Alternative Therapies Changed My Life for the Better

My health improved, and I realized what I wanted from life.

Emilie James
Sep 29, 2020 · 6 min read
Photo by Sarah Brown on Unsplash

Back in 2008, I was dealt a blow with a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. It was a big shock to my system. I still recall sitting in the consultant’s office when he gave me the news. My eyes filled up as my initial thought was that I was going to die. The pain I experienced at the time felt like I was not going in the right direction.

Thankfully, he assured me it was treatable. I acted quickly enough to catch it from getting beyond treatable. A slight sigh of relief for me before the tears trickled down my face, like a river.

After numerous tests, prodding, and poking, the diagnosis left me in shock. It was a huge blow and my average-sized, but healthy physique had diminished to an almost skin and bone like frame within the space of two weeks.

At the time, the negativity that ran through my mind was like nothing I ever experienced. Usually, there was no negativity. I was a positive person. I always landed on my feet no matter what came in my direction.

Being told you have to take medication for the rest of your life is not a plus, especially when you already take medication for asthma.

After a few weeks, I started to show signs of improvement, and my positive attitude was once again emerging. I convinced myself that I could beat Crohn’s disease. I would prove my consultant wrong, and I would not be taking medication for the rest of my life.

When I returned for my next consultation, I informed him of my plan to rid myself of it. He smiled. It wasn’t a happy smile, but one of pity. He felt sorry for me. Sure, I could understand this. He had told me I was stuck with it for life. However, my gut instinct told me that I would prove him wrong.

I kept taking the meds and ensured the positive attitude was in place. It took time and a lot of medication taking, but three years later, my words were coming true. My medication was reduced, not just once, but each time I visited.

I was delighted that my positive mental attitude was helping. Despite this, I still felt the odd twinge in my side and suffered the side effects from time to time.

It was June 2011. At this time, I had been on one anti-inflammatory tablet per day. I revisited the hospital, and that day I was given one month of being medication free to see how I would manage. The consultant trusted me to call, should I feel even the slightest twinge of pain. He had a look of both happiness and disbelief that he had finally seen someone leave his office, potentially cured.

I nearly screamed with excitement.

I saw the month out. There were no problems. I returned, and on July 11, 2011, I was a free bird. My final visit. Leaving his office, I felt like I had accomplished something huge. I had achieved something huge.

From therein, I did get a slight pain in my side from time to time, but I felt reassured by the consultant that it was a mini-flare up, and I only needed to be treated if it lasted longer than a day. They never did last long, and I kept taking my probiotics to help heal my gut and get it to return to normal.

At the time, my friend was studying to be a hypnotherapist. He asked me if I would be interested in doing a session of Past Life Regression to see if it could help with both the asthma and the Crohn’s.

I have to admit I was skeptical about it at first, as I’d only ever seen hypnosis on TV and it always looked so staged. However, I trusted my friend implicitly and agreed to do it, as I was both curious to see if it could help me, and I wanted to know more about it all.

Past Life Regression changed my life. It’s the most powerful and exciting journey I have ever taken.

It took two sessions to help me with the asthma. I regressed to two different lives, where I had suffered lung problems in both. After the first session, it didn’t feel like it was one hundred percent gone, but I did feel great relief.

A few weeks later, I attended a second session. At the end of that treatment, I felt like my lungs opened up entirely, and I felt free to breathe properly again. Since then, I have never had an asthma attack, and I haven’t had to use an inhaler since 2011.

As I felt this worked so well for the asthma, I decided I wanted to make sure the Crohn’s was also gone. As mentioned above, I was still getting the odd ‘off’ day from the Crohn’s, so I decided to try it. I felt that after my previous experiences, it could only help me. I was glad I did. I’ll spare you the detail of that one, though, as it was a bit more gruesome. Not scary, just a bit unpleasant.

Past Life Regression is a very intriguing and incredibly emotional journey. Everything is so vivid. For me, it was something that changed my life from being a potentially miserable and debilitating existence to feeling better than I ever had.

I haven’t suffered even a twinge regarding Crohn’s disease since that past life session. I was finally free.

As an alternative therapy, Past Life Regression, in my opinion, feels safe, secure, and probably the most life-changing experience I’ve ever had. Not only did it help me back to full health, but it also helped me to figure out what I wanted from life.

For many years I didn’t know what I wanted to do for work. My day job has always been as a PA, and I dabbled in writing from a young age. Sadly, I let the writing go and never did anything about it. I always had that thought that people would laugh at me if they knew I wanted to write. For that reason, it remained buried deeply at the back of my mind.

After experiencing regression therapy, I gained a new appreciation for life. I decided to do a writing course, from which I continued to write my first novel and followed it up with a second.

I find alternative therapies to be the most interesting, emotional, and beautiful experiences. Not only have they helped me to heal, but they helped me realize that you should always follow your dreams, no matter what.

Having a positive mindset and belief play a massive part in making these therapies work. I was skeptical initially, but after experiencing what I have, sign me right up for more.

I have since tried Reiki and crystal healing also. Both beautiful experiences that I can’t shout about enough.

I will say that I feel somewhat judgemental for being so skeptical about it all before trying it. I was reluctant to tell anyone I had gone for this treatment for a long time afterward, for fear of being judged by others. Today though, I am older, and I’m at a stage in my life where I don’t particularly care what people think of me. Hence, my writing about it here.

I would suggest, though, that an open mind can open you up to trying many unique experiences that could make you feel better in yourself, both physically and mentally.

Alternative therapies may be a bit controversial for some due to religious or personal reasons, and I understand they won’t be for everyone.

It is, of course, imperative to always attend a trained specialist when trying these therapies. Your mind is a powerful tool that, with the aid of trained professionals, can help you solve many different problems if you allow it to.

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Lover of words, laughs, and life. Favorite spots are New York, London, and Rome. Enjoys meditation to relax and a massive believer in alternative therapies.

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Lover of words, laughs, and life. Favorite spots are New York, London, and Rome. Enjoys meditation to relax and a massive believer in alternative therapies.

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