As a result of 3 violent muggings in the early 1980s, I was told I had 3 herniated discs in my lower back and two broken vertebrae in my neck. For the following 20 years, my back would quite regularly “go out’. I’d either be in agony on the floor or when struggling to stand, I would be bent sideways unable to straighten with searing pain shooting down my right leg. I visited the Chiropractor regularly every month desperate not to have surgery. When the pain would come I needed multiple visits as I struggled to function. Colleagues had to rush me to the emergency room several times as I passed out with pain at work. On at least 3 or 4 occasions, I was temporarily paralyzed from the chest down unable to move my legs.
It was terrifying.
This became routine, always with the fear that this time it would be permanent. During the final episode, I was hobbling back from the Doctor’s office in agony dragging my feet like lead weights when I took a rest on a water pipe that was sticking out of the wall. Exhausted, I found myself stuck there terrified I would not make it across the busy street fast enough before a car would run me over. It was the spring of 2010 and that was my last serious episode.
Dr. Mike Murry explains Disc herniation, how they heal and how it is that I and many others are living pain-free!
What happened you ask? Well, I started a journey of understanding the mind. I found a new development in psychology called the Three Principles and in 2017 after 25 years of being a trauma counselor, I trained as a Three Principles Practitioner. I hadn’t had any bad pain for a while so I decided to cancel my regular Chiropractic appointments. After I finished the training I noticed that my back felt really strong and then I realized I hadn't had one of those extremely painful paralyzing episodes since that time I got stuck on the street. It was unbelievable! I felt stronger than when I was in my 20's!!
I started to research this phenomenon and I found that there was a lot of research backing up my experience. When we are stressed the fight or flight response is activated in the body and blood flow is restricted. I also learned that the body has an innate wisdom to heal its self! My back had healed 20 years ago, so was it stress that had been producing the pain since then? Under the supervision of Jean Catherine Gray from Virginia Unversity, I conducted 5 case studies and through my research, I discovered that with this understanding of the mind I could bring pain relief to others!
But what was more fascinating and valuable to me and my clients was that if and when the pain came they were ok with it! Life happens and sometimes we experience stress but when this happened
they weren't afraid of it and so it passed quickly,
I am now working with people with all kinds of health issues, chronic pain, eczema,
IBS, migraines, etc.
Once we understand what is
happening the fear starts to go away
and we find the missing peace that
points us back to our
innate wellbeing and health.
And that is where the