Western medicine led to six MRI's, a spinal tap, and I was treated with six weeks of steroid treatment both aurally and intravenously (as well as them not being able to tell me if I had MS or a brain tumor). The side effects of the drug treatment included bloating, a 'moon face' appearance and red swelling and burning of my cheeks, vomiting, disorientation, hallucinations, fatigue, and pain around the injection sites.
I didn't ever take the western disease-modifying drugs for MS such as Avonex*, Betaseron* or Copaxone* because in November I became pregnant and these drugs are not safe for pregnant women. Also, because of the horrible effects I experienced from the steroids, my husband and I decided we did not want to go with western medicine and that it would be better for me to get sick gracefully with my mind rather than with my body full of chemicals. Soon after I gave birth in June 2002 I had more symptoms. Now my ability to walk was weakened and my legs would just give way at any time; my balance was compromised and I really felt like if they were to get any worse I would need a wheelchair; the nerves at the base of my spine felt like they were no longer alive and I'd lost all bladder and bowel control and sensation, and at the other times was constipated. The western doctors told me I either needed a hysterectomy to take the pressure off my pelvic area which had collapsed or I'd need surgery which included silicon implants in my pelvic area to rebuild everything. Because of this I was told that I wouldn't be able to have any more children because my body was not strong enough to cope with pregnancy. The right side of my face was numb as though injected by a dentist and the right side of my torso was also numb and tingly. I'd also noticed fatigue after taking a hot shower or bath and increasing fatigue when I was stressed or hot and was often 'moody' and depressed.
In October 2002, I met with Dr. Lobsang Dhondup at the Tibetan Healing Center. Without me telling him what was wrong with me after looking at my urine sample and reading my pulse Lobsang asked me how long I'd been living with Multiple Sclerosis. He was able to tell me that it was a very slowly progressing MS, and that it was very deeply imbedded inside me. With his suggestions on diet, exercise and vitamins and the Tibetan herbs, he indicated that I might be able to slow the progression.
I have been working with Lobsang now for more than two years and I now show no signs of the dis-ease. I have no symptoms of it. I have regained all the feeling in my limbs, hands, face, torso and vaginal area. I am so strong that I now have complete bladder and bowel control and do not need to have any sort of surgery. In fact, Lobsang has told me that if I remain true to the work we've done together, I'm strong enough to have more children! After I had been seeing Lobsang for a year I found that if I got overtired or overheated my symptoms might slightly return, but only to a tiny degree or I might need to urinate more urgently than someone else and that my face felt a little tingly, but was not numb. A year later, I have no signs of any MS symptoms at all and I understand my body enough to know how many late nights I can have or foods off my tailored diet and know when to rest and what to do to keep my body in balance.
Tibetan medicine is holistic and the understanding of the Tibetan physician is that in a balanced body, mind and spirit there is no room for dis-ease. As well as prescribing Tibetan herbs, Lobsang gives recommendations of vitamin supplements, diet, exercise and lifestyle adjustments. It is important to understand that Tibetan medicine balances the individual body, so a specific diet for one person might be completely opposite for another person with a similar disease. One of the major reasons I believe I am so much better is that I do exactly as Lobsang suggests, even though it has meant major changes for me and my family's lives.
I take the herbs prescribed by Lobsang exactly when and how he tells me to take them. The diet Lobsang has tailored for my situation is no dairy, wheat, yeast or meat, sugar or salt, but lots of vegetables, fruit, oils, fish and raw nuts. This indeed may sound restricting, but really isn't, and like I said, not eating sausages or pancakes is really nothing compared with not being able to run and play with my kids. He recommends that I gently walk twice a day for at least 10 minutes to keep my legs strong and do gentle yoga a few times a week. I also have Reiki treatments and have learned to do Reiki myself so I can help my own healing process without necessarily having to go to a Reiki healer and I also practice meditation daily. Just as important as all this I make sure that I get plenty of rest and try to avoid getting sick.
Working with Lobsang has changed mine and my family's lives. When I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis it felt as though life was ending, however since working with Dr. Lobsang Dhondup and the Tibetan Healing Center we now feel as though our lives are just beginning. Words cannot express my heartfelt thanks and love I have for Lobsang, Sondra, Didi and everyone connected with the Tibetan Healing Center. .
By Jane Pavis
Mill Valley, CA
Seven years later, I, again, confronted the same diagnosis in the same location, moderate ductal carcinoma. However, having previous radiation, the only option offered by Western medicine was a mascectomy, followed by chemotherapy. The day after my diagnosis, I met Didi Otterson at a community conference on breast cancer.
There, in a crowd of three hundred people, Didi enlightened me about eastern medicine and told me of Dr. Lobsang Dhondup. I immediately returned home and phoned his office to make an appointment to seen him.
Five days later, on the day I was to have had my mascectomy, I instead was meeting Dr. Dhondup. Without knowing anything but my name, he held my wrists for about five minutes, then asked if I had had my biopsy yet. Through pulse point diagnosis, he knew I had breast cancer in the left breast, that it had not spread to the lymph nodes, but that it had grown large enough for concern. He explained I had options, including taking only the herbs, and/or combining herbs with mascectomy and chemotherapy. I chose to place my health in his very capable hands, and requested the herbs.
Dr Dhondup explained that I would need 7-10 months of herbs before seeing the expected positive results. My oncologist, already aware of Dr. Dhondup's reputation, agreed to continue monitoring me with semi-annual breast check-ups and allowed me the opportunity to work with Tibetan herbs before proceeding with a masectomy. She was most helpful in sharing records and information with Dr. Dhondup in an effort to support my choice of healing approaches.
Also, I appreciated knowing that alternative approaches to healing--especially ones that are as effective as traditional Tibetan herbal medicine--are being recognized and welcomed by Western medical practitioners who are open to integrating and learning effective whole-body medical practices.
The first month of Tibetan herbs was preparing my body for even stronger herbs the following month. The second month Dr. Dhondup had me take 2 precious pills, each wrapped in a small box, wrapped in saffron silk. The 14th day of the second month I took the first of my 2 precious pills. I slept all day and felt my body heavily detox as evidenced by profuse and continuous sweating. I believe this was the turn-around space for my healing process. The 28th day I took the 2nd precious pill, but my body did not react as strongly. Within 2 months I was completely in remission.
My path of healing is ongoing. I have made personal discoveries along the way that lead me to realize how stress, especially emotional stress, is a major contributing factor, especially someone like me who had no known predisposition for breast cancer nor any symptoms of it. Breast cancer surveys in 1995, when I first had breast cancer, rarely included questions about stress. Today, the medical research confirms it as a major cause of cancer.
Now, three years later, I continue to live a very healthy, energetic, and balanced life. I return to Dr. Dhondup for the pulse point diagnosis every six months. I remain cancer free, living always with a heart full of gratitude and respect for Dr. Lobsang Dhondup.
By Morgan Rose
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