I have had failures, and one success,
I tried acupuncture for frozen shoulder - prescribed by my doctor, it didn’t do anything, all I can remember was how cold was, as it was in a draughty room.
I went privately to a physio, she recommended the Bowen method, I was sceptical, but I was in such pain, I’d give anything a go, … after the first treatment, I had some movement back, and after six treatments, the pain was gone, and I had all the movement back.
I tried homeopathy for my migraines, … I thought if it was so watered down, it wouldn’t do any harm, and there might be a possibility it would work(I’ve had them since I was about 10) it didn’t do anything ,
when I started on low dose asprin for my ET, my migraines went away altogether - vision distrubance, sickness, and pain,
My migraines are caused by bright lights, or flickering lights, the ET consultant said people with this type of migraine are caused by the blood vessels constricting in reaction to the lights, and this reduces the bloodflow to the eyes and brain - and asprin helps the bloodflow, so my migraines disapearing were actually a side affect of the asprin, and she had seen this happen with others.
If only my GP had known!
However, I would not try untested drugs, on something as serious as ET, unless it was the last throw of the dice… which, thankfully, it is not.
In relation to thinking more positively, I just talk to my mum - with everything going on the the moment, she had been talking about how she survived the blitz in Plymouth, when she just turned 11.
Plymouth was not considered a target, (It’s a major dockyard, so the reasoning baffles me) so children were not evacuated, until after the worst of the blitz was over, then they had to be evacuated quite a long way away, as everywhere close was already full of evacuees from London, Sheffield etc… and when they did eventually go, they went alone, their parents stayed.
In Plymouth, 33,000 of 200,000 were made homeless, over 1,000 died - in a 2 week period - the city was rubble, one morning, after being in the shelter in her garden all night, she lost her way going to school, as there were no landmarks left, they were flattened and burning, so she asked a fireman for directions, and off she continued to school!..