I have had a back problem for the past twenty years and have been popping pain killers 3 times a day for as long as I can remember. I always had a very active lifestyle. I love hiking, swimming and walking. It came to a point where I could not do these activities anymore. In January 2008 I was told by my doctor to do an MRI scan to see what the problem was. It showed that I had a skew spine (scoliosis) and the two bottom discs were busy collapsing (exact words of specialist). I was told that I would end up in a wheelchair if I don’t have the operation. Of course who wants to be in a wheelchair and in terms of my quality of life the operation was essential. He would fuse these two discs put in screws to keep it in place. In August 2008, I went for the operation. I was flat on my back for 3 months. I could only get up to go to the toilet, had to use a raised toilet seat for the bending of the back. I had to wear a corset to keep the back straight when I did get up. I followed all the rules for the healing and seven months later I went back to work. Maybe it was a bad idea to go back to work… the back pain started again and it was unbearable. I went back to the specialist. He gave me cortisone injections once a month and this did not help. In addition to the injections he prescribed Stilpain of which I took three times daily. This was a quick-fix –by now I was popping 90 Stilpain a month in addition to cortisone. Went back to the specialist, told him that I was not taking the injections any more as it was not helping, by now I started to become puffy and also constipated from all the medication. He apologised and said he could do nothing more for me. At the end of August 2009 and at the age of 55, I resigned from work, took early retirement, the pain was too unbearable.
It was in March 2010 that I was introduced to DIRECTED PRESSURE POINT TECHNIQUE. My Practitioner explained to me that she was not a doctor and how she worked. That her studies / training provided the expertise to assist the body to heal itself. I also showed her my latest x-rays so she could see where the screws were. At this point, I had pinched nerves all over. The pain was so bad that I did not know what to do with myself. We had booked an overseas holiday, but I was having second thoughts about going. We contemplated a wheelchair but this was not practical because we wanted to go to Jerusalem and the old city was not wheelchair friendly. Cobbled roads and steps everywhere. I had my first treatment on 1 March 2010. Her fingers did the walking on my spine and did those fingers walk. I left the centre saying to myself “Ok… what did they just do?” Three days later I returned. I had six sessions up to 18 March 2010 and then left to go to Jerusalem, Jordan, Cairo, Medina and Mecca for a month.
I then realised that I was pain free. What had happened to the pain???? The holiday was great. Lots of walking, touring by bus and sightseeing. I did not think it was possible to be pain free. Pain was the only thing I knew and it had become part of my life. I only resumed my Directed Pressure Point Technique treatment one month after we had returned from our holiday. My practitioner could not wait to hear what had happened. Was I okay, did the treatment help??? Yes the treatment helped. I was no longer popping painkillers, no cortisone injections. I can cook, bake, go for walks, help look after my six grandchildren, two of which I pick up from school during the week. So yes, I thank God for Directed Pressure Point Technique and getting me back on track. I now have a very busy lifestyle once again.
I also have chronic arthritis in my wrists and fingers and I have been taking omega 3 & 6 for the past five years. I only recently noticed that I have not been taking my daily fix of omega, so yes once again the therapy has helped my arthritis as well. I now do maintenance. I go to the centre once a month or sometimes twice. My body tells me when I need a treatment.. Also I still have the screws in my back so in my case it will be ongoing. I am pain free for much longer days and for me that is the biggest blessing. I have recommended so many people to this treatment as I believe there is an alternative to medicine. If only I had known about this before undergoing the operation. But it is never too late for someone else.