I have been working with people with MS since 2005 and my experience has led me to the following conclusions.
First of all, MS does not appear ‘out of the blue’ as the orthodox medical world would have you believe. It comes from a very definite set of circumstances. Those circumstances often, but not exclusively, start with an overwhelming emotional trauma that often happens at a formative age, say between 5 and 14 years. The event that is most common, in my patients, is that a parent dies. But it doesn’t have to be a death, sometimes a disappearance could be the start or it could be the death of a sibling, something of this order. Clearly, it is not the same for everyone. In one patient, for example, her mother bought her an animal that was believed to be cursed; the patient believed her mother was trying to kill her and the MS process started.
Not only is there a traumatic incident but also the incident is not processed and rarely talked about.
However, it is important to realise that the incident is not the cause of the MS. Because the incident happens at a formative age, and it is not processed, it teaches the person a way of dealing with emotional problems that, if continued, can eventually lead to MS symptoms. The person with MS tries to stop the feelings of the emotional problem by using a very specific, natural technique, which I will explain later.
My view of health and disease does not come from the orthodox medical model. And while most of its practitioners would like you to believe it is the only one that works, or even exists, that is not the case. Orthodox medicine is good at what it does well but really bad at anything it can’t measure. For example, it is good at looking inside a physical body using X-rays and various other scans but it is not very good at looking at thoughts or feelings. Thoughts and feelings are not easily measured and as a result orthodox medicine doesn’t want to work with them.
Along the same lines, orthodox medicine doesn’t measure the vitality of a patient well. The vitality of anyone shows in their ability to deal with a problem (to process it); the more vitality you have the greater the ability to deal with anything. Sometimes called vital force, when it is flowing without restriction we can deal with most problems. It is an easily understood concept but is not used in orthodox medicine because of the difficulty in measuring it. However, you can feel it in another person if you focus on it, and many other medical systems do use it.
The ability to process an emotional trauma depends on the vitality. Vitality is bound up with experience and flexibility. Experience tells us how we have done things successfully in the past and flexibility, both physical and mental, teaches us how to manoeuvre around a problem. Experience and flexibility are nearly opposites: children start out with flexibility which, as they grow older, they exchange for a fixed way of doing things. Children (under 14) and older people (over 70) generally have less vitality than middle aged adults because children don’t have much life experience and older people don’t have much flexibility and so they need another way of dealing with life’s problems. What children do when confronted with an overwhelming situation, and what we all do given certain circumstances, is freeze or jam everything up.
If you are having an emotional experience you process it by letting it pass through you but to do that you need to know you are going to come out the other side (experience tells you you will). If you don’t know you are going to come out the other side then you have another option. You can slow things down by tensing and/or holding your breath. You can take things to an extreme by tensing things so strongly that you jam them up. People over the age of about five can jam things up and they get more effective at it as they get older.
I believe the ability to slow down the processing of emotions is extremely useful because then you can deal with them later on. A problem only arises if you fail to deal with them later on.
Once a problem is jammed up it cannot be processed but it can appear like it is resolved. Once a person discovers this method of dealing with emotional problems and is not challenged on it, through conversation or other means, it becomes the preferred method of dealing with all similar emotional traumas.
Being jammed up is the start of the physical symptoms. Not resolving an emotional problem requires the person to keep it jammed up, especially when it gets triggered. Old emotional trauma gets re-stimulated by any emotional problem that the person considers to be similar to the original trauma. The effort required to keep the problem jammed up appears to get less over time, for two reasons. First, because the problem does get sorted out, to a certain degree, in dreams and other day to day activities. And second, it gets easier because it is familiar.
The real problem is that the original trauma taught the person how to deal with difficulties, badly. They jam them up. As time goes by more traumas come along – that’s life. The difference is that these people use the same technique they learnt at that young age and they don’t clear the problem away. They jam it up with tension. The jamming is a physical tension held usually, but not exclusively, in the neck. After 20 years of jamming, nerves passing through the jammed bits are struggling. Nerves passing through any tight place fail to work properly and in the world of the body, if you don’t use it, you lose it. And so the body stops renewing the myelin sheath because there is no point in replacing something that isn’t being used. Raw nerves are not much good though and scar tissue replaces the myelin. At this point, MS could be diagnosed.
I don’t have proof of this theory except for one thing. I have found a technique that reverses the jamming. When the jamming stops, people diagnosed with MS do not get worse and do not get relapses. When my patients do get worse it is ALWAYS because some jamming is going on, without exception. Sometimes, using my technique, a specific, recent, emotional problem or stress causes a very specific jam that is easily felt. When this is released any symptoms that were worsening instantly disappear. It is not magic, it is palpable.
Sometimes symptoms do not take 20 years to develop, only a year might be necessary. One case that comes to mind is the parent of a child who died of cot death. He was a very emotional person and understandably it affected him greatly. The problem was he had not learnt to deal with emotional problems of this magnitude. He jammed them thinking this was the solution. It enabled him to go to work and apparently function yet within one year he was getting MS symptoms and was eventually diagnosed. He was told by his orthodox medicine doctor the death of his son was not connected to his MS although he was sure it was. My experience is that most MS relapses occur soon after an emotional problem yet patients are told there is no connection.
If you have ever gone to an MS Society meeting you will have heard their mantra ‘there is no cure for MS’. What they really mean is there is no orthodox medicine cure for MS. Not only do I agree with this statement, I believe it will always be true while orthodox medicine doesn’t take into account feelings, emotions and vitality.
To understand a cure for MS you have to understand the disease. Any numbness or paralysis that has been constant for six months or more is very difficult to remove. These symptoms are not the disease, they are the results of the disease. MS is not really the static symptoms, the active disease is actually the relapse or continuing deterioration. So if the MS does get cured the symptoms of paralysis and numbness that have existed for more than six months won’t necessarily go away. What goes away is the worsening of symptoms.
MS is treated by The Boulderstone Technique in the following way. First of all we have to establish all the triggers that lead to jamming. Everything from the past that is or was a problem must be written down and put in order of severity, as far as the MS patient is concerned. Most people start off thinking that there are a massive number of these problems but they generally number under ten.
We then start with the number one problem on the list and process it using our unique technique. The technique is amazing at dealing with problems. It works by translating the memory of the problem into a physical movement. The physical movement that is generated is smooth and continuous and stays flowing until it comes to an end. That end is also the end of the problem. Needless to say, the verbal explanation comes nowhere near to the practical experience. However, it processes problems at a phenomenal rate, without overwhelming the patient. When the patient understands that they can process and clear their number one problem they also realise that they can process the rest of their problems because the rest are less severe.
When all jamming problems are dealt with what is left is a relaxed state, possibly for the first time in years. And if symptoms are caused by the jammed up state there will no longer be a relapse or worsening.
See what some of our MS patients have said in ‘patients’ stories’ in the menu above.
Do we treat anyone with MS? No. Experience has shown us that the longer a person has had MS then the harder it is to clear the jamming. Conversely, the less time someone has had MS and the more vitality they have the easier it is for them to get clear. Also, it helps if you go along with our understanding of MS. Being negative from the start always makes it harder.
If you would like to know more about what we can do for you then please phone us – we will be happy to answer your questions.