Before the Foundation existed, an osteopath was walking in the beautiful Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan. In a remote village, a 14-months old boy was brought to her: he had been sick with fever and diarrhea for 6 weeks. Four rounds of antibiotics had brought no improvement. The child had bulging eyes, hollow cheeks, and a distended stomach. Not well at all!
He received just one treatment, a long and thorough one.
Ten days later as the osteopath passed through the village again, she was given the good news: the child was completely cured. And so were the two other children she had treated there: one for being lethargic, the other one for being fussy, with trouble eating and sleeping.
It was also the opportunity for the osteopath to educate the parents. She explained how their custom of beautifying their children by flattening the back of their heads was aggravating pre-existing strains, and prevented them from healing naturally.
A 40-year old woman with hepatitis C, portal hypertension, ascitis (accumulation of water in the abdomen) and jaundice.
Complaints were of extreme weakness, constipation and fatigue.
Treatment involved releasing the dura-mater from the sacrum to the attachments on the ethmoid and cranium. Especially the base of the skull to include the jugular foramen and therefore the pathway for the vagus nerve and also the 3rd, 4th and 5th cervical vertebrae, origins of the phrenic nerve controlling the diaphragm, and the somatic innervations of the capsule of the liver. As well, treatment emphasized release of the attachments of the 4 organs that help control hydrostatic pressure: the heart, liver, kidneys and small intestine. In working to control pressure and release tension of the tissues, to increase flow and normalize sympathetic and para-sympathetic nerve conduction. This allows the body to increase its auto-regulation.
Within minutes of finishing the treatment, the patient went to the bathroom, then sat up and ate her lunch energetically and then rested. By the time we were done with the next treatment, 45 min later, the jaundice in her eyes had significantly improved, her energy was up, and she was interacting with her family with enthusiasm.
A senior doctor in the audience had a very interesting question. He said: “ even when we put a stent in the choledoque (the canal that drains the bile from the gall-bladder into the intestine) it takes 3 days for the color to change. How can you have such an immediate result?”
The answer is that we didn’t work on one canal; we worked on the entire circulation system, allowing a return to balanced homeostasis.