I've had trouble getting pregnant and in my search for answers I've met wonderful people and been introduced to a whole new world of health care.
I've talked about CranioSacral Therapy and how much that's changed my life. So much that I have decided to become one. I have to get a massage license so I can legally touch people, there's a joke in there somewhere but I'm going to let it pass, and then take the CranioSacral classes. I'm hoping to be done and have my own business by 2011.
During my initial testing I was getting abnormal results, but with no specific diagnosis. My first OB wanted to use a type of acid to burn off the top few layers of my uterus and see if the abnormal cells grew back. Oh, but there might be scarring which could cause irreparable damage. The doc didn't understand why I didn't want to go through with it. I told her I wanted to look into natural options first, but I'd get back to her if I wanted to burn my skin off. I later requested my records and she wrote down that I requested "natural" alternatives. You could read the disbelief in her quotations.
The next OB wanted to put me on prednisone to "see if that works." Can you read the disbelief in MY quotations? The list of side effects for prednisone is so long they end it with "and etc."
At a loss, I decided to look outside "traditional medicine." I'm taking the quotations too far aren't I? I'll stop. I was referred to the Tennant Institute for Integrative Medicine. They integrate different forms of therapy. For example, acupuncture, homeopathy, essential oils, chakras, craniosacral and TKM to name a few.
Dr. Jerry Tennant has an amazing story of triumph. He was one of the worlds leading eye surgeons when he contracted a life threatening virus in his brain from his work. He was unable to read or write, except for a few hours a day, and all the doctors told him there was nothing that could be done. He started researching how to heal individual cells and was able to heal himself through his findings. He has dedicated the last several years to educating and healing others. When I hear about people who drastically change their lives because they've triumphed over a trial I can't help but want to know more.
Dr. Tennants philosophy, according to my treatment, is detox, nutrition, supplementation and energy therapy. You have to help your body get rid of the toxins, put in only healthy raw food, take vitamins to supplement what you aren't getting from food and then increase the energy to your cells.
The science behind energy therapy in my layman terms is that your organs run at a certain frequency and when that frequency drops, due to toxins and/or poor nutrition, it leads to disease and illness. For example, it's a fact that the brain runs at 78 megahertz, but if your cells aren't getting what they need, then your frequency drops and issues arise to alert you to the problem. If you increase the frequency to the cells then they can start to heal themselves.
They have several avenues for energy therapy. The option I chose was TKM (The King Method, after the man who founded it). I can't explain TKM as well as the King Institute so I copied an explanation in case you're interested.
It's been about 4 months since my first appointment and I've done large intestine, gallbladder, liver, parasite and infection cleanses. Dr. Tennant did 5 vials worth of blood tests, and due to the results I take about 10 supplements a day. I have drastically increased the amount of fruits and vegetables I eat, really tried to get rid of all the chemicals in the house from tooth paste to laundry detergent, had 6 TKM sessions and I feel great.
Except that I haven't gotten pregnant yet. I've tried not to get caught up in the craziness that comes with trying to get pregnant, but last month was hard. In my TKM sessions with Vickie, the therapist, she gets stuck at a certain point...in every session. She says it's a bugger and that the energy doesn't flow very well through that point. We've been expecting it to get better, but it hasn't. It's by my hips and we've come to the conclusion that whatever is going on is contributing to why I can't get pregnant.
I had to go to College Station last week so while I was there I had an appointment with Kim, my rock'n CranioSacral therapist. My last few appointments have been pretty calm and more physical than emotional. This one started out that way, but I was talking to Kim about what Dr.Tennant told me about my blocked energy and she had an idea of what the problem might be. It turned out she knew what she was talking about. Not that I ever doubt her. I feel like it was the last piece to the puzzle. All the work I've done over the past year and a half has been one progression after another. I look back now and I wonder how I was living like that.
I'm beyond grateful for the people I've met, things I've learned and the positive changes that have been made. I'm excited about what the future holds. I believe that the things I've been through are going to be invaluable for my own practice and the people I'm going to help and be able to relate to the way few other people can.