Thinking back I can’t even remember when I first started suffering from migraines.
All I remember is my mother taking me from doctor to doctor in an effort to find a cure for my pain. That was during my teen years. We first saw a family doctor, who sent me to a neurologist. He gave me pills that were so strong I was a totally out of it, a zombie. I didn’t take them for long before deciding that there was no way I was going to continue taking them and be in a daze all the time.
By then we had more or less exhausted all our medical options and my mother decided it was time to seek an alternative remedy. We changed diets, went to naturopaths, homeopaths, you name it – we were there. I took herbal pills and drank potions but nothing worked.
My migraines, (classic migraine, as the doctor had branded them) continued as I grew older. I would experience at least one migraine a month, though I don’t remember any one month when I only had one.
What is a Classic Migraine?
Every migraine sufferer knows how it goes – there are triggers, but you don’t always know what they are. I could usually feel when a migraine was going to start, and sometimes if I caught it early enough and took painkillers that were strong enough, I could stop the migraine in its tracks – but most of the time that didn’t work.
Then, came the tsunami – the actually migraine. Migraines are debilitating. During the migraine I couldn’t function. There was nothing I could do about it. When I wasn’t throwing up I would stay in a darkened room and try to sleep, but when your head feels like it’s about to explode sleep doesn’t come easily.
There’s no way to count the amount of painkillers I’ve taken over my life or the number of hours of my life I’ve wasted due to migraines. Once I did try to count the hours that I’d lost and my count of course turned into days. I figured that if all the “migraine days” I’d ever had were continuous, back-to-back, I would have lost way over a year of my life to the migraine.
I missed out on a lot of good things in my life because of my migraines. For example, a high school camping trip, nights out with friends, work days and other events.
One of my triggers is stress so whenever I got a migraine during the week when I should have been at work or school the guilt for missing a day would stress me out and it would make the pain worse. It was a vicious cycle.
Will I Ever Find a Cure For Migraines?
By my twenties I’d given up on ever finding a cure for my migraines. I had become used to living with them, missing whole days of work and life, and taking painkillers, which didn’t really help much.
My worst migraine experience was one evening when I was at home alone with my two daughters. The eldest was about two and a half and the youngest was just a baby. My husband was working out of town and wouldn’t be home for hours. And I had a migraine. Luckily my eldest was asleep but the baby was hungry. I couldn’t lift her out of her cot because I was afraid that I might drop her if I held her. I fed her through the bars of her bed and knew that I had to do something about this. How can you look after your baby if you can’t pick her up?
Was Permanent Migraine Relief Near?
At the time I had been working for a company for a few years and everyone knew about my migraines. Work was about a half hour’s drive from home and every couple of months I’d drive there (I knew what was install for me but I didn’t want them to think I was just taking a day off – I also wasn’t happy to have to use all my sick leave on migraines), I’d have a migraine attack and my boss would have someone drive me home from work because there was no way that I could drive with a migraine.
One day one of the women who worked at the company told me the story of how her daughter had been cured of IBS and about the doctor who had cured her. She told me amazing stories of how he’d helped other members of her family too and she said that she thought he could help me with my migraines.
The doctor was a Medical Doctor who in addition to his regular work also treated patients using an allergy elimination technique that he’d learned, called N.A.E.T. (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques). My colleague couldn’t tell me how he did what he did, because she didn’t understand it and she said that he wasn’t a hundred percent sure of why and how it worked either, but he had an enormous success rate.
She also told me that he lived about a two hour drive from where I lived and that the treatment was quite expensive.
I wasn’t sure whether to follow up on her recommendation or not. I didn’t really have the money and a visit to this doctor would entail leaving my daughters with a sitter and spending half a day there.
The colleague who recommended the doctor was a scientist and I had a feeling that if she recommended a treatment that was not based on science this doctor must be pretty good. I also considered the fact that this man was an actual MD, which was reassuring.
She called him the Magician.
After giving it some consideration, I decided to go for it. It was expensive but who knows – maybe it would finally be the migraine cure I had been searching for?!
I made an appointment and drove to the doctor’s clinic with my husband accompanying me for moral support. When we arrived at the clinic, the waiting room was full of people (always a good sign) and soon I was called into the doctor’s office.
It was a smallish room furnished with a desk, a couple of chairs and a hospital bed. We sat around the desk while the doctor introduced himself and asked me some questions. He gave us a brief history of N.A.E.T., told us that he was very successful with the technique but he himself couldn’t explain how it works. And then he asked about me.
The doctor asked when I had first started experiencing migraines. He also asked when I had first started my periods. They probably both started around the same time, although I don’t exactly remember when I started getting migraines. The doctor believed that I was allergic to the estrogen that my body produced and that’s what was causing most of the migraines.
