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Body Stress Release: A to Z of ailments and solutions
Each week, we’ll be quoting an extract from “Self-healing with Body Stress Release” by Gail Meggersee. Click here to purchase the book.
A woman in her thirties experienced a sudden onset of breathing difficulties, and was diagnosed as having asthma. After four months her condition had not improved in spite of medication, and she was referred to a psychiatrist, to address any emotional factors that might be contributing to the problem. At that stage she came to BSR because of a stiff neck.
In the case history she mentioned that she had suffered a whiplash in a car accident four months before, but it had not occurred to her that this could be related to her asthma. However, there is a direct connection between neck stress and breathing, the phrenic nerve, which supplies the diaphragm, originates from the third, fourth and fifth spinal nerves in the neck. After the body stress in her neck was released she estimated there was an 80 percent improvement in her condition, and after the second appointment she declared herself ‘cured’.
A young woman suffered from recurrent bouts of bladder infection. The problem would clear after a course of antibiotics, but soon recur along with lower-back stiffness. After three sessions of BSR the cystisis ceased. With many women who are prone to this problem, we have checked them just as they were feeling the first threatening signs of bladder irritation. After the releases it did notprogress to an infection – the nerve communication was restored, the immune system was boosted back to efficiency, and was able to deal with the problems.
In her early sixties, Elaine, a writer, was diagnosed with bone cancer. She was in agony and could not walk without the aid of crutches. She often used a wheelchair when exhaustion overcame her. In a six-week period, she had six seizures, which left her unconscious for two days. She was now undergoing chemotherapy, and was depressed and very emotional.
Besides general muscular ache, when she consulted a BSR practitioner she had pain in one arm and in one leg. As she was so sensitive, very slight pressure was used in the releases. Although she felt light-headed and extremely tired afterwards, within two days her arm and leg pain were reduced, and her sleeping was improved. She arrived for her second session using only one crutch, as she still limped slightly. She was smiling and her complexion had a pink glow.
Two visits later she had discarded the crutch and walked briskly into the practice saying “Well come on girl, let’s get to it.” She reported that she was sleeping through the night and had started driving again. The practitioner found that Elaine could now tolerate firmer pressure during the release process.
Perhaps the most uplifting effect was the change in her emotional state. Her depression had lifted and she was inspired to write again. In eight months she has written three children’s books and returned to lecturing. Her oncologist is amazed that her condition has stabilised so dramatically.
In the case of serious disease, BSR has a supportive role to play and may provide relief from pain and discomfort. The wife of a man dying of cancer said that BSR was the one thing that brought him some comfort and ease in his last few weeks.
A BSR practitioner recounts the story of Maarten and Graham, who were in their mid-sixties.
Maarten was overweight, had diabetes mellitus, succumbed to pneumonia at least twice a year, and was decidedly grumpy.He came to BDR because his feet had been numb for forty five years and he also suffered from chronic indigestion – even drinking s glass of water caused intense discomfort.
Graham had a painful lower back. He was obese and smoked at least sixty cigarettes a day and also had diabetes.
These gentlemen lived together and shared the most astounding diet. Besides all the other fatty favourites, they each heartily enjoyed a packet of bacon every morning for breakfast. Neither of them took an form of exercise; Maarten because his feet were too uncomfortable and Graham because he was simply too overweight. Generally they were both very unhealthy individuals.
After one BSR session Maarten’s indigestion had improved so much he could hardly believe it. After six weeks of BSR the feeling in his feet had returned completely – no more pins and needles or numbness. One can fully appreciated his astonishment, as he had undergone every medical test and intervention available. In Holland during the war the doctors had even broken his toes in an attempt to resolve the problem. Now, by releasing the compression of body stress in his lower back, there was a more efficient flow of nerve and blood to his feet.
Graham’s lower-back pain improved considerably. Understandably, they were both thrilled with the results of BSR. They decided they would come for BSR maintenance, having releases every two weeks. Besides their improved health, it was wonderful to observe how much more positive they became about life in general.
One day, about two years after their first BSR appointments, they came into the practice room giggling like two little excited boys. They told their story: at their annual check up with their physician, she tested their urine samples with the ‘sugar sticks’, declared them to be faulty, and took out a new box of sticks. These were evidently not working either, so she took blood samples and sent them off to the pathology lab for testing.
The results of these tests astonished everyone. Maarten and Graham no longer had diabetes. Their doctor was confused, but they were delighted. They said they knew BSR had assisted their bodies to heal themselves of their chronic conditions.
Their cases illustrate some basic principles of BSR: tension stored in their lower back may adversely affect the healthy functioning of the legs and feet. Such tension may remain locked into the body for decades. By releasing the body stress, the body is assisted to heal itself in more ways than one would have imagined – in both cases the capacity of the pancreas to produce adequate insulin had been relieved.
The evidence in these cases would not have been quite as conclusive if:
- only one of them had diabetes,
- they had not lived together and eaten the same diet,
- they had not both come regularly for BSR maintenance.