Fighting Dystonia, Chronic Lyme Disease & EDS Type 3… any questions?

Today my jaw tremor has returned, I’m not too pleased about this as it is earlier than I expected it to be, however I am having my Botox injections next Tuesday so it’s only one week of putting up with it. I do look rather silly as I have a baby teething dummy in my mouth to protect my teeth so that the tremor does not loosen any more of them.

I have had weekly reflexology sessions for a few months now and I cannot get over just how much of a positive effect it has on my body. My feet like to spasm in the evening and the pain in my knee and hip joints get bad, this normally means I will be lucky to get more than four hours sleep. However with reflexology I have found that I get between three and four fantastic nights of sleep, which makes a big positive impact on my energy levels during the day which enables me to handle my spasms better.

I tend to have my reflexology sessions on a monday afternoon. The night before the session my sleep is almost non-existent, I’ll spend the night strapped up to my TENS Machine, doing my meditation breathing exercises etc in an attempt to get to sleep. I have even started using rescue remedy night drops which have helped a bit. To go from almost no sleep to the next night sleeping dead to the world is the most amazing experience. If I could afford to have reflexology several times a week I would not think twice about doing so.

I rely on medication to try to suppress and manage my Dystonia. Whilst these medications are essential I would much rather not take them as it’s not good for your kidneys and your liver to be constantly bombarded with them. Therefore having an alternative to help me sleep and deal with my symptoms is such a giant relief as I was very reluctant to go back on to my sleeping medications. When you have Dystonia you are told to try to avoid stress as it can exacerbate your symptoms, now obviously it’s near impossible to lead a stress free life as Dystonia itself is rather stressful. Reflexology is so far my biggest stress reliever, I honestly do not know how I would cope without it.

I saw this quote earlier and fell in love with it, I find it rings very true.

 

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Comments on: "Tremor and The Fantastic Effects of Reflexology" (3)

  1. Franz Krämer said:

    Rebecca, foot reflex zones-massage is very good of course and I wish you which still helps it long. This is another possibility to relax hear from being relaxing texts like trip by the body or imaginary journeys. Do you know such texts?
    Or a Reiki treatment. One can also learn Reiki himself to relax and to treat.

    Rebecca, Fußreflexzonen-Massage ist natürlich sehr gut und ich wünsche Dir, das es noch lange hilft. Eine andere Möglichkeit, sich zu entspannen, ist das hören von entspannenden Texten wie Reise durch den Körper oder Phantasiereisen. Kennst Du solche Texte?
    Oder eine Reiki-Behandlung. Man kann auch Reiki selbst lernen um sich selbst zu entspannen und zu behandeln.

  2. KAREN TURNER said:

    Wishing you well, you will enjoy your training……I did my training as a holistic therapist (10+years ago) and loved giving and receiving reflexology. Last year after a horrible few months of feeling really quite ill, I was referred to the Movement Disorder Clinic.The neuro consultant told me I have Dystonic Tremor, I continue to have good and bad days, but know I couldn’t give a reflexology treatment, no energy, the strength just wouldn’t be there. Sad, but I continue to hope there is something I can work as.

  3. Mrs Arthur said:

    Very interesting my 10yr daughter has dystonia im trained in reflexology and have just started giving 2/3 treatments a week and feel it works better than the meds.

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