Francine Weigand was surprised to be diagnosed with osteoporosis in her left hip at 41 years old. Using traditional methods the disease was controlled with medication for the next three years showing no further deterioration, but also no improvement. At that point, Francine attended a five-day Basic Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) Training in Santa Fe, NM where Donna gave her specific recommendations, which Francine did on a daily basis. Three months later, she was thrilled when a new bone density scan showed no signs of the disease and no problems at all with the hip bone.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones lose mass and deteriorate structurally, becoming fragile and more likely to break. There is no medical cure, though there are medicines that can be used to stop or slow the progression of the deterioration. Any bone can be affected, but the increased susceptibility to fracture is especially noticeable in the hip, spine, and wrist.
Francine received her diagnosis of osteoporosis when she went to the doctor because she had received a notice that bone density scans were now available through her insurance plan. While she did not realize that she had osteoporosis, she did occasionally have trouble sleeping due to pain in her hip, which she attributed to an earlier sports injury.
The primary care physician she saw ordered the bone density scan and, based on the results, made a preliminary diagnosis of osteoporosis. This was unusual because of Francine's young age and the fact that the osteoporosis only presented in one hip. At the suggestion of her doctor, she went to see a specialist at Mass General in Boston. He ordered another bone scan to verify the diagnosis. He confirmed that Francine did, indeed, have osteoporosis in her left hip.
The only treatment available was medication–either Alendronate (brand name Fosamax) or Risedronate (brand name Actonel). She had a bad reaction on Fosamax and reluctantly started the Actonel.
One year later, a follow-up bone scan showed that progression of the disease had been arrested, but there was no improvement in the density of the bone. Francine returned annually for two more years and got essentially the same report: no deterioration, but no improvement either.
In November 2006, Francine attended the five-day EEM seminar in Santa Fe and was brought up on stage. Donna demonstrated the impact of Triple Warmer, showing how not only Spleen but other meridians can be depleted by too much Triple Warmer. In Francine’s case, there was a weakness in Kidney meridian. Donna also showed her how the Nine-Hearts exercise can energize the Radiant Circuits to help strengthen Spleen meridian.
But there was more. As Francine describes it: "With a quick glance from Donna, she asked if I had problems with my bones on the left side of my body. As you can imagine, I was shocked that she knew this just by looking at me!" Francine described her condition to Donna and after the demonstration, Donna suggested that Francine do the following homework at least once a day: Daily Energy Routine, flush Kidney meridian, flush Circulation/Sex meridian, flush Lung meridian, and do the Nine-Hearts exercise.
Francine did routines daily. In February 2007, just three months later, she had another bone scan. This time, the scan revealed no signs of the disease, so her primary care physician advised her to get off the medication right away. However, the doctor was not open to the suggestion that EEM may have had something to do with the reversal, suggesting instead that it was probably a misdiagnosis from the beginning. But after Francine asked her to review the original scans, her physician did admit that the earlier scans had shown evidence of the disease. The doctor just "shrugged her shoulders," Francine said, unable to offer any explanation for the sudden change.
Needless to say, Francine is elated. No more drugs, and the pain in her hip was gone! In her words: "I wish more doctors and nurses were open to working with energy instead of jumping to medications that give little hope."
(Compiled by Jeff Armstrong)