I was once told I had an “incurable” painful condition called adenomyosis. It’s a benign, but very painful condition of the uterus. Treatment options included pain meds or surgical removal of the uterus. I was 32 at the time of diagnosis and on the fence about whether I wanted children or not. Lucky for me, I found an acupuncturist who looked me in the eyes and calmly said, “No problem, we can fix this in a few weeks of treatment.” I didn’t really believe her. After one month of a traditional Chinese medicine protocol consisting of daily herbs and bi-weekly acupuncture, my symptoms were gone. On ultrasound imaging, my obGyn declared my condition miraculously cured.
In the last decade of service as a naturopathic doctor, I’ve had the privilege of seeing many so-called “incurable” diseases disappear. Here is a case from this week:
60 year old wife, mother and grandmother came into my office with stage 3b chronic kidney disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, gastric reflux and chronic back pain. She came to me because her doctor told her she would eventually need dialysis and she was scared. She was on pain meds, heartburn meds, a very poor quality vitamin mineral supplement and ate a standard american diet of conventional non-organic foods. I put her on an organic plant-based diet to which she was 80% compliant (she is working towards 100%) and increased her fluid intake. We weaned her off the pain meds and supplemented with high quality anti-inflammatory herbs and nutrients. I put her on a treatment protocol of vitamin C, b-vitamins and glutathione infusions once a week for 4 weeks, then every other week. She is off all medications with no heartburn and no pain. She is walking for exercise. Her labs came back with normal blood sugar, normal liver enzymes, and an improved GFR score that put her in stage 2 instead of 3B. She will not need dialysis. Her other kidney function tests went into normal range.