This week: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Read on !
My boyfriend is in his late thirties, and has always been very fit and active. He was recently diagnosed with CFS - Chronic Fatigue syndrome, or ME which is Myalgic Encephalitis, sometimes called yuppy flu. A virus triggers it off. It is inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. There is no orthodox treatment, and there is no actual test to diagnose for the disease. It took doctors along time to diagnose CFS, and once diagnosed my boyfriend felt a lot better as he thought he was dying as doctors had mentioned cancer,leukemia, and a wide range of other illnesses. He was told there is no treatment other than pain killers and anti-depressants, and the fact that he could have this for the rest of his life or it could disappear tomorrow. What can you suggest ? - Trudy
I am familiar with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I have attached a testimonial from a friend who also suffers from CFS as well as Lupus. Her medical story is similar:
"In 1988, I'd been diagnosed with a chronic illness, Lupus, and spent a lot of time in and out of doctor's offices. I felt I would spend the rest of my life feeling this bad. Then in 1993, from the very first day working with crystals, my life transformed. Karen initiated and facilitated the healing process. You don't know what that did for me. There was hope. The illness hasn't disappeared, but I've had a change of attitude. I have a sense of renewed energy and wanting to do things again, and its grown since. I feel reconnected to Life again." - Kelly, from Testimonials
What I have learned from working with people with chronic illness is that each person has an "ON" button to their healing process. Another person can't switch that button on for them, but they can provide support and help that person to find that "ON" button and to prepare them to push it when they are able to do so from within themselves, if that is their mission. I have a friend who has tinnitis (ringing in the ears) for over 2 1/2 years and has been terribly dyfunctional as a result. With real companionship (and not abandonment) and some alternative medicine from a Tibetan Medical Doctor which included herbs, acupuncture and massage, she is on the road to recovery. In fact, she is actually driving her car again where she hadn't been for over a year. She also started to volunteer within her community, visiting older people who were infirmed. The doctors told her that there was no physical reason for her to have this condition at all. Yet. she has it and it is very real and so it must be treated at the right level for her. She is just finding out now what it takes. She continues to have faith that there would be a lessening of the problem, but just didn't know where she'd find the right "medicine" for the problem. Once she realized where the healing needed to come from, she started to get better, from the inside out. I expect she will make a full recovery and go on with her life soon. This same Tibetan doctor also treated another friend from Ottawa, Canada who had CFS. She was on long-term leave due to her illness, yet she was able to get back on her feet and was working again after only 2 years. In fact, due to her improved health she travelled 1 year later and she's just recently returned from a 6-month stay in India. She is currently working full time back in the same field at a higher capacity than before her diagnosis.
Your friend will need to find his own healing path, and make his own decisions about his health. You cannot do this for him. You can bring him information on this condition that he can review to determine if there is anything which may help his symptoms and ask if he is getting the best competent medical advice possible. As he is not the person to contact me directly, I cannot make a recommendation to him for his condition. It just wouldn't work to hand him a crystal and say, "Here, this is for you. It will help you feel better" if he not open to receive spiritually and while the button is still "OFF". However, I would like to suggest that you get a nice big hunk of AMETHYST for him to keep near his place of comfort and rest. It is a Master Crystal. It is cheering to look at something pretty from nature and it may help him find a way to take the energy he needs through the crystal. You don't have to explain what to experience to him. There is far too much information about the healing benefits of Amethyst for me to write here. If interested, I'm sure he will ask for more information when he's ready.
As for you and your healing process, I suggest a square or round gem-cut Amethyst on a silver chain to be worn at the Heart level to keep your Heart open for the rest of what life brings and to keep you protected from your energies being drained. Know when to say "no" if you feel drained from your visits with your friend.
Best wishes and let me know how it goes with the Amethyst.
Love & Light,
Crsytal Energy Therapist
Column Disclaimer/Policy: This column is for entertainment purposes. Any medical issues should be referred to the best competant medical advice available. Confidentiality of all writers requesting advice is assured.
Last Updated: 02/02/18
Web Author: Karen Ryan
Copyright ©2002 by K.Ryan. - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED