINGOMYELIA.”
Billie was referred to us by one of our patients, Daisy, a 70 year old lady who had suffered from a dropped foot syndrome and diabetes. Daisy was completely unable to flex her right foot. She dragged her foot walking despite her use of a leg brace and a cane. Her blood sugar was 180-200 or more on two different diabetic pills. The conclusion from exhaustive conventional treatment by 9 different specialists was that her right leg needed to be amputated, as did the left, eventually.
NBE treatments completely cured Daisy’s condition. She has been able to walk normally without any assistance (leg brace or walker) for the past two years. Her blood sugar also has been normal (between 100 to 120) without the use of any drugs or any further NBE treatments. It occasionally goes up to 140 or 150 when she fails to watch her diet. Daisy needs to return for more NBE treatments and herbal/nutritional supplements. However, she cannot afford them due to reimbursement problems with Medicare.