"My name is Glenda Grant and I live in Wellington. I came to see Angela because I have a medical condition called 'Dystonia' that I have had for 15 years.
I have had constant pain over all of my body, in my neck, shoulder, arm and back. A few years ago my pain became worse and I had non-stop spasms in my arm and shoulder. They were uncontrollable and I had no rest. I could not cope with daily work and life. I then went to hospital to have surgery done to remove the nerve in my arm to stop the spasms.
After surgery my spasms stopped but I was left with my right arm having a permanent weakness and I could not open my hand or stretch my arm out. My whole body pain has continued and I have had to take panadol every four hours since the operation. I have not been able to have a deep sleep for many years and this has made me very tired.
I have also had a lot of digestion problems. I have never had a good appetite and I get bloated easily, also have irritable bowel. I have always tried to eat healthy, but I felt fragile and lacking of energy.
I went to a family wedding and met a relative who lives in Palmerston North who has been diagnosed with spread lung cancer. He went to Angela and after treatments he has recovered well. He recommended for me to travel to Auckland to see Angela and have some treatments.
Since my visits to Angela my body has been a lot better. A big change in the first few days of treatments and I have been able to stop taking panadol. I have no pain. Since the treatments I have healthy restful sleep and I am no longer waking in pain. Due to my health I had lot problems with my digestion but since doing the treatments these issues are no longer there. I feel well and happy. Thank you Angela."
Review of how to treat Dystonia
Here is western medicine's explanation of Dystonia - 'a neurological movement disorder characterised by inappropriate and involuntary muscle movements. It is often misdiagnosed. The disabling, repetitive and sustained muscle spasms typical of dystonia are thought to be due to malfunction of a particular part of the brain, the basal ganglia.' (link to web side to read more - New Zealand Dystonia Patient Network Inc)
In Chinese medicine the root of any muscle issue is the stomach. The first time I met Glenda, during health analysis I found out she had suffered chronic digestion problems for many years. Her body has never received enough nitrite to be nourished and maintain the strength it needs. Dystonia is the warning signal for such a low body energy.
In the past 15 years Glenda's treatment is pain killers to manage the pain and surgery to remove the nerves in her arm to stop spasms. This kind of treatment is directed at the surface symptoms, not the cause.
When Glenda restored her digestion energy her body became stronger, her sleep improved and her skin recovered its vibrancy - the body could just heal itself. Healing can be simple.