And a floppy foot..
Having spent some four months with what I thought was a floppy foot caused by an ankle injury which meant that skiing and running were difficult it was with some surprise and, indeed shock, after an MRI on my brain and spine to be told I had Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS).It seemed clear that other than a recent licensing of a drug in the US there was little which could be done and I resigned myself to getting progressively worse. Fortunately a very dear friend suggested I contacted Vivienne Constad for a consultation. This was in July 2017 and I met with her and Dani Benjamin a very good naturopath with whom she works in conjunction with. I was introduced to Cosmodic therapy which is a non-invasive technology using bio-feedback to give back to the brain information which had been damaged by PPMS. It does not hurt, it is non evasive and after a treatment, which lasts for about an hour, I go straight to work and function completely normally; driving and all other activities are not affected and I have noticed no side effects.
The key for me was the double act of the cosmodic therapy in conjunction with a strict paleo diet from Dani as the two go hand in hand and need each other together with yoga and exercise to give the best opportunity.
The big question is does it work? I have to say, as a cynic, my initial reaction was it was a little unreal but 7 months later my symptoms have not got any worse which, with the word progressive, I had expected; my neurologist, when I saw him in November, remarked how well I looked and that I seemed to have plateaued. So my conclusion is that the therapy is having an impact and my life is greatly improved from what I thought it would be 7 months on.
I am now embarking on my second course of treatment, having declined over Christmas due to a very bad cold, I am now feeling energized, stronger and planning to walk in the Brecons and ski for a couple of days so I can say for me something has definitely changed due to the Cosmodic therapy.
Thank you to Vivienne and Dani