I received an email yesterday from someone whose family member recently had a stroke and he was looking for information. He has looked into some alternative treatments and said this…
“I’ve been researching such treatments as hyperbaric oxygen therapy as well as Chinese Scalp acupuncture to treat her paralysis. However, I’m a little leery because those methods have not been endorsed by the medical establishment.”
This was my reply…..
“Unfortunately the majority of things besides therapy that will help are not endorsed by the medical establishment. You’re going to have to let go of the thinking that physicians are now the most knowledgeable people and the ones to go to for help. That’s not the place to depend on for information. It’s other people that have been through this. It was very irresponsible of her doctors to say that there will be no more recovery. I highly, highly recommend getting her involved with some sort of meditation practice.”
I remember the days of scouring the internet and writing emails to people hoping for some help. All of my emails were to the wrong people. If you or your loved one is within the first year, maybe 2 years of a stroke, you don’t know yet. You don’t know how very much on your own you are. You have to find your own ways to get better and quite a bit of it doesn’t involve Western Medicine. Neurological injuries are a bitch and a half. It takes a hell of a lot more than going to some doctor and therapy appointments to even remotely overcome something like this.
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