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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.