Testimonials

 
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

I CAN HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TREATMENT. I AM NOW 7 MONTH FREE OF PAIN... I walk tall and am fit and healthy thanks to the treatment. It took me just over a year to rid myself of the arthritis. If I can do it, so can anybody else, there is no quick fix BUT IT WORKS.

M Broad, Kent
 

I feel like I have escaped a prison sentence.

J Muldoon
 

Robin Clive Bracey here, but people call me Bob. Anyway here is my story. Before 1999 I was a very fit prison officer and had been for the 26 plus years, having joined at age 20. Later on I also held a TA commission at the same time so fitness was my bag. However in 1999/2000 I was discharged unfit for duty with PTSD and in 2006 moved to France and to the French medical services and life improved. Unable to work normal because of memory problems, and having to live a regulated life I was encouraged to restart military type runs, swimming and mountain biking and life was great, until January 2016. I was starting to find an ache lower left back about kidney height and that continued on and off until finally I reported to the clinic on 1st March 2016 and seen by the doctor. Apart from itchy legs, back and arms, which he put down to stress he confirmed more or less what I had thought ... a pulled muscle.

Bob Bracey
 

I struggled to bend my foot or walk and the pain was like a gnawing, aching sensations.

RA in right foot
 

In my 50s I had a borderline diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. I had pain and swelling in my fingers and pain in my knees. For walking hills I needed knee pad support. Now, 14 years later I have no problem in my joints ...

Pain and swelling in fingers, pain in knees...
 

I’d had debilitating pain in my foot for a long time it was steadily getting worse. After taking over the counter anti-inflammatories to no avail I was referred to a Rheumatologist. He asked if I had swelling elsewhere and I showed him inflammation on my knuckle which I presumed was due to knocking it on blinds each day opening a window. He prescribed stronger anti-inflammatories and other tablets to ease the side effects of these and gave me a steroid injection in my knuckle which reduced the swelling, a lot of it being a build up of fluid. I also had some blood tests. At my next appointment my foot was no better, I was also feeling unwell generally throughout my whole system. He advised that while the markers for Rheumatoid Arthritis hadn’t shown up in my blood test, I did have a form of it - Inflammatory Arthritis. He advised I take steroid tablets and if they didn’t work a stronger medication Methotrexate...

NSAIDs, Methotrexate or the drug-free way?
 

Sheila had been prescribed Methotrexate in summer/autumn 2015 for an inflammatory arthritis but couldn't continue after a few weeks due to liver counts being badly affected. In December 2016, she contacted our clinic saying: Lifting anything fairly heavy or undoing a jar is only done under extreme pain. I fumble around trying to pick up things. Shaking hands is a non-starter! Difficult and painful to dress myself, to press the button on my electric toothbrush, undo the shower gel, brush my hair and put on makeup. Making tea is agony trying to lift the kettle and teapot. Cooking is painful lifting saucepans. Wrapping Christmas presents and using scissors is very difficult. Typing is not pleasant either.

Sheila: Hands are so painful
 

A few years ago I was so crippled that I spent most of my time on the sofa - but after following the Margaret Hills regime my health was restored and I walked 799 kilometres (496 miles) of the Camino de Santiago de Compostella in Spain!

George Hooks: My Arthritic Journey, from the Sofa to Santiago 9 May 2018