My First NAET Test & Treatment
I lay down on the bed and the doctor opened a box full of vials, each one contained a different substance. He picked out a few vials with different substances in them. He explained that I would now lift my arm up and he would try to push it down, I was to try keep it up and push back with all my strength. We tried it once and although he was pushing hard I managed to keep my arm up. Then, he gave me the vials to hold one by one in my other hand, and each time I held a different vial he’d try to push my arm down.
When I was holding a vial containing a substance I was allergic to I couldn’t push back and keep my arm up at all.
Once he’d checked for about 5 different substances he told me to wait in the waiting room for 20 minutes. I sat there holding the vials that contained the materials I was allergic to – which included a vial containing estrogen.
In the waiting room I got to speak to some of his other patients. Most of them were back for “tune-ups” and had marvelous stories of how the Magician had cured them of everything from hay fever to a women who couldn’t get pregnant because she was allergic to her husband’s semen.
It seemed that this was the place people came to be cured of their allergies. He wasn’t like the doctors you’d go to for tests to find out what you’re allergic to so you can avoid it. For example, someone who had been allergic to chocolate was able to safely each chocolate 25 hours after his first treatment. And the lady who was allergic to her husband’s sperm – well, they are now natural parents.
The wait was very interesting and quickly my twenty minutes were up and I was called back into the treatment room. Again I lay on the bed and this time the doctor did some weird sort of pressure point treatment and then he told me I could go but I should come back in two weeks because we weren’t finished.
The doctor told me that I was also allergic to a couple of other things that he hadn’t treated for, including vitamin C. He couldn’t treat for everything all at once. I was told to eat before my next treatment because after treatments for allergies to foods or vitamins you can’t eat anything but water and plain white rice for 25 hours. Apparently, it takes 25 hours to eliminate the allergy.
We made another appointment and left. I wasn’t sure what had just happened. I didn’t feel anything different but it had been quite an experience.
On the way home my husband and I discussed the visit. He was quick to tell me that of course the doctor could push my hand down, he was much bigger and stronger that I am. He said that the doctor would never be able to push his arm down because he was bigger than the doctor. I know that I’d tried to push with the same amount of strength each time, but my skeptical husband wasn’t having any of it.
The Surprising Result
The next morning when I woke up and sat up in bed I was dumbfounded!
For as long as I could remember, besides suffering from migraines I’d had a persistent tension headache and I would also see stars every time I sat up or moved suddenly. That morning there were no stars. My head was clear. I felt marvelous!
Of course I woke my husband up to tell him the good news and he was as happy as I was, though still skeptical because he was sure it was mind over matter.
I was ecstatic for the next two weeks, my head was clear and I didn’t even feel the start of a migraine.
Could This be for Real?
My husband couldn’t believe it either and toward my next appointment he even mentioned that maybe he should also be treated for his asthma (he’d suffered from asthma and a bunch of different allergies since he was a child). Though he was still sure that the doctor wouldn’t be able to push his arm down.
So, we made an appointment for him too and off we went to see the Magician again.
The Second Visit
I was treated for some of the other things the doctor had found I was allergic too. Afterward he sat with my husband for his initial consultation and then it was time for him to lie on the bed. First the doctor tried to push his arm down while he wasn’t holding anything and he couldn’t. Then, he gave him a vial containing dust to hold and he easily pushed my husband’s arm down.
Then we had our 20 minute wait with the other patients and back to the treatment room for the final pressure point treatment. We were told to come back in two weeks and we left. We continued seeing the Magician for a few months until we were both completely allergy free.
It’s been over 14 years since that day and my husband hasn’t had an asthma attack or any trouble breathing since then. My migraines almost disappeared completely – I still very occasionally get one if I forget to eat a meal (something that moms do sometimes) or if I am stressed about something. But, that’s maybe twice a year instead of twice a month.
N.A.E.T. has saved me in so many ways, I don’t know how I could have continued living with those terrible migraines. It’s allowed me to be a better mother, a better worker and a better person. I just hope that by telling my story I can introduce others to this amazing magical technique.
This content is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for formal and individualized diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed medical professional. Do not stop or alter your current course of treatment. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2020 Carol Morris
Carol Morris (author) on January 25, 2020:
Thanks! I always say that it was the best thing I ever spent money on in my life. Check out the NAET website, there's a link on my article, you will find a list of practitioners there. Good luck :)
Sherry M Lee on January 24, 2020:
Wow, I definitely want to book myself an appointment with the Magician! Congrats on getting relief for your migraines and your husband's asthma. I will be looking more into this for myself!