S D. Cornwall: I go see Dr. Steven Bock, a physician who practices integrative medicine in Rhinebeck N.Y., not only because he is known for turning “lost causes” around, he also uses the ONDAMED. We spoke about what the ONDAMED had indicated and as any thorough healthcare practitioner would do, he ordered new blood work for a broader perspective. He did every test possible. Two weeks later we found that all my daughter’s blood work matched the ONDAMED results. She had severe Lyme Disease, resulting in neuro-transmitter deficiencies, thyroid issues, and a compromised immune system. She had inflammation of the liver, kidney, and gallbladder and her intestines were a mess. I was amazed!
Dr. Block, having treated literally thousands of Lyme patients and other difficult cases felt that in order to get her germ load down to a point where her body could handle the Lyme we had to start by using antibiotics. I agreed.
The next week came and there was no severe pain and the vomiting was minimal. For the first time in five years we had broken this vicious cycle.
Over the last two years my daughter has not had severe illness but she still wasn’t living the life of a normal adolescent. Although her symptoms had greatly diminished, the antibiotics had served their purpose and had begun to take their toll on her body. During this period we only used ONDAMED three times. It was my call and my mistake. I could not differentiate between the symptoms caused by the Lyme, the trauma of her abuse and the side effects of the medicine.
For the last fourteen weeks, we have said NO to all drugs and only used the ONDAMED along with occasional Bach Flower Essences and Nux vomica D12. In that short time my daughter has been back in school, taking dance class, jumping on a trampoline, feeling no pain, not vomiting, and experiencing no dark mood swings. In short — she has been well. In the beginning we did ONDAMED three to four times a week. Then scaled down to two, and now have only one session every two weeks. We are managing her health care with the ONDAMED and she has never looked better.
As you can see the ONDAMED serves different purposes at different points in one’s journey toward wellness. About four weeks ago I experienced something I never expected. I teach dance and musical theater classes and part of these classes is painting the backdrops for our sets. When we finished I noticed on the top left hand corner of the set a vibrant, red and yellow depiction of the comedy and tragedy masks, the symbol of theater. I asked around and was told that my daughter had painted it. I was blown away. She had completely stopped drawing shortly after the traumatic events of her early childhood. She could not have given me a more beautiful gift. I thank ONDAMED for playing its part.
What’s amazing to see everyday is that she now has a life worth living for, and a reason to care. Saving a life isn’t just a heroic act. It can be simply giving hope to a teenager who had none. Sometimes help is literally right around the corner.