Antoinette S, Auckland, wrote:
I was going to a chiropractor for 4 years due to arthritis in my lower back and neck. I was pretty fit and healthy, going to the gym 5 days a week at 5.30am before work, full of energy.
Basically the debilitating migraines started in November 2010 and my life as I knew it started to slow down. I was constantly exhausted and constantly had headaches. In January after a particularly nasty light prism migraine I was admitted to hospital due to stroke like symptoms. I was in hospital for 5 days, had CT scans, MRI and blood tests galore. First they thought my carotid artery had sprung a leak and damaged some nerves in my brain.
To cut a long story short over the next two years they tried to work out what was wrong with me and they decided it I had an idiopathic third nerve palsy complicated by light prism migraines. It was a case of two worlds colliding causing havoc.
During this time my quality of life was zip. I had the energy to get to work, get home and then go to bed. I had lost my ability to multi task, my balance was off (giving me the appearance of a drunk person), I had double vision and my face was continually numb down the right hand side, including the eye, this would get worse with the light prism migraines and my left arm to my fingers would go numb as well. I would have no warning when a light prism migraine would hit and when it did it would take up to 3 weeks to get over it, only to have it happen again.
Eventually I was put on Topamax to try and control the migraines. It’s a drug they use to control epilepsy. It is a horrendous drug and had little to no effect, I still got sick and I still had no energy.
Out of pure desperation in December 2012 I went looking for an alternative treatment. I was mainly focussed on my diet at this stage and was wanting help with that. I found Inga and read what I could about her (by now I trusted no one!). To be honest the reason I went to Inga is because the first testimonial I read on her website was of a migraine suffering lady whom Inga had helped.
I met Inga and she insisted I needed Bowen. I loved her direct “no nonsense” approach to things. I went away on my Christmas break and did a lot of research and I was NOT convinced. When I returned from my break I was exhausted (again) and gave Inga a call.
I had my first Bowen treatment on 8th January 2013. I was so disappointed when I left thinking “well that was a waste of money”. It wasn’t until I got to work I discovered that for the first time in two years my face was not numb! I got home that night after work did a load of washing and cooked dinner (normally I would have to go to bed).
I have had 3 Bowen treatments and I am pretty much back to full health, 3 that’s all it took! My partner and I are in a state of happy shock. I still do not understand how Bowen has helped me and even when Inga is doing the treatments in my head I’m saying “this can’t be working”. BUT it does and it has.
Thanks Inga, I now have my life back and we can not thank you enough. I recommend Inga to anyone and everyone, she’s a miracle worker!