When I am asked why I became a Bio-Energy therapist to put it simply, it is because Michael O Doherty gave me back my life, but he also changed my life too. My motivation for becoming a Bio-Energy therapist and doing this work is that I might help someone else in the same way that Michael O Doherty once helped me. I want people to know that they do not have to settle with their health challenges, that there is another way and that there is so much that they can do to help themselves. It is without exaggeration that I can say prior to meeting Michael O Doherty and receiving Bio-Energy treatment, I had had no life for six years. However after such an incredible recovery in such a short space of time, I just could not go back to my normal life – I had to understand how and why this treatment had worked. As a result I spent the last six years studying energy healing modalities and eventually came full circle, to train with Michael O Doherty in Ireland. I have now changed my career and work as a Bio-Energy therapist in London.
My health problems came on quite suddenly over the course of one month in 2005 when I was 30 years old. I was affected from my toes to my jaw with excruciating pain and swelling in my joints plus extreme pain and tenderness in all muscles and deep tissues in my body. I was initially diagnosed with tendonitis in one of my heels and as I rapidly deteriorated over the course of this month I was then diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was treated with Methotrexate for two years which neither eliminated nor alleviated my symptoms. At this time I was also taking up to ten ibuprofen tablets per day and constantly clock watching to see when I could take some more because they were not taking the pain away, merely taking the edge off the pain. In addition to the pain, I also experienced chronic fatigue. This was all encompassing and affected every part of my life. I had days where I sat at the dining table with my head on the table as I did not have the strength to sit up in a chair. There were other days when it felt as if my head and brain were the only parts working as I just could not move my arms or my legs. At thirty years old I needed assistance to get dressed, there were times I needed to be put into bed, be taken out of bed, I had to change my car to an automatic, use a Dictaphone and voice activated software on the computer, I needed assistance walking and could not shop or cook by myself.
After two years the Consultant Rheumatologist advised that they were no longer sure that I had Rheumatoid Arthritis. She suggested that I may have Fibromyalgia, told me that some people found acupuncture helpful and basically showed me the door.
Left to my own devices, I then saw a microbiologist at the Hale Clinic, London who recommended that I do a raw food diet. I did this for the following two years and whilst it was good it was not enough on its own to fully shift my symptoms. At this time I also spent a fortune on meditation CD’s and in the same way, although they were good, they were not enough on their own to fully shift my symptoms.
At the end of year four into my illness we moved house and I got a different GP and Consultant Rheumatologist. At this stage I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis. I was treated for a further two years with a number of medications including Sulfasalazine and finally Humira injections. None of the medication helped with my symptoms, I had to be taken off all medications due to the side effects I experienced and eventually when there was no other treatment available, I was referred to the pain clinic to teach me how to cope with the pain. At the end of year six, I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis and Fibromyalgia and told that the Fibromyalgia was the most dominant.
So in 2011, I went to see Michael O Doherty in London. I had no idea about Bio-Energy treatment at that time but was so desperate; I would have gone anywhere and tried anything. During those four days, Michael O Doherty gave me back my life. On day one I struggled to get up the stairs to his first floor clinic. Furthermore, I was quite vague on my intake form when I went to see him because I was just so sick of telling people what was wrong with me and not getting any results. However, Michael immediately got my attention when he told me that the left side of my body was completely shut down – because whilst I had pain all over, my left side was considerably worse. He told me that I had a digestive problem and that I had a mechanical problem in my neck. When I came home on day one, I was frozen to my core and for hours struggled to warm up. I also went into the deepest sleep for hours and eventually when I did wake up, I spent the rest of the evening running to the loo. The next day Michael told me that he had worked on cooling down the inflammation in my body and he explained that when the body relaxes, everything works as it should. On day two I had a similar experience after my treatment, just not as intense as the first day. On day three I felt great and on day four, I could have danced home from London. Michael advised me about the diet that I needed to follow, what supplements I needed to take and that I had to do an hour of breathing and visualisation daily.
I then saw Michael for a further four day treatment the following month. Frankly I felt so well by this time that I only went back because I was doing what I was told. By the end of that treatment I could not believe how much better I felt again. I had a one day top up treatment the following month and another four day treatment four months along.
My feeling is that whilst I had previously done a lot of work on diet / nutrition and meditation, the missing part of the jigsaw for me was receiving the Bio-Energy treatment. The Bio-Energy treatment in combination with the breathing & visualisation, the diet and supplements brought me back to full health. In fact when I recovered, I felt better than I was before I had become ill.
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Following my first meeting with Michael I immediately felt better. After an hour of energy-healing treatment. I felt revived and was able to go for a long walk – something I had been unable to do for months. My energy had shifted and was now beginning to flow again. In the long term, it had made a huge improvement to my overall well-being. No matter what your problems are, they can be cured if your energy is cleared and moving again.
The medical profession told me to forget about doing the same things as before. Michael O‘Doherty however was the first person to tell me he could fix the problem. I can now walk, drive, work, everything I used to do before. Michael didn’t just tell me he would fix it; he kept his word. The one thing I really liked about the treatment process was that you were given the time you required, which doesn’t happen in a lot of places. If your treatment required a lot of time then you weren’t rushed, you were given the time. I can honestly say he literally gave me my life back.
It is because Michael has such energy and enthusiasm and he encourages you to stop giving illness our energy and focus on steps towards feeling good about yourself. Latest studies show that our bodies have the remarkable ability to heal ourselves but only if we make changes to our lifestyle, diet and exercise and taking time to relax. When you begin to feel a bit better then you start to believe you can get better and it becomes self fulfilling. If this story can make one person want to take charge of their lives by what they eat and do, I will be delighted. He has helped me change my life and you can change yours too. Just imagine a life without illness.
After the first session, I slept for hours. After the second, I was freezing. “I’ve cooled down your body, it’s relaxed and it will heal” he explained. Amazingly, by the last session, my pain had disappeared. “I’d forgotten what that felt like” I grinned. I still see Michael every six months. People may not understand – I don’t really! But I’m pain free and that’s all that matters!
We had an amazing Christmas and I cannot express how grateful we are to Michael, Tina and all the team for giving Elissa the gift of health. During and after her treatment we made some minor changes to Elissa’s diet and added supplements to her daily routine. Along with these changes and regular attendance with Tina, Elissa continues to remain in excellent health, is off all medication and her symptoms have completely disappeared. Elissa and her entire family will never forget what Plexus Bio Energy healing has achieved and will always be grateful.